Trump Only Makes It Worse By Trying To Explain Why His Racism Doesn’t Make Him A Racist

Donald Trump confirmed his racism while he was trying to explain why he and his supporters aren’t racist.

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Trump said:

I have not seen Hillary Clinton’s remarks. And, in a sense, I don’t want to dignify them by dwelling on them too much, but a response is required for the sake of all decent voters she is trying to smear.

The news reports are that Hillary Clinton is going to try to accuse this campaign, and the millions of decent Americans who support this campaign, of being racists.

It’s the oldest play in the Democratic playbook.

When Democratic policies fail, they are left with only this one tired argument. It’s the last refuge of the discredited politician.

They keep going back to this same well, but the well has run dry.

So let me make some very clear statements before this whole country.

First, on the border. People who want their laws enforced and respected, and who want their border secured, are not racists. They are patriotic Americans of all backgrounds who want their jobs protected and their country kept safe. I will never apologize for pledging to enforce and uphold every single law of the United States, and to make my immigration priority defending and protecting American citizens above every other single consideration. We will end illegal immigration and we will restore the Constitutional rule of law.

Next, on national security. People who speak out against Radical Islam, and who warn about refugees, are not Islamophobes. They are decent American citizens who want to uphold our values as a tolerant society, and who want to keep the terrorists out of our country. If the choice is between saving lives – or appeasing politically-correct censors in Washington D.C., that is the easiest choice I will ever have to make. I will always choose saving American lives.

Now, on crime. People who support the police, and who want crime reduced, are not prejudiced. They are concerned and loving citizens whose hearts break every time an innocent child is lost to preventable violence. There is no compassion in tolerating crime, and poisonous drug dealing, and the killings in our streets. I will work to dismantle the criminal gangs and cartels and to liberate our poorest citizens from crime and violence and poverty and fear.

To Hillary Clinton, and to her donors and advisors, pushing her to spread her smears and her lies about decent people, I have three words. I want you to hear these words, and remember these words: Shame On You.

Trump’s defense of why isn’t a racist was loaded with racist stereotypes. On immigration, immigrants steal jobs and break the law. White people who don’t want brown people in their country are law and order patriots, not racists. Demonizing all Muslims is the way to keep America safe because all Muslims should be suspected of terrorism. Any person who doesn’t agree with Trump is being politically correct. Lastly, anyone who is concerned about police violence hates law enforcement and tolerates crime, which Trump suggested was committed by African-Americans and Hispanics.

Donald Trump’s explanations confirmed that he and his supporters are relying on and old racial biases and stereotypes to fuel his campaign.

Trump didn’t preemptively knock down Hillary Clinton’s speech. He confirmed it.