One of the most offensive slurs in modern American language is the n-word. It has a long and ugly history and is offensive to most people.
But as on most issues, many Trump voters have a different point of view.
The Washington Post‘s Michael Tesler on Tuesday took a long look at Trump voters and their perception of what is racist. (It’s important to note that only about 5% of Black voters are Trump voters.)
In a post titled, “Republicans don’t think Trump’s tweets are racist. That fits a long American history of denying racism,” the Post notes, “Even under Jim Crow, most whites thought that blacks were treated fairly.”
Take one other seemingly clear-cut example of racism: the use of the n-word to describe African Americans. Polls show that Democrats and Republicans increasingly disagree on whether the n-word is offensive. Indeed, the percentage of Republicans who consider the word offensive or unacceptable has actually declined in recent years.
The Post reports that just one-third (33%) of Trump voters now consider it racist to use the n-word. By comparison, 86% of Hillary Clinton voters believe it is racist to use the n-word.
Tesler provides graphs that show just over the past three years Republicans find the use of the n-word decreasingly offensive. Democrats, and at a faster rate, increasingly find it offensive.
Further illustrating the difference in how Trump voters view race, less than one in four Trump voters disagreed with this statement:
“I prefer my close relatives marry spouses of their same race.”
63% of Clinton voters disagreed with the statement.
“These gaps help explain why, overall, Trump voters think that discrimination against whites is more pervasive in the U.S. than discrimination against blacks,” the Post adds.
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White House Claims It Had No Advance Knowledge President’s Son Was About to Out Whistleblower
Donald Trump, Jr. Wednesday morning appears to have outed the whistleblower whose formal complaint against President Trump led directly to the start of a damning impeachment investigation. The president’s eldest son, who just began a tour to promote his new book that attacks the left, took to Twitter to engage in what some claim is an illegal act.
Trump Jr. posted a tweet linking to the website Breitbart, which used to be run by the president’s former campaign manager and former White House Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor.
The title of the article includes the name of the alleged whistleblower. NCRM will not publish that name nor will we link to tweets or articles that do.
According to a well-respected journalist, Yashar Ali, the White House is claiming it had no advance knowledge the president’s son would out the person who provided information leading to the president possibly being impeached. President Trump and his top Republican allies have publicly called for the whistleblower to be named, and even that Trump should be allowed to “face his accuser.”
The White House says the president nor any senior administration official was aware in advance that the president’s eldest son was going to tweet out the name of the alleged whistleblower.
I’ve also asked if they approve of his decision to do so.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) November 6, 2019
Whistleblowers are protected by federal law.
A Federal Criminal Investigation Into Rudy Giuliani Is Being Conducted: Report
The US Attorney’s Office Giuliani once headed is now investigating him.
Federal authorities are conducting a criminal investigation into the relationship between Rudy Giuliani and his two Ukrainian-born henchmen arrested Wednesday night fleeing the country with one-way tickets to Vienna. Giuliani was scheduled to travel to Vienna also hours later, until the arrests.
ABC News reports the “business relationship between President Donald Trump’s private lawyer Rudy Giuliani and the men charged Thursday in a campaign finance scheme is a subject of the ongoing criminal investigation being conducted by federal authorities in New York.”
The federal law enforcement agencies involved include the FBI’s New York field office and prosecutors in the Southern District of New York (SDNY). Giuliani, before serving as New York City Mayor had been the U.S. Attorney in that same office from 1983 to 1989.
Giuliani Had Lunch With His Ukraine Henchmen at Trump Hotel Yesterday — Just Hours Before Their Arrest: Report
A new report from the Wall Street Journal claims that Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani had lunch with his two now-indicted henchmen at President Donald Trump’s hotel in Washington, D.C. just hours before they were arrested trying to flee the country.
A source who was staying at the Trump International Hotel in Washington tells the Journal that he saw Giuliani having lunch with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman on Wednesday afternoon.
Hours later, Parnas and Fruman traveled to Dulles International Airport, where they were arrested after buying one-way tickets on an international flight and were subsequently charged with campaign-finance violations.
Prosecutors at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York on Thursday revealed that Parnas and Fruman allegedly funneled foreign cash into American political campaigns, both to assist in their own recreational marijuana business and to lobby for the dismissal of former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.
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