Donald Trump is a racist. People are hesitant to level that charge, even while stating they disagree with one of his several racist comments, and we should be reluctant to slap that label on someone. But when you keep making racist comments you’re a racist. What does it take for Republicans and the press to finally realize Trump is a racist? Does he have to burn a cross at the GOP convention? Trump has gone beyond being merely insensitive and ignorant.
A lot of people accused George W. Bush of being a racist. He wasn’t. He just didn’t care about anyone except those with money. Trump doesn’t care about anyone but the rich, but he judges people by the color of their skin or their religion. He’s a hater.
Trump has a 1950’s view of race. He refers to other ethnic groups as “the Blacks” or “the Hispanics” all while saying he loves them. He believes posing with a taco bowl demonstrates his open mindedness. He refers to someone as “Pocahontas.” He points out an African-American at his rally as “my African-American,” which also points out there’s only one black person at a Trump rally. He wants to ban Muslims from entering the country. He accuses Mexican immigrants of being rapists and murderers though he assumes “some are good people.” He refuses to renounce white supremacists who endorse him and says he doesn’t know anything about them or David Duke, even though he has a history with them. Trump has investigated Obama’s birth place and questioned his legitimacy. He’s called upon Obama to release his college transcripts while not calling for any of his primary opponents to release their transcripts or even release his own. He recently tweeted a photo of black Trump supporters, which turned out to be false. After Black Lives Matters protesters were roughed up at one of his rallies Trump said “maybe they should have been roughed up.” When two white men assaulted a homeless Latino man, while shouting pro-Trump rhetoric, Trump stated that they were “passionate.” So were Emmett Till’s murderers
He labels an Indiana-born judge hearing his university case as a Mexican, but it’s OK to be a Mexican, just not a Mexican judge hearing a case where a white person is the plaintiff.
Isn’t it great that Trump thinks it’s OK if a person is a Mexican, as if there’s some choice in the matter? I’m sure I have left out an example of Trumps racism.
A lot of Trump surrogates will point out that Trump has hired minorities. Strom Thurmond used to sleep with black women and even fathered a child with one and he was still a racist. Who you know, marry, sleep with, do business with, is not a race get out of jail free card. The black-friend defense does not work anymore.
What Republicans need to ask themselves now is: How much integrity are you willing to sacrifice for politics? The same day that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said he would vote for Trump he had to distance himself from the nominee’s racist comments. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked at least three times by Chuck Todd on MSNBC on Sunday if Trump calling for a judge to be removed because of his race is racist. The only answer McConnell could give was that he disagreed with it. He couldn’t even say yes or no, which means yes and he’s a coward.
Republicans are looking at what’s best for their party, while this could end up destroying their party even if they win the White House. What they’re not looking at is what’s best for the country. Oh they hate Hillary. They hate Hillary so much they’ll elect an ignorant, blowhard, buffoonish, racist conman to the presidency. But hey, we stuck it to the Clintons.
Trump is a racist. Republicans and the press need to acknowledge it and take it from his own words. No talking points have to be created. The only group he hasn’t slurred yet are the Oompa Loompas and that’s only because they share his orangeness. Hopefully nobody takes that idea from me for a cartoon. Crap, I just got another Trump cartoon idea!
I hope that all those who are sacrificing principles for Trump are remembered for their cowardice and their willingness to sacrifice the nation. We should never forget where they stood when it was time to stand on the right side of history. I believe if I was very conservative and wanted extreme limitations for the federal government, I would still be more afraid of a Trump presidency than what Hillary Clinton will do to this country.
You can disagree with Hillary Clinton and not want her to become president without your supporting blatant racism, or even covert racism (though the covert part is fading).
By the way: If Trump wins the presidency he will be impeached. He already believes he’s above the law. How big is his head going to blow up after he’s president? What will he attempt to get away with while sitting in the Oval Office?
I am tired of drawing Trump so much. I’ve written that before. Yet I love drawing Trump cartoons. Is this what it’s like to be on crack? I love it. I hate it. I love it. I feel the need to send a note with this cartoon to all my newspapers that I’ll cover other subjects this week. Hey, that Tuesday primary should be interesting on the Democratic side. I still want to draw a cartoon on violence against Trump supporters.
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