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The Squad v the mob: that's what the 2020 election boils down to | Moustafa Baymoumi

All who fight to fulfill the ideals of the United States are in the Squad. And those ideals have never been in greater peril

So now we know what the 2020 election will look like. It will be the squad versus the mob. On one side is thoughtful and engaged criticism coupled with a progressive legislative agenda. On the other side is a dangerous throng spewing cheap insults, racist taunts, and explicit threats.

The four Democratic congresswomen known as the squad—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota— held a dignified news conference on Tuesday, responding to Trump’s racist attacks on them. The mob was in full force on Wednesday night, during a campaign rally staged by the president in Greenville, North Carolina. At that event, Trump shamelessly slandered the squad, labeling them “hate-filled extremists who are constantly trying to tear our country down.”

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