When Donald Trump was a teenager he hung a younger neighborhood boy out of a second-story window by his feet just to hear him scream. Since then, he has learned to order others to perform his cruel dirty work. He will even set two individuals against each other for his amusement, including his own children.
What will Trump do if he is unleashed with a second term?
From the first moments of his campaign, Donald Trump attacked Hispanic people, which has not abated. He flares his Bunsen burner temper at journalists, staff members, and anyone he thinks has disagreed with him. His White House has been terrified of mentioning “Russia” or its president “Vladimir Putin” to him.
Years earlier he took out full-page ads in The New York Times urging the execution of five young Black men who had been acquitted with DNA evidence of raping a woman.
Trump blames Black Americans for having “mainly themselves to blame in their struggle for equality.” He blames them for their problems, believing they are “hindered more by lack of initiative than societal impediments.”
He will call Jewish lawmakers, then mutter that Jews “are only in it for themselves” and “stick together.”
After a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Trump said:
‘We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence — On many sides, on many sides.’
Trump said about First Lady Melania Trump’s trip to Africa in 2018, that he “could never understand why she would want to go there.”
A former senior White House official said, as reported by The Washington Post:
‘He would say, ‘No one loves Black people more than me. [And he] wouldn’t need to say it. You let your actions speak.’
During his long three and one-half tenure as president:
‘[He has retreated from the front lines of civil rights, endangering decades of progress against voter suppression, housing discrimination and police misconduct.’
His immigration policies have been “designed to maximize trauma on Hispanic migrants:”
‘After rolling back regulations designed to encourage affordable housing for minorities, Trump declared himself the champion of the “Suburban Lifestyle Dream.” He ordered aides to revamp racial sensitivity training at federal agencies so that it no longer refers to “White privilege.”’
Professor of African American Studies at Emory University Carol Anderson compared Trump to President Andrew Johnson, a famous racist after the Civil War. The new president tried to walk back his predecessor Abraham Lincoln’s efforts. Johnson worked to help Southern Whites domination over Black people:
‘Johnson made it clear that he was really the president of a few people, not the American people. And Trump has done the same.’
Omarosa Manigault Newman, a rare Black employee in the White House, wrote a book about her experiences there:
‘[She described Trump as] a racist, misogynist, and bigot.’
Trump’s niece Mary L. Trump, a Ph.D. psychologist, described the family’s casual racism and saw him “using both anti-Semitic slurs as well as the n-word.”
The oldest and biggest neo-Nazi group on the Internet urged its members to mobilize:
‘If Trump doesn’t win this election, the police will be abolished and Blacks will come to your house and kill you and your family. This isn’t about politics anymore, it is about basic survival.’
Trump said at least five times recently:
‘I’ve done more for Black Americans than anybody with the possible exception of Abraham Lincoln.’
Several White House officials said, as if excusing his behavior that “his scorn is all-encompassing and therefore shouldn’t be construed as racist:”
‘This is a guy who abuses people in his cabinet, abuses four-star generals, abuses people who gave their life for this country, abuses civil servants. It’s not like he doesn’t abuse people that are White as well.’
White supremacist groups have been wary of a top Trump advisor Stephen Miller, who has been in charge of unforgivable immigration policies at the southern American border. The founder of the Stormfront website said:
‘Our side doesn’t consider him one of us — for obvious reasons. He’s kind of an odd choice to be the white nationalist in the White House.’
The president’s former personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen said in his book that Trump was:
‘[A] racist, a predator, a con man [and Trump said] “Tell me one country run by a Black person that isn’t a s—hole.”‘
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