by Johnny Punish
It’s 3 days before the election and a great friend in a swing state just asked me why I think Donald Trump is racist. I was taken aback. I did NOT realize this issue was still in question. Nevertheless, I promised to bring in EVIDENCE and FACTS to show that Donald Trump is racist. And so here it is…
First, let’s define racism per the Oxford Langauge dictionary;
prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against a person or people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group, typically one that is a minority or marginalized. “a program to combat racism”
Now to be fair, Trump is definitely NOT alone in being a racist. Millions of Americans are racist. And Donald is NOT even the most racist U.S. President in history. That distinction, as judged by historians, goes to Andrew Johnson with Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson in tow.
In fact, racism and discrimination exist in nature as a way of survival. We discriminate against things we don’t understand. That’s how we and other living things stay alive in a very dangerous world. As it relates to us humans, we have been trying to mitigate our natural racism and discrimination by economic trading, connecting, inter-marrying with other tribes, learning to speak the same language, wearing the same fashions, and more. It all adds up to provide us more connections and understanding thus reducing fear. Fear is what causes us to discriminate and become racist.
To be fair, Trump is NOT only a racist, he’s first and foremost a massive über alles Machiavellian. So let’s always remember that okay!
Trump will say anything, anywhere, anytime to stay in power. It doesn’t matter! I mean it! Even Niccolo Machiavelli be like “Whoa Donald”! But that’s Donald! He is hardcore! Plain and Simple. He will and often says “I am the least racist person in the room” and other nonsense like that. He tailors to his audience. His sociopathy does NOT have a conscience to be truthful. Truth means nothing to him. Morality a missing component of his make-up. Even his sister Judge Maryanne Trump Barry says so.
No matter, let’s go with the…
Top 4 Reasons Donald Trump Is Racist
1. UNITED STATES vs. FRED and DONALD TRUMP (1973)
“You Know I Don’t Rent To Niggers”
SUMMARY: The Trumps were busted for NOT renting to black people. The feds sued them. The final settlement was that the Trumps had to stop their discriminatory practices and open up their rentals to people of color.
She seemed like the model tenant. A 33-year-old nurse who was living at the Y.W.C.A. in Harlem, she had come to rent a one-bedroom at the still-unfinished Wilshire Apartments in the Jamaica Estates neighborhood of Queens. She filled out what the rental agent remembers as a “beautiful application.” She did not even want to look at the unit.
There was just one hitch: Maxine Brown was black.
Stanley Leibowitz, the rental agent, talked to his boss, Fred C. Trump with President of the Trump company Donald J. Trump standing right next to him.
“I asked him what to do and he says, ‘Take the application and put it in a drawer and leave it there. You know I don’t rent to Niggers!’” Mr. Leibowitz, now 88, recalled in an interview.
Here listen to Stanley Leibowitz in his own words as Rachel Maddow shares an exclusive NBC News interview from 2016.
The company’s practice of turning away potential black tenants was painstakingly documented by activists and organizations that viewed equal housing as the next frontier in the civil rights struggle. The Justice Department undertook its own investigation and, in 1973, sued Trump Management for discriminating against blacks.
Both Fred Trump, the company’s chairman, and Donald Trump, its president, were named as defendants. [U.S. vs. Fred and Donald Trump (pdf) ]
It was front-page news, and for Donald, it amounted to his debut in the public eye giving us an insight into what is now clear that Fred and Donald Trump are Racist! Period!
This is crystal clear evidence that Fred Trump was 100% a racist. His son, Donald, being President of the company that was sued and finally agreeing to settle with the Federal Government by agreeing to rent to Black People in the future was there. He was the leader. He was in the room and nodded his head in agreement with his father when he said I don’t rent to Niggers. This is clear evidence that the Trumps are racist.
More, their racism does NOT come out of the blue. In fact, to find the roots of their racism, just go back to Donald’s grandparents, Fred’s parents. They have a long history of racism and discrimination in the family. In fact, Donald’s grandfather, Frederic Trump Sr. was arrested for rioting with the KLU KLUX KLAN in 1927. It is clearly part of the family ethos.
