President Donald Trump has seized on the controversy in Virginia, the place Democratic Governor Ralph Northam is going through calls to resign after a blackface photograph appeared beneath his title in his medical college yearbook. The state’s lawyer normal, Mark Herring, has additionally admitted to sporting blackface previously.
African Individuals are very offended on the double customary on full show in Virginia!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2019
“African Individuals are very offended on the double customary on full in show in Virginia,” Trump tweeted.
Twitter has not given him the reward for this tweet he could have been on the lookout for. As a substitute, many have identified Trump’s historical past of racism in opposition to African Individuals.
Political journalist and commentator Roland Martin famous that Trump has but to atone for propagating the racist birther lie in opposition to former President Obama. Earlier than he ran for president, Trump was probably the most well-known individual to recommend Obama wasn’t eligible to be president and claimed to have the proof (he didn’t have proof).
African Individuals are nonetheless ticked with you @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS @MELANIATRUMP for the failure to apologize to @BarackObama for racist birther assault. We have now NOT forgotten! https://t.co/uQgkSTg7be
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) February 10, 2019
Trump was additionally reminded of his acts in opposition to the Central Park 5, who have been falsely convicted of committing sexual assault on a jogger in 1989. Trump spent $85,000 on full-page commercials in main New York Metropolis newspapers calling for the execution of the lads.
When Trump was confronted about his actions through the 2016 marketing campaign, he doubled down and claimed they have been nonetheless responsible regardless of DNA proof proving their innocence. “They admitted they have been responsible,” he stated on the time, maybe not understanding how police can usually stress harmless people into making confessions.
Trump has some nerve to speak about African Individuals in Virginia when he’s the one who made viscious false accusations in opposition to the Central Park 5. And each Trump and the Republicans waged some form of doxxing info warfare marketing campaign in Virginia.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 10, 2019
Trump’s enterprise historical past additionally had loads of racist parts to it, as Trump denial of rental purposes to black individuals in New York Metropolis have been so frequent he was investigated and subsequently sued by the Division of Justice. This, too, was delivered to his consideration on Twitter.
You marked rental purposes by African-Individuals with a “C” for “coloured” to disclaim them flats. DoJ sued you for racial discrimination. Twice. You settled. Twice. You refused to denounce the KKK. You tweeted pretend black crime stats from a white supremacist website. SIT DOWN!
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) February 10, 2019
And naturally, there are Trump’s actions as president.
After the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017, Trump blamed “either side” for the violence, regardless of anti-racist activist Heather Heyer shedding her life when a white supremacist hit her with a automotive. Trump additionally has proven a callous angle towards immigrants from African nations, saying they arrive from “shithole international locations”.
African Individuals are additionally offended a couple of President who defends Nazis in Charlottesville.
A President who calls African nations “shit gap international locations.”
A President with a file of discriminatory rental practices.
A President who’s a goddamn racist.
Glass homes, Donald.
— MatthewDicks (@MatthewDicks) February 10, 2019
The president could have despatched his tweet considering he would rating political factors, however as an alternative he gave us all revealing journey down reminiscence lane.