Anti-Trump protests, racist attacks in the USA

This video from the USA says about itself:

11 November 2016

The voices behind #NotMyPresident continue to get stronger as thousands protest across the United States for the second night rejecting a Trump presidency.

From the (Conservative) Daily Telegraph in England:

Ku Klux Klan group plans North Carolina rally to celebrate Donald Trump’s election victory

By David Lawler, Washington

10 November 2016 • 9:27pm

The Ku Klux Klan has announced a “victory” parade in North Carolina following Donald Trump’s election as president.

The parade was announced by the Loyal White Knights, a KKK chapter based in the rural village of Pelham, and will take place in early December.

Trump‘s race united my people,” the announcement reads.

The same chapter held a protest in South Carolina last year after a Confederate Flag was removed from the state house grounds, according to the News & Observer, a local newspaper.

The planned rally would not be the first time the KKK and its supporters have aligned themselves with the president-elect.

The KKK‘s official newspaper endorsed Mr Trump during the election, and several prominent white supremacists have publicly praised him.

David Duke, a former Imperial Wizard of the hate group, called Mr Trump’s election “one of the most exciting nights of my life” and celebrated the fact that “our people” helped him defeat Hillary Clinton.

Mr Trump refused in February to disavow Mr Duke’s support, though he eventually did so. …

The Crusader newspaper, which calls itself the “premier voice of the white resistance”, published an article in support of Mr Trump one week before the election. …

The support for Mr Trump among white supremacists has been particularly fierce online. Many journalists and supporters of Mrs Clinton have been attacked by Trump supporters using racist or antisemitic language.

William Johnson, a prominent white nationalist, made robocalls in Utah in an attempt to aid Mr Trump. In the calls, Mr Johnson told voters that he believed Evan McMullin, an independent candidate, was a “closet homosexual“.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Trump’s Victory Sees Spike in Hate Crimes and Attacks on the LGBT Community

11 November 2016

Dow hits record high as Wall Street celebrates Trump victory: here.

From monster to Mr. President-Elect: Democrats grovel before Trump: here.

German media demands military buildup in response to US election: here.

On November 7, the administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte officially announced that Manila would continue the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) military basing deal with Washington, as well as most joint military exercises, but would discontinue naval and amphibious assault drills. The decision represents a reversal of previous statements made by Duterte that he would end the basing deal as part of his “separation” from the United States. The announcement was followed on Wednesday by Duterte’s enthusiastic hailing of the election of the Republican Donald Trump as the next US president: here.

11 thoughts on “Anti-Trump protests, racist attacks in the USA

  1. I did an interesting national poll, two days before the general election. The question was this: “If the Presidential candidates were Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump, for whom would you vote?”

    The results were: Sanders 56%, Trump 44%.

    That would have been the largest presidential victory since 1984 (Reagan vs. Mondale), and the largest Democratic victory since 1964 (Johnson vs. Goldwater).

    Bernie Sanders would have won more than 400 electoral votes. He would have swept every Atlantic state except South Carolina. He would have prevailed in every state bordering Mexico, including Texas, which the Democrats haven’t won since 1976.

    The crosstabs for the poll show that the difference would have been concentrated in the independent vote, with Sanders winning them by 10, instead of losing them by 17. Sanders also would have performed 38 points better than Secretary Clinton (relative to Trump) among voters who didn’t graduate from high school, and 39 points better among voters under the age of 30.

    Against Trump, Sanders would have done much better than Secretary Clinton – in fact, equally better — among both men and women. After the last such Democratic landslide, in 1964, the Democrats held 68 seats in the Senate (a filibuster-proof majority even under the old rules, which required 67 votes) and 295 seats in the House. Both were two-thirds majorities, large enough even to introduce constitutional amendments. A Sanders presidency would have been an opportunity to do good that would have even surpassed what we had in the 111th Congress, in 2009 and 2010.

    As we contemplate the dark days ahead, and then as we suffer through them, we Democrats should remember that it could have been entirely different. All we had to do was to elect a Progressive as President – just as a large majority of Americans really wanted.


    Rep. Alan Grayson


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