Good Attempt, Trump, However You Are The Most Racist Individual In Each Room

Since Donald Trump treats the American presidency as if it had been an precise actuality TV present, we all know we’re in for some surprises each time a debate rolls round. And final week’s was no exception. Though the microphone muting lodging did present a bit extra decorum, the president was nonetheless his corrupt, compulsively mendacity self, which is strictly what we anticipated. (I imply, think about if he began telling the reality at this level?! I’m a failed businessman, tens of millions of {dollars} in debt. I don’t know what I’m doing and depend on a crew of individuals round me to stroke my ego simply so I can perform. I don’t care what number of People die of COVID so long as I get elected… That will actually flip this election on its head.)

However no, fact and information and science and accepting accountability aren’t a part of our president’s vocabulary, so, as predicted, the lies continued to stream at this debate.

And one particularly actually had us scratching our heads in disbelief.

When prompted by debate moderator Kristen Welker, a Black lady, to deal with racial strife in America, Donald Trump got here again with this quip: “I’m the least racist particular person on this room.”

Ummmm… what?

ICYMI (and we don’t blame you when you did), right here’s how this ridiculousness went down. “It’s a must to perceive, the primary time I ever heard of Black Lives Matter, they had been chanting, ‘Pigs in a blanket,’ speaking about police,” his response to Kristen Welker started (regardless of “pigs in a blanket” being related to BLM by no means in any respect). “So far as my relationships with all individuals, I believe I’ve nice relationships with all individuals. I’m the least racist particular person on this room.”

However wait, there’s extra. (There’s all the time extra, isn’t there?)

“I don’t know what to say,” his phrase salad continued. “I’ve felony justice reform finished, and jail reform, and alternatives, I took care of Black schools and universities. I don’t know what to say. They might say something. I imply, they might say something. It makes me unhappy. I’m the least racist particular person. I can’t even see the viewers, as a result of it’s so darkish, however I don’t care who’s within the viewers, I’m the least race in particular person on this room.”

This newest incoherent rambling proves that Donald Trump has no concept easy methods to defend himself almost about racism as a result of he is aware of that his whole platform is predicated on racism and bigotry. As a result of what do you say if you’ve deliberately fanned the flames of white supremacy to be able to win an election and also you’re backed right into a nook like this? It’s like if you catch your toddler consuming a cookie they aren’t imagined to have they usually attempt to deny it with an enormous chocolate smear on their face. They string a bunch of phrases collectively that truly say nothing in any respect, simply as our president did.

After all this query was powerful for him, as everybody is aware of Donald Trump is definitely the most racist particular person in any room, wherever. However for the few “Show to me he’s a racist!” Susans left on the market, let’s break it down with some examples of why, in reality, Donald Trump is a blatant, orange-faced bigot who loves three issues, and three issues solely: himself, his cash, and white individuals who make him more cash.

Nice Try, Trump, But You ARE The Most Racist Person In The Room (And In All Rooms, Really)
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1. His stance on immigration.

The cool factor about tv and social media is that after one thing is recorded, it’s not going to go away ever. So Trump’s horrific accusations that immigrants (particularly with darkish pores and skin) are “rapists” and “drug-dealers” who “all have AIDS” and are from “shit-hole nations”—lies he makes use of to justify his obsession with constructing a wall and separating households as a method to preserve them out—will ceaselessly tarnish the Trump marketing campaign and presidency. Immigrants have all the time been a definitive piece of the material of the USA, together with Trump’s ancestors, however these sorts of immigrants don’t hassle him. As a result of it’s not simply any individuals coming in to our nation that he dislikes. It’s individuals making an attempt to come back in to our nation with black or brown pores and skin that hassle him.

The reality is, this wealthy white man who’s accused by a number of ladies of sexual assault and rape himself desires to make America “nice once more” by making America whiter, as a result of to a racist and white supremacist — that’s what “nice” means. The remainder of us, who love the variety of America, know that the earlier this 2020 model of Adolf Hitler is gone, the higher — and solely then will we begin to be nice once more.

2. His refusal to sentence white supremacy.

What number of occasions have we seen over the previous few years white People do or say evil, racist issues and chant his identify whereas they do it? I’ve misplaced rely, however this viral video of an encounter in a San Diego Starbucks is the newest instance.

However that’s what occurs when our president refuses to denounce The Proud Boys (an brazenly misogynistic, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, violent, all-male group who’ve repeatedly endorsed his candidacy) in a presidential debate and as an alternative, addresses them immediately, telling them to “stand by.” Or when a Neo-Nazi drove right into a crowd individuals, killing one and injuring 19 others, he says, “You additionally had people who had been very fantastic individuals, on each side” and provides, “Like or not, Robert E. Lee was a fantastic common.”

When your president thrives on the love of his cult followers, together with Nazis and white supremacists, and takes zero measures to distance himself from or condemn their hate for Black People or Jewish People or immigrants or Muslims, he’s a racist. And because of this, his supporters do racist issues in his identify.

3. His tweets.

Maybe probably the most damning proof towards his claims of being the “least racist particular person within the room” is his personal Twitter feed. Right here, he tells 4 Congresswomen of shade to return to their “damaged and crime infested” nations, just because they dared to problem his insurance policies.

Or how in regards to the notorious tweet simply publish this summer season about how he’s defending suburban America from low revenue housing?

