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    Donald Trump Jr. compared immigrants to zoo animals in an Instagram post on the border wall

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    Donald Trump Jr. compared immigrants to zoo animals in an Instagram post on the border wall

    Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday compared immigrants to zoo animals in a controversial Instagram post regarding the wall his father wants to build along the US-Mexico border.

    Though the post does not appear on his main profile, a source close to Trump Jr. pointed out to INSIDER that it was shared via the Instagram story feature. It will delete after 24 hours.

    Trump Jr.'s post said, "You know why you can enjoy a day at the zoo? Because walls work."
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    Re: Donald Trump Jr. compared immigrants to zoo animals in an Instagram post on the border wall

    From that quote it looks to me like he was comparing walls with walls How did it come to this?

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    From that quote it looks to me like he was comparing walls with walls How did it come to this?
    Come to what?
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    Re: Donald Trump Jr. compared immigrants to zoo animals in an Instagram post on the border wall

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Come to what?
    You're a smart guy, do you really need to ask? Almost certainly Don Jr knew what he was doing, that a fatuous comment about the efficacy of walls would be pounced on by rabid critics if given even the tiniest hint of a sliver of anything which might be interpreted as 'racism'; accomplishing absolutely nothing to reduce anyone's opinion of the Trump family and agenda, but absolutely 'proving' to their supporters how irrational the hatred for Trump must be to stoop to such desperate grasping at straws.

    Not that I've followed too closely, but it seems that ever since Day One of his candidacy Trump has tried to deal with every scandal or criticism by throwing some other scrap of red meat to the media, some obnoxious remark stupid tweet, and a lot of the time it's worked. How did we come to the point where otherwise intelligent folk are not only STILL playing that game even when it's so obvious, but trying to make mountains out of molehills in order to do so? How did y'all let this president get so far into your heads?

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    Re: Donald Trump Jr. compared immigrants to zoo animals in an Instagram post on the border wall

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrae View Post
    You're a smart guy, do you really need to ask? Almost certainly Don Jr knew what he was doing, that a fatuous comment about the efficacy of walls would be pounced on by rabid critics if given even the tiniest hint of a sliver of anything which might be interpreted as 'racism'; accomplishing absolutely nothing to reduce anyone's opinion of the Trump family and agenda, but absolutely 'proving' to their supporters how irrational the hatred for Trump must be to stoop to such desperate grasping at straws.

    Not that I've followed too closely, but it seems that ever since Day One of his candidacy Trump has tried to deal with every scandal or criticism by throwing some other scrap of red meat to the media, some obnoxious remark stupid tweet, and a lot of the time it's worked. How did we come to the point where otherwise intelligent folk are not only STILL playing that game even when it's so obvious, but trying to make mountains out of molehills in order to do so? How did y'all let this president get so far into your heads?
    You say that his comment was both silly --ie fatuous-- and a deliberate attempt to stoke racial tension for political advantage.

    The fact that these tactics have proven to be an effective way for Trump to bolster his base is not trivial.
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    Re: Donald Trump Jr. compared immigrants to zoo animals in an Instagram post on the border wall

    Where does jr keep his chin?
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    Re: Donald Trump Jr. compared immigrants to zoo animals in an Instagram post on the border wall

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Like father, like son
    He was obviously comparing walls, not people or animals.
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    Re: Donald Trump Jr. compared immigrants to zoo animals in an Instagram post on the border wall

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
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    Lefties continue to go ape interpreting the harmless of statements of their perceived enemies to mean something evil. They are crooked, biased and hateful that way.

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    Re: Donald Trump Jr. compared immigrants to zoo animals in an Instagram post on the border wall

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrae View Post
    From that quote it looks to me like he was comparing walls with walls How did it come to this?
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    He was obviously comparing walls, not people or animals.
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    Lefties continue to go ape interpreting the harmless of statements of their perceived enemies to mean something evil. They are crooked, biased and hateful that way.
    Those are racist interpretations of his words. I believe only intentional ignorance could miss the problem with Jr's statement. In fact, pretending to not see it is a dog whistle. Those three posts each might as well be, "I'm a racist".

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    Re: Donald Trump Jr. compared immigrants to zoo animals in an Instagram post on the border wall

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Those are racist interpretations of his words. I believe only intentional ignorance could miss the problem with Jr's statement. In fact, pretending to not see it is a dog whistle. Those three posts each might as well be, "I'm a racist".
    Hold on a sec.

    His comment about enjoying a day at the zoo because there are walls suggests that on the other side of the wall there are dangerous animals that will attack you if there was no wall. It definitely is a comment that is derogatory about the danger the people on the other side bring.

    Keeping in mind that the people on the other side are mostly people running away from horrific conditions and that they include a large number of women and children, it certainly is a remark that is thoughtless and wrong. It is not a harmless statement but one that is deragatory.
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