The Human Rights Watch is saying that President-elect Donald Trump and his reign of orange terror is a threat to human rights.
They released a statement about it this week:
“His campaign floated proposals that would harm millions of people, including plans to engage in massive deportations of immigrants, to curtail women’s rights and media freedoms, and to use torture… Unless Trump repudiates these proposals, his administration risks committing massive rights violations in the US and shirking a longstanding, bipartisan belief, however imperfectly applied, in a rights-based foreign policy agenda.”
Trump’s sexist, racist, xenophobic campaign rhetoric was scary as well as sickening. He wants to bring back and double down on torture.
The group’s executive director, Kenneth Roth, said:
“Trump and various politicians in Europe seek power through appeals to racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and nativism. They all claim that the public accepts violations of human rights as supposedly necessary to secure jobs, avoid cultural change, or prevent terrorist attacks. In fact, disregard for human rights offers the likeliest route to tyranny.”
We will have to fight to keep our rights over the next four years. We’ve got to stop Trump from taking us back to 1955.
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