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News Monday, Sep 12 2016

Are We Surprised Racist Donald Trump Is Being Called Racist?

Sep 12, 2016

Donald Trump has built his reputation, and his campaign, on being overtly racist. Even this morning, Trump called Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” in a display that is the definition of racism. This weekend, Trump’s son and campaign advisor Don Jr. retweeted a racist picture depicting a white nationalist symbol, Pepe the Frog, as one of Trump’s posse. It’s the latest in a long line of Trump’s racism and mimicking neo-Nazi provocations:

  • He launched himself into the political sphere by questioning whether President Obama, the first African American nominee of a major party, was born in the U.S.
  • He began his candidacy by saying Mexico is sending their rapists, drugs, and criminals to the U.S.
  • He derogatorily told African Americans that they were being murdered and had no jobs in their communities.
  • He charged that a U.S. born judge of Mexican descent was prejudiced because of his heritage (while calling him Mexican).
  • He called Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas” because of her Native American heritage.
  • He refused to disavow a KKK grand wizard, David Duke.
  • He proposed a ban on all Muslims from entering the United States.
So is it any surprise that white supremacists, neo-Nazis, overt racists, and members of the Ku Klux Klan are supporting Donald Trump and vocally advocating for his campaign? It shouldn’t be.

Donald Trump’s own racist words on:

Trump On The President’s Birth Certificate:  “He May Have One But There Is Something On That Birth Certificate — Maybe Religion, Maybe It Says He’s A Muslim, I Don’t Know. Maybe He Doesn’t Want That. Or, He May Not Have One.”“”I have a birth certificate.  People have birth certificates. He doesn’t have a birth certificate. He may have one but there is something on that birth certificate — maybe religion, maybe it says he’s a Muslim, I don’t know. Maybe he doesn’t want that. Or, he may not have one.”  [“O’Reilly Factor,” Fox News, 3/30/11]

Trump:  “I’m Proud To Be” A Birther.  “I don’t feel heat; I think he’s got heat.  Look, he cannot give a birth certificate. You can, I can, I got one yesterday, it took me a day, 24 hours, I got one. A lot of the so called birthers, these are great people, these are really great American people. These are hard working, unbelievable, salt of the earth people. I’m proud to be, I mean I’m very proud of it.  I don’t like the term [birther]; I think it is a demeaning term to the people that believe that he should have a birth certificate, that some people believe he was not born in this country. And when people ask me that question I just can’t be sure because nobody knows.” [Laura Ingraham Show, 3/30/11]


Donald Trump On Immigrants:  “They’re Bring Drugs.  They’re Bringing Crime.  They’re Rapists.”  “The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems.  It’s true.  And these aren’t the best and the finest.  When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best.  They’re not sending you.  They’re not sending you.  They’re sending people that have lots of problems. They’re bringing those problems with us.  They’re bringing drugs.  They’re bringing crime.  They’re rapists – and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting.”  [Donald Trump, Presidential Campaign Announcement, New York, NY 6/16/15]

Trump:  “We Have Many Illegals In The Country And We Have To Get Them Out.” Lester Holt:  You’ve also promised to deport those that are in this country illegally.  Do you stand by that?  Donald Trump:  They can come back, yes.  They’re going to be deported.  We either have a country or we don’t.  We have many illegals in the country and we have to get them out and go through a process.”  [“Nightly News,” NBC, 5/4/16]

Donald Trump:  “I’ll Use The Word Anchor Baby.” Reporter: Anchor baby, that’s an offensive term, people find that hurtful. Donald Trump: You mean it’s not political correct and yet everybody uses it? Reporter:  Look it up in the dictionary, it’s offensive.  Trump: Give me a different term, give me a different term. What else would you like to say. Reporter: A child, an American born child of an undocumented immigrant.  Trump: You want me to say that, okay, I  use the word anchor baby. Excuse me, I’ll use the word anchor baby.”  [Donald Trump, Press Conference, Derry, NH, 8/19/15]

