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Kamala Harris Tells Rachel Maddow: Trump's Mass Deportation Threats on Twitter ‘Intentionally Is Trying to Create Fear'


Added 07-11-19 11:34:02pm EST - “Sen. Kamala Harris tells Rachel Maddow that, with his mass deportation threats on Twitter, Donald Trump 'intentionally is trying to create fear' in immigrants.” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Kamala Harris Tells Rachel Maddow: Mass Deportation Tweets by Trump 'Trying to Create Fear'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

On MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris slammed President Donald Trump’s Twitter “proclamations” and said that when he threatens mass deportations on social media he “intentionally is trying to create fear” among immigrant children and families.

Harris, who is enjoying a surge of support after her first 2020 Democratic debate performance, linked the president’s social media threats to a larger White House strategy to cultivate a nativist climate of fear through mass deportation raids, like those reportedly set to begin this weekend. Maddow also wondered if Trump’s bizarre press conference on Thursday, where he claimed victory on a census citizenship question that he in fact lost, was also part of this broader campaign to send an unmistakable signal to immigrants, regardless of legal or legislative roadblocks.

“Latino and immigrant communities have received the message that the census will be part of the way this administration wants to go after them and they should fear it and stay away from it and not respond,” Maddow said. “What do you think about that as a worry and what do you think about how to counteract it?

In her answer, Harris evoked Tweets like this one, where Trump threatened to deport “million of illegal aliens.”

Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people…….

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