Donald Trump is wildly racist. We all know that. Whether he's blaming "both sides" for violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia or calling a black man who dares to peacefully protest the injustices they face a "son of a bitch" or referring to African nations and Haiti as "sh*thole countries," he's demonstrated time and time that he simply doesn't care for or about people of color.
Even though some claim he can't be racist because he has been on television, Donald Trump's racism has been well-documented for decades.
And the sparring match he started with Jay-Z over the weekend is just another instance to throw on the "Donald Trump is a Racist POS" pile." It might seem futile to keep pointing out how our president is a flaming racist, but I have to keep saying it. It's like a mantra at this point. If we keep shouting, "Donald Trump is racist!" from the rooftops of the Internet, maybe more people will finally see how true it is.
Jay-Z was interviewed on CNN by Van Jones on January 27.
"Everyone feels anger, but after the anger it's really hurtful. ... he's looking down on a whole population of peop… https://t.co/vTDS2yHMZo— CNN (@CNN)1517093227.0
But the nuance was lost on Donald Trump... obviously.There are so many things wrong with his response to Jay-Z — even the fact that Trump decided to take on the rapper demonstrates his racism. But let's break this down one issue at a time...
First of all, Donald Trump clearly didn't watch Jay-Z's whole interview with Van Jones because they do address the decline in black unemployment:
Someone needs to inform @realdonaldtrump that I ALREADY asked Jay Z whether black employment figures redeem Trump’s… https://t.co/aWQ3E6sMxM— Van Jones (@Van Jones)1517150421.0
Second of all, black unemployment has been trending downward since 2010.
Black unemployment is at record lows thanks to a massive declining trend started in 2010. Congratulations… https://t.co/C4kueeSsIR— Joe Scarborough (@Joe Scarborough)1517102894.0
Thirdly, Jay-Z gave an interview on CNN, and mere hours later, Trump was furiously tweeting his criticisms.
I wonder why Trump has never responded to Eminem’s comments. I mean, I actually know why just like everyone else does.— deray (@deray)1517152466.0
Maybe he would if Eminem ever went on CNN (we know how much the president loves his cable news), but the more likely explanation is that we haven't heard from Trump on Eminem because he's white. And we have heard from him on Jay-Z because he's black.Donald Trump's disdain for people of color is well-known and well-documented — since he's taken office he has disproportionately attacked black people. There is probably no group he hates more, except for maybe women. And don't even get him started on black women.
But Donald Trump's racism isn't new, and it isn't a shock.
Trump's treatment of Jay-Z and Eminem should come as no surprise. It's just like his 1970s housing discrimination s… https://t.co/nrk3Px2t36— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1517160173.0