Here’s why Donald Trump is horrifying, according to historians
- July 13, 2016
- Vicki Ruiz, Chicano/Latino studies and history Distinguished Professor, in The Huffington Post, July 13, 2016
Historians including David McCullough, Ken Burns, Robert Caro, Ron Chernow and Vicki Lynn Ruiz have all posted short videos explaining why Trump’s campaign is disturbing to a Facebook page called “Historians on Donald Trump.” … Ruiz, a professor of history at The University of California, Irvine, put Trump’s hateful rhetoric toward immigrants in the context of anti-immigrant attitudes of the 20th century. She explained how the Ku Klux Klan targeted Catholics − who were seen as “foreign agents” − in the 1920s and how Congress passed the Johnson-Reed Act, which imposed immigration quotas, in 1924.
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