Ignoring Trump’s racism betrays our country’s victims

dandyfopp

Ignoring Trump’s racism betrays our country’s victims


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ignoring-trumps-racism-betrays-our-countrys-victims/2019/08/01/78b9d0e6-b471-11e9-8949-5f36ff92706e_story.html?utm_term=.4a5e503dcd2a


I had fully intended to ignore President Trump’s latest round of racially charged taunts against an African American elected official, and an African American activist, and an African American journalist and a whole city with a lot of African Americans in it. I had every intention of walking past Trump’s latest outrages and writing about the self-destructive squabbling of the Democratic presidential field, which has chosen to shameformer vice president Joe Biden for the sin of being an electable, moderate liberal.


But I made the mistake of pulling James Cone’s “The Cross and the Lynching Tree” off my shelf — a book designed to shatter convenient complacency. Cone recounts the case of a white mob in Valdosta, Ga., in 1918 that lynched an innocent man named Haynes Turner. Turner’s enraged wife, Mary, promised justice for the killers. The sheriff responded by arresting her and then turning her over to the mob, which included women and children. According to one source, Mary was “stripped, hung upside down by the ankles, soaked with gasoline, and roasted to death. In the midst of this torment, a white man opened her swollen belly with a hunting knife and her infant fell to the ground and was stomped to death.”


God help us. It is hard to write the words. This evil — the evil of white supremacy, resulting in dehumanization, inhumanity and murder — is the worst stain, the greatest crime, of U.S. history. It is the thing that nearly broke the nation. It is the thing that proved generations of Christians to be vicious hypocrites. It is the thing that turned normal people into moral monsters, capable of burning a grieving widow to death and killing her child.


During more than 300 years of routine horrors — the slave ships, the brandings, the separation of families, the beatings, the lynchings, the constant flood of humiliation, the racist adsfor soap and toothpaste, the anti-black riots, the segregation of buses and pools and schools and suburbs, the sundown towns, the kangaroo courts, the police dogs and water cannons, the church bombings, the cruel and petty tyranny of whites, reinforced by the most prominent politicians in the country — during all of this, none of the descendants of Europe were able to stamp this evil out. As James Baldwin said in 1963, “The only people in the country at the moment who believe either in Christianity or in the country are the most despised minority in it.”


Racism is the fire that left our country horribly disfigured. It is the beast we try to keep locked in the basement. When the president of the United States plays with that fireor takes that beast out for a walk, it is not just another political event, not just a normal day in campaign 2020. It is a cause for shame. It is the violation of martyrs’ graves. It is obscene graffiti on the Lincoln Memorial. It is, in the eyes of history, the betrayal — the re-betrayal — of Haynes and Mary Turner and their child. And all of this is being done by an ignorant and arrogant narcissist reviving racist tropes for political gain, indifferent to the wreckage he is leaving, the wounds he is ripping open.


Like, I suspect, many others, I am finding it hard to look at resurgent racism as just one in a series of presidential offenses or another in a series of Republican errors. Racism is not just another wrong. The Antietam battlefield is not just another plot of ground. The Edmund Pettus Bridgeis not just another bridge. The balcony outside Room 306 at the Lorraine Motelis not just another balcony. As U.S. history hallows some causes, it magnifies some crimes.


What does all this mean politically? It means that Trump’s divisiveness is getting worse, not better. He makes racist comments, appeals to racist sentiments and inflames racist passions. The rationalization that he is not, deep down in his heart, really a racist is meaningless. Trump’s continued offenses mean that a large portion of his political base is energized by racist tropes and the language of white grievance. And it means — whatever their intent — that those who play down, or excuse, or try to walk past these offenses are enablers.

Some political choices are not just stupid or crude. They represent the return of our country’s cruelest, most dangerous passion. Such racism indicts Trump. Treating racism as a typical or minor matter indicts us.

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Carro

What a joke. The Left only cares about victims when they're not Trump supporters.

Trump is an equal-opportunity puncher. He has targeted all races, colors, creeds and doesn't discriminate male or female. Yet when it's a "person of color" whom Trump focuses his criticisms on, it's about about the melanin, baby.


