How racists like Donald Trump and Dylann Roof compare to one another.

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These quotes show the similarities between GOP Presidential Nominee Donald Trump and Charleston 9 shooter Dylann Roof. Roof’s comments were taken from his manifesto. Trump’s were taken from speeches and interviews he’s given, and from his advertisement against the Central Park Five — the five innocent young men that he advocated for executing based on his gut, not on facts. The grammatical errors by Roof have not been altered, nor have the quotes.

Donald Trump: They are not our friend, believe me…The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems…When Mexico sends its people, they are not sending their best. They are not sending you. They are sending people that have lots of problems, and they are bringing those problems to us. They are bringing drugs and they are bringing crime, and they’re rapists…Some, I assume are good people. But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we are getting.

Dylann Roof: Hispanics are obviously a huge problem for Americans. But there are good hispanics and bad hispanics…But they are still our enemies.

Donald Trump: According to Bill O’Reilly, 80% of all the shootings in New York City are blacks-if you add Hispanics, that figure goes to 98%. 1% white. Sadly, the overwhelming amount of violent crime in our major cities is committed by blacks and hispanics-a tough subject-must be discussed. When it comes to violent crime, and if we are going to solve the problem, we must stop being so politically correct-must tell it like it is!

Dylann Roof: Segregation was not a bad thing. It was a defensive measure. Segregation did not exist to hold back negroes. It existed to protect us from them. And I mean that in multiple ways. Not only did it protect us from having to interact with them, and from being physically harmed by them, but it protected us from being brought down to their level.

Donald Trump: At what point did we cross the line from the fine and noble pursuit of genuine civil liberties to the reckless and dangerously permissive atmosphere which allows criminals of every age to beat and rape a helpless woman and then laugh at her family’s anguish? And why do they laugh? They laugh because they know that soon, very soon, they will be returned to the streets to rape and maim and kill once again — and yet face no great personal risk to themselves…BRING BACK OUR DEATH PENALTY!

Dylann Roof: No, you’ve raped our women, and you are taking over the country … I have to do what I have to do.

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