Donald Trump’s blatant racism spurs a spectrum of reactions, from “duh” to “all the left ever does is cry racism.” It’s clear that those who hate Trump see his actions, words, and beliefs as plainly racist, and that those who like the President will never think anything he does is racist, no matter how plainly racist it is.
There are too many examples, however, for it all to be just coincidence — he’s called all Mexicans “rapists;” enacted a ban on Muslims from countries he doesn’t like; tried to make the country believe that MS-13, an American gang, was founded in some country that immigrants are coming from — or for his remarks to be innocent in nature.
Most recently, his attacks on four first-term Congresswomen dubbed “The Squad” for their progressive politics and the modernity with which they approach lawmaking have made the news for not racist undertones, but overt, vicious, callous racism. And although he has changed his story on the meaning of the words he used a number of times, there really is no way, considering his original tweet, to think anything other than that he assumed they were from countries outside the United States.
But with all the denials and defenses and support from Trump’s fans who all want to attest to his claim that he doesn’t “have a racist bone” in his body, where do you get confirmation of the truth? It has to come from those who know him.
Almost no one knows him better than Jack O’Donnell, the former president of Trump Plaza.
In fact, Jack wrote a memoir all the way back at the beginning of the 90’s about Donald Trump called Trumped! The Inside Story of the Real Donald Trump — His Cunning Rise and Spectacular Fall. Jack knew nearly three decades ago exactly what America has had to find out the hard way: That the President is a bigot, a racist, and basically trash.
In an article Jack wrote for Politico Magazine almost two years to the day after Trump was elected, O’Donnell pointed out some of the things everyone seems to overlook about Trump’s history of racist behavior. In just his experience with Donald in the casino alone, he watched him berate someone for “looking like a fucking Puerto Rican,” was told to end charter busing to the casino in “black” neighborhoods, and was even treated to this now-infamous quote:
I think 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.”
Then again, I’m not sure the President’s stupidity is anything HE can control.
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