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Is Donald Trump Racist? Here's What the Record Shows
« on: June 13, 2016, 01:59:19 pm »
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Is Donald Trump racist? That question has hung over the presumptive Republican nominee for president as he has called Mexicans “rapists” and proposed a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. Lately, though, the question has taken on more urgency as Trump has repeatedly publicly attacked the judge who presides over Trump University class-action lawsuits. Calling the American-born Gonzalo Curiel a “Mexican,” he said Curiel was therefore biased against him, and he added to the flurry of objections by suggesting that a Muslim judge might also be incapable of hearing a lawsuit involving any Trump entity.

In between these remarks he managed to offend by singling out a black man at one of his rallies, calling him “my African American” as if the fellow’s presence proved Trump was on the right side of the race issue...


http://fortune.com/2016/06/07/donald-trump-racism-quotes/?xid=for_fb_sh

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Re: Is Donald Trump Racist? Here's What the Record Shows
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 02:45:52 am »
"Oooh, the irony!  Already, I can hear the crowd chanting..."

BUILD THAT WALL!!!
BUILD THAT WALL!!!
BUILD THAT WALL!!!
BUILD THAT WALL!!!
BUILD THAT WALL!!!
BUILD THAT WALL!!!
BUILD THAT WALL!!!



The federal judge President Donald Trump attacked during the campaign - claiming the judge's Mexican heritage and Trump's call for a border wall made him "extremely hostile" - has ruled in favor of administration efforts to speed up building that wall along the southern border.





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http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/judge-berated-trump-rules-favor-border-wall-waivers/story?id=53427234

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Re: Is Donald Trump Racist? Here's What the Record Shows
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2018, 10:20:28 pm »
What Does "Trump" Mean in British Slang?


As an English teacher I'm always on the lookout for unique ways English is used. So it is with great pleasure - in fact I think it's an absolute gas to "pass" this tidbit of information on to you It's really something worth "passing around" because it's a "gas" - literally.

A good friend sent me a message today and I went "Holy Sh!t"!
And when you're  Poop John the First of the Church of the Holy Sh!tters you can't "pass" up an opportunity to "pass" this on to as many people as possible.

As an English teacher I'm always on the lookout for unique ways English is used.

So it is with great pleasure - in fact I think it's an absolute gas to "pass" this tidbit of information on to you.  It's really something worth "passing around" because it's a "gas" - literally.

Here it is:
It is clear from this site that the verb  to trump has been used extensively across Britain to refer to the breaking of wind. It is especially the case in the North, in Wales and certainly in Norfolk.

Over the centuries, fart has not been without linguistic rivals. Since the early fifteenth century, for example, trump has served as a synonym for fart, or rather to denote an especially noisy fart.

(A Dictionary of Culinary Curiosities) by Mark Morton

Trump :
Verb. To break wind from the anus, to 'fart'. E.g."There's a disgusting smell in here. Has someone trumped?" 
Noun. 1. An act of breaking wind. 2)The resulting smell of having broke wind from the anus, a 'fart'.



Now for the past year, thousands of parents in the UK are hearing the same question; "Why are they calling him President Fart?"

Since our last presidential election we've certainly had  "an especially noisy fart"  in the White House and he stinks to high heaven!








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Re: Is Donald Trump Racist? Here's What the Record Shows
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 07:30:48 am »

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Re: Is Donald Trump Racist? Here's What the Record Shows
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2019, 05:44:40 am »
Tuesday, 15th December 2019

Why are Republicans suddenly outraged over King’s racism?
by Eugene Robinson

(Washington) - Republicans are shocked, shocked, to learn that Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, is a dyed-in-the-wool racist. Also that snow is cold, the ocean is wet and the sky is often blue.

The clamor of GOP voices denouncing King’s latest racist eruption is more amusing than inspiring.

Where have his Republican colleagues been all these years? Surely the “party of Lincoln” is aware that race has been the most divisive issue in our national history.

Surely Republicans were aware of King’s toxic views, which he makes no attempt to hide.

Why such an uproar now?

Perhaps King's newly outraged critics were waiting for him to finally spell it out in language that even the "party of Trump" cannot ignore.

Which he did.

In a New York Times profile last week, King expounded on his hardline anti-immigrant views, which are the only thing that has distinguished him, or undistinguished him, in an otherwise mediocre congressional career.

He boasted of having once told President Trump that "I market-tested your immigration policy for 14 years, and that ought to be worth something."

In what might have been an unguarded moment, King told the Times: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive? Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”

We have seen, in subsequent days, that the open embrace of white supremacy is a bridge too far for many Republicans.

That's what they say, at least. I'll believe them when they make clear — with actions, not just words — that racists like King are unwelcome in the party's ranks.

After the Times piece was published, King quickly issued a statement seeking to distance himself from white nationalism and white supremacy, claiming to "reject those labels and the evil ideology they define."

But then he went on to defend that very ideology in the euphemistic language — word salad about nationalism and Western "values" — that white supremacists use in polite company.

King claims his crusade is about keeping out the wrong kind of values.

But his rhetoric and his associations make clear that his real aim is keeping out the "wrong" kind of people — Latinos, Muslims, anyone who doesn't fit into his warped, ahistorical, racist vision of the nation's heritage.

Several years ago, referring to the undocumented "Dreamers" brought here as minors, King had this to say:

"For every one who's a valedictorian, there's another hundred out there who weigh 130 pounds and they've got calves the size of cantaloupes because they're hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert."

That's what King thinks of Hispanic immigration. He proposed a border wall before Trump did.

As the Times noted in its profile, King has supported political figures abroad who have anti-Semitic leanings and neo-Nazi ties.

In his response statement, King said he condemns anyone who supports the ideology that led to the Holocaust.

So that's something. In years past, however, he did display a Confederate flag in his office — an odd and telling choice of decor for a man born and raised in Iowa, where the trees are not draped with Spanish moss and the atmosphere is not suffused with "Lost Cause" nostalgia.

Here is part of what King said last year to a right-wing Austrian website:

"When I made a statement on Twitter saying, 'We can't restore our civilization with somebody else's babies,' it seemed to be more irritating to the left than anything I have ever said.

First of all, the total fertility rate in Europe is below replacement rate.

When that happens, you are a dying civilization. ... If we continue to abort our babies and import a replacement for them in the form of young violent men, we are supplanting our culture, our civilization." The weird idea of "replacement" is a cornerstone of white supremacist ideology.

Following the Times profile, we've heard stirring denunciations from outraged and embarrassed Republicans.

On "Meet the Press," Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., was righteously eloquent on the subject.

In a Washington Post op-ed, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., challenged his colleagues:

"Some in our party wonder why Republicans are constantly accused of racism — it is because of our silence when things like this are said.

" On "Face the Nation," House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., promised that "action will be taken" against King.

Yeah, sure, whatever. You don't want to be called racists, Republicans?

Then stop letting bigots like King and Trump define the party's policies.


I'll believe stirring GOP words about diversity when they are backed up by votes.



@Eugene_Robinson
eugenerobinson@washpost.com

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king was subsequently removed from all committees and activities

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Re: Is Donald Trump Racist? Here's What the Record Shows
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2019, 05:24:53 am »