Watch for the nod

Trump is pretending to disavow the “Send her back!” chanting at his Nürnberg rally Wednesday, and the media are helping him, but the disavowal is absurd. He stood there smirking while the MAGA hats chanted.

Trump attempted to distance himself from the racist chant on Thursday, saying “I wasn’t happy with that message that they gave last night.”

“It was quite a chant, and I felt a little bit badly about it. But I will say this, I did — and I started speaking very quickly. But it started up rather fast,” the president added.

However, as NPR’s Tamara Keith noted, “in reality, Trump stood there for 13 seconds as the chant continued, waiting for it to die down before he resumed his remarks.”

Stood there and smirked.

Watch it again.

Not only does he smirk, he also gives a little nod as the chanting gets going. It starts while he’s still talking, then he completes his sentence and gives a little nod as the chant gets louder. Like hell he disavows it.

Vox reports that in fact a member of his family prepped the audience to chant before the official start of the rally.

Trump’s ire is laser-focused on the lawmakers’ purported un-Americanness for inadequately loving the country in which they were born or, in Omar’s case, emigrated to. In fact, before the rally in North Carolina began, Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump led the crowd in a call-and-response chant, saying, “If you don’t love our country, the president said it, you can…” to which the crowd responded, “Leave.”

But he disavowed it later? Give me a break.

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