Donald Trump isn’t trying to hide his racism anymore. When asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper if he would correct a supporter who asked a racist question about blacks, Trump said no.
Transcript via CNN:
TAPPER: But what if he had said, we have a — what if he had said, we have a problem in this world; it’s called blacks? Would you have said something then?
TRUMP: No. I would have probably just — I listened to his question.
I mean, who I am? I listened to his question. He made a question/probably statement, but I listened to his question, and I actually didn’t respond. This was the first time — because, over the weekend, as you know very well, because you covered it and your — and CNN covered it very well — but it was a very, very big subject.
And I said, this is the first time I have ever had a situation like this where I didn’t even say anything. So, it was a question that was asked in front of a totally packed house. Nobody thought much of it until the following couple of hours, when it came became a pretty big subject.
The only way that Trump’s intentions could be made more obvious would be if he changed his campaign logo to a burning cross. Donald Trump is the candidate of the racist element of the Republican Party. His entire campaign is based on prejudice and bigotry.
Trump is trying to expand his base by extending his bigotry towards blacks and Latinos to include Muslims. In Trump world, all Mexicans are rapists and all Muslims are terrorists.
The Republican frontrunner is making it clear that all forms of racism and bigotry are welcome in his campaign. When he promises to make America great again, what Trump is really talking about is putting a rich white man in the White House.
The ugly undercurrent of Trump’s claim that America isn’t great has always been a belief among many on the right that America stopped being great when a black man was elected to their White House.
Trump is being open about it. He wants the votes of people who hate blacks, Hispanics, gays, and Muslims. Those people can expect to be among friends, and they have found a voice for their hatred in Donald Trump.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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