Reading Donald Trump’s Tweeter feed is as enlightening, illuminating and life-affirming as reading a serial killer’s diary, there isn’t a low he won’t sink to appeal to his racist base.
Trump retweeted a photoshopped image of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in traditional Islamic garb, standing in front of an Iranian flag, with the caption “Democrats 2020.”
The stable genius, renowned diplomat and geopolitical master is implying that the top two Democrats, and by extension most Democrats, support the Iranian regime.
Trump may be unable to find Iran in a map, but even he knows that Pelosi and Schumer aren’t in league with Iran, but he loves feeding red meat to his ravenous base. Many of the rednecks, religious fanatics and assorted riff raff in his base will actually believe that Pelosi and Schumer are secretly Muslim, they will believe anything their Messiah says.
Trump is furious with these Democrats for having the temerity to demand that the administration offer detailed information about the supposed “imminent” threat posed by Iranian general Qasem Soleimani which led to the US military’s assassination of him by a drone strike.
Let’s not forget that one of Trump’s first actions as president was the Muslim ban, there is simply no room in Trump’s America for dark-skinned Muslims. This anti-Muslim image is just the latest manifestation of Trump’s abhorrence of Muslims and other religious and racial minorities.
Trump may be winning points with his racist base, but he isn’t winning hearts and minds in the Muslim world, and the most extreme elements in the Muslim world will respond with bombs and assassinations of their own.