It’s 2017, and it’s starting to look like watching ugly racism and sexism bubble its way to the surface will become the norm for a little while, at least until Trump is inevitably impeached. For a shining example of this, Jim Fouts, the Mayor of Warren, MI, was recently caught on tape saying some truly nasty things, both about women and black folks. The clips have been posted online, courtesy of Motor City Muckraker.
‘Ya know blacks do look like chimpanzees I was watching this black woman with her daughter and they looked like two chimps. Their mouths were elongated, you know, duckish.’
At 74 years old, the vampiric-looking Fouts is old enough to be locked in some outdated old racist ways of thinking, but still not quite old enough to have completely succumbed to senility. So we can’t imagine what could have possessed him to say the following when the possibility of being recorded was present. Nonetheless, the recent SoundCloud uploads don’t lie.
Fouts was also captured giving us a glimpse into his dating life. It’s likely there aren’t many women of any age who will go anywhere near him after hearing this.
‘Think I want to date a f*cking 60-year-old hag? F*ck that shit. I’m not interested in any old ugly hag. I think after a certain age they are dried up, washed up burned out.’
The clips get worse, though. In the next one, Fouts has offered his colorful commentary on how age affects the opposite sex. It’s about as gross as you think it is.
‘They’re pussies when they are young. And when they get older, they’re just mean, hateful dried-up c*nts.’
As you might expect, these clips aren’t isolated incidents from the life of an otherwise decent and loving man. In December, Fouts was kicked off his weekly show on 910AM Radio Superstation after being caught on tape saying that disabled people “aren’t even human beings.”
Fouts reacted to the recordings by insisting that Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel forged the recordings, presumably in an attempt to discredit him. In a Facebook post back in December, he wrote,
‘This recording was not me! (he has the expertise available to him to electronically engineer it). This is a PHONY tape.’
It’s rather surprising that he’s not been offered a spot in Trump’s cabinet, honestly.
Featured image via screengrab/YouTube.