Donald Trump has officially given up trying to appear to be non-racist. Knowing that he has no chance of gaining any percentage of black American votes, he’s gone full racist in multiple tweets on Wednesday about plans to paint “Black Lives Matter” on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
At a moment of great civil unrest, Trump has done everything in his power to make a bad situation worse. In fact, even Republicans see that his handling of the George Floyd slaying and the resulting protests has been more harmful than presidential.
‘Almost 6 in 10 Republicans believe he has either increased tensions (29%) or are not sure (30%). That’s a finding the pollsters see as significant given how in lockstep Republicans have been with Trump on nearly everything.’
Trump repeatedly mentions the “pigs in a blanket chant,” which was said once by one group of Black Lives Matter protesters. That doesn’t mean that every protester for black rights feels the same any more than Trump supporters yelling “White Power!” means that every Trump supporter is in the KKK. Of course, when the president retweets that “White Power!” video, it means he’s supporting it. But “Black Lives Matter” is just a step too far for him to accept.
Yellow paint doesn’t really cost much and Trump’s main problem is that the sign will be painted in front of his beloved New York City Trump Tower. The sign couldn’t come at a better time or be placed in a better location.
Twitter had a lot to say about Trump’s attempts to deflect from the multiple incriminating stories about him. Read some of their comments below:
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