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On March 16, 2016, Trump tweeted

On March 11, 2018 he repeated it: “Sleepy eyes Chuck Todd, he’s a sleeping son of a bitch,” the president said at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania.”

Sounded weird, right? Chuck Todd’s eyes aren’t particularly “sleepy.”

He is, however, Jewish.

Tonight, reading Stonkettle’s tweets, I learned “sleepy eyes” is an anti_Semitic slur:

Apparently, if you have the stomach to google “how to spot a Jew,” you’ll find places like Stormfront listing certain facial characteristics, such as nose, skull shape, and also “sleepy eyes.”

So there are three possibilities:

1. It’s a complete coincidence. (happening twice we know of)

2. Trump used it knowingly (because there are “good people on both sides”).

3. Trump unknowingly integrated it into his vocabulary from e.g., his father, his son, Bannon, Gorka or other anti-Semites he hung out with.

If the latter is the case, Stonekettle tweets:

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3 COMMENTS

  1. THERE IS NO CHRISTIAN COMPONENT TO TRUMP. THERE IS THE TREASONOUS PART THAT SHOULD BE ADDRESSED, AND IF THE CONGRESS DOESN’T, THEN RYAN AND MCCONNELL SHOULD BE SO CHARGED FIRST.

  2. Congress should step in and demand to trump to step down, we can’t tolerate a racist bigot in the highest office of the world and if congress won’t comply let’s unseat them when elections start

    • You’re just coming around to that? I decided that even before he announced he was “thinking” about running. So did most other people. We gotta shut down the Electoral College sooner than later. Learn from our mistakes, as we obviously haven’t yet, since the outmoded, unnecessary EC still exists.

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