Leave the U.S., Trump tells liberal congresswomen of color

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  • HeberSage Blanding, UT
    July 18, 2019 7:47 a.m.

    I remember when Obama was president, whenever someone would criticize his actions or policies, the left would cry out "You're being Racist!"

    I'd mentally respond, "Racist?? It has nothing to do with his color! It's because his policies are trash and he's a terrible President!"

    It seems that whenever one criticizes an arrogant, elitist, socialist, liberal democrat, who just happens to be of a minority color, they throw up the racist flag and say "You're harassing me because of my color! I've been oppressed enough!"

    Suddenly you're the bad guy even though they're the ones with a very destructive and evil agenda. It's all about ideology, not race.

    I love it whenever Trump puts these arrogant, hypocritical journalists, celebrities, and politicians in their place. I think most of them have his words coming to them!

    As far as his "terrible rhetoric," just look at the way he addresses the farmer, the worker, the preacher, the policeman, the soldier, of all different races, religions, and nationalities, the people that actually make this country great. Nothing but praise, encouragement, and hope.

    God bless President Trump! May he continue to be a club for the American way!

  • abrady murray, UT
    July 17, 2019 11:09 p.m.

    RiDal-trump does have a long history of racist comments. He started his presidential on the back of birtherism, and even now 51% of republicans believe the previous president wasn't born in america because he was black.

    You don't see trump telling the white male immigrants in the house to go home because it wouldn't have the same appeal to his base.

  • Vermonter Plymouth, MI
    July 16, 2019 3:36 p.m.

    Read the history of Robert Byrd (pas tense). Very close to the end of his life, he was still using the n-word to refer to some African Americans.

    So, was Byrd’s repentance genuine, or just for public consumption? I cannot answer. I cannot judge. So, I will assume that it was genuine, despite his slip of the tongue.

    But, I appreciate Byrd’s example in later life, of kindness and respect (at least publicly) to African Americans.

  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    July 16, 2019 12:53 p.m.

    @Count Rushmore Too: "Are you referring to the Robert Byrd - Hillary Clinton connection?”

    After the death of his grandson Sen Byrd repented and totally disavowed his racist views. He worked tirelessly the rest of his career and beyond for racial justice and equality.

    He became a strong clear voice against white nationalism.

    Read history, note memes.

  • Count Rushmore Too Salt Lake City, UT
    July 16, 2019 11:30 a.m.

    "If one supports a racist leader, does that make one a racist?"

    Are you referring to the Robert Byrd - Hillary Clinton connection?

  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    July 16, 2019 10:45 a.m.

    @bamafone: “The most recent internal democrat polling shows Omar with a 9 percent favorable rating, and Cortez not much better.”

    An anonymous leak of part of a poll with no information about context or methodology is... something conservatives are gonna love.

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    July 16, 2019 4:30 a.m.

    @ Herbert Gravy

    "Don't hear/see many liberals pushing back on the hateful things she has said about Jews."

    Evidence that you're not getting out of your bubble.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    July 15, 2019 11:44 p.m.

    We have political representatives who would delete the United States from the earth.

    Sorry folks! But it's not Trump!

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    July 15, 2019 4:05 p.m.


    Wow. Yet "hate" spewed by Ilmar who is an "elected official" is apparently ok with you and others.

    Don't hear/see many liberals pushing back on the hateful things she has said about Jews.

    And now I hear on the news that she is claiming to love America more than native born Americans because she is an immigrant and understands better and doesn't take America "for granted".

    As a veteran of the armed services I, and I am quite sure that millions of others, am personally insulted by such a remark.

  • Frozen Fractals Paducah, KY
    July 15, 2019 3:12 p.m.

    @lost in DC
    "So we can take as racist telling anyone to go home, even if they are of white European ancestry?"

    We certainly have a history in this country of people with bigoted views against the Irish that came across in ways such as telling them to go back where they came from.

  • SGardiner Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2019 2:35 p.m.

    It's hard to believe that most Utah Republicans remain silent, and do not speak out about this bigotry. Where are you "family values?"

  • dski Herriman, UT
    July 15, 2019 1:54 p.m.

    The truth is, if you are not happy in this country, you are free to go and live somewhere else. What is so racial about it? This is from a dark skinned disabled veteran and an immigrant. I see nothing wrong with Trump's tweet or message. It doesn't matter whether you are a US citizen or not, regarding this issue. Everyone is free to leave the country if this country does not make you happy.

