The ‘caravan’ of migrants is not a threat. But Trump would rather ignore real crises.

Once again, Trump uses xenophobia to whip up his base.

Hide your valuables! Safeguard your women! Flee for the hills! The Visigoths are at the gates. We’re all doomed!

That, roughly, is the message that President Trump conveyed this week with his incessant tweeting — hysterical, cowardly, inhumane and deranged in equal parts — about the “caravan” of Central American migrants making their way through Mexico toward the United States.

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