Donald Trump spent 5 years promoting a racist conspiracy theory that President Obama wasn’t born in the United States. Earlier this month, someone on Trump’s staff finally convinced him to begrudgingly say that Obama was born in the U.S. — but that doesn’t mean Trump believes it, and the way Trump’s essentially dodged questions on his birtherism since then suggests he probably still does.
Donald Trump hasn’t apologized for years of his racist birtherism, nor similarly for the broader, deep-seeded racism and moments of bigotry that have defined his campaign.
Here are just a few instances of flagrant racism and bigotry that Trump should — but refuses to — apologize for tonight:
Donald Trump is an unapologetic bigot and racist and he always has been. That’s why Trump has earned the enthusiastic support of white nationalists and why he’s never going to apologize for any of his racism — it’s who he is and what’s gotten him this far.