More Racist Attacks by Trump the Day After Apologizing for Racist Attacks


trump orange is the newstupid

It was Thursday, August 18th that Donald Trump smirked as he apologized for offensive remarks of the past.  My post yesterday suggested that Trump should apologize for his apology.

 

The day after the apology, Friday the 19th, Trump made more offensive remarks, for which even an apology would not be sufficient.  In his bigoted view of the world he said to Blacks in America:

What do you have to lose by trying something new, like Trump? You’re living in poverty. Your schools are no good. You have no jobs. Fifty-eight percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?”

He continued, “I will produce for the African-Americans. And the Democrats will not produce. All they’ve done is taken advantage of your vote. If you keep voting for the same people, you will keep getting exactly the same result.”

Before even providing the facts to show that Trump lied about statistics in America, notice the fact that Trump is making reference to people based on their skin color.  The fundamental observation is that when Trump refers to Blacks,he group all Blacks into one group, repeatedly referring to the “group” as “you” and”your”.    He then reveals his racist attitude that all Blacks are living in poverty.  Black children attend poor schools.  Blacks are unemployed.

The truth is that the majority of  Black Americans are not “living in poverty” .  The unemployment rate in the Black community is higher than that in the white community, as it has been since the Department of Labor started keeping track. Among young blacks, though, the figure is not 59 percent — unless (as PolitiFact noted) you consider, not the labor force, but every young black American, including high school students. Many young black high school students are unemployed. This isn’t a metric that Labor typically uses, for obvious reasons, but calculating the rates for young whites gives you about a 50% unemployment rate.

kkkcross burning

More importantly, Donald Trump’s history of bigotry results in the inevitable conclusion that even an apology would be insufficient to remediate his latest racist rants.  Consider:

  1.  Trump was president of Trump Management corp in 1973  when the Justice Department sued the Management corporation for racial discrimination.  The suit specifically alleged racial discrimination against Blacks.  The Justice Department alleged that Trump’s company was quoting different rental terms for blacks. The Justice Department also alleged that Trump’s management corporation lied to Blacks about apartments being unavailable.  Trump settled the case, agreeing not to discriminate in the future.  Years later the Justice Department had to file suit again for discrimination against Blacks.
  2. Trump’s casinos were fined $200,000 in 1992   as a result of the practice of removing Black dealers if a gambler requested it.
  3. At the Trump casinos, if Donald came to floor, managers would order all Blacks off the floor.
  4. Trump helped ensure the wrongful conviction of 5 Blacks in New York who were charged with rape of a Central Park jogger.  Trump was so personally willing to play judge and jury over these young Black men that he took out full page ads in 4 New York City newspapers calling for return of death penalty.  The five young black men served several years in prison before they were proved to have been wrongly convicted by DNA evidence.  Trump didn’t feel the need to apologize to them.
  5. It was Trump who made the Obama birth-certificate an issue in America.  To suggest that a Black American isn’t a citizen is un-American.

6.  Trump would not reject the endorsement of David Duke, the leader of the KKK.

7.  Trump called a Black employee “lazy” and said he probably couldn’t help it because laziness is a trait in Blacks.

trump racist two

The same day that Trump insulted Blacks in Michigan he made a stop in Louisiana to visit flood ravaged residents.  He could make that stop because he flew on his private jet.

trump plane louisina

trump plane one

It’s almost 1000 miles from Michigan to Louisiana and takes at least two hours of flying time.  The cost to Donald Trump to fly in his private jet to Louisiana was over $10,000.  Even though the Governor of Louisiana asked Trump not to come for a photo op, that’s just what he did.  The spokesman for Gov. John Bel Edwards, said:  “consider volunteering or making a sizable donation to the LA Flood Relief Fund to help the victims of this storm.”

Instead, Trump fastened his 24 ct gold plated seat belt ,in his private jet, and flew to Louisiana at a personal cost of over $10,000.  He didn’t make any donation to the relief fund.  The only volunteering he did was to help unload a truck for a photo op.  Unfortunately he’ll have to make another apology.  This time it will be to the people of Louisiana for giving them play-dough instead of food and fresh drinking water.

trump playdough louisiana

 

The worst flooding in the state occurred in Baton Rouge .  Over half of the residents of Baton Rouge are Black.  Trump toured in and around Baton Rouge.  Yet somehow he forgot to have his picture taken with any Black residents.

trump louisiana no black onetrump louisiana no black twoRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump tours the grounds of the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church in Greenwell Springs, La., Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, where they are distributing food and supplies to victims of the flood. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

 

6 thoughts on “More Racist Attacks by Trump the Day After Apologizing for Racist Attacks

Add yours

  1. Melania must be the happiest woman on the planet – she gets to go down on Donald whenever she wants a snack (not a meal), and she is subject to having him taste her muffin at his discretion.

    So lucky, Melania.

    Like

  2. And she is so blessed. The “carpet matches the curtains.”

    Just told my husband that “orange is the new stupid.”

    I get to clean up the garden fresh tomato chili!

    White carpet.

    Like

  3. What Trump, some of his supporters and advisers and some right-wing politicians, pundits, blog owners, etc don’t seem to understand is that stereotyping is very demeaning and won’t get us to vote for him or them. I do not fit into any of the categories he places all Black Americans into. I’ve never lived in poverty, never been unemployed, and never lived in the inner city in any state in the nation, and not only did I graduate high school, I earned a degree at the University of GA in three years. I then went on to attend several graduate schools and earned three more advanced degrees in education. After I completed undergraduate school at UGA, I was never unemployed until I retired from teaching high school in 2009. It is offensive for some on the right to stereotype Black Americans and describe us as being a monolithic group of persons when we aren’t. I can say without a doubt that I’m not the only black person I know who Trump’s stereotyping has pissed off. We don’t have a national platform which we can use to debunk his lies, so we’ll show up at the polls in November to vote against him and everything he represents. The type of divisive, lying, stereotyping and scapegoating that is Trump has no business taking up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in D.C.

    Like

    1. majiir,
      Wow…just wow! three advanced Degrees! I am totally impressed! I realize that what I love about blogging is that I don’t see you and don’t know the ethnicity or gender of many people leaving comments. When I write about my reaction to something that someone does that I perceive to be racist, I am glad to know that at least one person of that race is offended as well! Thanks for leaving the comment!

      Like

  4. Malia – Well, that didn’t take Trump long to open his mouth and insert a foot!
    Wonder if Trump donated the PlayDoh he and Pence were handing out to flood victims? Or, are those people part of his new team, Secret Service, US Marshals, or actors he hired? Looks like the same people who were disembarking from his plane are at the photo-ops. Trump is such a poser – he would have been more believable if he had been photographed handing out food and water or if he had put on boots and gloves and helped people haul dirty water soaked household items, garbage, and furnishings out of their homes. He would have been more believable if he had rolled up his sleeves and helped serve food at one of the many mobile cooking units or shelters. And, why is he visiting a predominately white neighborhood instead of visiting a non-white neighborhood and shaking hands with people of color? Because he is afraid! And, it is clear he surrounds himself with people just like him (old fat white men)!

    Like

    1. Sharon,
      It seems like he must have TRIED to get the photos made with only white people in them. With 50% of the population in Baton Rouge, you’d have to purposefully exclude Blacks!

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: