Donald Trump Thinks the Trail of Tears Is Worth a Joke

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Here’s the latest from our commander-in-chief:

If you had asked me ten minutes ago, I would have sworn that Donald Trump had never heard of the Trail of Tears. But apparently he has. What’s more, he thinks that this episode in our obscene genocide of American natives is something worth joking about.

I suppose that by tomorrow Sarah Sanders will have invented some alternate story about why TRAIL is in all-caps, and then chastise us all for immediately thinking the worst of Trump and being so ultrasensitive about everything.

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Corrupt leaders the world over can (and will) try to shut down the truth, but when the truth has millions of people on its side, you can't keep it down for good. And there's no more powerful or urgent argument for your support of Mother Jones' journalism right now than that. We need to raise about $450,000 to hit our online fundraising budget in these next few months, so please read more from Monika and pitch in if you can.

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