If this interests you, just listen to what Donald’s niece, Mary Trump, his brother’s daughter says in her own words about them using the word NIGGER and being Anti-Semitic against JEWS. And if you really want more, learn about the history of the first Draft Dodger Frederic Trump from Bavaria here…
- U.S. vs. Fred Trump and Donald Trump (pdf)
- ‘No Vacancies’ for Blacks: How Donald Trump Got His Start, and Was First Accused of Bias
- Former Trump Rental Agent Describes Racist Policy
- How Donald Trump’s father instilled a culture of racism & patriarchy in the family
- Coming to America: The Life of Frederick Trump
2. CENTRAL PARK 5
“A grown person spent $ 85,000 in full-page ads in all New York papers to call for the execution of under-legal age teens; before the trial had been settled. Just put your head around that”
Summary: 5 under-legal age teens were charged with raping a white woman in the park. Trump, before trial was completed, put full-page ads in all newspapers calling for their execution. When DNA evidence presented that exonerated them, the state let them free. Trump never apologized. Til’ this day, he stands by his call for the death penalty.
Five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. Donald Trump played an ugly part in their conviction buying a FULL PAGE ad in the New York Times calling for them to all get the death penalty.
When evidence came to light that they were innocent. He did NOT back down. When DNA evidence exonerated them, he did NOT apologize and to this day, stands by his call for the death penalty.
Donald Trump has repeatedly commented on a case that wrongly accused a group of black and Latino men of assaulting a white female jogger in Central Park in 1989.
Trump’s comments surrounding the case, many of which were made in his capacity as a New York business mogul, have resurfaced following a Netflix series on the men who were charged with the assault. The men are commonly referred to as the Central Park Five.
Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam and Korey Wise were all boys when they were convicted of raping Trisha Meili. They were then found innocent of the crime after convicted murder Matias Reyes in 2002 confessed to raping Meili, which was confirmed by DNA evidence. The city awarded the men $41 million in 2014, a decade after some of the men initially sued the city for how it handled the case.
‘You have people on both sides of that’
Here is a history of Trump’s comments and actions surrounding the Central Park jogger case:
“BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY”
Less than two weeks after the attack on Meili, Trump took out a full-page ad in four New York City newspapers with the headline: “BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY. BRING BACK OUR POLICE!”
The $85,000 worth of ads were published on May 1, 1989, in The New York Times, The Daily News, The New York Post and New York Newsday.
In a statement included in the ad, Trump criticized crime in the city and claimed there was no more “law and order.”
Trump, then a popular business mogul, claimed that the city was being “ruled by the law of the streets, as roving bands of wild criminals roam our neighborhoods, dispensing their own vicious brand of twisted hatred on whomever they encounter.”
“At what point did we cross the line from the fine and noble pursuit of genuine civil liberties to the reckless and dangerously permissive atmosphere which allows criminals of every age to beat and rape a helpless woman and then laugh at her family’s anguish?” he continued in the ad.
The ad came several days after New York City police held a controversial press conference claiming that they believed that a group of youth had attacked Meili. Authorities also claimed in the press conference that they were a part of a group of 32 young boys who assaulted eight other people the same night Meili was attacked.
Trump in the ad said he hated “these muggers and murderers.”
“They should be forced to suffer and, when they kill, they should be executed for their crimes. They must serve as examples for their crimes,” he continued. “They must serve as examples so that others will think long and hard before committing a crime or an act of violence.”
“Maybe hate is what we need if we’re gonna get something done”
Trump defended the ads several days after they were published in an interview on CNN.
He said that he did not believe that the ads were “inciteful,” according to a 2016 CNN article that dug up the May 17, 1989 interview.
“I have never done anything that’s caused a more positive stir. I’ve had 15,000 — 15,000 — letters in the last week and a half,” Trump said. “The ad’s basically very strong and vocal, they are saying bring back law and order. And I’m not just referring to New York, I’m referring to everything.”
Trump also claimed that he “hates” anyone who commits a crime such as rape, but that hatred could also be a key for change.
“And I said, look this woman was raped, mugged, and thrown off a building — thrown off a building on top of everything else,” he continued. “She’s got some major problems, to put it mildly. I said, ‘of course I hate these people, and let’s all hate these people because maybe hate is what we need if we’re gonna get something done.'”
“One-sided piece of garbage”
Trump in 2013 criticized an award-winning documentary on the Central Park jogger case. By the time the documentary came out, Reyes had already admitted to the raping and assaulting Meili.
