Why is everybody so pleased that Trump called out white supremacy? He lies. Simple fact is that he doesn’t mean it but was told by his campaign people that it wasn’t looking good, that a lot of people were blaming him for at least the El Paso shooting. Can’t let those poll numbers drop, now can he? So, he stands up and says, “In one voice our nation must condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy”, and the press acts as if this absolves him of the hundreds, maybe thousands of times he has called for violence, called white supremacists “very fine people”, and denigrated members of Congress only because of their ethnicity or skin colour.
Turns out, he also blamed mental illness, violence in the media, and video games. He did not urge Congress to pass strict gun laws, he did not condemn the NRA, he did not recant any of his previous statements. Quite simply, he said what his advisors told him he ought to say. In this case, talk is cheap and he has told so many lies that there is no reason … not a single shred of reason … to believe him. Trump has been a racist all his life, from when he refused to rent apartments to blacks all the way up to just last week when he went on a tirade against a civil rights hero and member of Congress, Elijah Cummings.
He took no responsibility for the atmosphere of division, nor did he recognize his own reluctance to warn of the rise of white nationalism until now. He blamed social media, which is laughable, since it is his main venue, apart from campaign rallies, for spewing his racist hate.Actions speak far louder than words, and in this case, you can rest assured that his actions will not change, and by next week he will be back to his campaign of racist remarks and behaviours. The media seems to be drooling all over themselves at his remarks, with big bold headlines reading …
Trump Condemns White Supremacy After Mass Shootings
What they should read is
A Leopard Doesn’t Change His Spots
As Jennifer Rubin said in her column today, “It would be laughable if it were not so infuriating”. Or, in the words of Senator Kamala Harris, “I’m too busy watching what he’s doing to hear what he’s saying”.
As I said in a previous post, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck. Trump has been waddling and quacking for far too long … he hasn’t changed. He’s still a liar and a racist. Don’t be fooled.