(Salon) -- Donald Trump has repeatedly shown, through both his words and deeds, that he is a white supremacist. Over the course of the last few weeks, he has launched (even more) racist fusillades against black and brown people. Trump and his advisers have clearly decided that's how he will win the 2020 presidential election.
Trump's most recent racist attacks began two weeks ago with his tweets suggesting that Democratic congresswomen Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar should "go back" to their supposed home countries because they dared to criticize his policies — especially the detention of black and brown migrants and refugees in concentration camps. To state the obvious, these congresswomen are Americans.
Last weekend, Trump turned eliminationist and genocidal language against Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, chair of the House Oversight Committee — which is investigating numerous aspects of the Trump presidency. Trump described "Cumming District" [sic] as "a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" and a "very dangerous & filthy place," and that "no human being would want to live there." Trump also implied that Cummings himself might be corrupt.
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