Opinion: Reuniting America Begins with Candid Conversations About Race

During the past few days I heard a lot about the N word. Unsurprisingly, Mary Trump acknowledged that was a word her uncle, the sitting president, used over the years.

Earlier on the day when Rachel Maddow interviewed Ms. Trump, I had the honor of conversing with Rodney Hurst, who, at age sixteen, organized a protest in Jacksonville, Florida that led to a day we know now as Axe Handle Saturday. That was in 1960. When I asked Mr. Hurst what white people could do to give Black people meaningful support today, he said several things, which I’ll get into shortly. He did say, importantly, that he wishes white people would stop using the “N” word and other slurs. read more

Trump Reacts to Niece’s Book: “I Am the Ultimate Member of The Book of the Month Club”

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President Donald Trump referred to himself as the “ultimate member of The Book of the Month Club” in his first official response to Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, a book by his niece, Mary Trump, that is already topping the bestseller lists.

“First I have lowlife dummy John Bolton, a war mongering fool, violating the law (he released massive amounts of Classified Information) and an NDA in order to build badly needed credibility and make a few dollars, which will all end up going to the government anyway,” he wrote, referencing his former national security adviser whose own book about his time in the White House has garnered plenty of headlines.

He then went after his niece, writing, “Next up is Mary Trump, a seldom seen niece who knows little about me, says untruthful things about my wonderful parents (who couldn’t stand her!) and me, and violated her NDA. She also broke the Law by givng [sic] out my Tax Returns.”

He added: “She’s a mess! Many books have been written about me, some good, some bad. Both happily and sadly, there will be more to come!”

I am the ultimate member of The Book of the Month Club. First I have lowlife dummy John Bolton, a war mongering fool, violating the law (he released massive amounts of Classified Information) and an NDA in order to build badly needed credibility and make a few dollars, which read more

The President’s Niece Says the Trump Family Often Used the N-Word and Anti-Semitic Expressions

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Mary Trump has claimed that members of her family commonly used racist slurs when she was growing up. She says this is partly to blame for Donald Trump’s own racism.

The President’s niece, who has written a book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, gave an interview to The Washington Post on Wednesday.

Trump said her uncle is “clearly racist” and that it stems in part from the Trump family’s regular use of racist slurs.

“It comes easily to him and he thinks it’s going to score him points with the only people who are continuing to support him,” she said.

She said her family had “a knee-jerk anti-Semitism, a knee-jerk racism.”

“Growing up, it was sort of normal to hear them use the n-word or use anti-Semitic expressions,” Mary Trump said.

“Homophobia was never an issue because nobody ever talked about gay people, well, until my grandmother called Elton John [a slur],” said Trump, who is gay.

Trump believes the U.S. government has become a “macro version of my incredibly dysfunctional family.”

President Trump has “an unerring instinct for finding people who are weaker than he is” but he’s also “eminently usable by people who are stronger and savvier than he is,” she said.

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