“My ancestors fought and died on these lands. I just told them, ‘Don’t ask me that question,’” said the Navajo lawmaker.
It seems like President Donald Trump’s supporters breathe, eat and sleep racism. They don’t have any idea of what a diverse world looks like and make a point of troubling anyone who isn’t white.
Just recently, a group of Trump supporters protested against immigration at the Arizona Capitol and to make their point, they used the most cringe-worthy tactics. They reportedly used racist language against non-white or dark-skinned people, some of who were there to ask the Arizona Legislature to support immigration reforms.
The protesters were reportedly armed. They waved large flags in support of the commander-in-chief, standing between the state House and Senate buildings, as they asked everyone who crossed their path if they “support illegal immigration.”
‘Get out of the country!’: Navajo lawmaker harassed by Arizona Trump supporters accusing him of being here ‘illegally’
They also called some dark-skinned people “illegal” and told them to “go home.”
The lawmaker was asked if he was living in the United States “illegally.”
Descheenie was trying to help a young student who was being harassed by the Trump supporters when he got targeted himself.
“I’m indigenous to these lands,” said Descheenie. “My ancestors fought and died on these lands. I just told them, ‘Don’t ask me that question.’”
Policy advisors for state Senate Democrats, Lisette Flores and Selianna Robles, were also yelled at as they were passing die-heart Trump supporters to get lunch at a farmers market.
Seeing this situation, three white coworkers offered to escort Flores, Robles and Democratic staffer Dora Ramirez back to their offices, Robles said.
“We’re walking back, and they start yelling again, ‘Get out of the country.’ At that point, they pointed to Lisette, called her an illegal, and said, ‘Get out, go back home!’” Robles said. “But they pointed at Jane (Ahern), who works for the House, and they said, ‘No, you can stay.’”