  • Karen R. Houston, TX
    July 15, 2019 1:46 p.m.

    "Suspicious of the title 'Leave the U.S., Trump tells liberal congresswomen of color' and considering the source as the AP, I fact-checked this. Trump never mentioned race or 'color' in his tweets. In fact, he did even mention anyone by name."

    This reminded me of the time my sister-in-law and I caught her 4-year old son right after he'd put a forbidden Snickers Bar (a mini one) into his mouth.

    "You don't see me eating this candy bar!" he managed through chocolate, peanuts and caramel.

    I laughed then, too.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    July 15, 2019 1:33 p.m.

    Oh, yes. He is definitely anti-Hispanic because he wants to protect our Southern border from invasion by illegals most of whom just happen to be from predominantly Hispanic countries.

    I just love the "logic" of these arguments.


  • Harrison Bergeron Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2019 1:32 p.m.

    Ralph: “...when one supports a racist as their leader, does that make one a racist?”

    I had to smile when I read this. I make the argument – backed by evidence - that Trump’s tweets had nothing to do with race, and point out that the Left uses the race card to shut people up and end discussion and right on cue, you play the race card on me!

    That is rich my friend.

  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2019 12:49 p.m.

    @Harrison: "Trump never mentioned race or “color” in his tweets."

    Oooooh, so it isn't racist because he didn't use those words that you said.

    Thanks for clearing that up.

    And on a similar note, a question for you...when one supports a racist as their leader, does that make one a racist? Is racism a bad thing, in your opinion?

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    July 15, 2019 12:45 p.m.

    The most recent internal democrat polling shows Omar with a 9 percent favorable rating, and Cortez not much better. Keep up the honest and accurate tweeting Mr. President. Anti semitism by Omar is very racist and unbecoming of an American leader.

  • Harrison Bergeron Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2019 12:19 p.m.

    ***Fake New Alert***

    Suspicious of the title “Leave the U.S., Trump tells liberal congresswomen of color” and considering the source as the AP, I fact-checked this.

    Trump never mentioned race or “color” in his tweets. In fact, he did even mention anyone by name. This is just the left playing the race card for the 1,000,000,000,000,000,000th time.

    Side note: the race card is played so frequently now it has become a silly clichÉ. But now they are playing the race card on Nancy Pelosi! How about that Nancy? How do you like having someone call you a racist just to shut you up and end the discussion? Kind of a cheap shot isn’t it? Sometimes the arsonist gets burned by her own fire.

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    July 15, 2019 11:53 a.m.

    "Think more.... Tweet less."
    Any sensible person can see that even though Trump himself is impervious to reason. What he can't or refuses to see is that what he is actually doing with his tweets without realizing it is providing a historical record he and his legacy will never be able to escape. Long after he has left the White House, future generations of historians, biographers, and other scholars will pour over his most vitriolic tweets for insights into his impulsive thought processes.

  • Vermonter Plymouth, MI
    July 15, 2019 11:30 a.m.

    When this is the lead story of the day, this is why 90% plus Americans don’t bother with news anymore.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    July 15, 2019 11:13 a.m.

    @lost in DC
    I am smart enough to know you said (ancestral lands) after others were called out on it and I know Trump made no such distinction.

    I am curious exactly what exact “broken symptoms” are you referring too?

  • Be Practical Sandy, UT
    July 15, 2019 11:00 a.m.

    Trump should have stayed away from this one. The Dems were doing a fantastic job of eating each other alive before. Now he's given them something to unite over-criticism of him.

  • Ralph Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2019 11:00 a.m.

    If one supports a racist leader, does that make one a racist?

    Have there ever been racist leaders in history? How did that work out?

    Interesting questions...

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    July 15, 2019 10:34 a.m.

    Why does it matter who started insulting who?

    Don't we expect the elected leader of the entire US (not just his sycophants) to act in an honorable and respectful way. Even to his/her critics.

    I seem to recall a great deal of revulsion from the right when Hillary! talked about conservative voters in a less than diplomatic way. Many/most democrats did not like it either. However, Trump acolytes seem to cheer him on, and ask for more when As President! he finds new ways to demonize his disfavored citizens. Like I said before, this is no way for our elected leader to talk, regardless of the circumstances.

