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Racism, sexism, xenophobia, and more captured at Donald Trump rallies

'Build a wall—kill them all.'

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Published Aug 5, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 8:08 am CDT

BY  ASHLEY PARKERNICK CORASANITI, and ERICA BERENSTEIN

“Kill her.”

“Trump that bitch!”

“Build a wall—kill them all.”

New York Times reporters have spent over a year covering Donald J. Trump’s rallies, witnessing so many provocations and heated confrontations at them that the cumulative effect can be numbing: A sharp sting that quickly dulls from repetition.

But what struck us was the frequency with which some Trump supporters use coarse, vitriolic, even violent language—in the epithets they shout and chant, the signs they carry, the T-shirts they wear—a pattern not seen in connection with any other recent political candidate, in any party.

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*First Published: Aug 5, 2016, 7:30 am CDT