Trump Just Autographed Photos Of Dead Crime Victims And People Are Disgusted

In his racist attempt to paint all undocumented immigrants as criminals, Trump stooped to a new, disgusting low.

Study after study demonstrates that undocumented immigrants commit crimes at lower rates than native-born Americans. Here are some graphs from a right-leaning libertarian think tank illustrating the truth that Republicans continue to deny:

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Americans commit more crime than undocumented immigrants. It’s a fact, and as Trump’s most loathsome toadies like to say, “facts don’t care about your feelings.” But when it comes to immigration, facts take a backseat to their paranoid, racist fantasies about undocumented immigrants.

Today, Donald Trump once again escalated the ‘Big Lie’ that launched his candidacy and continues to animate a frighteningly large portion of his base—that all undocumented immigrants should be treated as potential violent criminals.

Trump held a press conference featuring the families of victims who had been killed by undocumented immigrants, the overwhelming majority as a result of car crashes. In an attempt to counter the backlash from his cruel family separation policy, he said they had been “permanently” separated from their loved ones.

He then went on to directly address studies that have shown undocumented immigrants commit crimes at much lower rates than native-born Americans and, offering no evidence for his claims, said “It’s not true.” Again, IT IS TRUE.

But what really galled people was how cavalierly Trump treated the slain loved ones he was using as political pawns. He actually autographed their pictures.

People were honestly at a loss at yet another display of disgusting narcissism from Trump:

So, to review, Trump started a crisis on the border taking children from legal asylum seekers and tossing them into cages. His administration has no plans to reunite these children with their families and some of them may never be reunited with their families.

Then, after massive backlash, he made a transparent—and racist—attempt to shift the narrative away from this crisis by demonizing the very victims of his self-created tragedy. We’re so far past the point where words fail that I don’t even know how to describe how disgusting this is. It makes me ill.

There are millions of undocumented immigrants living in the United States, many who were brought here by their parents and know no other country than this one. They cook our food, they clean our houses, they start businesses, they hire other Americans, and they pay taxes towards Social Security even though they’re barred from receiving any federal benefits.

Like others who came to the United States seeking a better life, they contribute to our society and our economy and they make America stronger. They make America great. No amount of propaganda will change those facts.

h/t: Luke O’Neil, Daniel Dale, Aaron Rupar