Trump’s Racist Comments Find Support In Montana

Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., tweeted in support of President Trump’s racist comments directed at four congresswomen earlier this week. President Trump’s racist tweets and comments are drawing support in Montana, where Trump won by 20 percentage points in the 2016 popular vote against Hillary Clinton. Sen. Steve Daines, Republican from Montana, tweeted in support of Trump on Monday, writing: “Montanans are sick and tired of listening to anti-American, anti-Semite, radical Democrats trash our country and our ideals. This is America. We’re the greatest country in the world. I stand with @realdonaldtrump.” In a tweet on Sunday, the president called for four freshmen Democratic House members to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” Trump’s series of tweets incorrectly states the women of color all came from other countries. Three were born in the United States, and all four are American citizens. Daines is running for re-election in 2020, and the Montana GOP featured his tweet in an fundraising email. Many Montanans who support Trump are joining Daines in standing with Trump. At Black Butte range in Billings, Mont., gunsmith Jerome Hall, a veteran who describes himself as a Trump supporter, says he thinks Trump’s tweets and the reaction to them were funny, not racist. “It just makes me giggle that everybody’s all up in arms about this,” he says. He doesn’t think Trump made a racial comment, rather one about the places these congresswomen represent.”Trump saying they need to go back to their country is pretty much him saying ‘go back to California, go back to New York,’ ” he says. He believes Trump may have misspoke and meant to say “state” instead of “country.”

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