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‘Go Back to Auschwitz’ and ‘Go Back to Africa’ Yelled Outside Trump Rally

‘It’s clear pattern of division and using race as a wedge, and using it as a strategic—that’s racism’

Jonathan Zalman
March 14, 2016

Welcome back to #TrumpWatch, where Tablet presents the daily low-lights of Donald Trump’s attempt to use the dark forces of bigotry to become President of the United States. Recently, these dark forces have been clear as day—or, more specifically, whatever the weather is like outside Trump rallies where his supporters appear to be proudly flinging out racist remarks like free advice.

On Saturday, outside Trump’s rally in Cleveland, MSBNC’s Tony Dokoupil recorded a Trump supporter yell “Go back to Africa” at a group of Black Lives Matter protesters. “If you’re in Africa first, go back to Africa,” the Trump supporter continued. “Black lives don’t matter to other inner city blacks. So fuck you.”

“Go back to Africa,” suggests camo-clad Trump supporter. Video:

— tonydokoupil (@tonydokoupil) March 12, 2016

At that same rally, another man yelled “Go back to Auschwitz, go back to fucking Auschwitz” to a group of protesters.

The original clip was deleted, so here’s a copy: Trump supporter yells “Go to Auschwitz. Go to fucking Auschwitz.”

— Yair Rosenberg (@Yair_Rosenberg) March 13, 2016

The day prior, Trump had cancelled his rally in Chicago.

Today, Trump is holding a rally in Tampa, Florida. Pastor Mark Burns, who on Sunday told a Trump rally crowd that the Obama administration had taken away the rights of Christians, began the rally with a speech and prayer. On Sunday, Burns told a crown in Bloomington, IL:

The liberal media… it’s horrible, it’s horrible, how they are trying their best, to make sure, you and I, focus on the race and our color and not the only true color that matters. There is no black person, there is no white person, there is no yellow person, there is no red person, there’s only green people. Green, is money. Green are jobs.

On Monday, Burns reportedly told the crowd at the Trump rally that Bernie Sanders had been “saved.”

Pastor Mark Burns, warming up Trump crowd, says of Bernie Sanders, who is Jewish: “Bernie got to get saved. He’s got to get Jesus.”

— Ryan Lizza (@RyanLizza) March 14, 2016

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio gets it. “It’s clear pattern of division and using race as a wedge, and using it as a strategic—that’s racism,” he said on CNN on Monday. “This the worst kind of racism. It’s cynical racism for his own political gain.”

The dark forces of bigotry surrounding Donald Trump are whirling, making American great again.

Jonathan Zalman is a writer and teacher based in Brooklyn.

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