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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 01:25 AM

You have to wonder if this is the last time the House will sit in judgment of Trump

The one thing we don’t need to debate in America is whether Donald Trump is a racist. He makes racist statements. He makes racist policy. He tweets racist tweets. He dog-whistles racist dog whistles. If dog whistling doesn’t quite get the job done, he tweets that four lefty congresswomen of color should go back to whatever — paraphrasing here — shithole country they came from, knowing or not knowing, it’s hard to know which, that three of the targeted women were born in America and the other arrived as a child refugee.

None of this is new. Trump began his presidency by trying to ban all visitors and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries. His journey to the presidency began by becoming the nation’s most prominent birther. Back in the day, he called for the Central Park Five to be executed. Upon their exoneration, he still believes they’re guilty.

Why does he believe they’re guilty? Ask yourself what a racist is. Try to come up with a way to explain why Trump doesn’t qualify. Remember Paul Ryan’s “textbook definition of racism” quote? Trump has written a new textbook. The Atlantic published an “oral history” of Trumpist racism, which could serve as a foreword to that book.

That’s not the worst of it. The worst of it is the GOP enablers who stand silent — most Republican lawmakers — or even defend him. They’re silenced out of fear of those who make up the Trump base, few of whom, let’s say, fit the long-past ideal of the Party of Lincoln. Or they’re silenced out of fear of Trump himself, who, as we know, holds a grudge.

Read more: https://www.coloradoindependent.com/2019/07/16/littwin-trump-racist-tweets-pelosi-house/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 03:07 AM

1. Recommeded

Perhaps this should be posted in the editorials forum since it pertains to national events.
Thanks for consolidating and posting, TT.

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Wed Jul 17, 2019, 03:22 AM

2. You're welcome. I'll go ahead and do that. nt

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