Selective aggressiveness

In the opinion of 44% of survey participants Hill-HarrisX, President Donald trump responds much more sharply to his opponents, unless they are white. Another 40% of respondents believe that the degree of reaction does not depend on the colour of the critics, and only 15% believe that the attacks by the “color” he retorted gently.

As in many other cases, the role played by party affiliation or lack thereof. 68% of Democrats, 36% of independent voters and only 25% of Republicans believe that “colored” face tougher rebuke of the President. At the same time, 64% of Republicans said that to all the critics it equally.

It is important that the survey was conducted after the mass murders in El Paso and Dayton. The fact that in the first case, the shooter was guided by anti-immigrant and racist sentiments, published in advance on the Internet warning of the dangers of the “Hispanic invasion”. Trump hastened to distance themselves from this ideology, although at the time, discussing immigration policy, repeatedly used the word “invasion”.

In addition, the next day in his address to the nation he condemned prejudice, hatred, and white supremacism, and their condemnation was the sharpest for the duration of his reign. But Democrats, including some presidential candidates, such a statement did not convince — they said that earlier that trump has expressed provocative, causing prejudice towards immigrants. In particular, Senator Cory Booker called his speech “a set of useless words” and ex-Congressman Beto O’rourke noted that it was previous the President’s speech contributed to the fact that there was a similar tragedy.

He remembered and attacks on the number of minorities, including Elijah Cummings, Chairman of the oversight Committee of the house of representatives conducting an investigation of the actions of the administration, whose hometown, Baltimore, he called “disgusting” and “infested with rodents”.

Also went to the liberal trendsetter Ilhan Omar, Rashid Talib, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna pressly — the President advised “to go to is ruined and polluted by crime places from which they came”. This phrase not only Democrats but also some Republicans viewed as racist.

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