Stoking Xenophobia

Utterly irresponsible.

Double points for not only stoking xenophobia but for using Gone with the Wind as an exemplar.

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  1. Ken_L says:

    Well at least he didn’t call for more movies like Birth of a Nation.

  2. An Interested Party says:

    Bette Midler had the best response to this…

    At his rally, #Trump complained about #Parasite winning the Oscar. I’m more upset that a parasite won the White House.

  3. CSK says:

    I have to hand it to Trump: No one, absolutely no one, knows better how to play to peoples’ worst instincts than he does.

  4. Joe says:

    @Ken_L: only because most of his base have never actually heard of Birth of a Nation or would watch a silent film.

  5. OzarkHillbilly says:

    trump is proof that white people are not supreme.

  6. gVOR08 says:

    Rs can run on policy. Or they can run on race. If you had their policies what would you do?

  7. Liberal Capitalist says:

    Did you see the reply?

    Four words is all it took for “Parasite” distributor Neon to snap back at Donald Trump after he mocked the Bong Joon Ho-directed movie for winning the Best Picture Oscar…. Neon wasted no time responding to Trump’s mockery on social media, writing in a caption: “Understandable, he can’t read.”

  8. PT says:

    It’s so weird and cringey watching him talk. About anything.

    And Parasite was pretty good

  9. CSK says:

    Trump’s actual favorite movie is Bloodsport, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

  10. gVOR08 says:

    @Ken_L: Birth of a Nation? Trump’s about my age, and even I’m not old enough to have seen Birth of a Nation. But I’ve heard of it, because I read. Neon, via @Liberal Capitalist: is probably right that Trump can’t read, which makes it unlikely he’s ever heard of Birth of a Nation.

    About 40 years ago my wife and I saw a re-release of Gone With the Wind in a theater. I was afraid we’d get thrown out for laughing in the wrong places. I fear most of the audience didn’t see how farcical it had become by that time.

  11. Gromitt Gunn says:

    Any opportunity to attempt to demean one of our traditional allies.