The men who had since been exonerated for the crime were in an ongoing legal battle with New York City for how they handled the case. Richardson, Santana, and McCray sued the city in 2003.
Analysis in the documentary “The Central Park Five” suggests that authorities could have connected Reyes to Meili’s rape at the time of the attack.
“The Central Park Five documentary was a one-sided piece of garbage that didn’t explain the.horrific crimes of these young men while in park,” Trump tweeted on April 24, 2013.
Trump in a June 5, 2013 tweet referred to the Central Park Five as “muggers.”
When asked by a Twitter user how Trump felt that the five men who were convicted of the crime were actually innocent, Trump in a tweet on June 29, 2013 responded: “Innocent of what-how many people did they mug?”
After the city awarded the five men $41 million in a settlement, Trump maintained that the men — who were young teenagers when convicted — were still guilty.
Trump in an op-ed published in the New York Daily News suggested that “settling doesn’t mean innocence.”
“My opinion on the settlement of the Central Park Jogger case is that it’s a disgrace,” Trump began his op-ed. “A detective close to the case, and who has followed it since 1989, calls it “the heist of the century.”
“Forty million dollars is a lot of money for the taxpayers of New York to pay when we are already the highest taxed city and state in the country,” he continued in the op-ed. “The recipients must be laughing out loud at the stupidity of the city.”
The next day, Trump continued to tweet about the settlement.
“How much money are the lawyers for the Central Park Five getting out of the 40 million dollars, or are they paid by the City (or both)?” Trump tweeted on June 22, 2014.
On the same day, Trump also tweeted: “I’d bet the lawyers for the Central Park 5 are laughing at the stupidity of N.Y.C. when there was such a strong case against their ‘clients'”
“They admitted they were guilty”
Around a month before the 2016 election, Trump stood by his opinion that he believed that the five men charged for Meili’s attack, who have since been exonerated from the crime, were still guilty.
“They admitted they were guilty,” Trump said in a statement to CNN in October 2016. “The police doing the original investigation say they were guilty. The fact that that case was settled with so much evidence against them is outrageous. And the woman, so badly injured, will never be the same.”
If the exact details of this case interest you, Ken Burns, a major filmmaker did a 2-hour documentary where he deep dives into the full case. You can stream free right now here on PBS’ The Central Park Five
Also, famed Hollywood Director Ava Duvernay did a Netflix special on this case as well. So if you have NetFlix, just go see it now. It’s called WHEN THEY SEE US
Donald Trump clearly acted out of racism against teens who he believed raped a white woman. To make political points, he went public with his irresponsible guilty by his public opinion call for the murder of these teenagers. When faced with DNA evidence it was not them, he passed on doing the right thing and, instead, he doubled down on his irresponsible evil driven NO LAW and NO ORDER position. This is the modern-day version of the KKK on horseback hanging slaves from trees for crimes they may or may have not done. It does NOT matter because he believed they were worthless. Yep, he is a racist!
- ‘They admitted their guilt’: 30 years of Trump’s comments about the Central Park Five
- The Central Park Five | Interview | TimesTalks
3. TRUMPS’ OWN WORDS
Federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel, born in Indiana, ruled against Trump in his fraudulent Trump University case and his wall case. Trump was convinced beyond doubt that Curiel was biased against him, and he would not let it go. He went on a racist tirade saying he could NOT get a fair shake from him because he was “Mexican”. We are talking about a Federal Judge here. He’s American, not Mexican. The ugly Trump racist loves to show up when he does NOT get his way. Racist!
‘Laziness is a trait in blacks’
“I have black guys counting my money. … I hate it,” Trump told John R. O’Donnell, the former president of Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, according to O’Donnell’s account in his 1991 book “Trumped!” “The only guys I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes all day.” Lazy? Really? Implying they are stupid! Really? Racist Bigoted Trump!
“I have a great relationship with the blacks. I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks,” Trump told Albany’s Talk 1300 in April 2011 as he mulled a run for the presidency at that time, which he did not ultimately pursue. “The blacks”! LOL! He’s that character in The Green Book movie. This guy lives in the 1950s. Nuff said. Racist!
‘I have thousands of Hispanics that work for me’
Addressing news of a coalition of Hispanic organizations protesting his hosting appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” Trump was frank. I can see plantation owners saying “I have thousands of slaves that work for me” as if that makes them NOT racists. Weird! Trump thinks because he employs people that exonerates him. Racist Jerk!
