Trump still doesn’t know why he’s called “a sexist, a racist, a xenophobe”

Donald Trump this afternoon claimed that he’s only being called “a sexist, a racist, a xenophobe, and morally deformed,” because he is challenging “The Establishment and their media enablers,” who are, Trump said, running a coordinated smear campaign against him.

Think we can just go to the tape on this one:

“A SEXIST”

Trump brags about sexually assaulting women.
Trump‘s said he thinks a working wife is a “very dangerous thing.”
Trump‘s warned he “go[es] through the roof,” if he gets home and dinner isn’t ready.
Trump publicly attacked an attorney as “disgusting” for pumping breast milk to feed her child.
Trump said a “pregnancy…is certainly an inconvenience…for a person that is running a business,” even if it’s “a wonderful thing for the woman.”
Trump‘s lamented that “women get it better” than men.
Trump said “maybe [recent mothers] should feel” pressured to return to work quickly after a pregnancy.
Trump‘s insisted that […]

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Trump Is The One Spreading Islamophobia

Donald Trump spent 5 years promoting a racist conspiracy theory that President Obama wasn’t born in the United States. Earlier this month, someone on Trump’s staff finally convinced him to begrudgingly say that Obama was born in the U.S. — but that doesn’t mean Trump believes it, and the way Trump’s essentially dodged questions on his birtherism since then suggests he probably still does.

Donald Trump hasn’t apologized for years of his racist birtherism, nor similarly for the broader, deep-seeded racism and moments of bigotry that have defined his campaign.

Here are just a few instances of flagrant racism and bigotry that Trump should — but refuses to — apologize for tonight:

Trump’s called immigrants “rapists” who are “bringing drugs” and “crime.”
Trump’s called for racial profiling of Muslims and African Americans.
Trump’s suggested that an American-born federal judge is inherently biased […]

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He Hasn’t Softened It; Trump’s Only Expanded His Muslim Ban

Rather than “soften” his very clearly fascist-inspired plan to ban Muslims from entering the United States, Donald Trump regularly expands his un-American policy that’s grounded in open bigotry and fearmongering:

May 2016: Trump refused to soften it.

June 2016: Trump expanded it to a ban on immigrants from any country “with a proven history of terrorism.”

July 2016: Trump recommitted to the June expansion, suggesting it’d also involve extreme vetting, if not a total ban, on immigration from countries like France and Germany.

Early August 2016: Trump’s running mate elaborated on a further expanded iteration of the ban, which would target Muslims but also, according to him, apply to Jewish and Christian immigrants, refugees, and presumably even tourists (?), from the banned countries.

Mid-August 2016: Trump announced the latest iteration of his ban, expanded to include an “ideological test for admission to the country that would assess a candidate’s stances on issues like religious freedom, gender equality and […]

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MEMO: Donald Trump Is Committed To These Dangerous Immigration Views

Donald Trump will head to Phoenix to deliver another teleprompter speech outlining the latest variant of his immigration plan. Despite the efforts of his staff to broaden Trump’s appeal and rescue his sinking electoral hopes, Trump has made it clear that he has no desire to alter his approach to immigration policy. 

Much to the chagrin of Establishment Republicans and Trump’s own advisers, there will be no pivot from Trump’s outlandish immigration proposals. For the past year, the Republican nominee has called Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers, threatened to take away U.S. citizenship from children born in this country, and insinuated that all Muslims hate America. Through all of that, Trump has made it clear that he won’t change. He’s described his immigration proposals as “a very hard-line position” and it won’t be easily abandoned. Despite pleas from Republican […]

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Mr. “Sorry Not Sorry” Cites Racist Hate Group In First General Election Ad

American Bridge Vice President Eddie Vale issued the following statement on Donald Trump’s first general election TV ad:

“Donald Trump is up with his first ad of the general election, and it’s a negative smear full of lies and race baiting. Mere hours after he promised a course correction, Trump gave us the strongest sign yet that he isn’t changing. Citing discredited and racist lies from a known hate group proves that Trump is embracing his nativist fearmongering and only appeals to the far-right fringe.

“Donald Trump has shown us who he is over the course of this campaign and decades in business: An unapologetic racist who peddles conspiracy theories and openly praises dictators and fascists. There will be no pivot after today.”

