Trump is a racist? What were your first 30 clues?
So the president of the United States is a racist. Wow. Who saw that coming? Frederick Douglass must be turning over on his couch.
This morning, Donald Trump made a two-days-too-late anti-Nazi statement that had all the credibility of an Iranian hostage video. It was a strong statement, to be sure, but there’s no way his tiny fingerprints were on it. Despite hating teleprompters, he read it off a teleprompter — because God forbid he go off script again. Chances are John Kelly had to write “Nazis = bad” on the inside of Trump’s arm so he wouldn’t screw it up.
Needless to say, if you’re just now finding out that Donald Trump is a racist, you’re a racist. If you still don’t think he’s a racist, there’s no hope left for you.
If you’d been paying attention at any point over the past, oh, 50 years, you’d already know Trump thinks that white is by far the best color in the crayon box.
Here were your first 30 clues:
He refused to disavow the KKK during a CNN interview in February 2016.
He claimed an American judge couldn’t fairly rule on his Trump University lawsuit because “he’s a Mexican.”
The Justice Department once sued him for refusing to rent his apartments to black people.
That whole five-year birther thing.
Tom Arnold claims he has a tape full of Apprentice outtakes in which Trump uses the n-word and says “every offensive, racist thing ever.”
He made Steve Bannon, who’s like a cross between David Duke and an animated toenail fungus from a pharmaceutical ad, one of his top advisors.
He made Michael Flynn, an extreme Islamophobe, his first national security advisor.
He made Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, who was denied a federal judgeship in 1986 for being too racist, attorney general.
He wants to breathe new life into the racist drug war …
… and step up drug-war property seizures …
The New Jersey Casino Control Commission imposed a $200,000 fine on his casino for removing a black dealer from a table when a high roller with alleged mob ties came in to gamble.
“When Mexico sends it people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”
He claimed he had a “great relationship with the blacks.”
He attacked a Muslim Gold Star family and then refused to apologize.
He once shouted, “Look at my African-American over here!”
After two Trump supporters brutally assaulted a homeless Hispanic man in Boston, Trump responded by saying his fans are “very passionate.”
He wants to ban millions of Muslims from our country.
He tweeted out a photo of himself and a taco bowl with the caption, “I love Hispanics.”
He continually calls a sitting U.S. senator “Pocahontas” to mock her claims that she’s part Native American.
He retweeted this racist message: “So true. Jeb Bush is crazy, who cares that he speaks Mexican, this is America, English !!"
He took out full-page ads attacking the (innocent) Central Park Five.
He still thinks they’re guilty, despite the DNA evidence that exonerated them.
He suggested that a Black Lives Matter protester who interrupted his speech “should have been roughed up.”
Regarding a Native American tribe that was running a casino in Connecticut, Trump told a congressional subcommittee, “They don't look like Indians to me, and they don't look like Indians to Indians.”
He once said, “A well-educated black man has a tremendous advantage over a well-educated white man in terms of the job market.“
According to the book Trumped, he once said, “Laziness is a trait in blacks.”
According to the same book, he also said, “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.”
And this is not a comprehensive list.
No wonder Trump thinks he’ll get 95 percent of the black vote in 2020.