‘They’re rapists … some, I assume, are good people’
Trump kicked off his presidential campaign on June 16 from the Trump Tower in Manhattan and immediately touched off a furor with his comments about immigration. Rapists! Really? What was that about? Was that really necessary? Well, when you’re a racist who does NOT give a shit, you can say it without conscience. After all, what are those weaklings gonna do about it anyway right! Step on the brown people! Racist!
There is so much here that’s impossible to list fully. From his racist public comments to his racist tweets, it is in the thousands. Trump loves to deploy the imply technique where he signals racism to his base using clever words and key phrases but allows him plausible deniability. Clever, yes! But his body of work has now added up and it’s racist! Even his niece Mary Trump says he uses the word “Nigger”; it’s a family thing. So let’s just say if racism, in of itself, was a crime, Donald would be convicted on all counts and they would throw the book at him.
- Allegations of racism have marked Trump’s presidency and become key issue as election nears
- Trump’s attacks on Judge Curiel are still jarring to read
4. White Supremacy and Other Racist Trump Stuff
On the campaign trail, Trump repeatedly made explicitly racist and otherwise bigoted remarks, from calling Mexican immigrants criminals and rapists, to proposing a ban on all Muslims entering the US, to suggesting a judge should recuse himself from a case solely because of the judge’s Mexican heritage.
The trend has continued into his presidency. From stereotyping a Black reporter to pandering to white supremacists after they held a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, to making a joke about the Trail of Tears, Trump hasn’t stopped with racist acts after his 2016 election.
Most recently, Trump has called the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus the “Chinese virus” and “kung flu” — racist terms that tap into the kind of xenophobia that he latched onto during his 2016 presidential campaign; Trump’s own adviser, Kellyanne Conway, previously called “kung flu” a “highly offensive” term. And Trump insinuated that Sen. Kamala Harris, who’s Black, “doesn’t meet the requirements” to run for vice president — a repeat of the birther conspiracy theory that he perpetuated about former President Barack Obama.
- 1980s: Kip Brown, a former employee at Trump’s Castle, accused another one of Trump’s businesses of discrimination. “When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor,” Brown said. “It was the eighties, I was a teenager, but I remember it: They put us all in the back.”
- 1991: A book by John O’Donnell, former president of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, quoted Trump’s criticism of a Black accountant: “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. … 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.” Trump later said in a 1997 Playboy interview that “the stuff O’Donnell wrote about me is probably true.”
- 1992: The Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino had to pay a $200,000 fine because it transferred Black and women dealers off tables to accommodate a big-time gambler’s prejudices.
- 1993: In congressional testimony, Trump said that some Native American reservations operating casinos shouldn’t be allowed because “they don’t look like Indians to me.”
- 2000: In opposition to a casino proposed by the St. Regis Mohawk tribe, which he saw as a financial threat to his casinos in Atlantic City, Trump secretly ran a series of ads suggesting the tribe had a “record of criminal activity [that] is well documented.”
- 2004: In season two of The Apprentice, Trump fired Kevin Allen, a Black contestant, for being overeducated. “You’re an unbelievably talented guy in terms of education, and you haven’t done anything,” Trump said on the show. “At some point you have to say, ‘That’s enough.’”
- 2005: Trump publicly pitched what was essentially The Apprentice: White People vs. Black People. He said he “wasn’t particularly happy” with the most recent season of his show, so he was considering “an idea that is fairly controversial — creating a team of successful African Americans versus a team of successful whites. Whether people like that idea or not, it is somewhat reflective of our very vicious world.”
- 2010: In 2010, there was a huge national controversy over the “Ground Zero Mosque” — a proposal to build a Muslim community center in Lower Manhattan, near the site of the 9/11 attacks. Trump opposed the project, calling it “insensitive,” and offered to buy out one of the investors in the project. On The Late Show With David Letterman, Trump argued, referring to Muslims, “Well, somebody’s blowing us up. Somebody’s blowing up buildings, and somebody’s doing lots of bad stuff.”
- 2011: Trump played a big role in pushing false rumors that Obama — the country’s first Black president — was not born in the US. He claimed to send investigators to Hawaii to look into Obama’s birth certificate. Obama later released his birth certificate, calling Trump a “carnival barker.” The research has found a strong correlation between birtherism, as the conspiracy theory is called, and racism. But Trump has reportedly continued pushing this conspiracy theory in private.
