President Donald Trump has been facing accusations of racism from the moment that he stepped foot into the political circus of the United States, beginning with his call to erect a border wall between Mexico and the United States.
Of course, many of these critics didn’t feel the same way just years earlier, as they too were suggesting that such a deterrent would help diminish the flow of illegal border crossings and funnel would-be Americans into the legal, far safer naturalization process.
The border wall was just the beginning, however. Well over three years into President Trump’s first term there are accusations of racism being flung his direction daily…or perhaps even more often.
The latest to suggest that the President and his supporters are bigots is the US Army, who this week disseminated an email that made some controversial claims.
A U.S. Army email, sent after the Fourth of July to its military and civilian members, included a graphic which claimed saying the phrase “Make America Great Again” is evidence of “white supremacy.”
The graphic listed other behaviors it deemed evidence of white supremacy, including, “Celebration of Columbus Day,” the “Denial of White Privilege,” “Talking about ‘American Exceptionalism,’” and saying “There’s Only One Human Race.”
The graphic was soon circulating online.
A U.S. Army employee on Monday sent an email invite to likely thousands of military and civilian members for a U.S. Army 'Operation Inclusion' listening tour, which included a graphic that said saying "MAGA" is evidence of white supremacy. The Army says it was "sent in error." pic.twitter.com/NUvm0lMVMh
— Kristina Wong ?? (@kristina_wong) July 9, 2020
The Army has stated that the graphic was sent out “in error”, and have since launched an investigation into the incident.
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