Showing posts with label Donald Trump is a racist.. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Donald Trump is a racist.. Show all posts

Sunday, January 14, 2018

John Lewis won't attend Trump's first State of the Union

Rep. John Lewis said he will not attend President Trump's first State of the Union after he referred to poorer nations, made up of primarily black and brown people, as "shithole countries."

The congressman, a noted 1960s civil rights leader cited Trump's derogatory comments about immigration from Haiti and African counties as his reason for not attending the address later this month.

"I think he is a racist," Lewis said.

Lewis pointed to the example of Martin Luther King Jr., whose birthday is celebrated Monday.

"He would be speaking the idea that we are one people, one family … we must learn to live together as brothers and sisters, if not, we will perish as fools," Lewis said.

[SOURCE: Washington Examiner]

Friday, January 12, 2018

NJ Gov-Elect Phil Murphy calls out Trump over racist remarks

I was fortunate enough to attend an event for NJ Gov-Elect Phil Murphy today and get this video. During a speech at the Newark Museum at an Inaugural Weekend kickoff event Democrat Phil Murphy called out Trump over his racist remarks. Watch those remarks below:

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

We are in sad times when the U.S. President is defending white nationalist

By George L. Cook III African American Reports.

I keep expecting to wake up from this dream in a cold sweat and realize this is not real. Sadly that will not happen.

Many of us, my self-included didn't expect much from Donald Trump and expected him to be one of the worst presidents ever. What we did not expect was the President of the United States to be openly associated with and defending the actions of Nazi's and white supremacist.

We know live in an America where the President of the United States took more than 48 hours to condemn racial hatred. During his first press conference, he blamed "both" sides. He gave some lame excuse about waiting to get the facts at another failed press conference. The facts of what happened in Charlottesville have nothing to do with condemning white nationalist and white supremacist groups. "45" should have IMMEDIATELY said that racism and hate groups are wrong and that they will not be tolerated or accepted in the United States. He should have stated that he wants nothing to do with them and that he doesn't want their support. He didn't need the facts to do that.

But instead he keeps talking about wrong on both sides even though the action of the alt-right led to the death of Heather Heyer, not the actions of any counter protesters. He ignores the fact no one including two Virginia State Troopers would have died had the racist groups not come to Charlottesville Virginia to supposedly protest the removal of a General Lee monument.

This president seems to think that protesting hate and evil makes the counter protesters as bad as the white supremacist. How dare they say no to hate.

Not only that he thinks some of the alt-right/white nationalist are "fine people." I guess they are great examples of humanity when they are not hating African Americans, Hispanics, LGBTQ people, Muslims, Jews, or threatening to harm others that they feel superior to.

This is a president who at the time of this writing has not reached out to the mother of Heather Heyer, who died protesting hate, but he has taken the time to hold a second press conference to appease David Duke. A move which Duke appreciated:

This is the same POTUS that took two days to respond to what white hate groups did in Charlottesville that caused three deaths but took 51 minutes to attack a black man, Kenneth Frazier when that black man and CEO of Merck resigned from Trump's American Manufacturing Council to protest Trump's indifference to hate groups.

It's time for everyone to face the fact which many of us already have, Trump is not the President of the United States but the President to that 38 % that make up his political base. He doesn't give a damn about the rest of us.

Sadly, this is not a dream, it's a nightmare.

George L. Cook III African American Reports.