Trump:  “There’s A Hostility Toward Me By The Judge, Tremendous Hostility, Beyond Belief––I Believe He Happens To Be Spanish, Which Is Fine, He’s Hispanic.” “The judge should have thrown the case out on summary judgment. But because it was me and because there’s a hostility toward me by the judge, tremendous hostility, beyond belief––I believe he happens to be Spanish, which is fine, he’s Hispanic, which is fine, and we haven’t asked for a recusal, which we may do, but we have a judge who’s very hostile.”  [Donald Trump, Rally, Bentonville, AR, 2/27/16]

Trump:  The Judge “Happens To Be Mexican.”  “So what happens is the judge, who happens to be I believe Mexican, which is great, that’s fine. You know what? I think the Mexicans are going to end up loving Donald Trump when I give all these jobs okay? I think they’re going to end up. I think they’re going to love.”  [Donald Trump, Rally, San Diego, CA,5/27/16]


Trump: “You Can Go To War Zones In Countries That We’re Fighting And It’s Safer Than Living In Some Of Our Inner Cities.” “Our government has totally failed our African American friends, our Hispanic friends and the people of our country, period. The Democrats have failed completely in the inner cities. For those hurting the most – who have been failed and failed by their politicians year after year, failure after failure, worse numbers after worse numbers – poverty, rejection, horrible education. No housing, no homes, no ownership. Crime at levels that nobody’s seen. You can go to war zones in countries that we’re fighting and it’s safer than living in some of our inner cities.” [Donald Trump, Rally, Akron, OH, 8/22/16]

Trump Said That African American Youths Had “No Spirit.” If you look at black and African—you just take a look—and if you look at black and African-American youth, I mean to a point where they’ve just about never done more poorly; there’s no spirit, there’s killings on an hourly basis, virtually, in places like Baltimore and Chicago, certain sections of Chicago, and many other places that we could talk about, many other places.”  [Donald Trump, Press Gaggle, Linthicum, MD, 6/23/15]


Trump Refused To Condemn His Supporters Sending Anti-Semitic Threats To Reporter Julia Ioffe:  “I Don’t Have A Message To The Fans.  A Woman Wrote An Article That’s Inaccurate.”  Wolf Blitzer:  But the anti-Semitic death threats that have followed – Donald Trump:  Oh, I don’t know about that. I don’t know anything about that. You mean fans of mine? Blitzer:  Supposed fans of posting these very angry – but your message to these fans is?  Trump:  I don’t have a message to the fans.  A woman wrote an article that’s inaccurate.” [“Situation Room,” CNN, 5/4/16]

Trump To The RJC:  “I’m A Negotiator Like You Folks.”  “I’m a negotiator, like you folks.  […]  Is there anyone in this room who doesn’t negotiate deals?  Probably more than any room I’ve ever spoken.” [Donald Trump, Republican Jewish Coalition, Washington, DC, 12/3/15]


Trump Called Elizabeth Warren “The Indian.”  [Donald Trump, Press Conference, Washington, DC, 3/21/16]

Trump:  “We Have A Muslim Problem.”  “We have a Muslim problem.  We have an absolute Islamic – when you look at radical Islam, it’s a disaster worldwide.  I’m not just talking here, I’m talking worldwide.  You probably noticed about a couple months ago I was saying that Brussels is a hellhole.  The New York Times attacked me very viciously that I would make such a statement about a place and it turned out to be a hellhole and now I’m getting great credit for prognostication, for predicting.  I’ve made a lot of good predictions.  I know what’s happening.”  [Michael Koolidge Show, 3/29/16]

Donald Trump:  “I Watched When The World Trade Center Came Tumbling Down. And I Watched In Jersey City, New Jersey, Where Thousands And Thousands Of People Were Cheering As That Building Was Coming Down.”  “Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering.”  [Donald Trump, Rally, Birmingham, AL, 11/21/15]

Published: Sep 12, 2016

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