 

Or when he retweeted movies of racists shouting their assist for him whereas additionally shouting “White energy!” with the caption: “Thanks to the good individuals of The Villages.” (This retweet was later deleted.)

He doesn’t even attempt to disguise it, people. Donald Trump isn’t secretive about his bigotry—he’s allllll the way in which out of the closet, fueling the flames of hatred in cities and states throughout our nation together with his Twitter feed alone.

4. His hateful commentary in regards to the Central Park 5.

In 1989, Trisha Meili, a white feminine jogger was sexually assaulted in Central Park. A gaggle of 5 Black and Latino males had been wrongly accused and convicted of the crime, however had been later exonerated when Matias Reyes, who had already been convicted of homicide, confessed to attacking Meili. His confession was confirmed by DNA proof, that means the case towards the “Central Park 5” was closed.

Our racist president, nevertheless, who had taken out newspaper adverts years in the past calling for his or her execution, was unable to just accept this concrete, factual, scientific proof. As a result of he’d should admit that he was improper and perhaps apologize, which he’s confirmed time and time once more that he’s incapable of doing.

So whereas the remainder of the world feels regret for the unimaginable ache and struggling these 5 harmless males endured, Trump continues to be saying issues like “You’ve gotten individuals on each side of that” and “For those who have a look at a few of the prosecutors, they suppose that the town ought to by no means have settled that case. So we’ll go away it at that.”

Sure, there have been two sides, and one aspect has been confirmed improper by DNA proof. However when your predominant precedence is to execute harmless Black males and “BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY” you gained’t be swayed by foolish issues like scientific proof.

When pressed for an apology final yr, he, in fact, responded defensively. “Why would you carry that query up now? it’s an attention-grabbing time to carry it up,” he retorted to reporter April Ryan from American City Radio Networks.

Properly, for one, Netflix aired a documentary on the case, bringing it again into the general public eye in any case these years. However extra importantly, Mr. Trump, the nation has been reeling from racial violence that you simply’ve finished nothing however incite. So is that this an attention-grabbing time to carry up your option to take out an $85,000 advert calling for the deaths of 5 harmless males of shade? And for calling out your tweets like this one, from 2013, that known as these males who had been confirmed harmless of this crime “muggers”?

Sure, that is an attention-grabbing time to debate your racism. And an acceptable one. However as soon as once more, you deflect and by no means take possession and accountability, despite the fact that you’re the President of the USA. As soon as once more, you proceed to advertise racism and bigotry and “legislation and order” that unfairly targets these with darkish pores and skin. And also you additional show that you simply’re not a president for all People, however fairly, you’re a president for white People solely. (Particularly, those that feed your fragile ego.)

As a result of though we keep in mind you saying this in regards to the Central Park 5 (who’re harmless): “They need to be compelled to undergo and, once they kill, they need to be executed for his or her crimes. They have to function examples for his or her crimes. They have to function examples in order that others will suppose lengthy and onerous earlier than committing a criminal offense or an act of violence” … we don’t recall you ever saying the identical about white supremacists just like the Proud Boys who boast of their violence, or Neo-Nazis who drive into crowds of protestors, will we?

Hmmm.

5. His refusal to acknowledge the truth for Black People. 

As Joe Biden says, a president must characterize all of his individuals—a philosophy Donald Trump sadly doesn’t subscribe to. As proof continues to mount that even in 2020 (particularly in 2020), Black People face fixed violence and racism, typically by the hands of police, and infrequently within the identify of our president himself, Trump continues to disclaim any accountability. Because the BLM motion advocates for police reform and rallies for justice to be served for the deaths of unarmed Black males, ladies, and kids like Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Elijah McClain, our president gives no assist.

In truth, at a rally in September, he condemned the BLM group totally—a company dedicated to “a world the place Black lives are not systematically focused for demise” (which you’d suppose the U.S. president would need). As an alternative of supporting the work BLM is doing to make sure Black People have the precise to exist peacefully and obtain their desires and targets as all People deserve, he claimed that Black Lives Matter desires to “obtain destruction of the nuclear household” and “abolish the police, prisons, border safety, capitalism and faculty alternative”—which is unfaithful.

The Hill stories that he known as BLM “a Marxist, communist group that’s hurting the Black neighborhood” and, that at one level, “Trump referred to Black Lives Matter organizers as ‘fools’ — prompting cheers from the group.”

As an alternative of supporting a greater life for Black People, our president continues to name for “legislation and order!”—the identical system of racial oppression that enables for mass incarceration of Black males, unfair and violent arrests of individuals of shade, and the killing of Black People by the hands of police.

Maybe probably the most disturbing factor about having an overtly racist president is that so many People have been fooled into supporting him. And Trump is proud AF of getting away with it, too. In truth, when requested about Fox Information pulling certainly one of his marketing campaign adverts, as a result of even they deemed it too racist, his response? “We now have lots of adverts, they usually actually are efficient, primarily based on the numbers that we’re seeing.” As a result of that’s what issues, people. Successful. And he’s brazenly and deliberately utilizing racism to attempt to just do that.

In any case, as Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley said, “He’s, if nothing else, predictable.” Like all racists, he’s a bigot on a regular basis, each minute, of on daily basis. And when you vote for him, that’s the selection you’re making—to willingly solid your vote for probably the most racist president in historical past, and probably the most racist particular person within the room.

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