    Guess there are two standards in this country.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 15, 2019 10:33 a.m.

    and I can read racism into everything harris or any dem says. I can do math, too.

    You’re too smart to have missed where I said “ancestral homeland”. Since you are too smart for that how should I interpret your intentional misrepresentation of it?

    So we can take as racist telling anyone to go home, even if they are of white European ancestry? No, liberals are playing the “victim” card and the other card again.

    As to where these women were born, let’s use AOC lenin’s own reasoning. Since trump is morally correct that these women are a detriment to our society, any factual inaccuracies are irrelevant.

    The liberals have no other recourse, so they play the race card. It’s really rather boring and pathetic.

    When asking us to tell us what he’s done, you cannot exclude facts you do not like. black unemployment is LOWER now than at ANY TIME under BO.

    The divide BO used for re-election?

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    July 15, 2019 10:14 a.m.

    RiDal - one does not need to be an avowed racist to make racist comments. People in the heat of passionate debate say a lot of things they in normal conversation would say. Trump just happens to let his passion do the typing rather than a clear clean head. Where there once was a divide in the Democrat party, Trump in a matter of a few clicks managed to unit them, and gave a whole lot of other people reason not to vote for him. This layered on top of his comments that their were very good people within the white nationalist community did him no good.

    It was unnecessary, didn't advance his cause, global leaders have condemned the comments, and he ignited a unifying cause against him. It did him no good other than within Trump's most loyal supporters. To that crowd, nothing he does would ever be wrong... ever.

    When many Liberals were irritated at people like AOC, Trump managed to get them behind her back again. Totally pointless. Think more.... Tweet less.

  • RiDal Sandy, UT
    July 15, 2019 9:50 a.m.

    From the article: "Trump, who has a long history of making racist remarks, ....."

    Clearly biased reporting. Trump *does not* have a history of racist remarks. That is just the narrative being falsely promoted. Even as pointed out in this incident: there is no inherently "racial" content to the remarks. It is just that any criticism of anyone "of color" gets falsely branded as "racist".

    If you see racial connotations in every criticism, then maybe you are the one obsessed with race. That is real racism. A non-racist feels free to criticize all people *equally* when they advocate un-American principles.,

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    July 15, 2019 9:48 a.m.

    @Herbert Gravy
    "Please. Exactly HOW are these people trying to "help" America.

    By stating things like, as one of them did when referring to the 9-11 tragedy as "some people did something"."

    Using your reference in point, how is Trump helping America when he lies that he saw immigrants cheering across the river at the falling of the Trade Towers? In this case, "some people" did not do something but our President actually did tell a lie to support his racist beliefs. Anybody who supports that is complicit in the racism themselves. No thanks.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    July 15, 2019 9:44 a.m.

    My conservative friends you have no grounds for argument.

    What Trump said is purely racist.

    Ad one more to the long list of heinous comments by Trump.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    July 15, 2019 9:41 a.m.

    Trump has tried to lock down the divide in America. He is trying to create a racial war within our boarders.

    My diehard conservative friends have rejected Donald Trump comments.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    July 15, 2019 9:38 a.m.

    Did Trump mention her color?

    Didn't this congresswomen start this bitter war of words? Wasn't Trump.

    Sorry folks! It's great having a president who doesn't take manure without a fight.

  • Frozen Fractals Paducah, KY
    July 15, 2019 9:23 a.m.

    Some of you (and most of the top liked comments on the DN's facebook page on this... how DN staff isn't horrified by the ignorance and bigotry displayed there in a way that prompts an immediate editorial this morning is beyond me) can't seem to figure out how telling minority women (most of whom were born here) to get out of this country is racist.

    Here's a thought. What if someone told Trump to go back to the country he came from? Your reaction would be that that's completely stupid. He was born here. He's from here. He's the son of a German immigrant, but clearly the U.S. is where Trump was born, this is where he's from. And you'd be right. But when it's pointed at women of color that you find politically distasteful it's okay? No, that's at best personal anti-Democratic biases seeping in. At worst, you sympathize with the notion that America is not for people who look like them the way it is for people who look like Trump. And that's racist.

  • Daedalus, Stephen Arvada, CO
    July 15, 2019 8:31 a.m.

