Americans Are Increasingly Reaching the Conclusion Their President Is a White Supremacist
Thanks to New York Times opinion writer Charles M. Blow #TrumpsAWhiteSupremacist is now trending on Twitter. On Monday the commentator published a piece titled, “Is Trump a White Supremacist?” that concludes: “If you are not completely opposed to white supremacy, you are quietly supporting it.”
Blow makes clear he does not think splitting hairs is necessary.
“Either Trump is himself a white supremacist or he is a fan and defender of white supremacists, and I quite honestly am unable to separate the two designations,” Blow writes. “If you are not completely opposed to white supremacy, you are quietly supporting it. If you continue to draw equivalencies between white supremacists and the people who oppose them â€” as Trump didÂ once againÂ last week â€” you have crossed the racial Rubicon and moved beyond quiet support to vocal support.”
â€” Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) September 18, 2017
Last week, White House press secretaryÂ Sarah Huckabee SandersÂ â€“ twiceÂ â€“ called for the firing of ESPN reporter Jemele Hill, who had tweeted:Â â€œDonald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.â€
But Blow says that Trump’s Twitter response, demanding ESPN apologize for the “untruth” had “changed the conversation” from an inappropriate responseÂ from the White House, to whether or not Trump is a white supremacist.
Huckabee Sanders calling for Hill’s firing was the last straw for many journalistsÂ and many others, who last week were only too happy to reveal they believe “Trump is a white supremacist.”
And now, many are makingÂ #TrumpsAWhiteSupremacist trend and go viralÂ â€“ take a look:
When the leader of the KKK does interviews saying “Trump is our guy”, and Trump refers to them as “very fine ppl”, #TrumpsAWhiteSupremacist
â€” Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) September 18, 2017
It’s not just about Trump being a white supremacistâ€“which he isâ€“he abused power & tried to get Jemele Hill fired.#TrumpsAWhiteSupremacist
â€” Scott Dworkin (@funder) September 18, 2017
From the Central Park 5, to rabid birtherism, to “both sides” at Charlottesville, he keeps showing us who he is. #TrumpsAWhiteSupremacist
â€” No Permit Lisa B (@Lisa_Battleaxe) September 18, 2017
Trump smeared Obama for years with his racist birtherism, but now Trump’s facing impeachment. Karma can be poetic. #TrumpsAWhiteSupremacist
â€” Dr. DaShanne Stokes (@DaShanneStokes) September 18, 2017
We all stand with Jemele Hill. #TrumpsAWhiteSupremacist
â€” Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) September 18, 2017
#TrumpsAWhiteSupremacist when you try to get a black sports reporter fired, but say KKK members are good people you might be a racist
â€” kr (@Ryank0511) September 18, 2017
â€” The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) September 18, 2017
â€” Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) September 18, 2017
â€” Greg Olear (@gregolear) September 18, 2017
â€” (((evan shapiro))) (@eshap) September 18, 2017
When someone tells, tweets, or shows you who they really are
Over and over and over again
â€” CaptainsLog2017 ðŸ––ðŸ½ðŸŒµ (@CaptainsLog2017) September 18, 2017
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US Organization Promoting Freedom in Other Countries Issues Warning to America
Freedom House, a U.S government-funded but independent non-profit (NGO) founded in 1941 to promote democracy, advance freedom, and fight fascism around the world on Wednesday found itself facing fascism at home.
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt was Freedom House’s first co-chair. The organization was “founded on the core conviction that freedom flourishes in democratic nations where governments are accountable to their people; the rule of law prevails; and freedoms of expression, association, and belief, as well as respect for the rights of women, minorities and historically marginalized groups, are guaranteed.”
On Wednesday President Donald Trump refused to commit to the peaceful transition of power, saying, “get rid of the ballots and you’ll have a very trans- — we’ll have a very peaceful — there won’t be a transfer, frankly; there’ll be a continuation.”
Trump’s refusal to commit to a peaceful transfer of power – never before in question since the Declaration of Independence was signed 244 years ago – was by default a threat of violence, as MSNBC’s Chris Hayes said.
This is obvious, but still worth saying: declining to commit to a “peaceful transfer of power” is itself a threat of violence.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) September 23, 2020
Wednesday evening Freedom House issued what amounts to a warning – to its fellow Americans.
“A key tenet of democracy is that politicians respect the electoral process and the will of the people,” Freedom House said via Twitter. “There is nothing more anti-democratic than a leader who refuses to concede defeat.”
A key tenet of democracy is that politicians respect the electoral process and the will of the people. There is nothing more anti-democratic than a leader who refuses to concede defeat.https://t.co/YPvwoHRpvx
— Freedom House (@freedomhouse) September 23, 2020
‘Trump Is Advocating Civil War’: Reporter Stunned When President Refuses to Commit to Peaceful Transfer of Power
President Donald Trump on Wednesday refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, instead sending a message to Democrats to “get rid of the ballots.”
Trump’s remarks were so disturbing the reporter who asked the question called it “the most frightening answer I have ever received to any question I have ever asked.”
Veteran journalist Brian Karem, a political analyst for CNN and the White House correspondent for Playboy, had asked the President the very simple question.
This is the most frightening answer I have ever received to any question I have ever asked. I’ve interviewed convicted killers with more empathy. @realDonaldTrump is advocating Civil War. https://t.co/8eMY9Csuhp
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) September 23, 2020
“Well we’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump replied. “I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, the ballots are a disaster.”
“Get ri9d of the ballots and you’ll have – we’ll have a very peaceful – there won’t be a transfer, frankly, there will be a continuation.”
“The ballots are out of control. You know it, and you know who knows it? The Democrats.”
Ballots are how Americans cast their votes, and have been doing so for centuries.
President Trump is asked if he will commit to a peaceful transfer of power after the election
— CBS News (@CBSNews) September 23, 2020
‘I Have to Leave for an Emergency Phone Call’: Trump Splits From His Own Press Conference for a ‘Big Call’
President Donald Trump was late for his 6:00 PM press conference and literally left in the middle for an “emergency” phone call.
“I have to leave for an emergency phone call,” Trump told reporters in the White House press briefing room. As he tried to leave one reporter peppered him with spot-on questions about this afternoon’s decision by a grand jury to not charge any of the three Louisville police officers for the killing of Breonna Taylor.
Asked what the call was about, Trump replied, “I have a big call.”
Wow. Trump says he has to take "an emergency phone call" and walks away while ignoring a reporter's shouted question about what his message is to people who are upset over Breonna Taylor's killing pic.twitter.com/EWsjJOGwsg
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 23, 2020
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