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Carro

Is Tulsi Gabbard a racist for going after Kamala Harris? Is it now taboo to criticize anyone non-white?


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vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

Ignoring Trump’s racism betrays our country’s victims

Trumpsters don't ignore it, they deny it and embrace it at the same time.

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dandyfopp

I agree vg.. but W's speechwriter is more generous.

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Ziemia(6a)

Thank you, Dandy for this.

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rob333 (zone 7a)

Trumpsters don't ignore it, they deny it and embrace it at the same time.


Worth repeating. Not that they'll stop and think, but Amen sista!

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socks(10a)

But he’s especially pleased when it IS a woman or person of color. Extra points if the target is both. And 4 at one time? Jackpot!! And never a rich white guy.


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Carro

vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

Ignoring Trump’s racism betrays our country’s victims

Trumpsters don't ignore it, they deny it and embrace it at the same time.


Could have been worse. Could have been run over by a car.

*shrugs*

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Carro


socks(10a)

But he’s especially pleased when it IS a woman or person of color.

Because thought crimes.

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Ziemia(6a)

"Racism is not just another wrong. The Antietam battlefield is not just another plot of ground."

Racism is part of our system. Denying it doesn't make it go away. Simply talking about it doesn't make it go away.

But talking about it is a start.

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Carro

Trump's favorite punching bag used to be Hillary Clinton. She's white. No WaPo outrage then?

Trump moved on the pummel Elizabeth Warren. She is SO white!


(not Indian!).

No WaPo huffing and puffing then.



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Carro

Racism is part of our system. Denying it doesn't make it go away. Simply talking about it doesn't make it go away.

Agree. Pointing to Trump as if he embodies racism to the exclusion of everyone else, particularly the virtuous and oh-so tolerant Left is ridiculous. You can cut the hypocrisy with a San Francisco poop shovel.

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rob333 (zone 7a)


Carro

vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

Ignoring Trump’s racism betrays our country’s victims

Trumpsters don't ignore it, they deny it and embrace it at the same time.


Could have been worse. Could have been run over by a car.

*shrugs*


Is this a reference to Charlottesville?

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Ziemia(6a)

"Could have been worse. Could have been run over by a car."

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Ziemia(6a)

Trump is feeding the racists among his followers. He's been advised of this.

He keeps doing it.

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Ziemia(6a)

Poop is racist?

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vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

Could have been worse. Could have been run over by a car.

*shrugs*

Is this a reference to Charlottesville?

"Shrugs" is carro's shorthand for "Sweeping her under the rug"

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rob333 (zone 7a)

who is she sweeping under the rug? I'm dumb. Man, I don't get it. I feel old being so dumb.

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Carro

Democrats and their Leftist media mafia have launched an all-out war on whites, but that's not raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaacist.

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Carro

If all you do all day, every single day, is talk about the color of peoples' skin, you just might be racist!

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vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

"'who is she sweeping under the rug? I'm dumb. Man, I don't get it. I feel old being so dumb."

It's happens when 2 threads roll into one, yes it's about Charlottesville.

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roxanna7

THANK YOU, Dandy, for posting this. It hit me hard, the part about Haynes Turner and his wife especially. My dear God. I really have no words, except to say that I agree with everything Gerson wrote. Any deflection from the point of his essay is abhorrent.

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Ziemia(6a)

There aren't enough "He's not a racist" TrumpFans over-shout the truth.

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loonlakelaborcamp(3 A/B)

I am sick of hearing "Trump is racist" taken as fact. Criticize anyone of any color other than white for anything, and you are "racist." Being told I am a racist because of what I just said would be ignorant. I tire of those who wait with bated breath for the next pseudo "racist" remark so they can get the vapors.

In my opinion, the Left plays a race card as often as they can. Stop it, please. We all just need to talk about PEOPLE rather than trying to segregate us at every turn.

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vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

Demos don't need to play race cards when it comes to trump's sordid history. A prime example was back when he was fighting over a Native Americans casino issue back in 1993 when he said :'They don't look like Indians to me'. That's just a glimpse into his toady racist mind.

