The scrutiny around Donald Trump’s former campaign officials, many of whom are still doing television appearances praising Trump and his disgusting policies and who more than likely expect to have jobs in the 2020 Trump presidential campaign if there is one, increases daily because of the endless falsehoods they spew and the racist and sexist attitudes they display.
On Fox News, David Bossie, former Trump Deputy Campaign Manager, telling a black panelist that he's "out of his cotton-picking mind." pic.twitter.com/wpoqHKbINw
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) June 24, 2018
After Corey Lewandowski lost jobs and money for mocking the story of a 10-year-old child with Down’s Syndrome being separated from her family after coming over the border seeking asylum by rolling his eyes and saying “womp womp,” former deputy campaign manager David Bossie decided he’d go on Fox News and say something equally offensive.
While appearing in a panel discussing the racist ideology of the right on Ed Henry’s Sunday show, Bossie demonstrated the very subject under discussion by telling Joel Payne, a Democratic strategist and black American, that he was out of his “cotton pickin’ mind.”
As anyone can imagine, that did not go over so well.
Bessie cannot now pull a Roseanne Barr and insist he wasn’t aware of Payne’s racial heritage, but what he and Trump’s supporters have said so far is that he didn’t intend the comment to be racist, but that’s exactly the problem. Somehow Trump supporters keep saying things that they say aren’t intentionally racist and then they go ahead and do it 100 more times.
As the old saying goes:
‘Once is a fluke. Twice is a coincidence. Three times is a pattern.’
These incidents passed their limit of two a long, long time ago. This is a pattern.
Twitter responded in great force to the disgusting comment. Read some of their thoughts below:
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