This week, Donald Trump reached a new low. And he did so while operating under the guise that he wanted to reach out to African-American voters. Specifically, Trump said:
“Look at how much African-American communities are suffering from Democratic control. To those I say the following: What do you have to lose by trying something new like Trump? What do you have to lose? You live in your poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?”
That was not a rhetorical question. Instead, it was a calculated play for white independent voters who are still on the fence, wondering if they can ever cast a vote for a man as obviously filled with hatred and loathing for all non-white people. But hey, it he’s saying such inclusive things now, he must be a pretty good guy, right?
To that I say, without any equivocation, BULLSHIT!
Donald Trump does not give a damn about black Americans, Hispanic Americans, the middle class, women other than the ones in his family, children other than his own, the poor, the disabled, or anyone who doesn’t have hundreds of millions of dollars just like him. To him, all such people are subhuman scum and they are getting what they deserve from the economic system he and his ilk have been gaming for years now. He might just as well go to a minority neighborhood, stand on a platform, and announce from a bullhorn, Let them eat cake.
The “new and improved” Donald Trump is the same one who tried to imply that President Obama wasn’t born in this country and demanded to see his birth certificate. He’s also the same Trump who has repeatedly played footsie with the Ku Klux Klan and American neo-Nazi groups. He doesn’t give a flying damn about blacks in America. He only wants to use them as a way to divide the country and make his core constituency–uneducated whites–angry and afraid. This isn’t just divide and conquer, it’s slash and burn. Then Trump can proclaim he’s the “law and order candidate,” who has all the solutions.
Outreach? Don’t make me laugh! Donald Trump would only extend his arms in outreach to strangle another human, not to help them up when they fall.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org