With all that Charlottesville means now and will mean in the future, this much is clear: Donald Trump is probably the most genuine president we’ve ever had.
- He is a genuine racist.
- He is genuinely ignorant of United States History.
- He genuinely believes that there is a moral equivalency between those who hate and those who want to stop the hate.
- He is genuinely a terrible businessman.
- He genuinely thinks that he, and only he, can have a correct opinion on an issue.
- He has genuinely done damage to the office of the president of the United States.
But we should have known, shouldn’t we? After all, Trump ran on a white nationalist platform that blamed the country’s troubles on President Obama, immigrants, foreign countries, multiculturalism, political correctness and amorphous values that it’s clear Trump does not value. The far right-wing groups that include members of the KKK and Nazis are lauding his remarks from Saturday and Tuesday, remarks that placed equal blame for the violence on civil rights, justice and anti-hate groups. He claims to have seen footage and watched it closer “than anybody else,” (I’m not sure how you do that), then determined that it showed an equivalence that ignored reality.
Because people walking down a street chanting “Jews will not replace us” is that same as…people walking down the street in 1935 saying the same thing. In German.
And that brings up another trope of the Trump catastrophe. He says that he’s not racist or anti-Semitic because his daughter married Jared Kushner, who is Jewish and Orthodox, and then she converted. This is, and please pardon the disconnection, hogwash. I married into a Catholic family and while both parents seem(ed) to like me, they both harbor(ed) terrifically ugly anti-Semitic attitudes. They both deny(ied) their prejudice, but it was there just below the pleasant surface. So when Trump talks about his bona-fides, I don’t believe him for a second. And clearly, he has little regard for Kushner’s feelings as evidenced by his refusal to paint racist hate group violence for what it is.
As for history, the president seems to think that Robert E. Lee, Nathan Bedford Forrest and Stonewall Jackson are morally equal to George Washington because, after all, they all owned slaves. Never mind that the first three allied themselves, as treason, with a government that wanted to break up the United States, enshrine slavery as a constitutional right, and to rip up the laws that George Washington fought to establish and then helped to create. And after the Civil War was over, Forrest and others decided that they could not live in a country where the freed slaves had the same rights as white men. They then created a legal system that ignored the constitution and brutally killed African-Americans for more than a century.
The consequences are already unfolding. CEOs, you know, the people Trump said would help him rebuild the economy, have already left the Manufacturing Council and the Policy Forum as a protest over his remarks. And I’m sure more will follow.
But the real damage he’s done is embolden some frightening sociopaths who want to do damage to me, my relatives, and my friends and acquaintances, who encompass a multitude of races, religions, ethnicities, genders and sexual choices. He’s said that Nazi ideology is equivalent to civil rights activists.
The President of the United States believes all of this. Think about that!
The Republicans have nominated a man for president who has seen favor with groups like the KKK and White Supremacists. And now in the last days of before the general election, these racist groups are going all out, doing everything they can to get their man in the oval office.
This is what these white supremacists are saying about their candidate, Donald Trump
The American National Super PAC makes this call to support Donald Trump. The white race is dying out in America and Europe because we are afraid to be called “racist.” Donald Trump is not afraid.
Another call said this;
The white race is being replaced by other peoples in America and in all-white countried. Donald Trump stands strong as a nationalist. The American National Super PAC makes this call in support of Donald Trump.
How can you be a “prominent” member of the media, yet clueless to the sad fact that the KKK and White Supremacist groups have endorsed Donald Trump?
Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s Hardball, questioned that sad fact on a recent installment of his show, when he attacked Hillary Clinton for bringing up Trump’s ties and endorsements from the KKK and White Supremacists. As a member of his panel pointed out that those groups have in fact endorse the Republican presidential candidate, Matthews answered that he didn’t know anything about that.
A simple google search would satisfy Matthews apparent ignorance on the matter, but Dailymotion did the work for him and his research team.
The first part of this video shows Matthews questioning and doubting Trump’s ties and endorsement from the KKK, and the second part of the video shows the KKK announcing their support for Trump.