As previously reported on Impact Tap, people are frightened in Trump’s America. Donald’s election has emboldened the racist fringe, which has – more than ever – exerted a high level of influence on the public’s political consciousness.
Following the ill-fated election, pro-Donald supporters were out shooting guns into the air. Racist graffiti popped up around the country, targeting black people, Muslims, and Latin Americans. As Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center discussed the 200 plus incidents reported to his organization in the election’s aftermath:
Since the election, we’ve seen a big uptick in incidents of vandalism, threats, intimidation spurred by the rhetoric surrounding Mr. Trump’s election. The white supremacists out there are celebrating his victory and many are feeling their oats.
In Portland, Oregon, a pro-Trump extremist shot a protester. The protest shooting may herald a new era of political intimidation, as the use of violence from the right-wing movement that has brought Donald to power reaches a viciousness unseen in modern history.
The thin-skinned fraud about to enter the White House will likely only continue to add gasoline to the fire. His authoritarian tendencies have made themselves known, whether it’s his recent discussion of rounding up and deporting 3 million “criminal” immigrants, telling women they may have to go to another state once he helps overturn Roe vs. Wade, or his general crusade against journalism and human rights, Donald has already shown us that he will not be a president for the people, but only for himself and the narrow, extreme interests of his alt-right enablers.
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