    The slogan behind "Make America Great Again" harkens back to an era when such anti-American ideas were typically snarled behind white hoods and robes.

    Why then aren't Trump's sentimental followers demanding a return to that tradition? Where well-deserved shame and ridicule kept such ideas and people properly marginalized from normal society?

  • Craig Clark Boulder, CO
    July 15, 2019 8:29 a.m.

    Trump using racist and sexist language is not news. I recall first hearing him talk like that four years ago.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    July 15, 2019 8:20 a.m.

    Call your representatives today and tell them this is not acceptable behavior from our President and you expect them to publicly state that. We cannot let our country continue down this path where we excuse and ignore hate from any of our elected leaders.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    July 15, 2019 8:18 a.m.

    GOP silence is compliance. This is your Republican party.

  • wgirl , 00
    July 15, 2019 8:11 a.m.

    Again - Trump reminds us just how low he will go.

    We know who he is - we don't expect much more from him than this.

    What is still disheartening and demoralizing to me is to see again how many of my fellow Americans defend him, justify his hateful and divisive words, agree with him, and delight in his rhetoric.

    How can anyone who claims to be a Christian put their name and support behind Trump? Would voting for someone with character, morals, and integrity but also a (D) behind their name be so much worse than voting for Trump and his Tweets?

    I could never look my children in the eyes again if I had voted for him in 2016 or supported him in any way. My children and grandchildren will know I believed America could be and should be better than this.

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 15, 2019 7:56 a.m.


    You guys say all the time that Trump has done more for minorities than other President's. Could you list the specific things he has done? Lower unemployment doesn't count, it was already at it's lowest point to that time under President Obama and it's gone a little lower under President Trump. If a President gets credit for low unemployment then the majority of the credit goes to Obama.

    Tell us specific things the current President has done specifically to help minorities.

  • RiDal Sandy, UT
    July 15, 2019 7:20 a.m.

    OK....so he told them to go back to the crime infested places they are from.

    I see "crime" as an issue.
    I see the accuracy of where they are from as an issue.

    But I don't see any mention or implication of "race". To interject race into a discussion that has no racial component is the definition of "race baiting".

    The places their families are from are, indeed, crime infested.
    And they clearly represent the culture of those regions, even if they were, technically, born in the USA.
    So again, one might complain about demonizing immigrants, or inaccuracy of where they are from; but it is definitely not "racist". This article is promoting race-baiting. Of course that is "the liberal narrative": interject race-baiting into every discussion to create the narrative that Trump is a racist.
    Did the media cover it when Trump had "women of color" (Diamond and Silk; Candace Owns) as special guests of the White House?

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2019 7:15 a.m.

    An ignorant remark that is the radical rights main position

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    July 15, 2019 6:17 a.m.


    Please. Exactly HOW are these people trying to "help" America.

    By stating things like, as one of them did when referring to the 9-11 tragedy as "some people did something".

    No thanks.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    July 15, 2019 6:08 a.m.

    Oh, yes. This is "racism" all right. Just like being against illegal immigration is racist.

    President Trump has done MORE for minorities in this countries than any of several of his predecessors. Just because the vocal minority to which he referred just happen to be members of ethnic minorities, he's not allowed to call them out.

    They each have shown contempt for this great country. Makes one wonder why they would want to live here.

    I certainly don't want them, or anyone else, to "fundamentally" change this country.

  • cachedout Centerville, UT
    July 15, 2019 5:23 a.m.

    For those defending this as having nothing to do with race, let's do a quick thought experiment:

    Let's imagine that Barack Obama decided to take to Twitter to start attacking a group of high-profile LDS folks in the U.S. government.

    In our experiment, his attack leaves out those who work alongside them who aren't LDS but who share similar views. He never mentions their religion specifically, but suggests that the group of LDS leaders ought to leave the country.

    Don't tell me for *one moment* that you wouldn't denounce this as anti-LDS rhetoric, and you'd be exactly right.

    Stop pretending that bigotry which isn't explicit isn't bigotry.

  • Frozen Fractals Paducah, KY
    July 15, 2019 1:39 a.m.

    @lost in DC
    "Nowhere did trump’s comment say anything about their race"

    Not directly, but it is clearly racist to treat minorities who were born in the United States (which 3 of the 4 were) as if they were foreigners by suggesting they go back to the country they came from. Nobody says that sort of thing about white people in this country who were born here.