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margaux

If Trump supporters could only see that Trump's words that dehumanize people make it so much easier to commit atrocities against them, as these racists did to Haynes and Mary Turner and their unborn child. Every time you excuse and explain away his words, you bring us one step closer to these unspeakable acts of the past.

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ubro(2a)

In my opinion, the Left plays a race card as often as they can. SStStoStop it, please. We all just need to talk about PEOPLE rather than trying to segregate us at every turn.

But this OP is about racism, and if you want people to talk maybe sometimes it should be acknowledged that racists within a party should be called out not defended. We need to do that with Maxime Bernier, talk about a FRWNJ. Trumps call to send those women back should have been condemned by even his supporters, I don't think many came out and said he crossed the line and should apologize. Why can he not ever ever be held to account. He is sowing division and the people are going to suffer the consequences.

Racism exists and should be called out no matter who gets tired of it. I am tired of having to listen to it.

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mudhouse

If Trump supporters could only see that Trump's words that dehumanize people make it so much easier to commit atrocities against them, as these racists did to Haynes and Mary Turner and their unborn child. Every time you excuse and explain away his words, you bring us one step closer to the these unspeakable acts of the past.

Nonsense. Trump's words are not dehumanizing people, nor is he making it easier for anyone to commit atrocities. He's dealing with issues, but too many on the left seize any opportunity to view any event in terms of skin color and political identity first and foremost.

Too often, that becomes the only issue they see, and as a result of their cries of racism, it's the only thing that gets discussed. That decision to reduce everything (even complicated issues like national security) down to the simple question of skin color is the source of the division, not Trump.

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Ziemia(6a)

Gee, the topic of "Is Trump a racist?" is brought up as often by TrumpFans as by others.

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Ziemia(6a)

Where is the proof that Trump is as concerned about national security threats from:

white supremacists?

intrusions into our power grid by foreign interests?

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margaux

Let's make a list of the disgusting names he's called people of color, going back to the day he rode the escalator through to today. His supporters are responding to those names as one would expect when people have been dehumanized.

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dandyfopp

I find that racists seldom want to talk about racism, let alone recognize racism when it occurs.

The ones that do see it cannot bring themselves to criticize Donnie.


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Carro


margaux

Let's make a list of the disgusting names he's called people of color, going back to the day he rode the escalator through to today

Terrific idea! I'll make a list of all the names Trump has called white people. Let's compare notes, mKay?


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Carro

Names Trump has called white people:


Sleepy Joe Biden

Creepy Joe Biden

Crooked Hillary

Pochahontas

Little Marco

Low-energy Jeb

Lyin' Ted

Crazy Bernie

Goofy Elizabeth Warren

Jerry Moonbeam Brown

Alfred E. Neuman

Slippery James Comey

Shady James Comey

Hightax Cuomo

Sneaky Dianne Feinstein

Leaking Diane Feinstein

Jeff Flakey

Al Frankenstein

Lightweight Kristen Gillebrand

Puppet Doug Jones

1 for 38 / 1 for 41 / 1 for 44 John Kasich

Lamb the Sham

Fat JerryHigh Tax, High Crime Nancy Pelosi[68]Nancy PelosiSpeaker of the United States House of RepresentativesMS-13 Lover Nancy Pelosi[69]Crazy Nancy[70]Nervous Nancy

Wacky Jacky Rosen

Liddle Adam Schiff (and the other variation of his name)





Should we do Trump's names for "white" foreign leaders and media??

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ubro(2a)

Should we do Trump's names for "white" foreign leaders and media??


It does not follow that you are not a racist just because you also name call white persons. Talk about flawed logic.

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cattyles

Good lord.

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rob333 (zone 7a)

Why name call at all? What kind of leader destroys community? Or national unity? What?

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Carro

It does not follow that you are not a racist just because you also name call white persons. Talk about flawed logic.

It doesn't follow that just because Trump attacks of person of color, that he's a racist. Talk about flawed logic!

