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Trump's Racist Fearmongering Is His Latest Scam: A Closer Look

Trump's Racist Fearmongering Is His Latest Scam: A Closer Look
-Republicans have done so little, and what they have done is so unpopular that their only strategy for the midterms is to make up a

racist

scam

to scare people. For more on this, it's time for "A

Closer

Look

." The one constant in Donald

Trump

's life from his earliest days in Manhattan real estate to now is that he is a

scam

artist. He literally sold

scam

products from a vitamin kit that was determined by a urine test to a

Trump

deodorant. And I have to say the last person I
trump s racist fearmongering is his latest scam a closer look
would buy deodorant from is Donald

Trump

. I mean,

look

at how sweaty he gets. Can you imagine the ad for that deodorant? "

Trump

deodorant. Always let 'em see you sweat." In fact, just this week, a new lawsuit was filed in Manhattan Federal Court accusing the

Trump

family of defrauding investors by selling them get-rich-quick schemes. -President

Trump

, three of his adult children, and their company are now facing a new lawsuit over allegedly conning consumers in a "systematic
fraud and pattern of racketeering." -The federal lawsuit was filed today in Manhattan, and it accuses

Trump

, his company, and three of his children of promoting get-rich-quick schemes that have harmed investors, and that includes a telecommunications marketing firm, the

Trump

Network, which marketed vitamins, and the

Trump

Institute, which offered real-estate seminars. -I can't believe

Trump

had an institute. I just assumed he escaped FROM an institute.

Trump

's been selling

scam

s his whole life. If he weren't president, he'd be selling counterfeit video games out of the back of his Camaro. "It's an Xbok. It's just as good." And like the grifter he is,

Trump

just makes stuff up off the top of his head to lure in gullible people. In a Fox interview this week, for example, he claimed he saved us from a war with North Korea that would have definitely happened if President Obama were still in office. -You have news out there that is so fake.
And I can do the greatest thing ever. North Korea as an example. We would have been going to war with North Korea. I think President Obama would have gone to war very -- If he had an extra year, he would be in right now a war with North Korea. -Oh, uh, I'm sorry. I was just dreaming about an extra year of Obama. I asked a team of computer scientists to estimate how much younger I'd

look

right now if Obama had been president for an extra year, and this is what they came up with. And
now as President

Trump

is just selling his supporters more

scam

products, he's replaced the vitamin kit and the deodorant with a Space Force and a border wall, things he'll never actually deliver. Just take the wall. It doesn't exist. It's never going to exist. So now

Trump

is sending troops to the border in a stunt and claiming that's just as good as a wall. -You're talking about 10,000, maybe 15,000 active-duty U.S. military to the border -- more than we have
fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan, more than we have fighting ISIS in Syria. You're really gonna do that? >> It's very important. We have to have a wall of people. -That's right -- the wall isn't made of bricks anymore. It's made of people. "Our amazing troops are going to the border where we will stack them on top of each other Tetris-style." Republicans... Republicans make stuff up because they can't defend their actual record. For example, the GOP
passed a healthcare bill in the House last year that would have stripped away protections for preexisting conditions, and it was massively unpopular. So now that they're running for re-election, they're just lying about it. -We can protect preexisting conditions. And you need to understand everyone agrees we're gonna protect preexisting conditions. -I am passionate about protecting people with preexisting conditions. -We will always protect Americans with preexisting conditions.
-Republicans will protect people with preexisting conditions far better than the Dems. -The president's healthcare plan that he's laid out covers preexisting conditions. -Okay, first, his plan doesn't cover preexisting conditions. Second, he doesn't have a plan. The House passed a bill last year. That plan failed in the Senate. And then we never heard about it again. Sarah Sanders managed to cram two lies into one sentence. She's like the Rick Steves of lying. "I'll
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show you how to pack two lies, a misdirection, and three evasive answers into a simple carry-on." Republicans don't want people thinking about their healthcare bill or the massive tax cut they gave to the wealthy, so that's why they're frantically spouting one

racist

idea after another. Like

Trump

's

latest

stunt over birthright citizenship, a right enshrined in the 14th Amendment. Automatic citizenship for anyone born in this country is the pillar of our post Civil War
attempt to build an inclusive democracy. And yet

Trump

claimed this week that he could just unilaterally change it through an executive order, something he obviously cannot do. >> It was always told to me that you needed a Constitutional amendment. Guess what. You don't. -You don't. -Number one, you don't need that. Number two -- -That's very much in dispute. -Well, you can definitely do it with an act of Congress. But now they're saying I can do it just with an
executive order. -Have you talked about that with counsel? -Yeah. I have. -So, where in the process -- -It's in the process. It'll happen. With an executive order. That's what you're talking about. I didn't think anybody knew that but me. I thought I was the only one. -Yeah, you thought you were the only one because it's crazy.

Trump

's like a guy who gets put in an insane asylum, and when his roommate says, "You know, the Statue of Liberty has been spying on
me,"

Trump

goes, "You too? I thought I was the only one." And now Republicans, who spent years paying lip service to the Constitution, have been twisting themselves in knots to align themselves with

Trump

-- like Texas senator Ted Cruz, who's fully embraced

Trump

in his tight re-election bid. When Cruz, a Constitutional lawyer, was asked about