    What's the most favorable for Trump possibility? That he incorrectly thought they were all foreign-born? In that case he's still racist for assuming they were foreigners, anti-immigrant for hating on who he thought were immigrants, and ignorant. If this were a one off slip up that'd be one thing but it's just part of a long-lasting pattern for him.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    July 14, 2019 11:08 p.m.

    @lost in DC
    Three out of these four women’s broken homeland (born a raised) is the United States.

  • EmmanuelGoldstein1984 Salt Lake City, UT
    July 14, 2019 8:26 p.m.

    With his blatant racism and sexism Trump continues to plumb the depths of human depravity. I just don't understand how a once-respectable political party could sell its soul to such a person.

  • my_two_cents_worth university place, WA
    July 14, 2019 8:08 p.m.

    @lost in DC

    "Nowhere did trump’s comment say anything about their race."

    They are all members of a racial minority. He has never made such a comment about white democrats, progressives, or liberals. You do the math. We did.

  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    July 14, 2019 6:57 p.m.

    Trump launched his political brand by claiming the first African American President was born in Africa.

    It has always been about racism.

    The fact that this is a controversial thing to say is part of the problem.

  • JaneB , 00
    July 14, 2019 6:43 p.m.

    one old man, I hear you. It's hard feeling so helpless as we watch things deteriorate right before our eyes. Every single darn day, Trump does something beyond the pale. It doesn't seem to matter how much he hurts people, our country, our allies, our world.

    I don't talk to my relatives about Trump, either. It's very hard, they seem to be caught up in the Trump cult and no longer see reality. Talk about cognitive dissonance.

    When will this nightmare end. Democrats, you better find a way to 270. It's not where you're headed right now, fyi.

  • Jim Chee Lahaina, HI
    July 14, 2019 6:21 p.m.

    2 of 2 [continued]

    . . . entertain non-white celebrities and enjoy being around them for the moment, he may or may not think that his racially-charged speech is directed at and includes them. It's difficult to believe that Trump is totally oblivious to what he thinks or says. But, then, he may just have a mouth that runs like the intestines after eating too many cherries.

    Many people have remarked on this aspect of Trump's behavior. He changes his mind so often that no one can say, even his closest advisors, what he will think an hour later on the subject. He can change his mind at any moment. Although, others have said the last person to talk with him is the person with the greatest influence. This does not not indicate a very disciplined mind. Nor does it suggest a mind capable of rational thought. Trump just reacts. He's a limbic brain with no direction.

    What people will not tolerate in their own children, family members, or friends, Trump apologists readily accept in Trump. Why? Maybe they expect to get something for their bargain with the devil? Maybe all they want is a puppet who will react to their anger and resentment against anything that has ever wronged them?

  • Daedalus, Stephen Arvada, CO
    July 14, 2019 6:03 p.m.

    Trump = Republicans

    Republicans = Trump

  • one old man MSC, UT
    July 14, 2019 5:56 p.m.

    It just occurred to me that the real problem may well be that moderates have simply given up.

    Many seem afraid of touching off an argument with friends or relatives if they say ANYTHING that might be political.

    My own kids tell me that they simply have stopped watching the news because it's so upsetting.

    I keep hearing over and over again, the refrain "There's nothing we can do about it."

    My message to all of them is this : "What might happen if everyone who thinks there's nothing we can do were to actually get out and TRY? What would happen if everyone who did not vote because they felt their votes were worthless actually went to the polls and cast a ballot?"

    I bet that if we would, we'd hand the politicians on both sides on heck of surprise.

    But then again -- what if we have no decent and sensible candidates to vote for?

    It's one heck of a mess.

    How do we convince our neighbors to sit up, take notice, and CARE enough to vote?

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 14, 2019 5:48 p.m.

    Nowhere did trump’s comment say anything about their race. Why do the AP, the dems, and all the liberal posters have to twist the truth when they don’t like something trump says?

    Problem is these women want to bring the broken systems of their homelands (or ancestral lands) here.

    And why is it OK for BO or harris to inject race?

    Why is it dems can refer to hilter when talking about trump, but the liberal DN does not allow references to hitler when talking about totalitarian dems?

    Omar Trotsky is famous for her anti-Semitism, and you bring up the holocaust?