C'mon, where's the list? I can keep going. Let's see who's list is longer- white attacks or all people of color?

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dandyfopp

LOL

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margaux

Terrific idea! I'll make a list of all the names Trump has called white people. Let's compare notes, mKay?

I am not talking about individuals--I'm talking about groups, the definition of racism. But let's put whites on the list too--white liberals. He's dehumanized us. Trump supporters dehumanize us every time they call us violent liberals. We're fair game now too.

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Carro

Thank you, margaux, for proving my point. Why is it that you care when your ilk is targeted, but seem inured to the foregone conclusion that wearing a MAGE hat will get someone beat to a pulp?

I'm not seeing hoards of brownshirts attacking Trump haters, are you?

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mudhouse

Ubro: It does not follow that you are not a racist just because you also name call white persons. Talk about flawed logic.

Ubro, it's not flawed logic at all. Carro is demonstrating that Trump is, as posted above, "an equal-opportunity puncher. He has targeted all races, colors, creeds and doesn't discriminate male or female."

That's the simple truth. Trump takes swings at everybody he disagrees with. That fact works against the narrative that his criticisms are motivated by racism. I get it that some people are horrified by the fact that Trump will swing at anyone he disagrees with, and you're welcome to your opinion about whether or not that's a good thing. It sure doesn't fit past patterns of presidential behavior. But he's not racist in his criticisms; that's just the shield the left yanks out when they don't want to discuss the issue Trump is being critical about.

The cartoon posted by Carro at the top of the thread is spot on.

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Trump is a bully who uses bigotry and racism as political weapons.

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dandyfopp

Guys quit saying Donnie is a racist.

It is not as if the federal government sued him for racial discrimination.

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Andie

I see he's cheering a felony against Elijah Cummings.


Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!

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ubro(2a)

Ubro, it's not flawed logic at all. Carro is demonstrating that Trump is, as posted above, "an equal-opportunity puncher. He has targeted all races, colors, creeds and doesn't discriminate male or female."

OMG too too funny, there is a difference when you call the racial majority a name and you are one of that same racial majority and when you call a minority race a name. The fact that you cannot see the difference is flabbergasting.

Therefore, if one is to believe your comment, he is just a great big Horses petutie, yep I'll agree with that, you are spot on.

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cattyles

Leadership with integrity! Be proud, trumpers.

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mudhouse

He's not cheering the burglary (which happened early Saturday morning, hours before his Trump's comments, by the way) he's pointing out it supports his comments about the well known crime problems in Baltimore.

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Carro

OMG too too funny, there is a difference when you call the racial majority a name and you are one of that same racial majority and when you call a minority race a name. The fact that you cannot see the difference is flabbergasting.

What's flabbergasting is thinking that the color of someone's skin makes them immune to criticism and attacks. It's all about race to the leftists.



Why so racist?

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Carro

mudhouse, between Cummings' home being burgled, all the videos released of the conditions in Baltimore, the crime stats and even Cummings referring to Baltimore as being "infested", I'd say their protestations have backfired bigly.

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barncatz

That's just what Andrew McCarthy of the National Review concluded! Trump is guilty of " indefensible jack____ery" ( oh dear, but it's a quote) with his tweet about the Members of Congress "going back" when they are from America. McCarthy goes on:

Presidents can’t make mind-blowing errors like that and expect to remain politically viable. Trump so basks in the huzzahs of his blindly loyal base that he appears blind himself to the fact that even people who support many of his policies, and who find today’s Democrats unacceptable, do not want to be embarrassed — do not want to be put constantly in the position of trying to rationalize his antics.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/07/donald-trump-and-the-racist-tweets/



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Ziemia(6a)

Where is the proof that Trump is as concerned about national security threats from:

white supremacists?

power grid intrusions by foreign interests?

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barncatz

"President Obama, you have a big job to do," Trump wrote less than two months before he formally launched his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. "Go to Baltimore and bring both sides together. With proper leadership, it can be done! Do it."


