Can you believe this is what we’re dealing with in 2018?
While talking to reporters at a dinner photo opportunity with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy in West Palm Beach, Florida, over the weekend, Trump responded when asked if he is a racist:
“No, I’m not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed.”
“I’m the least racist person you will ever interview” – Donald Trump insists, despite reports of his derogatory comments about immigrants from Haiti and Africa pic.twitter.com/gASoyK5Lax
— Sky News (@SkyNews) January 15, 2018
Ha. That is truly laughable.
To be sure, here’s a list of examples of Trump’s blatant racism that dates back to his time as a New York real-estate developer in the 1970s and ‘80s.
Follow along (below)!
— According to the federal government, Trump’s company gave preferential treatment to whites in order to avoid renting to African Americans.
— Trump reportedly criticized his black casino employees saying:
“Black guys counting my money! I hate it. … I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault, because laziness is a trait in blacks.”
— In the late ’80s, Trump took out a full page ad in the New York Times demanding the death penalty for five black and Latino teens accused of raping a white woman in Central Park. He continued to argue they were guilty, even after DNA evidence had exonerated them.
— On NBC in 1989, Trump said:
“I think sometimes a black may think they don’t have an advantage or this and that. I’ve said on one occasion, even about myself, if I were starting off today, I would love to be a well-educated black, because I really believe they do have an actual advantage.”
— During his presidential campaign, he called Mexican immigrants criminals and “rapists.”
— In December 2015, Trump called for a “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
— Trump once said a federal judge working on a lawsuit against Trump University was biased because of his Mexican heritage.
— In June 2017, Trump said thousands of recent immigrants from Haiti “all have AIDS.”
— Trump spent years spewing lies about Barack Obama‘s birth country, saying he was born in Kenya and not the United States.
— He is quick to point out crimes committed by dark-skinned people, and not those by white people.
— He called white supremacists rallying in Charlottesville “very fine people.”
— Trump has supported the likes of Roy Moore and Steve Bannon.
— Trump once referred to a Hispanic Miss Universe as “Miss Housekeeping.”
For more examples, if you need any, click on this well researched NYT piece by David Leonhardt and Ian Prasad Philbrick HERE.
This is the person who represents our country, y’all. Are U okay with this??
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[Image via CNN.]