    His tweet was not racist – unless there was something else he said the DN did not publish – no racism to defend. Nationalist, yes, but not racist.

    BO used the divide and conquer strategy to get re-elected. It’s OK for BO, but not for trump?

    Glorious leader? No, thankfully BO left the WH in Jan 2017.

  • David Centerville, UT
    July 14, 2019 5:48 p.m.

    I am a conservative.

    I did not vote for Trump, or Hillary.

    This is the type of thing that infuriates me about our president. It has been said we tolerate his inept tweets and comments because his policy is good. I highly doubt his policy is good--his policy comes from his advisers who could help any president put out the same policies. We don't need a president like Trump! We can have a conservative agenda, with conservative justices, with a number of better conservative men or women. Trump is a huge liability for Conservatives. I wish they would see this.

    I do not like Omar, Cortes, Pelosi, and other progressives and Leftists. This is why I will never vote for them. But I am not going to tell them they should leave our country, and their country. Trump embarrassed himself and Republicans with his comments.


  • Gil Bates Mayfield, UT
    July 14, 2019 5:44 p.m.

    What I think you are implying here is that Trump has some master plan to cleanse America of minorities.

    You can't really believe that, but that's exactly what it seems like you are saying.

    Indeed, he is trying to preserve Western culture in the USA, but that's a far cry from what you are suggesting here.

    I read with interest an Axios poll that suggests Americans are tired of AOC and her gang. Apparently, Trump is not alone. Even Pelosi is calling them out. (Maybe she's Trump's Himmler, eh?)

  • my_two_cents_worth university place, WA
    July 14, 2019 5:26 p.m.

    @unrepentant progressive

    "That is beyond sad."

    But the week is just beginning.

    I noticed that Fox and [white] Friends hosts all got a big chuckle out of it.

  • The Great Helmsman Salt Lake City, UT
    July 14, 2019 5:24 p.m.


    “GOP, who are you? Will you, at last, find your integrity? Will you find your last shred of decency, and denounce this?”

    No they won’t, the GOP is gone.

    Glorious Leader’s big innovation was his decision not to run as a third-party, but to take his third-party fringe message into the GOP and capture the party from within.

    W. was the last Republican President.

  • Say No to BO Springville, UT
    July 14, 2019 5:11 p.m.

    Psst. I think Trump knows these women were born here. But, it works every time. They go nuts and he controls the news for another day, all because he tweeted a comment or two.

    Enough voters resonate with the sentiment. Personally, I thought of the old saying, "Home is where your heart is." And these congresswomen certainly have their hearts someplace besides America. They regularly double down on Obama's, "Fundamentally" changing America. Even their own party is calling them out on their behavior.

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    July 14, 2019 4:30 p.m.

    Just when you think it can not possibly get any worse, Trump delivers.

    That is beyond sad.

  • Wasatch Al South Jordan, UT
    July 14, 2019 4:12 p.m.

    How long before our Utah representatives, state leaders, church leaders, even the Deseret News come out against the president’s racist remarks?

    Maybe he isn’t coming out against you right now, but that could change tomorrow if he decides to attack your heritage, ancestors, or your religion.

    He is already attacking your friends, neighbors, fellow church members. Are you next?

  • Sense&Sensibility Mesa, AZ
    July 14, 2019 3:54 p.m.

    @The Real Maverick — I love your screen name!

    Re: your comment — “I’d like [DN &] the top leaders of the church to speak out.“

    1) DN is speaking out by reporting these abhorrent comments & letting us know who is pushing back & conversely, who is silent.

    2) Top leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have spoken out about racism e.g.: Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley took this issue head on in a Sunday School Manual & Elder Ballard stated in a recent General Conference:

    “ We need to embrace God’s children compassionately and eliminate any prejudice including RACISM, SEXISM, and NATIONALISM.” [Caps added for emphasis].

    Getting back to your screen name, ‘Mavericks’ are what deceased Sen. John McCain [R] AZ called his supporters (& himself). I miss his him. Thankfully, his retired counterpart, Sen. Jeff Flake spoke out on Twitter reminding our president that “We’re all Americans.”

    I totally agree with you that as Americans, we must be brave & speak out. Here’s one last quote; this one from ‘The Maverick’ himself:

    “ We were born to love and we were born to have the courage for it. So be brave. The rest is easy.” — John McCain

  • one old man MSC, UT
    July 14, 2019 3:38 p.m.

