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Trump's America: Where politics dictate definition of racism

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By CLAIRE GALOFARO and BILL BARROW

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Ah 'Dreary Eerie' - perfect example of one of 'Merica's mistakes by the lakes'.

From the town that brought you the 'Pizza Bomber'.

Recently voted the worst city in the country for black Americans.

www.usatoday.com/story/money/economy/2017/11/07/economic-disparity-worst-cities-black-americans/836606001/

A true bastion of bigotry induced blight.

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There's nothing new about "Racism" in the USA or in any other country where there is a mix of ethnicities existing side by side---and it's getting worse with so many countries having influxes of different races often to the detriment of the original inhabitants. Viz. Australian Aborigines, NZ Maoris---the list goes on.

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racist is the calling card of trump. I have never see a most horrible white man than trump.

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A very ill society has chosen a very ill POTUS. This is the nation that wants to rule the world and this is the president that is leading us into another war.

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racist is the calling card of trump. I have never see a most horrible white man than trump.

Good grief...

This is the nation that wants to rule the world

You're confusing the U.S. with China.

and this is the president that is leading us into another war.

Lessee... two and a half years in... no new wars... Iran shoots down a drone, Trump doesn't retaliate... pulling troops out of Syria and Afghanistan... shakes Kim Jong Un's hand for the third time and walks into North Korea with him...

Nope!

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@ Serrano = i agree

The amount of bashing Trump is getting from brainwash media tells me he must be doing something right

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Who is "brainwashing" the media?

Trump has reduced the WH political disccusions to gutter level and outbursts on Twitter at 4 am in the morning. This is not the dignity of the president or the Oval Office, not that Trump cares much about that.

So long as everyone is talking about Trump that's all he needs.

Certainly, many racial issues precede Trump's term of office and is unlikely to resolve any of them before his end.

Trump feeds off it all like the bottom feeder he is.

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Is Trump a racist - hard to tell what's in his heart...

Does he act like a racist and use racist language and code words - absolutely....

Does he use this racist language merely as a political tool or does he really believe it - again hard to tell....

But there is a trend;

1970s: He and his father were sued by the US govt in the 1970s for racial discrimination against African-Americans for refusing to rent to them.

1980s: Kip Brown, a former employee at Trump’s Castle, accused another one of Trump’s businesses of discrimination. “When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor,” Brown said. “It was the eighties, I was a teenager, but I remember it: They put us all in the back.”

1991: A book by John O’Donnell, former president of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, quoted Trump’s criticism of a black accountant: “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. … I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault, because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.” Trump at first denied the remarks, but later said in a 1997 Playboy interview that “the stuff O’Donnell wrote about me is probably true.”

1992: The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino had to pay a $200,000 fine because it transferred black and women dealers off tables to accommodate a big-time gambler’s prejudices.

2005: Trump publicly pitched what was essentially The Apprentice: White People vs. Black People. He said he “wasn’t particularly happy” with the most recent season of his show, so he was considering “an idea that is fairly controversial — creating a team of successful African Americans versus a team of successful whites. Whether people like that idea or not, it is somewhat reflective of our very vicious world.”

2011: Trump played a big role in pushing false rumors that Obama — the country’s first black president — was not born in the US. He even sent investigators to Hawaii to look into Obama’s birth certificate. Obama later released his birth certificate, calling Trump a ”carnival barker.” (The research has found a strong correlation between “birtherism,” as this conspiracy theory is called, and racism.) Trump has reportedly continued pushing this conspiracy theory in private.

2015: Trump launched his campaign in 2015 by calling Mexican immigrants “rapists” who are “bringing crime” and “bringing drugs” to the US. His campaign was largely built on building a wall to keep these immigrants out of the US.

And we have the "some are very fine people" comment on White Supremacists, the "rat infested" comments on Baltimore, the "go back to where you cam from" comments, etc., etc.....

Seems pretty easy to figure out to me....

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Article:

And again, the discussion was inspired by racial provocations from President Donald Trump. 

No need to read further ...

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Refusing to debate an issue is a major tactic of all the racists, misogynists and other assorted foaming at the mouth swivel eyed individuals out there. They say something on social media. You disagree and explain why. They call you names and then block you, many also use software that blanket blocks anyone who has the same outlook at you, so they don't even see opinions different to theirs. I've been blocked by peole I've never ever engaged with due to this software. Living in a echo chamber is a a malignancy that poisons the mind.

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I like them big, I like them small.

The truth is, I like them all!

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Is Trump a racist - hard to tell what's in his heart...

So let's let lincolnman tell us what's in Trump's heart...

*1970s:** He and his father were sued by the US govt in the 1970s for racial discrimination against African-Americans for refusing to rent to them.*

He was refusing to rent to those on welfare, blacks, whites, whoever.

*1980s:** Kip Brown, a former employee at Trump’s Castle, accused another one of Trump’s businesses of discrimination. “When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor,” Brown said. “It was the eighties, I was a teenager, but I remember it: They put us all in the back.”*

Well, if Kip Brown said it, it must be true! lol

And on this rant goes, without any proof that Trump actually ever said anything racist.

Meanwhile black support for Trump keeps rising. Anything over 20% and the Democrats lose 2020.

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And on this rant goes, without any proof that Trump actually ever said anything racist.

Meanwhile black support for Trump keeps rising. Anything over 20% and the Democrats lose 2020.

The truth stings, doesn't it...

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