Trump

's comments, he said, "I have long supported ending birthright citizenship. I would need to examine the legal arguments
behind an executive order, and I haven't seen those yet." So, there you go. Ted Cruz says he needs to

look

at the legal arguments. If only he had known this guy running for Senate back in 2011. -The 14th Amendment provides for birthright citizenship. I've

look

ed at the legal arguments against it, and I will tell you, as a Supreme Court litigator, those arguments are not very good. As much as someone may dislike the policy of birthright citizenship, it's in the U.S. Constitution.
-Wow. Somehow, Cruz lying is only the second-grossest thing about that clip after his hair. I mean,

look

how sweaty he is. Is he using

Trump

deodorant? All of this birthright citizenship talk is an extension of

Trump

's

latest

attempt to scare people about a migrant caravan heading toward our southern border. In reality, the caravan is a few thousand vulnerable people fleeing poverty and violence, who are still thousands of miles and months away if they even get here at all. But if you listen
to

Trump

, it's an imminent invasion full of criminals and terrorists. -At this very moment, large, well-organized caravans of migrants are marching toward our southern border. Some people call it an invasion. It's like an invasion. You're gonna find MS-13, you're gonna find Middle Eastern. You're gonna find everything. -These are some bad people coming through. These aren't babies. These aren't little angels coming into our country. It's actually mostly young
men and a lot of rough people. There's a lot of rough people, John. They're pushing the women right up into the front -- not good -- and they're pushing the few kids right up to the front. When you

look

at that caravan, and you

look

-- largely, very, you know, big percentage of men, young, strong. -He sounds like a Long Island divorcée trying to convince her friends to go out to a club. "There will be lots of men, young, strong. They love to travel." Of course, implying
trump s racist fearmongering is his latest scam a closer look
that they're young, strong men is just another

racist

dog whistle designed to scare people, and in doing that,

Trump

has had the help of a right-wing propaganda outlet that exists entirely for one purpose -- to disseminate his lies and whip its audience into a

racist

frenzy, and over the last few days, Fox News has gone into overdrive, telling people there might be more caravans and that those caravans might be spreading disease. -This is an invasion. This is an act of attacking the United
States' sovereignty. -This is a threatening, invading force that may well bash its way through our fence the way they did the Guatemalan fence. -What about diseases? I mean, there's a reason why you can't bring a kid to school unless he's inoculated. -They're coming in with diseases such as smallpox and leprosy and TB that are gonna infect our people in the United States. -Smallpox and leprosy? Where is this caravan coming from, medieval England? The last -- True story. The
last naturally occurring case of smallpox was in 1977. It really makes your scare-mongering a lot less convincing when the only diseases you can think of are from the "Oregon Trail." But the weirdest example of Fox spreading this

racist

hoax was a segment on Lou Dobbs' show on Monday. Dobbs might be Fox's most virulent conspiracy theorist. After mail bombs were sent to prominent Democrats, he called them fake. He's also been obsessively tracking the location of the caravan,
which, as we showed you last week, has sometimes given him pronunciation trouble. -The caravan of mostly Central American immigrants is now in the Mexican city of Wah-la-da tonight. -Now I just wanted to show you that to give you some context for this next clip. Dobbs had a guest on who floated a theory about the migrants spreading disease that was so crazy, even Dobbs couldn't go along with it. -We simply cannot tolerate the continued invasion of this country when Americans are suffering
every day. The national debt is exploding. We have diseases spreading across the country that are causing polio-like paralysis of our children. It's one thing after the other. -You can't very well blame that disease on illegal immigrants. We don't know the cause of it. I don't know that that's -- I don't think that's fair. A lot of, you know -- But there are plenty of reasons to keep this country secure, including -- including -- making sure that everyone is healthy
when they are brought into the country, without question, right? Is that fair? -That is fair. But that is part of the problem. We don't know where the diseases are coming from. - Well, that's -- You know what? I think, with that, we're going to leave it. -"Wah-da-la!" Lou Dobbs just had that moment that a lot of us had in our 20s. Remember, you're at a party at someone's house, and you

look

around, and you go, "Man, everybody at this party is an ass ."
And then you go, "Wait. I'm at this party." The caravan hysteria has spun so far out of control that Shepherd Smith actually had to

look

straight into the camera this week and reassure Fox viewers that they were not in danger. -The migrants, according to Fox News reporting, are more than two months away. If any of them actually come here. But tomorrow is one week before the midterm election, which is what all of this is about. There is no invasion. No one's coming to get you.
There's nothing at all to worry about. -Oh, my God. Fox News has gone so far off the rails that the only sane person who works there has to talk to viewers like children who accidentally saw a scary movie. "It's okay. There's nothing to worry about. The Babadook is not real..." "...and it is not coming to get you." And that's great. The only problem is, a few hours later, Sean Hannity comes on the same network and screams, "The Babadook is real, and
it's outside your house!" The caravan hysteria is a con designed to distract everyone while

Trump

and his cronies plunder the government for their own personal gain. That's a point Obama made over the weekend when he was campaigning in Wisconsin. -They're trying to convince everybody to be afraid of bunch of impoverished, malnourished refugees a thousand miles away. It's this group of folks, we don't even know where they are. They're way down there. That's the
biggest thing! And you know as soon as the election's over... Everybody will be like, "What? What happened? We were be being invaded? Where'd it go?" They're giving tax cuts out to billionaires. They don't want you to notice that. "

Look

,

look

,

look

! Over there!" They're sabotaging your healthcare. "No, wait!

Look

,

look

!" It's like a con, where a door-to-door salesman tries to sell you a security system while his buddy sneaks in the back,
takes all your stuff. It's like "Home Alone." You remember that movie? -Oh, my God. He's right. It is like "Home Alone." And

Trump

was in that, too.

Trump

's

racist

fear-mongering over immigration is the

latest

scam

from a guy who's been

scam

ming people his entire life. And he's right at home in the modern GOP. They're robbing you, and they're trying to distracting you while they do it. They're hoping you won't notice until it's too
late, and then you'll say... -What? W-What happened? -This has been "A

Closer

Look

."