So this morning I woke up to find the entire NYT Editorial Board lined up against Donald Trump. In an article click-baited with the headline Mr. Trump Reopens the Wounds of a Hate Crime, they spewed venom and invective because Mr. Trump had the temerity to campaign at all, but especially in a neighborhood that had seen a crime against an undocumented alien some 8 years ago.
Donald Trump is scheduled to speak at a Republican Party fund-raiser on Thursday in Patchogue, a village on the south shore of Long Island, about 60 miles from Manhattan.
This is a wretched development, a disgraceful provocation by the Suffolk County Republicans and their chairman, John Jay LaValle, who invited him.
There is no place that should welcome Mr. Trump’s politics, but the choice of Patchogue is particularly repellent. Patchogue is where Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorean immigrant, was fatally stabbed in 2008 by a white teenager, one of a marauding gang of high school boys who had made a nighttime sport of assaulting Latino men. The Republicans will be toasting Mr. Trump in a dance hall called the Emporium, on the same street as the crime scene, steps away from where Mr. Lucero fell.
This is how tropes are built. It’s also an indication that they are severely rattled by something they aren’t saying in the article. The MSM, and especially the NYT does not usually draw such stark, straight lines directly to the object of their vitriol, and they usually try to offer a veneer of reasoning. Here they just throw up a one-line intro, and then basically start shrieking TRUMP HATES LATINOS! HE WANTS YOU DEAD!
Are they rattled because Trump is likely to get over 50% in New York, thus taking all the delegates? Are they rattled because Bernie is competitive with Hillary in NY and gaining on her in California? Is it because somebody was too cute by half in prompting Trump to run, thinking he’d be the perfect adversarial foil, and now internals show he might actually win if allowed to be the GOP candidate? Who knows? Probably some combination of all of the above, plus some other spooky shit we don’t know about. The New York pearl-clutchers are the worst. Always have been.
Fuck this shit. #GoTrump.
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