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Trump Campaign Uses Claims of Democratic 'Harassment' to Drum Up Money in Fundraising Email

June 26, 2018 in Blogs

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Conservatives are very upset that Sarah Sanders wasn't welcome at a restaurant.

President Donald Trump's campaign is trying to use the recent controversy around “civility” and protests of his staffers to squeeze donations out of his supporters.

In a fundraising email sent Tuesday evening with the subject line “Harassment,” the campaign portrayed the Trump administration as victims — even as it is essentially holding immigrant children hostage to push its legislative agenda.

The email read as follows:

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of a restaurant.

Kirstjen Neilsen was harassed in her own home.

Homeland Security Staffers have been warned of “increased threats” from the open borders mob.

…And now Democrat Maxine Waters is calling for MORE HARASSMENT of the Silent Majority. The Left is trying to bully and buy their way back into power. Not on my watch. I will always stand up for you.

The email is ridiculous for any number of reasons, but the attack on Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is the most absurd. She called for protests of people who work for Trump — not the “Silent Majority.”

It's not even clear who the “Silent Majority” is supposed to be — a majority of Americans disapprove of Trump, and millions more people voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 than for her opponent. And even if Trump supporters were in the majority, they're anything but “silent.”

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