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How Donald Trump Has Proved That He Is a Racist


1. He said a judge in a case against him couldn't be fair because of his 'Mexican heritage.'

During an interview with Jake Tapper in 2016, Donald Trump responded to previous comments about how Judge Gonzalo Curiel who ruled against him in a Trump University lawsuit couldn't be fair to him because of his "Mexican heritage," despite the fact that the judge was born in the US.

2. He took out an ad calling for the death penalty of the Central Park Five.

In 1989, a woman was raped in Central Park in New York leading to the arrest and conviction of five African American men which led Donald Trump to take out an ad calling for them to be sentenced to death. After the men were cleared of the crime and the real perpetrator was caught, Donald Trump refused to apologize for the ad and said they were still guilty.

3. He described people who shouted "Jews will not replace us," as "Very Fine People."

Following the protests against white supremacists who shouted "Jews will not replace us," in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017 which led to the murder of a protester, Donald Trump in a press conference said there were "Very fine people on both sides." Following his comments, many white supremacists praised Donald Trump's comments saying that he speaks for them.

4. He described a city with a large African-American population as "Rat and rodent infested mess."

In a tweet in 2019, Donald Trump lashed out at Representative Elijah Cummings for the congressman's criticism of his border policies by describing Baltimore who Cummings represents as a "Rat and rodent infested mess."

5. When he implied that four minority congresswoman should ‘go back’ to where they came from.'

In a tweet in 2019, Donald Trump seemed to imply that four minority congresswomen including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib who have been severely critical of him should 'go back' to where they came from despite the fact that 3 out of 4 of them were born in the US.

6. When he asked for Barack Obama's birth certificate.

In 2011, when Donald Trump was considering a run for president he started a campaign to find out if Obama was really born in the US despite the fact that Obama's opponent John McCain who was white in the 2008 election was born in Panama.

7. When he retweeted a racist meme with fake crime statistics.

In 2015, Donald Trump retweeted a meme that stated that African Americans were more prone to violent crimes than white people. When challenged by Bill O'Reilly, he made the excuse that he can't fact check everything he tweets out.

8. When he said Mexico was sending us their rapists.

In his speech to announce his presidency in 2015, Donald Trump made a statement about how Mexico isn't sending us their best people which include rapists.

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"They're sending people that have a lot of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."

9. When he failed to condemn David Duke supporting him

In a 2016 interview with Jake Tapper, Donald Trump was asked whether he would condemn David Duke's endorsement of him and said he never heard of David Duke despite the fact that he condemned him back in 2000. He later blamed the incident in a faulty earpiece despite the fact the he repeated what he was asked by Jake Tapper.

10. When his company was shown to have refused to rent apartments for African-American tenats

In 1973, the Justice Department brought a lawsuit against him and his father Fred when it was discovered that when potential white tenants applied for an apartment they were given one but when potential black tenants applied they were declined. This led to his company settling the lawsuit.

11. When he called African-American football players who were kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality "Son of a Bitch."

While at a rally in Alabama, Donald Trump criticized African-American football players who kneeled to protest police brutality during the national anthem by calling them a 'son of a bitch' and called for players who took the knee to be fired.

12. When he referred to the Coronavirus as the "Kung Flu."

In a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Donald Trump referred to the Coronavirus as the "Kung Flu," a term that many civil liberties groups warned could lead to an increase in violence towards Asian-Americans.

13. When he claimed people from Haiti are bringing in "AIDS to the country."

In an interview with Sean Hannity, Donald Trump baselessly claimed that people from Haiti are bringing in AIDS to the country by stating:

"Take a look at what's happening in Haiti. A tremendous problem with AIDS. Many of those people will probably have AIDS and they're coming into our country and we don't do anything about it. We let everybody come in. It's like a death wish for our country."

14. When he said "Hiltler did a lot of good things."

In the book "Frankly, We Did Win This Election," by the Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender, according to former Chief of Staff Mark Kelly was stunned when Donald Trump told him "Hitler did a lot of good things," during a 2018 tour in Europe to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Kelly responded by telling Donald Trump that "You cannot ever say anything supportive of Adolf Hitler. You just can't," which shows his racist and anti-Semitic views.

© 2020 Nathan Neel

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