Teri Kanefield @Teri_Kanefield Author, lawyer (U.C. Berkeley). Books and articles, most recently cnn.com/. George Papadopoulos called me deluded. My threads are here: terikanefield-blog.com/ Aug. 09, 2019 2 min read

(Thread) The real danger

Hi, Tate.

I’d like to talk about two parts of your tweet: “enforce our laws,” and “safety of all Americans.”

Let’s start with “safety” part.

The 600+ arrested in Mississippi were taken from their place of employment . . .

1/ . . . where they were apparently working peacefully. 20 were juveniles, including a 14 year old.

Why do you think the companies hired them? And kept them working? Not because they pose a danger to Americans.

These working people are not a threat to the safety of Americans:

2/ You might not like them or want them, but they are not a risk to anyone's safety.

On the other hand, people like this, including the guy who walked into that Missouri Walmart heavily armed, are a danger all Americans (not just Americans with dark skin):

3/ You and your friends at Fox News, Breitbart, and other right wing media outlets are lying to your audiences.

You're telling them that an “invasion” of brown people is will harm “real” (meaning white) Americans.

4/ When you say these workers are a danger to the safety of all Americans, we know what you mean. You are afraid whites will become a minority.


Now let’s talk about enforcing the laws.

Do you mean all the laws? Do you want to go after all lawbreakers?

5/ . . . or do you want to exempt people who are rich, white and male?

Or just people whose last name is Trump?

This is not a complete list, but let's start with obstruction of justice.
 https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/07/24/mueller-all-confirmed-that-trump-committed-obstruction-justice/ 

6/ Or campaign finance violations?

Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer, is serving a sentence for a crime which, Cohen testified under oath, Trump participated in.

 https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/03/07/why-trump-probably-wont-get-trouble-campaign-finance-violations/?noredirect=on 

Are campaign finance laws on your list that you want enforced?

7/ How about bank fraud and insurance fraud?

Cohen also testified that Trump falsely inflated his net worth on financial documents:  https://www.newyorkupstate.com/buffalo-bills/2019/02/trump-inflated-worth-by-4-billion-in-bid-for-buffalo-bills-cohen-says.html 

Here’s where Cohen testified that Trump also committed insurance fraud:  https://www.c-span.org/video/?458125-1/michael-cohen-president-trump-he-racist-con-man-cheat 

8/ How about all that evidence that Trump cheated on his taxes:  https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-tax-schemes-fred-trump.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=291EEFF6283B2DB3F2DB6A250F03DD2D&gwt=pay&assetType=REGIWALL 

Wait, as long as we're on the subject of Trump's lawbreaking, should we take a quick look at the history of the Trump family, including their time as immigrants?

9/ Here you go. A brief history of the Trump family.

Had I but world enough and time, I could fill a 50-tweet thread with evidence of Trump lawbreaking, but I'll just give just one more example.

How do you feel about people who steal from charity?

10/ The NY Attorney General filed a lawsuit accusing the Trump Foundation (Trump, Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric) of “persistently illegal conduct” and “repeated and willful self-dealing transactions.”

You an read the petition here:  https://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/court_stamped_petition.pdf 

11/ If you don't like reading legal documents, I did a brief summary of the petition here:

Shall I go on? Or did I make my point?

End/

All my threads are also blog posts. You can see this one here:  https://terikanefield-blog.com/the-gop-racism-and-the-real-danger/ 


You can follow @Teri_Kanefield.



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