After pretending he cared about earning the votes of African Americans, Donald Trump kicked a black man out of a rally in North Carolina on Wednesday, calling him a “thug” while doing so.
Protester escorted out of rally. Trump to protester: “Were you paid $1,500 to be a thug? Were you paid? You can get him out.” pic.twitter.com/jukUj4yuBH
— Bryan Anderson (@BryanRAnderson) October 26, 2016
Trump’s insulting and racially tinged rhetoric came hours after he was in Charlotte reaching out to the African-American community and promising a “new deal for black America” if elected president.
The Republican nominee has insulted African-American voters throughout much of the campaign, often calling their communities “hell” and claiming they only live in areas riddled with crime and crumbling schools.
Of course, in true Trump form, he didn’t just use tasteless rhetoric insulting to the African-American community at his rally. He also took a shot at Syrian refugees.
Trump in Kinston, NC: “The refugee program would leave us with generations of terrorism, radicalism and extremism inside our shores”
— Ashley Killough (@KilloughCNN) October 26, 2016
If you’re keeping score at home, African Americans who stand up to Trump’s offensive campaign message are “thugs” and Syrian refugees who come to the United States – in most cases women and children simply seeking a better life – are terrorists who will do damage to our country for “generations.”
A man who has such disdain for so many Americans has no business being President of the United States.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.