While other presidents have found ways to appeal to the resentments of white Americans with subtle and not-so-subtle appeals, none of them in modern times have done so as overtly as this one.
"Trump has not only always been a racist, but anyone around him who denies it, is lying,” said the former head of Trump's Atlantic City casino. “Donald Trump makes racist comments all the time. Once you know him, he speaks his mind about race very openly.” https://t.co/EbBLPrirfZ
“White people are Americans to Trump; everyone else is from somewhere else.” — former head of Trump Plaza and Casino https://t.co/afmdp6dyUQ
“Trump Fans the Flames of a Racial Fire”?? Seriously, New York Times? Racial Fire? You couldn’t say ‘racist’ in the headline? Not even for these comments? https://t.co/s3z42bNZ95
🚨“Mr. Trump, he said, regularly trafficked in racial stereotypes — Jews were good with money, blacks were lazy, Puerto Ricans dressed badly. ‘White people are Americans to Trump; everyone else is from somewhere else.’” https://t.co/90yY38Yron
Let’s just call it racism. Without attribution to others. Forthrightly. Bluntly. I’m not sure if fires can be racial, but presidents can be racist. This one is. https://t.co/fWsxBYCQUP
Good lord. Trump's bigotry is not some kind of herbal tea. It's racism. Telling nonwhite American citizens who are also members of Congress to go back to where they came from is textbook racism. Trump is a racist. Just say it. https://t.co/KT25kvdMJV https://t.co/vwJSAHGB0e
A @peterbakernyt story that nails it: https://t.co/Beu9ZRe6i1
The portrayal of GOP lawmakers as hostages only forced to support racist policies and attitudes is one of the most obnoxious tropes in contemporary political reporting https://t.co/LUt4w5uEjq https://t.co/2vpx4gv78V
“The president has moved beyond invoking the obvious racial slanders of 50 years ago...and is now invoking the white supremacist mentality of the early 1900s, when anyone who looked ‘not white’ could be labeled as unwelcome in America.” https://t.co/WczVG2jUqm
ok they’re just trolling me now https://t.co/3t4y6x9v4Y https://t.co/UcmaCLRJNc
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