less than a year ago when TRUMP’s words were laced with racism, misogyny, isolation, division, and hate

image…It is less than a year ago when TRUMP’s words were laced with racism, misogyny, isolation, division, and hate … as he campaigned to be our President…

Trump and race: Decades of fueling divisions

Last summer, when Donald Trump’s comments about Mexicans and Muslims led to widespread accusations that he harbored racist attitudes, the candidate pushed back. “I am the least racist person that you’ve ever encountered,” he said.

As evidence, Trump cited an endorsement he’d received from a weekly newspaper published in Ohio by Don King, the legendary African-American boxing promoter.

“Now, Don King knows racism probably better than anybody,” Trump said in an interview with The Washington Post. “He’s not endorsing a racist, okay?”

But how would Trump persuade those who believed he was a racist that wasn’t the case? “I’m not concerned,” he replied. “Actually, I’m not concerned because I don’t think people believe it.”

From his first public controversy in the 1970s, when the federal government sued Trump and his father over discriminatory rental practices in their New York real estate empire, to the opening salvo in his 2016 presidential campaign, when he said that Mexicans entering the United States were criminals and “rapists,” Trump has regularly fanned the flames of racial controversies.

After Trump’s defiant statement Tuesday that “both sides” bore responsibility for the street battles in Charlottesville last weekend, an unusually bipartisan collection of politicians and others have called on the president to back off from remarks portraying an overtly white-supremacist rally as something benign and reasonable.

What do such comments reveal about his personal attitude toward the nation’s wrenching history of racial discord? Are Trump’s racially divisive remarks just another example of his impulsivity and propensity to be provocative, or do they represent an abiding tolerance of racist views?

 

President Trump’s false claim that counter-demonstrators lacked a permit

The president twice said that counterprotesters did not have a permit in Charlottesville. That’s wrong.

Donald Trump’s morning Twitter rant attacks Republicans who dare to say his name

The New York Times confirms Trump is not only a racist in public, but ‘in private’

White House gives Republicans their talking points on Nazis: ‘The president was entirely correct’

North Carolina KKK leader: ‘I’m sorta glad that them people got hit and I’m glad that girl died’

Trump regime killed funds dedicated to fighting Nazis, denies there’s an issue

 

Inside Breitbart: An exclusive look at the rage-channeling, presidency-shaping media company at the center of Trump’s America

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 5:14 PM EDT

 

Breitbart News appeared to materialize overnight, going from the outermost periphery of the media to dominating the political conversation in a pivotal election. The New York Times Magazine got an inside look as the incendiary company wrestles with what happens next.

 

White identity politics isn’t just about white supremacy. It’s much bigger.

White identity politics is much more mainstream than hooded Klansmen or disaffected white men marching with tiki torches.

By Ashley Jardina  •  Monkey Cage  •  Read more »

 

So what are “we” going to do…???

 

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