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IMMIGRATION/RACISM/RELIGION/TEXAS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In recent years a number of Catholic bishops have denounced President Donald Trump’s immigration policies and harsh rhetoric toward immigrants and people of color. But one church leader went one step further, becoming likely the first Catholic bishop in the United States to publicly accuse Trump of racism. In a series of lacerating tweets, Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio, Texas, called the President ‘a very poor man’ and urged him to ‘stop hate and racism, starting with yourself’…Garcia-Siller’s tweets were reacting to the massacre of 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday [8-3-19]. The accused gunman is believed to have authored a racist, anti-immigrant document that laid out a dark vision of America overrun by Latinos. Some of the language in the manifesto reflects ideas from President Trump, Fox News and the modern Republican party. For example, the document warns of a ‘Hispanic invasion’ and says Democrats are using ‘open borders’ and ‘free healthcare for illegals’ to attract new voters.”

Daniel Burke, “A Catholic bishop in Texas is publicly accusing President Trump of racism,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, August 6, 2019 9:35 pm

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