Donald Trump’s overt racism became clear to anyone paying attention back when he began insisting President Obama was secretly born in Kenya. It became even more clear when Trump entered the 2016 election by launching a racist attack on Mexicans, which later morphed into a racist attack on Muslims. Every day, Trump’s racism becomes more painfully obvious. But this morning may have been a new racist low for him, as he spent the morning attacking various black people.
Trump started off his Monday morning with a fairly standard racist attack on black athletes who are protesting against his racism: “Two dozen NFL players continue to kneel during the National Anthem, showing total disrespect to our Flag & Country. No leadership in NFL!” We’ve seen these antics from Trump before. But from there, things took a much more deeply personal turn. Myeshia Johnson appeared on national television this morning to confirm that Trump really had made an offensive remark when he called her after the death of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson.
This prompted Trump to directly accuse Mrs. Johnson of lying: “I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!” From the start it’s stood out that Trump just happened to make the offensive remark to the black widow of a black U.S. soldier; even if he wasn’t consciously trying to offend her, racism just comes naturally to him. But his decision to attack her today is consciously racist.
Yesterday morning, Donald Trump began his day by viciously attacking Congresswoman Frederica Wilson, in yet another attack on a black public figure. This came even as Donald Trump Jr mocked Wilson for her physical appearance. Trump is the most overtly racist person of his generation – and his racism is now becoming even more overt by day. Contribute to Palmer Report
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report