Donald Trump, 2015

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maddie260

I'm appalled when I think of the carp that HRC took for using the term "deplorable", yet dt writes off whole cities of people in the USA as "infested" and worse when he refers to them.

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patriciae_gw(07)

Carrro, you are trying to excuse Trump's criminal behavior by saying he acts in a criminal way towards everyone. That still makes him a criminal and his acts criminal acts. I agree that he probably isn't particularly racist in any directed way. He is a narcissist who sees the entire world as beneath him. He is using racism in a calculated(for him) way and that is the most despicable sort of racism. So you are saying he is equally despicable towards everyone. What an endorsement!

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Andie

I see he's cheering a felony against Elijah Cummings.


Donald J. Trump

@realDonaldTrump

Really bad news! The Baltimore house of Elijah Cummings was robbed. Too bad!



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heri _ cles

Race is not a winning issue in the 2020 campaign for either side.

Democrats need to register their outrage over this and then step back and let the American people determine if they want to hear more of this for another 4 years.

A lot of them love it.

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Carro

"Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day."

In addition, there are many, many quotes where he treats women like a piece of meat.

Source?

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

Mr. Trump certainly does disparage both whites and people of color, however he also does use words like "disgusting", and "infested" especially against women and people of color. His father was associated with the KKK, BTW.

AND he is the President of the United States. So much winning!

And when Richard Spencer organized his Unite the Right rally in 2017, he counted on Mr. Trump to refrain from strongly condemning the event and its outcome. His calculations proved correct, didn't they?

It really doesn't matter whether or not the man is or is not a racist, if he consistently promotes racist policies , uses racist incitement and language, and is believed by proven racists to support their agenda and ideology, don't you think - or don't you?

Pointing out racism is not racism.

And the nonsensical rebuttals from the right these days are just transparently absurd. There seem to be no intelligent arguments to be had from that quarter, on any subject.

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HU9999

I've said it before and I will keep on saying it. If you deny Trump is a racist, it can only be because you're not paying attention, or you don't care or actually like it.

Look into his past and it is clear he is racist. Denying it only makes one look ignorant.

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Trumpsters don't ignore it, they deny it and embrace it at the same time.

Yes, many deny it in public and embrace it in private.

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margaux

Carro

"Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day."

In addition, there are many, many quotes where he treats women like a piece of meat.

Source?

Donald Trump.

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mudhouse

I've got the source for that supposed quote, Carro. It's from John R. O'Donnell's 1991 book, Trumped, and it's his recollection of a dinner conversation. O'Donnell worked for Trump for three years, 29 years ago, as a marketing person for Trump's casinos. He left as a disgruntled employee, and wrote the book to cash out on his disdain for Trump.

(Nothing wrong with that, free country! But hardly good evidence.)

Funny thing is, the tagline for the book reads:

The Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump-His Cunning Rise and Spectacular Fall

Well, that tagline didn't age well, did it? Trump fell all the way to being elected as the 45th president of the United States, and will most likely be elected for a second term.

If margaux has to reach reach back three decades to an unsubstantiated quote from a book written by a guy who despises Trump to make her point....well, enough said.

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Carro

Source?

Donald Trump.

(Trump voice) WRONG!

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Ziemia(6a)

Mudhouse - you left out what Trump said about that book and its Trump quotes.

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Carro

Hearsay, 3 decades old.

Nuff said.

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ubro(2a)


Sleepy Joe Biden

Creepy Joe Biden

Crooked Hillary

Pochahontas

Little Marco

Low-energy Jeb

Lyin' Ted

Crazy Bernie

Goofy Elizabeth Warren

Jerry Moonbeam Brown

Alfred E. Neuman

Slippery James Comey

Shady James Comey

Hightax Cuomo

Sneaky Dianne Feinstein

Leaking Diane Feinstein

Jeff Flakey

Al Frankenstein

Lightweight Kristen Gillebrand

Puppet Doug Jones

1 for 38 / 1 for 41 / 1 for 44 John Kasich

Lamb the Sham

Fat JerryHigh Tax, High Crime Nancy Pelosi[68]Nancy PelosiSpeaker of the United States House of RepresentativesMS-13 Lover Nancy Pelosi[69]Crazy Nancy[70]Nervous Nancy

Wacky Jacky Rosen

Liddle Adam Schiff (and the other variation of his name)


You forgot all the despicable name calling he did to leaders of other countries.

