Racism Made Donald J. Trump The 45th US President

This week, an ESPN anchor, Jemele Hill, came under fire from Trump & Co for a tweet she posted stating a truism, that Donald Trump is a white supremacist. I agree 100%. Along the same vein, friend and fellow-blogger Gronda has made an excellent post based on an article by author Ta-Nehisi Coates that says racism & white supremacy is the only reason Trump sits in the Oval Office today. Please take a minute or two to read this excellent post. Thank you, Gronda, for this post and for allowing me to share it.

Gronda Morin

Image result for photos of president obama“We the people” are well aware that racism is the elephant in the room that too many peoples want to pretend it is not there. This is an insidious infection within the USA culture that we can no longer afford ignore. We have to end it.

The author Ta-Nehisi Coates has written an insightful commentary on the subject of how racism set the stage for the current republican President Donald Trump now dwelling in the White House. I have footnoted a link below to the entire very lengthy narrative.

Image result for photos of president trumpIn the October 2017 Atlantic Magazine edition, Ta-Nehisi Coates penned the following article, “The First White President.” He argues that the foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.

“IT IS INSUFFICIENT TO STATE the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this…

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5 thoughts on “Racism Made Donald J. Trump The 45th US President

  1. Though I absolutely agree that racism is a very real and very ugly problem in our country, and though Donald trump has said some stupid things, let’s not forget that when Barak Obama was president, if you so much as criticized anything he did, the origin of that critical assessment was predicated on the notion that the person doing the criticizing was indeed a racist. Also, don’t forget that one of the reasons that Hillary Clinton did not win the oval office was because she had absolutely no platform on which she ran. I give Obama credit for running on hope and change. am I a white supremacist because I happen to believe that antifa is not blameless in the protests that happen in our country? If you believe that I am, or if anyone believes that, then that in itself is a sad commentary because it would equate agreement with one premise, the non-innocence of a counterprotest group, to what you believe is in a man’s heart, the false narrative that all are not created equal.

    Do I like trump? No, he’s crass, exhibits almost no class, he tweets like a kindergartener and is thin-skinned, prone to go on the offensive whenever any little attack is leveled at him. In other words, he doesn’t know how to pick his battles and to be a leader, you at least have to know how to do that effectively.

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    • I do think that much, though certainly not all, the criticism of Obama had its roots in racism. But yes, there were certainly those who took that to the nth degree unnecessarily.

      Now, I have to respectfully disagree that Hillary Clinton had no platform. She actually had a very good and strong platform … I wrote a number of posts about her ideologies and her plans of action last year … but her platform tood a backseat to the rhetoric, name-calling and just plain ugly that became the trademark of the entire campaign.

      No, I cannot call you a white supremacist because I do not know your thoughts. I could ask you a few simple questions and determine whether you are or are not, but I am not interested in doing so. To me, you are a reader and are somebody who is interested in some open, honest dialog, and I respect that.

      As for Antifa … I am anti-fascist, though I am not a member of any group, but rather am an independent thinker and have been studying history for enough decades to have an understanding of Hitler & Mussolini and know that I do not want to live under a similar regime. So, as far as ideology, I am on the side of the anti-fascists. However, I am against using violence to get a point across. I do not believe that anything is to be resolved with violence, and that the only way for this nation to ever come together is going to be through intelligent, well-reasoned conversation. That includes not only talking, but also listening. I try to do both, but I sometimes fall short.

      I appreciate your comments … I hope you will return.

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