US President Donald Trump has a very long personal history of racism, and now that he’s president he has greater tools at his disposal to act on his racist views, according to Myles Hoenig, an American political analyst and activist.
Trump has said he would “totally be willing” to shut down the federal government unless Congress authorizes $5 billion to fund his long-promised wall along the US-Mexico border.
In an interview with Politico published on Wednesday, Trump said the $5 billion request for funding the border would pay for a physical barrier alone, and that additional funding would be needed for other border security measures.
Trump also told the news outlet that he saw little need to work with Congress over immigration reforms to address the roughly 700,000 so-called Dreamers, young adults who were brought to the United States illegally as children.
Hoenig, a former Green Party candidate for Congress, told Press TV on…