Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, January 12, 2018

No one except Trump can know what Trump's private thoughts or motivations are. But the public record and his behavior are now abundantly clear. Donald Trump treats black people and Latinos differently than he treats white people. And that makes him a racist.

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Is it possible to defend some of his racially charged statements by pointing out that something other than race might explain them? Sure. Is it possible that he doesn't think of himself as a racist who views white people as superior to nonwhite people? Yes.

But the definition of a racist -- the textbook definition, as Paul Ryan might say -- is someone who treats some people better than others because of their race. Trump fits that definition many times over.

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Examples from the essay:

• Trump's real-estate company was sued twice by the federal government in the 1970s for discouraging the renting of apartments to African-Americans and preferring white tenants, such as "Jews and executives."

• In 1989, Trump took out ads in New York newspapers urging the death penalty for five black and Latino teenagers accused of raping a white woman in Central Park; he continued to argue that they were guilty as late as October 2016, more than 10 years after DNA evidence had exonerated them.

• He spent years claiming that the nation's first black president was born not in the United States but in Africa, an outright lie that Trump still has not acknowledged as such.

• He began his 2016 presidential campaign by disparaging Mexican immigrants as criminals and "rapists."

• He has retweeted white nationalists without apology.

• He frequently criticizes prominent African-Americans for being unpatriotic, ungrateful and disrespectful.

• He called some of those who marched alongside white supremacists in Charlottesville last August "very fine people."

• He is quick to highlight crimes committed by dark-skinned people, sometimes exaggerating or lying about it (such as a claim about growing crime from "radical Islamic terror" in Britain). He is very slow to decry hate crimes committed against dark-skinned people (such as the murder of an Indian man in Kansas last year).

• At the White House yesterday, Trump vulgarly called for less immigration from Haiti and Africa and more from Norway.


#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2018-01-12 08:36 AM | Reply

Trump is a racist, tell me something I didn't already know. Unfortunately about 35% of America is also racist and that's why they voted for him. You don't gain the support of the KKK, the Nazi Party and White Nationalists if you aren't one of them. I know folks who supported Trump in the election, they would absolutely deny they are racists, they can't admit to themselves what they are....but they are racists. Lots of white Americans cannot and do not even try to recognize their own racist tendencies, they consider themselves to be just good, open minded Americans. I know them, they aren't what they think they are. They are racists, they voted for Trump because not in spite of the fact that he is a racist. The same mentality was present when Adolf Hitler was elected as Chancellor, those Germans were nice people too.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-12 08:43 AM | Reply

Trump is a narcissistic, incompetent, vengeful, corrupt racist.
FTFY

#3 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-01-13 01:47 PM | Reply

You think?

#4 | Posted by fresno500 at 2018-01-13 09:41 PM | Reply

its all the left has-

NO SUBSTANCE.

you gonna have Maxine go against Donald in 2020? Bernie? lol.

Trump 2020

#yougotnothingbutnamecalling

#5 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2018-01-14 01:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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