If anyone still had any doubts about Trump’s racism and white supremacy, his Attorney General pick confirms that he is not only racist, but overtly so. The accredited media is in a state of absolute shock, as Trump has officially awarded one of the most influential positions in government to a known racist and border-control fanatic, Jeff Sessions.
In 1989, Jeff Sessions was denied a position as Federal Judge because of his repeated use of the n-word and affinity for the Klu Klux Klan, according to many of his former colleagues. The Southern Poverty Law Center has been tracking Jeff Sessions’ long history of hate speech closely, and has concluded that his involvement in our government is “a tragedy for American politics”. The SPLC are experts in hate speech and hate crimes, and routinely go after conservatives for unacceptable language and mistreatment of minorities and women, which makes this criticism all the more damning.
Jeff Sessions is also obsessed with controlling the borders, which is nothing but a dog whistle for hatred of Hispanics. Sessions has repeatedly advocated harsh measures against people crossing the border, and he believes in Nazi-style mass deportations of undocumented Americans, including families with women and children who have been living, working and voting in the United States for years.
This appointment gives us a very scary glimpse into what Trump’s America will look like; a world in which anything goes, and people who have been repeatedly shamed by the accredited media and the SPLC are held up as heroes and put into positions of power. This is only going to embolden bigots on the right to further promote their hateful views, instead of holding their heads in shame and cowering in fear of the moral outrage of progressives, as they should be. Obama needs to do something now to put an end to this before Trump truly destroys American progress. I don’t know what – but SOMETHING must be done.