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Fri Aug 19, 2016, 02:20 PM

Trump: "Laziness is a trait in blacks. . . .it's not anything they can control."

http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/trump-thinks-black-people-are-lazy

John O’Donnell, who was president of the Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino and later wrote a memoir about his experience, said Trump blamed financial difficulties partly on African American accountants.

“I’ve got black accountants at Trump Castle and at Trump Plaza — black guys counting my money!” O’Donnell’s book quoted Trump as saying. “I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. Those are the kind of people I want counting my money. Nobody else. . . . Besides that, I’ve got to tell you something else. I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is; I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.”

Of course, Trump hasn’t read O’Donnell’s book, because Donald Trump doesn't read.​ But he did give an interview.

Trump told Playboy magazine that O’Donnell’s memoir was “probably true.”

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Reply Trump: "Laziness is a trait in blacks. . . .it's not anything they can control." (Original post)
pnwmom Aug 2016 OP
True Dough Aug 2016 #1
Angry Dragon Aug 2016 #4
calimary Aug 2016 #14
Saviolo Aug 2016 #21
whatthehey Aug 2016 #2
Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2016 #3
Runningdawg Aug 2016 #5
Buckeye_Democrat Aug 2016 #6
ailsagirl Aug 2016 #8
Name removed Aug 2016 #11
msongs Aug 2016 #7
pnwmom Aug 2016 #9
juxtaposed Aug 2016 #12
Orsino Aug 2016 #10
klook Aug 2016 #13
workinclasszero Aug 2016 #15
Iggo Aug 2016 #16
DinahMoeHum Aug 2016 #17
nvme Aug 2016 #18
jtuck004 Aug 2016 #19
pnwmom Aug 2016 #22
saidsimplesimon Aug 2016 #20
sakabatou Aug 2016 #23
Efilroft Sul Aug 2016 #24
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 2016 #25
napkinz Aug 2016 #26
uponit7771 Aug 2016 #27

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 02:22 PM

1. Stupidity is a trait in Republicans

And Donny Trump embodies it.

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Response to True Dough (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 02:30 PM

4. Stupidity is not the problem ......... they just do not like facts

and if they ever run across one they twist it so much that one could not find it

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 04:07 PM

14. With this bunch, it's usually WILLFUL stupidity.

They don't care about facts, because the facts are often contrary to what they WANT to think or believe or stand by.

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Response to calimary (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 04:48 PM

21. Maybe we should change what GOP stands for

to the Great Obstinate Party!

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 02:25 PM

2. And bringing this up would just increase his turnout

Anybody who would be put off by such garbage is already voting against him, because Trump's provided so many similar examples of his own. But to the racist base this will be further glorification of his consistency in "telling it like it is" and proof, to them, he's not just running to jack up his alt-right cred for future media ventures.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 02:28 PM

3. Laziness can be the result of no hope.

Whether it's real or imagined, people generally won't work as hard if they're convinced it will get them nowhere.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 02:31 PM

5. Donald Trump does not read...

Someone finally saw it the way I see it. Now don't get me wrong, I don't hold it against people who can't read. My mother couldn't read. Watching her struggle is like watching Trump use the teleprompter. They both used their hands and Trump uses his in the same way my mother might have if she were reading a sign in public. She points to the words in the air and sounds them out slowly, in a monotone.
But he MUST be able to read! He's a very successful business man! My mother was a CPA for a major bank, she was brilliant with money. She taught a Sunday school class by memorizing the words I wrote down for her. No one outside the family knew.
In a nut shell (no pun intended) Trump is illiterate.

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Response to Runningdawg (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 02:33 PM

6. That would help explain his biographers...

... saying that he never read books.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 02:38 PM

7. amazing that author could remember so many words in an exact quote. is there a recording or video of

him saying this?

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Response to msongs (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 02:47 PM

9. I doubt it. But the writer might have kept a daily journal. Many writers do.

In any case, Trump didn't dispute the quote, when he was asked about it.

And he HAS said in a public speech to a largely Jewish audience that he's like them because they're negotiators -- another related stereotype.

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Response to msongs (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 03:07 PM

12. i think it was written in 1991? Not much video or recording back then, just recollection.

 

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 02:56 PM

10. Laziness is a trait in Trump. It's not anything he's ever had to control. n/t

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Response to Orsino (Reply #10)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 04:04 PM

13. Exactly my thought

This indolent sloth is calling people lazy??

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 04:09 PM

15. Ben Carson....

 

Herman Cain....I bet they are Trump supporters.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 04:09 PM

16. Jeezuss, what a fucking bigot.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 04:26 PM

17. Dear Trump/GOP. . .

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 04:31 PM

18. I am saddened by posts like these!

Because the lack the video sound byte that would damn Drumpf. I can so see that being the equivalent of Romney's 47% comment. Sadly even if he did get caught saying that, it would escape the media scrutiny or get drowned out by all the other horrific vile obscenities that spew from that turd.

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Response to nvme (Reply #18)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 04:42 PM

19. It's drowned out by the racism in the country around it. He's just one voice. He's

 

not the person that charges you more because you are black, won't serve you, or kills you because of the color of your skin.

He's a big loudmouth, but he couldn't be as harmful without all those eyes, and arms, and legs, and hands to help him.

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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 04:50 PM

22. Actually, he WAS the person who wouldn't rent an apartment to people who were black.

That was decades ago, but he's still the same man.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 04:47 PM

20. thank you, pnwmom

Rump is the face of the GOP, may they both "reap what they sow". Those workers who have have suffered the financial ruin of a megalomaniac will find justice in his, and the GOP, total defeat.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 04:51 PM

23. Wow, being bigoted towards blacks and Jews.

Not surprised one bit.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 04:58 PM

24. Most black families in America have 246 years of unpaid hard labor as part of their heritage.

I'm sure the Trumpenfuhrer meant to say blacks have a strong work ethic as a trait.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 05:29 PM

25. Stupidity is a trait in Trump. It really is; I believe that. It's not anything he can control. . nt

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 07:22 PM

26. racist POS!







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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Fri Aug 19, 2016, 07:36 PM

27. This is the nice stuff trump says about blacks ... He's much much worse

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