One way manipulation and racism works is by flipping the script.
When the U.S. border patrol actually kills Mexican migrants, Trump flips the script by using the words “killing us” as in Mexicans are killing us. I know he means it as a figure of speech, but the word play he uses is a constant manipulation of sentiment put into the public at large.
I love the Mexican people, but Mexico is not our friend. They’re killing us at the border and they’re killing us on jobs and trade. FIGHT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2015