Don Lemon of CNN splashed cold water on the faces of those few Americans who remain in denial and opened his show by saying, “The President Of The United States is racist.”
Lemon said, “The President of the United States is racist. A lot of us already knew that. Today president trump talking with lawmakers in the oval office, he said, why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here? You know who he did say he would welcome here? He said, the U.S. Should bring in people from more countries like Norway. Why do we need more Haitians, take them out? Those comments are friendly disgusting. There’s other language a would like to use, but we are on television. You know what, they’re not shocking. Not even really surprising, because this is who Donald Trump is. This is what he thinks. Apparently, we have to go through this repertoire every time he says something like this.”
The song and dance has gone way past tiresome. Democrats and every single sane American with eyes and ears will point out the obvious fact that Trump is a racist, while the Trump enablers and deniers will put on a face of concern while they quietly wait for the latest Trump induced storm to blow over.
It is time to go beyond pointing out the obvious. Any Republican who express concern, but does not condemn Trump’s remarks should be voted out of office. The reason why Republicans can continue to condemn Trump while winking at thier base is because there have been no consequences.
Voters have to make it clear that enabling Trump is just as bad as being Trump.
Don Lemon is right. Let’s move beyond this song and dance and put some real consequences for those who furrow their brows, but at the end of the day still stick with 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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