Invading Invaders Invasion: Should Trump Drop El Paso Shooter Manifesto Term?

A manifesto posted by the El Paso shooter echoes “invasion” rhetoric used by conservative media figures like Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Tucker Carlson, Pat Buchanan, Laura Ingraham and other FoxNews commentators — as well as by President Trump — to refer to illegal immigration. Trump and his echo-chamber acolytes should drop “invading,” “invaders,” and “invasion” — The New York Times suggests, to avoid the association with white nationalism. Regardless of your opinion of “the paper of record” might it be smart to de-couple right-wing rhetoric from that of crazed killers?

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