April 13, 2024
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NAZIs at CPAC that want to overthrow the government and kill democracy. You agree with this? If you do, SHAME ON YOU.

Far-right speaker tells CPAC attendees that his goal is to ‘overthrow’ democracy

Trump said something weird yesterday when he went to Texas. (To be fair, he says weird stuff almost every day but this was a head scratcher) Independent

The former president, speaking from Eagle Pass, Texas, wildly claimed that there were “millions of people from places unknown” coming into the US that “don’t speak languages”.

“Everybody I speak to says how horrible it is, nobody can explain to me how allowing millions of people from places unknown, from countries unknown, who don’t speak languages,” he said.

“We have languages coming into our country, nobody that speaks those languages. They’re truly foreign languages. Nobody speaks them.”

The national language of Mexico is Spanish. Census figures from 2019 showed that there were almost 42 million people that speak Spanish in US homes.

I suppose if you think that he’s not just raving, he’s trying to play to people’s fears of the unknown coming into the United States. But those comments are not only racist but completely dumb.

Washington Post

About those immigrating languages that ‘nobody speaks’

We should also stipulate that this doesn’t make any sense from a logical standpoint: It cannot be the case both that someone speaks a language and that no one speaks that language….

It is certainly possible that speakers of one of these less common languages might have come to the border with Mexico to seek entry to the United States. Mexico’s language mix is identified by the CIA as including “various Mayan, Nahuatl, and other regional languages.” But it is also true that fewer people speak less frequently spoken languages. Therefore, those people are less likely to arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border.

If they did so, though, there seem to be good odds that someone within the federal government (much less the broader population) would be able to understand what they’re saying.

The State Department has a division of translators who, “assisted by a corps of vetted contractors, offer their services in some 140 language combinations.” You can email them for help translating! Perhaps the Border Patrol is already familiar with this service.

P.S. Con man Trump never passes up an opportunity to fleece the cult faithful

hah “I even gave it a hug”. Now that’s some way to get DNA from that guy

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