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Donald Trump’s response to his fourth indictment in five months this week follows a strategy he has employed against legal and political opponents for years: relentless attacks, often steeped in language that is either overtly racist or coded in a way that appeals to racists. The former Republican president and 2024 nominee has repeatedly referred to race in his verbal broadsides. The New York and Georgia prosecutors who charged him with state crimes are black. The tendency to carry out such attacks is fueling both its base and security concerns among proponents who fear it may amplify the online message and incite violence.