And the president has used eugenics to appeal to his white supporters, telling a mostly white crowd in Minnesota they have “good genes.”
So when Trump urged the Proud Boys, a violent far-right group, to “stand back and stand by” at Black Lives Matter protests, it was another example of the incendiary rhetoric that has marked his presidency.
“You have good genes.
You have good genes in Minnesota.”Minnesota is 80% white but has the highest number of refugees per capita of any state.
“Today, Trump can say ‘gene’ – that some have ‘good genes’ – and it is implying superiority.