President Donald Trump's rally in North Carolina Wednesday night featured a variety of unsettling moments.
The President told a now-standard number of lies, but what stuck out the most was the horrifying chant that erupted from the crowd during the President's extended rant against Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN), a US citizen and former Somali refugee and one of the first Muslim women elected to congress.
As the President claimed she hated America and even baselessly implied allegiance to al-Qaeda, his sycophants in the stands began to chant:
"Send her back!"
A number of people were deeply disturbed at the xenophobic, racist cries that Trump and his gleeful supporters basked in, as the top searches on Merriam Webster's dictionary site indicated.
📈Tonight’s top searches, in order: racism, socialism, fascism, concentration camp, xenophobia, bigot— Merriam-Webster (@Merriam-Webster) 1563416105.0
While the search results don't call out Trump by name, it wasn't a coincidence that terms like "racism," "fascism" and "bigot" were among the most frequently searched.
@MerriamWebster I never expected the dictionary to chronicle our descent into madness. What a time to be alive.— Jeremy Ray Jenkins (@Jeremy Ray Jenkins) 1563416532.0
@MerriamWebster @JaxAlemany American Exceptionalism didn't make the cut huh?— Louis R. Bridgeman (@Louis R. Bridgeman) 1563417236.0
@MerriamWebster A red flag for humanity, for sure.— Mike P Williams (@Mike P Williams) 1563437341.0
@MerriamWebster And yet another subtle, yet sad, commentary on our current society. IMHO. 😎— AJ Phillips (@AJ Phillips) 1563416233.0
People had a pretty good idea whose picture should be next to most of the words.
@MerriamWebster @TrueFactsStated Is a picture of Trump next to all those words???— **SoCalGirl** (@**SoCalGirl**) 1563416733.0
@MerriamWebster The illustration for racist is a photo of Donald tRump.— Abby in Carolina (@Abby in Carolina) 1563421890.0
@MerriamWebster @WMM_podcast They all should have a picture next to the definitions.... https://t.co/x9MtHEwmrJ— Mitch Krebsbach (@Mitch Krebsbach) 1563420200.0
But even though the President's rally instilled fear in many, the searches—for some—brought a small degree of hope.
@MerriamWebster That gives me hope, actually. Thank you— Rosanna Landis Weaver (@Rosanna Landis Weaver) 1563416375.0
@MerriamWebster I'm going to willfully misconstrue this as something that gives me hope for the future.— v (@v) 1563417078.0
@MerriamWebster I sincerely hope that the people learning these words are REALLY learning...— Buttononthetop (@Buttononthetop) 1563416421.0
We shall see.
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