Geez Hillary's 'basket of deplorables' looks fairly tame in comparison, and yet the RW sure got some milage out of that one. AOC merely cracks a joke and they are on her like 'stink on a monkey', hold your own man accountable and then you might have some credibility.

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barncatz

Mason City, Iowa is a disgusting rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Mason City, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous and filthy place. ... no human being would want to live there.


Brownfield, Texas is a disgusting rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Brownfield, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous and filthy place....no human being would want to live there.


[INSERT YOUR HOMETOWN HERE] IS a disgusting rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in [HOMETOWN], maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous and filthy place....no human being would want to live there.


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barncatz

Oh dear, Trump supporters- another Republican critic of the guy you always defend:

"This is so beneath the office you hold. It’s childish, and yet it’s getting really old,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) tweeted.

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Andie

Mudhouse, you must not be familiar with Donald Trump if that's what you think. Even Nikki Haley gets it.

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margaux

If margaux has to reach reach back three decades to an unsubstantiated quote from a book written by a guy who despises Trump to make her point....well, enough said.

LOL. I don't have all day to post all the lovely things Trump has said about people based on their race, religion, culture, and gender.

I believe that quote about blacks and Jews is accurate. It's just the crass type of thing we've heard him say over and over in the past three years that we've been subjected to his insults. Remember, he couldn't even condemn those who chanted "Jews will not replace us" and the Nazi slogan "Blood and soil."

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mudhouse

Red Sox: Three decades would be current news for one of the posters here who
regularly refers to the 1950s and BEFORE, Ted Kennedy, etc. Do you take
her to task? I imagine she is in her 80s and loves to live in the past.

Not at all, Red Sox, I generally appreciate people who have long memories about history, and who take the time and effort to share them here. I value those forum members.

Secondly, we both know we hardly need to reach back any farther than last week to discover something racist trump has said.

That was my point. I don't pay a lot of attention to what somebody said about somebody three decades ago, especially if one of them has an ax to grind about the other. Since margaux didn't include the source of her quote in any of her comments, I did, because I agree with those who say that source and context can matter, a lot.

If you have to reach that far back to find something to argue with, maybe it means you couldn't find anything more recent to use? Or maybe, you just like the way it sounds, even if you know the source is biased or wobbly. (I've probably done that, myself.) Anyway, I thought it was good to know where the comment came from.

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mudhouse

Mudhouse, you must not be familiar with Donald Trump if that's what you think. Even Nikki Haley gets it.

Hello Andie, I don't think we've shared comments with each other before. No, I am familiar with Trump, I voted for him, and plan to do so again.

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cattyles

Holy cow, barncatz! I don’t know anyone that has ever heard of Brownfield, Texas. Was that random?

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Carro

You don't know Nikki Haley if you think this is the first time she's been critical of Trump's tweets. She can be critical, yet still support him an his agenda.

It's called being intellectually honest.

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margaux

I didn't have to reach that far back. He's given us plenty of material to work with since he came down the escalator.

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

I think that Trump’s bankruptcies — decades ago — are relevant to the Trump of today.

He lost credit from US banks, and changed to licensing his name to developments because of his credit problems.

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

I know of Brownfield, TX — but then I had a boyfriend who was originally from Lubbock. (I also know about Buddy Holly Park, and the controversy of the naming.)

And Willis Alan Ramsey.

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mudhouse

I've heard of Brownfield, too. We had some good friends who lived there. Super nice family, so my impression is all the people who live in Brownfield are good folks.

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cattyles

Well, knock me over with a feather. Nancy, did the boyfriend manage to keep Lubbock, Tx in his rear view mirror?

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Lubbock was in his rear view mirror . . . twice.

Once when the family moved west to Los Angeles (where he tried to lose his TX accent ASAP — aspirations to be a surfer), and the second time as we traveled east after spending time visiting his parents.

