“Donald Trump is a racist.” Five simple (and true) words. Republicans, in this post-truth landscape, have chosen to ignore this. But Democrats are calling it out from the mountaintops.
In a campaign ad for her run to become governor of South Carolina, Democrat Marguerite Willis straight-up tells it like it is:
‘There’s no doubt in my mind that Donald Trump is a racist. He’s a horrible racist. He’s the worst kind of racist, which is a racist who pretends he isn’t a racist.’
It’s easy to think that racism is cut and dried: if you don a Klan robe and promote violence against minorities, you are racist. If not, then you aren’t. But the truth is much more insidious. It turns out that you can claim to not be racist, and actually still be a racist.
Trump is well-versed in claiming to be:
‘[T]he least racist person you’ll ever meet.’
Does the least racist person say things like this?:
“The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.”
– Donald Trump https://t.co/rQkmG9jwYt
— LOLGOP? (@LOLGOP) March 8, 2018
Speaking of African-American casino employee, Trump once said: "i think the guy is lazy. And it's probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is. I believe that"
This is the very definition of racism Trump apologists cannot deny
— Chris F (@ChrisF4101) January 16, 2018
‘During that meeting, one of the members mentioned to Trump that welfare reform would be detrimental to her constituents— adding, “Not all of whom are black.” The president was incredulous. “Really? Then what are they?”‘
Willis’ mission is to defeat current Republican governor of South Carolina, Henry McMaster. McMaster (who has been found guilty of campaign finance violations) as a notable supporter of Trump. He gave a fawning nomination speech at the Republican National Convention.
When Willis criticizes the racism of Trump, she’s implicitly mentioning her opponent, who has come under fire for his racist actions. He refuses to leave his whites-only country club.
Lt. Gov Henry McMaster to remain in all-white country club | McClatchy …https://t.co/kuYF1gRd0x
SC Lt. Gov to remain in all-white country
— #MeTooBlackMaids (@massahouse) August 25, 2017
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