    Fullypresent asks : "The moderates need to stand up to all the extremism."

    Agreed. But HOW? Moderates have absolutely no voice anywhere.

    United Utah Party is a good start here in Utah. But it needs to be expanded nationwide.

    Who out there has the knowledge -- and money -- to attempt to do that?

    I sure don't.

  • JaneB , 00
    July 14, 2019 3:31 p.m.

    Forget Trump. We know who he is. He's a white nationalist racist divider.

    GOP, who are you? Will you, at last, find your integrity? Will you find your last shred of decency, and denounce this?

    No. No you won't. How embarrassing for you.

  • JaneB , 00
    July 14, 2019 3:27 p.m.

    We all need to realize this is Trump's game. It's the only way he wins reelection. I read an article/study about how anger is the primary motivation for voters. It's not ideology, ideas, or character. It's all about who has the most angry voters. This is what Trump is going to do for the next year: -rip America apart even more. Think of how hateful our country has become in the last two years! This is Trump's legacy.

    Do not let him get away with it! Democrats, unfortunately, if you want to win, you have to find more angry voters than Trump. So sad.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    July 14, 2019 3:17 p.m.

    @ Fred44

    "Where are all you guys on the right to defend and explain this one away? I notice crickets from the Utah Delegation. I am sure Romney will speak up as he should and then you guys will all criticize him."

    That certainly seems to be the Utah Delegation's playbook and modus operandi, doesn't it?

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    July 14, 2019 2:52 p.m.

    Where are all you guys on the right to defend and explain this one away? I notice crickets from the Utah Delegation. I am sure Romney will speak up as he should and then you guys will all criticize him.

  • The Real Maverick Spanish Fork, UT
    July 14, 2019 2:47 p.m.

    Where are our own Utah Reps and Senators to condemn Trump’s racism?

    Senators Mike Lee and Mitt Romney. Where are you?
    Representatives Curtis, Bishop, and Stewart. Where are you?

    Dnews, as the conservative paper in this state, where are you? It would be nice if regulars like Boyd Matheson and Jay Evensen could write some pieces condemning both Trump’s racism and the inaction from our “representatives.” No more fluff and no more hit and run pieces on Obama or Clinton. Focus on your own party. Heck, I’d like the top leaders of the church to speak out. This is pretty abhorrent and completely deplorable behavior. And unless pressure is brought to our reps from influential parties in this state, I don’t see much changing.

    Remember, if we don’t stand up against bigotry now, who’ll stand up against Trump when he comes after us?

    Open a history book people and you’ll understand why this is so important.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    July 14, 2019 2:43 p.m.

    This seems to be the biggest part of the problem. We are letting the extremists in both parties try and run the country and the gov't. Trump fits in this category for the right. Cortez fits in this for the left.

    The majority of Americans are moderates. We need to consider this with elections and vote in moderates in both parties who can work together to pass needed legislation. This is where sanity lies.

    The moderates are not the ones fueling hate and intolerance. Or, doing all the name calling back and forth.

    It is the extremists who are obstructionists to getting anything accomplished. They are more invested in the fight and pushing extreme points of view than in successfully running the country and making reasonable policies and laws.

    The moderates need to stand up to all the extremism.

  • Raylan Givens SF, CA
    July 14, 2019 2:29 p.m.

    Waiting for Republicans to now step up and tell us what Americans look like. Just look in the mirror. Any civic group. Any church group. Any political group. They all need to tell this man that such racist comments only do harm to the very idea of a United States of America. This is white supremacy at its vile worst.

    This is only Donald Trump taking his anti-immigrant stance to the extreme, identifying all people of color as "foreign" and "invaders". It doesn't matter how long your family has been here, if your ancestors didn't come from Western Europe, you don't belong. If your family from Japan or Ghana has been here for 150 years and his only for 1 day, you become "foreign" in Trump's mind and he is American.

    For the guy who never stepped forward to serve his country when called, relying on a paid doctor's excuse of a bogus bone spur, Trump is in no position to say who is American and who is not. Tens of thousands of immigrant children and their descendents have served this nation bravely and many making the ultimate sacrifice, and Trump has the audacity to suggest they are not American?

  • Jim Chee Lahaina, HI
    July 14, 2019 2:15 p.m.