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I like Jimmie Dale Gilmore too, but Willie Nelson doesn’t do it for me. I forgot — Texas Tornadoes were a favorite too.

Smoking dope and listening to Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys — you can take the boy out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas out of the boy.

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queenmargo

I didn't have to reach that far back. He's given us plenty of material to work with since he came down the escalator.

aaaah- it was a good ride;)

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Andie

Rep. Katie Porter:

I don't like to make a habit of responding to the President's tweets, but this one is particularly egregious. In Orange County, we value family, home, safety, and civility. Celebrating the robbery of someone's home is immoral, full stop.

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HU9999

So apparently it's intellectually honest to support Trump's policies yet criticize his tweets,

When can we expect the same from his supporters here? Supporting his policies yet criticizing the things he does and says. I have not seen it yet. All I see is defense and denial.

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barncatz

Holy cow, barncatz! I don’t know anyone that has ever heard of Brownfield, Texas. Was that random?


Pretty much. I know Mason City from my DD's horseshow days. And it's close to Clear Lake, where Buddy Holly's plane crashed; but I didn't want to use Lubbock, and there you go.


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Carro

A Democrat finally reaping the crime they sow. Their ivory tower got penetrated. For once. It's usually the unwashed masses who suffer their lack of leadership.

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barncatz

If approving of Trump's policies but being able to (gently) criticize a Trump tweet is a sign of intellectual honesty, then can we expect some of that any minute now?

For example, might someone be joining Haley by saying his tweet was so unnecessary? How about his groin fist pump at his rally?

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Carro

For example, might someone be joining Haley by saying his tweet was so unnecessary? How about his groin fist pump at his rally?

Trump's trolling wasn't nice, but it was well deserved.

Groin fist pump? Get your mind out of the gutter and watch it again. My God, stop with the fauxcusations!

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adoptedbyhounds

Ignoring Trump’s racism betrays our country’s victims.

Here we go again.

Blame America first.

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nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10

Of course it's blame America first when an American is a bully, using racism and bigotry for his own gain.

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mrskjun(9)

LOL, you have to know this is all they've got! They can't trash the economy, consumer confidence has never been higher. Black unemployment and Hispanic employment is the lowest in history. I mean what else do they have? He's a meanie? So vote for a democrat. No, they feel the black vote slipping away and they have nothing to offer, so calling him a racist is their best shot.

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

Forgive me, I thought the president of the USA represents our country, not just to us citizens, but to the entire world.

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margaux

No, they feel the black vote slipping away and they have nothing to offer, so calling him a racist is their best shot.

I didn't even realize that that was happening until catkin posted the fifteen blacks for Trump video. Double that and we're really in trouble!

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cattyles

Its keeping me up nights.

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margaux

Me too. Night sweats.

Good thing we have all those Guatemalans and Hondurans coming across the border to make up for the loss of African Americans to the GOP. Insurance!

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huachuma

"He is a narcissist who sees the entire world as beneath him".

The "man" dislikes anyone but himself.

...Unless these others show due allegiance...

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numbersjunkie

A Republican with a spine!

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HU9999

Ah, I see one! Sort of. "wasn't nice" I guess that's as much criticism as the intellectually honest can surmise. Quickly followed by "but well deserved" to retain rights.

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

Words are cheap. We read and hear what is said, AND we observe what is actually done.

Well, some of us do anyway...

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adoptedbyhounds

"Of course it's blame America first when an American is a bully, using racism and bigotry for his own gain."

Nope.

President Trump advocates for America and Americans FIRST. That's his job.

Meanwhile, Democrat Cummings has a different, more important population on his radar.

That's right. His priority is "migrants," non-citizens seeking a short cut into the US via exploitation. Migrants and their living conditions almost had Cummings in tears.

Meanwhile, American kids living in poverty, sharing their homes and neighborhoods with rats, rat feces and rat urine showed up nowhere on his radar.

Until President Trump brought them up. Politicians who find non-citizens more deserving of help than the people living in rat infested communities deserve to be called out.


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