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Kicking off Trump’s “Immigration Week,” Experts Discuss Implications of Breitbart-Led Presidential Campaign for Broader GOP

As the Trump campaign kicks off “immigration week” and amid conflicting stories about Donald Trump’s stance on immigration, legal experts and civil rights and immigration reform advocates discussed the implications for the Republican Party of both a Breitbart-speared campaign and the Trump-led rise of the white nationalist movement. For a recording of today’s call, click here. Heidi Beirich, Head of … Continue reading »

Donald Trump’s Extreme Anti-Immigrant Plans Are Not Changing

Donald Trump’s immigration plan is crystal clear. If elected, he will create a deportation force that will remove 11 million undocumented immigrants and their families in 18 months, ban Muslim immigrants from entering the United States, build a wall along the entire Mexico border, and make Mexico pay for it. At numerous points in this … Continue reading »

Reacción de Frank Sharry a la controversia de Trump en inmigración

El siguiente es un comunicado de Frank Sharry, Director Ejecutivo de America’s Voice, en reacción a las historias contradictorias sobre Donald Trump y el tema migratorio, luego de reunirse con un grupo de seguidores hispanos el sábado.  “A pesar de nuevos informes de que Trump, de hecho, no está dando un giro en inmigración, en realidad no … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry Reacts to Trump’s Immigration Controversy

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the conflicting stories about Donald Trump and immigration after the candidate’s meeting with Hispanic supporters on Saturday. “Despite new reports from Trump that he is not, in fact, pivoting on immigration, it really doesn’t matter if he tries. He’s already defined himself with Latino … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Greg Sargent: “Trump’s ugly and dishonest new TV ad shows he isn’t changing a thing”

Maya Angelou: “When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time” This morning, Trump released his first general election ad, relying heavily on the nativist rhetoric that has been so central to his campaign: “Syrian refugees flood in. Illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay, collecting Social Security benefits, skipping the … Continue reading »

GOP “Leadership” Remains Silent as Trump Hires Breitbart’s White Nationalist CEO

Prominent GOPer: “That only shows that there are no Republican leaders of Lincolnian stature” When choosing new leadership to revamp his struggling campaign, Trump looked past mainstream Republican options and instead chose Stephen Bannon. As the former executive chairman for Breitbart News, Bannon spearheaded a website notorious for conspiracy theories and white nationalism. Under Bannon’s leadership, … Continue reading »

“This Is Fantastic News”: White Supremacists, Extremists Overjoyed At Trump/Breitbart Merger

The official merger of white supremacist media and the Donald Trump campaign has extremists overjoyed. From the Daily Beast: “Latterly, Breitbart emerged as a nationalist site and done great stuff on immigration in particular,” VDARE.comeditor Peter Brimelow told The Daily Beast. VDare is a white supremacist site. It’s named after Virginia Dare, the first white … Continue reading »

Mother Jones: “Donald Trump Has Killed Off Support for a Border Wall”

It looks like a good way to make something really not popular is to get Donald Trump to support it. Over at Mother Jones, Kevin Drum highlights some pretty interesting data: support for a massive US/Mexico border wall has plummeted among the American public ever since Trump publicly endorsed the idea. A number of studies … Continue reading »

So Much For That Pivot: Exec From Alt-Right-Loving Breitbart New Head Of The Trump Campaign

Not even Pope Francis has been spared from the racist scrawlings of Breitbart, the conservative media outlet that now appears to be working hand-in-hand with Donald Trump for President. Following yet another shake-up in the troubled campaign, “Stephen Bannon, executive chairman of Breitbart News LLC, an outspoken Trump supporter and a former Goldman Sachs banker, … Continue reading »

Reid Challenges Trump To Take Citizenship Test: “He Would Almost Certainly Fail, Given His General Ignorance”

Many have been quick to note that even Donald Trump wouldn’t pass Donald Trump’s ludicrous plan to conduct “extreme vetting” of people seeking to come to the United States. “In the Cold War, we had an ideological screening test,” Trump said yesterday. “The time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats … Continue reading »