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El Paso Gunman’s Fear of a Migrant “Invasion” Echoes Donald Trump and Fox News

El Paso Gunman’s Fear of a Migrant “Invasion” Echoes Donald Trump and Fox News

Fox news spread sstory of invasionThe white supremacist who killed at least 22 people in El Paso,  Texas, on Saturday appears to have been driven by a racist conspiracy  theory — that the United States is under “invasion” by migrants and  asylum-seekers from Central America — which has been repeated again and  again on Fox News broadcasts and amplified by that network’s most  powerful viewer, President Donald Trump.

As a former Obama administration official, pointed out, it is hard to read even the first page of the suspected gunman’s manifesto,  about the supposed “Hispanic invasion” he aimed to repel, without  hearing echoes of the toxic rhetoric Trump absorbs from Fox News hosts  like Tucker Carlson and then passes on at rallies and in tweets.

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