The American people were stunned last night to learn of a domestic terrorist attack in Portland, Oregon, where a white supremacist began harassing two Muslims on a public train before stabbing three bystanders who came to their defense, killing two of them.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to address the horrifying act, condemning the racism and sharing her condolences for the victims.
The White House, on the other hand, has not made any kind of statement or acknowledge the incident at all, a response in and of itself from an administration that openly fearmongers about the threat posed by Muslim extremists while enabling and excusing the acts of right-wing white supremacists.
Trump’s administration, staffed as it is by Islamophobes, white supremacists, Nazi sympathizers, Christian extremists and bigots of every type, has been stunningly explicit in its contempt for women, Muslims, Jews, Hispanics, gays, and black Americans.
From the anti-Muslim travel bans, the mass arrest and deportation of Hispanics, the refusal to condemn the bomb threats called into Jewish community centers, to referring to slaves as “immigrants,” and removing white supremacy groups from terror watch lists, it is obvious that the Trump administration is implementing an agenda of white supremacy and will do nothing to condemn or curtail the violence that such toxic sentiments inevitably provoke.
It could not be more obvious which of these politicians truly deserves to lead this nation.