Trump use of doctored Pelosi-Schumer photo draws Muslim ire

dublinbay z6 (KS)

Some more FakeNews courtesy of Trump:

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"President Donald Trump circulated a fake image on Monday depicting congressional Democrats’ top-ranked leaders in traditional Muslim attire in front of the Iranian flag, drawing criticism that he was promoting Islamophobic tropes.

The manipulated photo retweeted by Trump showed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in Muslim garb with the caption: “The corrupted Dems trying their best to come to the Ayatollah’s rescue #NancyPelosiFakeNews.” Trump, a Republican, had previously faulted Democrats for criticizing his administration’s targeted killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, but his use of Muslim imagery as part of that effort drew pushback from Muslim American advocates.

“The image is a hodgepodge of anti-Muslim tropes and garb from many traditions including some that are frequently used to stereotype and attack Muslims,” Madihha Ahussain, special counsel at the nonprofit group Muslim Advocates, said in a statement. “It’s disappointing but not surprising that the president would use his massive Twitter platform to spread this kind of harmful, ignorant, anti-Muslim bigotry.”

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White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham defended Trump’s retweet of the image, telling Fox News on Monday that the tweet was intended to show Democrats “have been parroting Iranian talking points, and almost taking the side of terrorists and those who were out to kill the Americans.”

Democrats have raised questions about the Trump administration’s rationale for ordering the Soleimani killing, warning about the resulting heightened tensions with Iran. But no Democrats have praised Soleimani, and Pelosi herself described him last week as a “terrible person” who “did bad things."


https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-doctored-pelosi-schumer-photo-215929208.html

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This about says it all:

" The image is a hodgepodge of anti-Muslim tropes and garb . . . used to stereotype and attack Muslims."

That's our "president," by golly! exhibiting his "harmful, ignorant, anti-Muslim bigotry”. . . again.


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paprikash

That was naughty. Wow, raising Muslim ire — that’s serious. Pointing out Pelosi, Schumer, et al Iranian sympathy may soften the blow.

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Iris GW

He's such an idiot and apparently looks for ways to prove it every day.

And succeeds!

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blfenton

It's Stephanie Grishams defense of trumps retweeting the image and her follow-up comment that is cause for concern.

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paprikash

Not an idiot at all — a strong, confident, capable leader

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Iris GW

We'll have to agree to have our respective opinions of his level of being an idiot.

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paprikash

what Stephanie said, many believe. Even here, look how many have taken the Iranian side just because they are incapable of supporting anything Trump does. Just can’t bring themselves to see he is right. Sad

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Iris GW

No one here is 'taking the Iranian side.' The man killed was awful. It was how, when, and why now that is the concern.

Sad that maga supporters can't understand that.

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Chi

Yes, I really don't understand the whole "if you don't support Trump's actions, you love Iran!" thing that his supporters keep saying. Seems like a weak comeback/deflection when they can't justify what Trump did.

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Nana H

"Even here, look how many have taken the Iranian side just because they are incapable of supporting anything Trump does."

Paprikash, can you point to one post taking the Iranian side? Questioning Trump's motivation and timing, questioning the legitimacy of the intel is NOT supporting Iran.

Perhaps things would have worked out much better had more people questioned Bush and his " story"' . People have a right to challenge politicians especially on matters affecting their security. It isn't unpatriotic, quite the opposite.

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Stay classy, Donald!

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miss lindsey (She/Her)(8a)

Well it sounds like this time he’s hurting the people he’s supposed to be hurting.

It’s OK if he disparages and devalues Americans, as long as the Americans don’t look like me.

(tongue in cheek post)

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cattyles

Same old tired Repub rhetoric. I remember when those that questioned the Iraq war were accused of not being patriotic, not supporting the troops, being UN-American.

Then it evolved into Christians and patriots could only be Repubs.

It’s old and tired. It’s a lie.

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vgkg (Va Z-7)

Yes, I really don't understand the whole "if you don't support Trump's actions, you love Iran!" thing that his supporters keep saying.

Flashback to 2003, if you didn't support Bush's plan to invade Iraq then you loved Saddam. It's group think (cult think) like that which will always get us into trouble.

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queenmargo

Flashback to 2003, if you didn't support Bush's plan to invade Iraq then you loved Saddam. It's group think (cult think) like that which will always get us into trouble.

Fast forward to 2016- through present and beyond, if you support Trump, you love White Supremacy. are a RACIST, bigot, blah blah blah. It's group think from the left (cult think) like that which will always get us into trouble. Trying to keep us divided.

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vgkg (Va Z-7)

Plenty of that going around, but none of it has gotten us into another stupid war.

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

There is no arguing that known white supremacists and white nationalists support Trump -- now and in 2016.

Without Trump's GOP primary candidacy, would we even know of Richard Spencer?

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cyn427 (z. 7, N. VA)(zone 7, Northern VA)

Nancy, nope and I doubt we would have him living here in Alexandria, VA. Ugh.

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catkinZ8a

Welcome, 'Mark'!

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lily316

Consider yourself welcomed Mark. lol It's the HT welcome wagon.

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zmith

Yes, it's "their" way of saying, "we see you." Whatever that means. It's explained about midway through this thread:

https://www.gardenweb.com/discussions/5850454/pres-trump-tweet-in-farsi-most-liked-persian-tweet-in-twitter-hist

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Iris GW

No one here is 'taking the Iranian side.' The man killed was awful. It was how, when, and why now that is the concern.

Sad that maga supporters can't understand that.

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Agreed.

It was tRump who said INNUMERABLE times that Obama would provoke trouble with Iran in order to be reelected. That's a strategy that trump believes in.


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chipotle

It’s old and tired. It’s a lie.


Say it loud, say it clear.

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Iris GW

So unpresidential.

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paprikash

Iris GW

So unpresidential.

———-

but such a great President (the job he does is so much more important than his persona as defined by a cult whose hatred knows no bounds)

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Iris GW

the job he does is so much more important than his persona

That is abundantly clear.

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elvis

Iris GW

So unpresidential.

A great quality!

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ingrid_vc so. CA zone 9

It absolutely defies belief that anyone would consider a man who has lied over 14,000 times to be a great president. It makes him a horrifyingy substandard human being. How in the world do you get around that fact (other than forever ignoring it)? What does it say about his supporters?

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lurker111

It absolutely defies belief that anyone would fall for that nonsense. ^^^ We know what it says about his haters.

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lurker111

lol

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Ziemia(6a)

She resigned and admits and regrets her lies.

Trump should do the same.

His supporters should urge him to, if they admire her.

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