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Donald Trump. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP

Donald Trump. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP

Donald Trump. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP

US President Donald Trump has run a disgraceful and hysterical campaign vilifying illegal immigrants and refugees - two categories that appear indistinguishable to him. He doesn't have a positive word to say about any immigrants, even the legal ones. Most of his vitriol has focused on a caravan of a few thousand refugees fleeing Central American crime and poverty, which he calls an "invasion" of "criminals and gang members", necessitating a response from up to 15,000 US troops.

Even Fox News has rejected his notorious commercial falsely accusing Democrats of letting a criminal into the country. His son Donald Trump Jr echoes the language of white supremacists in accusing Senator Angus King of wanting to "repopulate Maine with Syrian and Somalian refugees".


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