Background from the Southern Poverty Law Center on the Center for Immigration Studies:

ANTI-IMMIGRANT CENTER FOR IMMIGRATION STUDIES CONTINUES TO ASSOCIATE WITH WHITE NATIONALISTS

FUDGING FACTS: A […]

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Donald J. Trump Is Calling For A Total And Complete Ban On…Himself?

In the months since he first announced his un-American ban on Muslims entering the U.S. in December, Donald Trump’s regularly expanded the policy: 

May 2016: Trump refused to soften it.

June 2016: Trump expanded it to a ban on immigrants from any country “with a proven history of terrorism.”

July 2016: Trump recommitted to the June expansion, suggesting it’d also involve extreme vetting, if not a total ban, on immigration from countries like France and Germany.

Early August 2016: Trump’s running mate elaborated on a further expanded iteration of the ban, which would target Muslims but also, according to him, apply to Jewish and Christian immigrants, refugees, and presumably even tourists (?), from the banned countries.

That brings us to today, and Trump’s announcement that his latest ban expansion will also include an “ideological test for admission to the country that would assess a candidate’s stances […]

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Trump’s Crusade Against Gold Star Family Draws Widespread Condemnation–But Not From Elected Republicans

As Donald Trump continues to attack the family of slain United States Army Captain Humayun Khan, outrage from non-partisan veterans’ organizations and military support groups continues to mount. Organizations representing veterans and veterans’ families are calling on Trump to apologize for his outrageous crusade against the Khans.

Remarkably, the number of Republicans who will no longer support him following his attack on military families stands at a grand total of zero. This has apparently changed nothing in the minds of Marco Rubio, Pat Toomey, Roy Blunt, Kelly Ayotte, Rob Portman, John McCain, Mitch McConnell, or Paul Ryan who still support Trump after he chose to disparage Gold Star families rather than demonstrate a reverence for their sacrifice.

Politico: VFW rips Trump’s ‘out-of-bounds’ attack on Khan family

Washington Post: ‘We’ve never been challenged this way’: Military support groups demand respect for Khan family

CNN: VFW slams Trump, Gold Star families demand apology

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How Can Congressional Republicans Support Trump After He Denigrated A Gold Star Family?

Somehow, Sens. Kelly Ayotte, Ron Johnson, Chuck Grassley, Marco Rubio, Pat Toomey, Roy Blunt, and Rob Portman, and Reps. Joe Heck and Todd Young, are still supporting Donald Trump after he lashed out at Gold Star parents for honoring their son who was killed in Iraq by a suicide bomber..

Trump this Sunday displayed his indignant and reactive temperament by questioning Khizr and Ghazala Khan, who spoke at the DNC convention on behalf of their son killed in 2004. The Khans made an impassioned case against Trump for hoping to ban people from the U.S. based on their religion, as well opposing Trump for vilifying people like their son from serving in the U.S. military based on their religion.

“What will it take for Senate and House Republicans to repudiate Trump and his dangerous breed of nationalism?” asked Jessica Mackler, president of American Bridge. “Trump’s disregard for our soldiers’ sacrifices is even more evidence […]

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Marco Rubio Thinks Trump’s “Wholly” Unfit To Be President — But Will Vote For Him & Likes His Policies

Marco Rubio knows who the real Donald Trump is — but he’s supporting him and speaking on his behalf tonight anyway. During the presidential primary, Rubio (quite correctly) implied that Trump is racist and called Trump a “con artist” who is “wholly unprepared to be president of the United States.” Even now, Rubio doesn’t believe Trump can be counted on to be a composed, mature leader — and he still doesn’t think Trump can be trusted with the nuclear codes.

Yet here’s Rubio, shilling for a man he once mocked for having small handswetting his pants, and being “orange.”

Why? Because Rubio can’t help himself — he likes Donald Trump’s policies.

Immigration: Marco Rubio‘s pledged to reverse DACA and DAPA and said, “We are going to have to deport some people.” Donald Trump has said he’d end DACA and DAPA and pledged to oversee the mass-deportation of 11 million undocumented immigrants.
Anti-Choice: Marco Rubio opposes abortion,  Read more after the jump.