    If anything identifies Donald Trump as a racist and hostile to democratic ideals this is it. My own experience has had to deal with this kind of infantile behavior from a neighbor with whom I was having a dispute years ago when I was told to "go back to where you came from". A racist neighbor who could not accept that I was American born. In fact, I ams fourth generation American.

    My neighbor, an angry and resentful white man, assumed that since I didn't look like him, I was obviously not an American. Where I had been born and raised in San Francisco, received advanced degrees from a California university, I was not "equal" to him. This is the big problem with the rabid partisanship that Trump represents. Although I may look different, my devotion to this nation, my service to this nation has been never questioned by anyone. Yet, I realize there are those, including the president, who believe I don't belong.

    If there is anything that will mark this man as unfit for his position, it is his continued refusal to acknowledge people like me as Americans. We will always be "foreign" to him, "the other", upon whom all the ills of America can be blamed. Such divisiveness is abhorrent.

  • The Real Maverick Spanish Fork, UT
    July 14, 2019 1:46 p.m.

    Again, this is front page news for every other news outlet. Yet, on the dnews it’s buried. Why?

    Trump's bigotry is only getting worse due to Republicans not standing up for conservative principles or human principles of decency. Just look at our own reps: Curtis, Bishop, Stewart and Senators: Romney and Lee. None of them have spoken out against this racism. Why are they so silent? How will trump know that there’s a price to pay for this ugliness if Republicans are nothing more than whimpering lap dogs?

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    July 14, 2019 1:33 p.m.

    This is exactly how Hitler came to power.

    He started out with a right-wing idea and by the end of his dictatorship he was responsible for the deaths of;

    Jews: 6 million

    Soviet civilians:7 million

    Soviet prisoners of war: 3 million

    Non-Jewish Polish civilians: 1.8 million

    People with disabilities living in institutionsup to 250,000

    Roma (Gypsies): 220,000

    Jehovah's Witnesse: 1,900

    Repeat criminal offenders: 70,000

    German political opponents: 30,000

    German resistance activists: 40,000

    Homosexual: 10,000.

    Trump is escalating his rhetoric and his followers are loving it.

    It has to end NOW!

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    July 14, 2019 1:20 p.m.

    Just when he had Pelosi in a hole by agreeing with her about the four freshmen reps..... where she couldn't disagree with him.... he does a twitter rant that gives her a get out of jail card, by telling American citizens they need to go back and fix their own governments, then return and tell him how they did it. What a verbal chuckle head move.

    Trump fails to learn that sometimes you win by just shutting up. He keeps making the case that he has no self control. Washington may be a swamp... but Trump is the black hole of intelligence. He should learn from the old adage " Loose lips sink ships.... " and his lips seem to be made of rubber.

    The democrats keep shooting themselves.... he keeps making them look more sane. Crazy.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    July 14, 2019 1:17 p.m.

    The BEST thing that could happen to America is for trump to leave . . . .

    Make America Sane Again

  • furymouse Draper, UT
    July 14, 2019 1:11 p.m.

    So why is he telling Americans to leave America for trying to help America? Does he not know that they are American?

  • Daedalus, Stephen Arvada, CO
    July 14, 2019 12:32 p.m.

    Ah, the old go-back-to-where-ya-came-from slur.


    Trump began as a caricature of what a poor person thinks a rich person looks and acts like.

    Now Trump is nothing more than a caricature of what poor ignorant racists think rich ignorant racists look like.

  • Frozen Fractals Paducah, KY
    July 14, 2019 12:12 p.m.

    Three of the four were born in the United States of America. Trump's either shockingly humble at this moment (we do have a pretty corrupt in inept government...) or he's a racist, and nobody's buying the first option.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    July 14, 2019 11:55 a.m.


  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    July 14, 2019 11:25 a.m.

    There it is. There's the xenophobia and racism. Right out in the open.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    July 14, 2019 11:02 a.m.

    Trump, the son of an immigrant is a blatant racist. These are American citizens he's telling to leave.

  • GingerMarshall Brooklyn, OH
    July 14, 2019 11:02 a.m.

    Trump is demanding people who were born in the United States go back to where they came from.


    Trump is demanding brown-skinned women who were born in the United States go back to where they came from.

    This is white nationalism at its clearest.