A Growing Threat: A Virus Called Xenophobia We’ve been pointing out and predicting that President Trump and his allies would shift hard to xenophobia and scapegoating immigrants in an effort to distract attention from their coronavirus mismanagement. Thankfully, their ugly effort is both inappropriate and transparent and drawing condemnation from many observers. Below we excerpt… Continue »

Trump and Allies Escalate “Blame the Immigrants” Strategy to Cover for Their Mismanagement of the Coronavirus Crisis Washington Governor Jay Inslee appeared on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show last night to discuss the state’s ongoing response to coronavirus. He embodies the kind of leadership needed to navigate the outbreak of the coronavirus: let’s pull together, we… Continue »

“He’s Going There. Don’t Let Him” The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Journalist Ezra Klein tweeted late last night, ‘The pivot Trump is about to make from downplaying the coronavirus to using it to justify xenophobia and scapegoating is going to be very grim.’ Sure enough, this morning,… Continue »

As we predicted, the Trump administration is using the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic to point the finger at immigrants and the U.S.-Mexico border. On Friday at the annual CPAC conference, Acting DHS Secretary Ken Cuccinelli linked southern border security measures to coronavirus response – a call amplified by President Trump during his Friday night rally speech… Continue »

But His Obsession with the Wall May Turn to a Political Liability Tonight, expect President Trump to attempt to distance himself from a week of bad news by heading to South Carolina to continue his pattern of counter-programming the early Democratic primary and caucus states with Trump re-election rallies. Ahead of the North Charleston rally,… Continue »

Homeland Security Chief Fails to Reassure Congress, American People on Coronavirus  At a time of heightened national public health concern surging from a pandemic preoccupying the minds of people across our nation and the globe, the full-blown ignorance of Acting Director of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chad Wolf was on display in Congress… Continue »