Donald Trump Ain’t Shit, He Ain’t Barack Obama and He Surely Doesn’t Care About Black People

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Someone in America died today. Someone died today in Virginia in a racial terrorist attack, and our president had the audacity, the hardihood, to continue to hew to the line of dog-whistling racist dogma.

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Donald Trump showed us exactly who he is today—as a man, as a leader, as a human being and as an American. And he ain’t shit.

Donald Trump ain’t shit, and he’s a small man with tiny hands who is unworthy of the office of the presidency.

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No. 45, who obviously must have written that inferior, juvenile “speech,” spoke for all of four minutes about Charlottesville, Va., today—not about the race war that is literally erupting around us, and one he surely helped to set the climate for—and stuck to stilted, coded language about gun violence in Chicago, Barack Obama and all the other shit that racists “hate.” (P.S.: They really don’t care that black people are dying in Chicago, though.)

Today, Donald Trump did not even have the human decency to speak about an American citizen who died protesting peacefully or about white men acting out in violent ways. As usual, he spoke without an iota of integrity or even the semblance of decency to pretend to give a fuck about black people.

Guess what? He doesn’t. Omarosa. He doesn’t. Ben Carson. He doesn’t—all those black folks who voted for him to give him a chance.

The president, who came on at least 40 minutes after he was supposed to, actually spoke these words:

We’re closely following the terrible events unfolding in Charlottesville, Va. We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence—on many sides.

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Pause. Here goes that false equivalence again. Who has been violent to the white nationalists?

It’s been going on a long time in our country. Not Donald Trump, not Barack Obama. It’s been going on for a long, long time.

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You damn right hatred, bigotry and violence have been going on a long time—directed at black people who were brought here as chattel property and violently suppressed within a vicious caste system, one that continues today.

And hells no, you are not Barack Obama. Stop saying his name. You aren’t even worthy of a sliver of a nail on his left pinky. You damn right you not Barack Obama—and we are all facing a race war at home and perhaps a nuclear threat from abroad because of that.

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And then Trump said this:

There is no place for this in America. What’s needed now is a swift restoration of law and order and a restoration of innocent lives. No citizen should fear for their safety and security in our society.

And no child should ever be afraid to go outside [pause] and play or be with their parents [pause] and have a good time.

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He’s obviously speaking about the “violence in Chicago” here, which has absolutely nothing to do with what happened in Charlottesville. But wink, wink—he’s letting the racists know that he’s still with ’em.

Trump then gave a prolonged and pointed shoutout to law enforcement (local, state and federal) for doing a wonderful job when they clearly did not.

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Because a person died with at least a thousand police on hand. Great job, guys.

“We are all Americans first. We love our God,” Trump continues. “We’re going to study this situation. We want to see what’s going wrong in this country.”

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Dude. Study what? History?

This man is dangerous. This man is vile. And this man gives negative fucks about black people. Of that I am clear.

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Senior Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.

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DISCUSSION

kccomplainsalot
KC Complains A Lot

The only surprising thing to me is that anyone is surprised that Donald Trump didn’t give some encouraging words and condemn white supremacy.

1.) Donald Trumps is a horrible person who only cares about himself, and maybe his daughter, who he only cares about because he sees her as an extension of himself, and he really wants to fuck himself, and 2.) his presidency is based on white supremacy and he knows it.

I’m past the point of expecting Trump to act Presidential. At this point you’re being silly if you expect him to act like a decent human being, period.