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It’s all his fault. Who? Why President Trump, of course. And what is his fault? Why everything, don’t you know? And we’re not just talking school shootings or your garden-variety local hate crime. No, no. Now Donald J. Trump is to be blamed for all the human rights violations around the world. Or so says the arbiter of such things – Amnesty International.
In an audit of worldwide human rights, it appears the president’s travel ban, which was “transparently hateful,” started the ball rolling and it was all downhill from there.
Amnesty’s study of 159 locales around the world puts Mr. Trump’s travel ban right up there with Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing when it comes to the reason for human rights abuses. According to the report quoted in Time Magazine, “Trump has attacked the rights of women and girls, migrants and refugees and members of the LGBTI community since his inauguration on Jan. 20 last year.”
The foreword of the State of the World’s Human Rights report ripped into the president:
“Leaders of wealthy countries have continued to approach the global refugee crisis with a blend of evasion and outright callousness, regarding refugees not as human beings with rights but as problems to be deflected. The efforts of US President Donald Trump to ban entry to all citizens of several Muslim-majority countries based on their nationality was a transparently hateful move.”
And this is what set the tone for the likes of Duterte, Maduro, Putin, and Xi to do their dirty work. Amazing the power of POTUS! In fact, the right to freedom of assembly is “the exception rather than the rule.” Thus, Trump must take the blame for what’s going on in Angola, Chad, Ethiopia, Sudan, Togo, and many other places across the world.
But wait—there’s more. In Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Zambia, and Mauritania journalists, bloggers, and defenders of human rights are being oppressed. In Senegal, Ghana, Malawi, and Nigeria the rights of lesbians and gays and “intersex” people were violated with arrests, public shaming, and blatant discrimination. But it wasn’t just Africa who heard the president’s message – it was Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, and Venezuela. Surely this is all the president’s fault, too.
Think we’re making this stuff up? Here’s a direct quote from the Amnesty report:
“In the USA, President Trump wasted little time in putting his anti-rights rhetoric of discrimination and xenophobia into action, threatening a major rollback on justice and freedoms – including by signing a series of repressive executive orders that threatened the human rights of millions, at home and abroad.”
Then the report takes another broad swipe at the president in saying “massive grassroots and political opposition” took place in “an attempt to take away health care coverage from millions in the USA.” But they didn’t mention that it would be health care coverage that Americans could no longer afford due to a system imposed by the Obama administration that was broken beyond repair.
In their exhaustive 408-page report, Amnesty International let their true colors fly. They are a lefty organization beyond repair and have undermined their data with extreme leftist political rhetoric and pointed accusations at President Trump.
Let us all remember not to take anything they say to heart, now and forever more.