• mad_asshatter@lemmy.world
    19 days ago

    There was that one other time Trump was racist (not current! only includes up to 2017):

    1973: The Nixon Administration sued Trump for refusing to rent to black people

    1980s: Trump’s casinos were accused of hiding black staff when Trump visited

    1989: Trump took out a full page ad arguing for the death penalty for a group of black men (The ‘Central Park Five’), effectively putting a bounty on their heads and plaguing them with a lifetime of death threats. He was sued by the Justice Department for discrimination.

    1991: “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kinds of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day…I think that the [black] guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault, because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is.

    1992: Trump’s casino was fined $200,000 for transferring black dealers off certain tables to appease racist patrons.

    1993: Trump said Native American casinos shouldn’t be allowed because, “They don’t look like Indians to me.”

    2000: Trump ran a series of attack ads against Native American casinos, alleging (with no proof) that they were guilty of crimes.

    2004: Trump fired a black contestant from ‘The Apprentice” for being over-educated.

    2010: Trump argued in favor of segregating Muslims in Lower Manhattan.

    2011: Birtherism. Trump alleged that Obama was Kenyan based on nothing but skin color. He’s neither apologized, nor renounced that claim.

    2015 (1): Trump called Mexican immigrants “rapists” who are “bringing crime and drugs” to the US.

    2015 (2): Trump called for “a ban on all Muslims entering the US.”

    2016(1): Trump called for a Mexican judge to recuse himself based on nothing other than his race. Paul Ryan said, “This was the textbook definition of a racist comment.”

    2016 (2): Trump regularly retweeted material from white supremacists and neo-Nazis during his campaign.

    2016(3): Trump tweeted a picture alleging Hillary was Jewish or controlled by Jewish people.

    2016(4): The Trump campaign adopted Nixon’s “Law and Order” rhetoric which was based in racial fear mongering.

    2016(5): Trump told black voters, “What do you have to lose?”

    2017(1): Trump asked a black reporter to set up a meeting with the black caucus simply because she was black.

    2017(2): “…some very fine people on both sides”, said Trump of a violent Nazi rally.