Aside from advocating mass killing, Lara Trump agrees with VP Harris that migrants should not undertake a journey to the US southern border even as full consular service has not been restored to all US embassies since the end of the Trump regime.
(2020) Former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chief of Staff Miles Taylor claimed in a podcast earlier this week that President Donald Trump told administration officials he wanted to “maim” and “shoot” migrants at the southern border.
On one occasion, he said, Trump asked for steel bollards “so sharp that I want them to pierce human flesh if they climb it.”
“Why don’t we just shoot them?” Taylor said the president asked, referencing migrants approaching the border in “caravans” in 2018.
“This was a man with no humanity whatsoever,” Taylor said.
Shocked I tell ya https://t.co/9iMlcu1tJh
— PRO CHOICE (@LelainaPiercen) June 13, 2021
(2019) President Donald Trump was tickled Wednesday when an audience member at a Florida rally suggested shooting migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexican border.
Trump was bemoaning the legal protections afforded migrants and espousing the need for a border wall when he asked rhetorically, “How do you stop these people?”
“Shoot them!” someone shouted from the Panama City Beach crowd, according to multiple news media reports.
The remark drew a chuckle from the president, who shook his head, pointed in the audience member’s direction and said, “Only in the Panhandle you can get away with that statement.”
“Only in the Panhandle,” he repeated to laughs and cheers from the crowd.
Lara Trump, the wife of President Donald Trump’s second oldest son, Eric Trump, and John Pence, the nephew of Vice President Mike Pence, sat on the board of a LLC shell company that reportedly diverted campaign funds to members of the Trump family.https://t.co/0gXUdQKTqm
— The Intellectualist (@highbrow_nobrow) June 6, 2021
Lara Trump has announced she's not running for senate. Because:
1) Between spin class and tanning, who has time?
2) Decided to wait for election results, then declare herself the winner
3) Found out she wouldn't get a sash and a tiara; "Tell me about it," groused Lindsey Graham pic.twitter.com/1z0PpefvDF
— Paul Rudnick (@PaulRudnickNY) June 6, 2021
Eric Trump: There’s nowhere to invest money pic.twitter.com/qSGP0YIHhh
— Acyn (@Acyn) June 12, 2021
The homegrown border militia had thousands of members in the mid-2000s. Today, the group has splintered into several rival factions, many of which still regularly patrol the border.
Now, years after the movement’s disintegration, the Minutemen are making headlines again—this time, in the 2016 presidential race. During a primary debate in Miami this month, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton accused her opponent, Bernie Sanders, of supporting the group by voting for a 2006 amendment that prevented the US Department of Homeland Security from “providing a foreign government with information relating to the activities of an organized volunteer civilian action group,” including the Minutemen.
While Democrats have used the Minutemen as a symbol for anti-immigration extremism, the Republican presidential candidates seem to have embraced the movement’s message, if not the vigilantes themselves. In fact, Gilchrist thinks his group deserves credit for informing the GOP field’s positions on the topic of immigration.
“My mission has been accomplished, and that was to force national awareness of the immigration issue,” Gilchrist told me. “Now every political candidate has a platform on immigration. The Minutemen even inspired the Tea Party.”
157 days ago terrorists ransacked the US Capitol and *hours later* 138-of-202 (68%) House republicans voted to make trump a dictator. They tried to finish the rioters’ job and end democracy. Never forget it.
— Bill Pascrell, Jr. 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@BillPascrell) June 12, 2021