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Trump Just Got Called Out Over ‘Anti-Semitic’ Dog Whistle Attack On NBC’s Chuck Todd

In a continued escalation of his war on the press, President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked NBC’s Chuck Todd over Todd’s analysis of the planned summit between Trump and North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un. This time, however, Trump was called out for using coded, anti-semitic language to attack the NBC anchor.

“Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd of Fake News NBC just stated that we have given up so much in our negotiations with North Korea, and they have given up nothing. Wow, we haven’t given up anything & they have agreed to denuclearization (so great for World), site closure, & no more testing!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

Trump, of course, is incorrect on an important point: North Korea has not “agreed to denuclearization.”

Rather, Kim said Saturday that “under the proven condition of complete nuclear weapons, we no longer need any nuclear tests, mid-range and intercontinental ballistic rocket tests, and that the nuclear test site in northern area has also completed its mission,” according to CNN, which cited North Korea’s state-run news agency.

But Trump was criticized for more than just being incorrect.

The president has long been known for pandering to his white supremacist supporters to signal that he’s one of them and supports their distorted outlook of the world,

From his there are “some very fine people on both sides” comment after the neo-Nazis killed Heather Heyer, an innocent counterprotester at the racist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last year to his labeling of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers, Trump has often worn his xenophobia on his sleeve for all to see.

Sometimes, however, he hides his intentions more subtly, using references to “merit-based” immigration or crime-laden “inner cities” that trigger anti-immigrant and racist sentiments among his base who recognize the reflection of their own antipathy towards immigrants and people of color.

With that in mind, the president’s tweet this morning attacking “Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd of Fake News NBC” has raised accusations of coded anti-semitism from people who recognize the term as one of the distinguishing characteristics that the Nazis used to determine which Germans had Jewish ancestry.

Twitter user Stonekettle saw the president’s tweet and responded with an explanation that exposed the heinous and deceptive hidden message Trump may have sent his KKK devotees with his tweet.

He did his research and decoded the dog whistle for those of us not reading right-wing propaganda on a regular basis:

There’s not much more to add to Stonekettle’s analysis outside of a vehement agreement with his conclusion.


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