Trump tried to hide by repeating his prepared remarks about love from the previous night, but eventually, the truth came out in Phoenix, as Trump started defending the Confederacy as part of our country and history, and condemned leaders who took down statues that celebrate slavery.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 23, 2017
Trump said, “They’re trying to take away our culture. They’re trying to take away our history, and our weak leaders, they do it overnight. These things have been there for a hundred and fifty years for a hundred years. You go back to a university, and it’s gone. Weak, weak people.”
Apparently, only strong people support white supremacy.
Trump tried to hide it. He tried to say that he wasn’t a racist. He tried to blame the media for giving a platform to racial hate groups, but at the end of the night, Trump couldn’t hold back. He had to let it out. He had to be himself, and what Donald Trump is showing himself to be is a president who is at best sympathetic to white supremacists. At worst, Trump is a racist. It was only a matter of time until Trump came unglued. He couldn’t keep up the charade.
No one is fooled by Trump. He is what he is, and what he is is a man who has built his entire political career on support from racists.
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.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association