According to the Washington Post, Donald Trump is upset at being called a racist, so let’s keep calling him what he truly is — a verifiable racist. The truth stings…at least for most people.
Washington Post: “Being called a racist has infuriated Trump, gnawing at him in recent days as he lashes out — in tweets and in public comments — over the moniker, behavior his advisers and allies excuse as the natural reaction of anyone who does not consider himself a racist but is accused of being one.”
Let’s revisit some instances of Donald Trump’s racism:
- He and his father were sued for housing discrimination in the 1970s.
- He called for the death penalty for the Central Park 5 even after they were exonerated.
- He led the racist birther movement against Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign and demanded his college transcripts and passport application.
- Trump attacked black NFL players protesting police brutality and racism as “sons of bitches.”
- Called Africa, Haiti and black and brown majority countries “shithole countries.”
- He attacked civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis; called Rep. Maxine Waters a “low IQ” individual, and called Rep. Frederica Wilson as a “liar” after she called him out for his treatment of Gold Star widow Myeshia Johnson.
- He called for the shutdown of immigrants from Muslim countries.
- He launched his presidential campaign by calling Mexicans rapists, drug dealers and criminals.
- He attacked four lawmakers of color, telling them to go back to the “crime-infested places from which they came.”
- He attacked Rep. Elijah Cummings as a “racist” and a “thief.”
- He attacks majority black cities, including Baltimore are “rodent-infested places where no human being would want to live.”
- He called white supremacists who sparked the deadly hate-fueled Charlottesville riots as “very fine people.”
- He laughed when one of his Deplorables shouted that they should “shoot them” in reference to migrants crossing the Us-Mexico border.
- El Paso mass shooter Patrick Crusius regurgitated his talking points from his rallies in a hate-filled screed before he gunned down 22 people and injured dozens inside a Wal-Mart superstore.