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Surrogate Angels of Death—What to make of the First Lady holding the motherless child and youngest survivor of the El Paso massacre.

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  1. Algernon_Asimov Link
    I can't even begin to parse the cruel irony of this. Andre Anchondo was a child of Mexican immigrants: his brother describes their father as "very Mexican macho". One friend is quoted widely as...

    Your husband came from a family of Trump supporters.

    I can't even begin to parse the cruel irony of this. Andre Anchondo was a child of Mexican immigrants: his brother describes their father as "very Mexican macho". One friend is quoted widely as saying he "had recently turned his life around after struggles with drug dependence and run-ins with the law". If Donald Trump knew Andre, Trump would have assumed he was just another drug-dealing Mexican criminal - exactly the type of person he ranted about at rallies, and his justification for building The Wall.

    But Anchondo supported Trump.

    And Anchondo died as a result of Trump's hatred for people like him.

    That's horrible.

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    moonbathers Link
    I hope this picture is immortalized in history books so the entire world will remember how rotten to the core the United States is.

    I hope this picture is immortalized in history books so the entire world will remember how rotten to the core the United States is.

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    1. Algernon_Asimov Link Parent
      That depends what the text underneath the picture says: "US President and First Lady show their human side by comforting victims of a mass shooting." Pictures on their own are not always worth a...

      That depends what the text underneath the picture says: "US President and First Lady show their human side by comforting victims of a mass shooting."

      Pictures on their own are not always worth a thousand words. Sometimes you need a few actual words to contextualise the picture, such as this opinion piece.

      1 vote