- 2011: While Trump suggested that Obama wasn’t born in the US, he also argued that maybe Obama wasn’t a good enough student to have gotten into Columbia or Harvard Law School, and demanded Obama release his university transcripts. Trump claimed, “I heard he was a terrible student. Terrible. How does a bad student go to Columbia and then to Harvard?”
When you put all these events together, a clear pattern emerges. He’s racist!
Add in Charlottevilles “Good people on both sides” in reference to Neo-Nazi white supremacists and his comment during last month’s debate calling for the white supremacist group PROUD BOYS to stand back and stand by….and this guy is either the worlds biggest dipshit or the de facto leader of the new white supremacist movement in the USA
Look, the examples above are only just a few. Donald’s whole life has been racist. To document it all requires a book. And will NOT write a book here. So the best you can do is, check my facts above. Then do your own deep-dive research.
Now, in my view, this is absolute evidence that he is a racist and white supremacist. No sugarcoating it. No pretend or letting him get off the hook to justify supporting him.
If you are a Trump voter, just own it and be proud. Don’t hide behind it. He is a racist and either you are too or you just don’t care or have value for it. Those positions are legit and quite fair. Not everyone has to be against racism. Heck, I am sure the Grand Pooh-Bah of the KKK just loves Trump.
In fact, there is NOT one racist in America that is voting for Biden or anyone in the Democrat party. There is NO home for them there. However, EVERY racist and white supremacist is voting for Trump and the Trump Party candidates. Why hide this fact? Why pretend it’s NOT true? So yeah, run with it. Wear it on your sleeve. Stand next to your man Trump with pride. Racism is natural and it’s okay to be scared of the guy next to you that you don’t understand. Put up your guard. It’s normal.
But there is another choice.
You can educate yourself.
Learn that our DNA is Homosapien meaning we’re all the same species of humans. The color of our skin is a direct result of climate and where our ancestors lived over thousands of years. Underneath, the blood is all red for everyone. And now, in the newly connected world of true globalization, thousands of languages are dying merging into just a few, trade is growing, intermingling is happening at the fastest pace in human history and we’re all moving towards becoming beige.
In fact, nothing can stop the loss of cultures. The world is always losing cultures. That is how evolution works!
In lieu, we cannot save our white, black, brown, or yellow cultures. The only thing is constant is change. Evolution is happening in front of our eyes.
I know, many are scared. I get that. In fact, that’s the basis of the Trump Party and its voters. Fear! Trump is the master of selling it and scaring everyone. He does it daily. Just check it daily and he’s bound to reward you with non-sense like “elect Biden and it is the End of The World”. To boot, it is reinforced by media that works to keep him in power.
Now, I know “white” people don’t want to lose what they know and feel comfortable with. Nobody likes to lose their cultures. That is true around the world! This is why new immigrants huddle around one another. They are scared. They don’t understand the new culture. They know the culture they had. Even so, 20% of them who are daring venture out quickly and assimilate. The rest stay tight-knit, sometimes for 1-3 generations until they finally become “white” or whatever color you want to call them that fits in with the prevailing culture. Inevitably, the mix happens; normal since day one of human existence!
But here’s what is really wrong with all of this.
Telling people they can save their culture is a 100% lie. No one can! Period!
Donald definitely cannot save the white culture. Instead, demand leaders challenge your communities to meet the future. Don’t run from it. Look it in the eye and stare it down. Then step up to it. That’s the key to life’s success. Don’t let fear paralyze you. Learn to speak English, Spanish, and Chinese. Connect! That’s how you win in the world. Engaging in racism and discrimination to justify fear or to commiserate with your gang has no future!
The winners always meet future challenges. Winners adjust. The losers are the ones that don’t adjust. They always become extinct. This is the natural law that has existed since time began.
As for Donald? Well, for those reading this 20 to 30 years from now, did he become a hero? No, he did not! He became extinct; a relic who sold the past that said nothing to the future. He just wasted our time with his go backward vision.
And finally, there is nothing new here. It’s just that we have an old clever guy playing on your fears for his power. He does NOT care if you win or lose. He only cares that he wins. Oh and he’s actually a racist too! So just accept it and stop the excuses. Roll with it and stay tuned cause this whole episode is NOT over…not yet!
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