Monday, January 15, 2018

Trump is Racist

Is Trump racist? Yes! He's always been a racist! That's what his supporters love about him! That's what they voted for! If you look at everything he did in public life in New York City, you would have to conclude that he's a racist! That's what everyone was telling the American people during the 2016 election! That's what everyone was saying when Trump led the charge against President Barack Obama over his birth certificate!

Guess what? If John Lewis says you're a racist, you're a racist!

Sorry for all of the exclamation points, but of course he's racist! Why are we having this discussion?

And yet, here we go again:

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations.

"No, No. I'm not a racist," Trump said Sunday, after reporters asked him to respond to those who think he is. "I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed. That I can tell you."

Trump also denied making the statements attributed to him, but avoided the details of what he did or did not say.

"Did you see what various senators in the room said about my comments?" he asked, referring to lawmakers who were meeting with him in the Oval Office on Thursday when Trump is said to have made the comments. "They weren't made."

Trump stands accused of using "shithole" to describe African countries during an immigration meeting with a bipartisan group of six senators. The president, in the meeting, also questioned the need to admit more Haitians to the U.S., according to people who were briefed on the conversation but were not authorized to describe the meeting publicly.

Trump said in the meeting that he would prefer immigrants from countries like Norway instead.

The White House has not denied that Trump said "shithole" though Trump has already pushed back on some depictions of the meeting.

Get a load of the guy standing next to him. Is that what you signed up for, asshole? So that you could stand next to the President of the United States and hear all of that?

A better question might be--why the hell are you in West Palm Beach? The government is about to shut down, you've just been called a racist in public by important people for what seems like the hundredth time, and everyone in your administration is trying to find a lawyer who can protect them from severe legal jeopardy.

What kind of a president survives a week where it is revealed that he's been paying adult film stars to keep quiet about his adultery?

Everything is crazy and no one has any idea when this madness will end.

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