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Essential #Campaign2020 reading from @RonBrownstein on how the GOP is embracing Trump's nativism. The long-term consequences should be a focal point for all Democrats and explore/explain how the shake-up at DHS is a dangerous foreshadowing.

"The muted response to Trump’s DHS purge testifies to the decline of any coherent, structured resistance within the party to his overall course on immigration," @RonBrownstein warns, also explaining how little #GOP pushback there was on Trump's plan to shut down the border.
"Just over halfway through Trump’s first term, the only question left in the GOP is not whether to follow his lead toward greater hostility to immigrants and diversity, but how far and how fast to move along that track."

There is no GOP outrage over Trump's unbridled racism.
Brownstein explains that Trump has fundamentally changed the GOP electorate and tapped into inherent #racism among whites.
"Trump-style views on immigration and race dominate among both the party’s elected officials and its electoral coalition."
When Trump shutdown the government over The Wall, "just 12 Republicans in the Senate and 13 in the House voted to stop him."
And, notes Brownstein, Senate GOP just introduced legislation on April 10 to cut LEGAL immigration by HALF.
All of this is meant to keep America white.
This piece isn't just about immigration. The hearings on #whitesupremacy got little media attention, derailed as they were by Trump's surrogate, Candace Owens. So this is a critical piece.
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