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While  many of those who watch the inflammatory, reckless and irresponsible antics of the ego-maniacal presumed GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump can, and do, honestly say he is a “racist,” evidence continues to build that the Republican Party is putting an incredible bigot at the top of its national ticket this year.

The latest to join the ranks?  Libertarian Presidential candidate and former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, said then when asked if he thought Trump is racist.

“Based on his statements, clearly,” Johnson said. “The stuff he’s saying is just incendiary.”

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson continued his criticism of Donald Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric on Sunday, labeling it “racist.”

When asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” about Trump’s widely criticized promise to “look into” replacing any Transportation Security Administration employee who wears hijabs (Arab ceremonial veils), Johnson said it just confirms Trump’s rampant racism.

“He has said 100 things that would disqualify anyone else from running for president but doesn’t seem to affect him,” Johnson said on CNN’s “State of the Union,” adding: “That statement in and of itself, it’s racist.”

Trump over the Fourth of July weekend once again used an image from white supremacists to illustrate a tweet calling presumed Democratic Presidential candidate Hllary Clinton “crooked” and the “most corrupt candidate ever.”  Interestingly, those same words are being used more and more by an increasing number of voters to describe Trump.

The illustration used by Trump on Twitter displayed a red Star of David on a bed of $100 bills.  It comes from an online white-supremacist movement and is at least the fifth time that the GOP approved candidate has “borrowed” images from the racist right.

The illustration disappeared from Twitter after many, including some Republicans, complained.  No explanation from Trump, which is normal for him.

Lis Smith, former deputy campaign manager for former candidate Martin O’Malley, told MSNBC’s “AM Joy” is racist, fascist and a xenophobe. ““Let me preface this by saying Donald Trump is a racist, he is a fascist; he is a xenophobe. I think he would be the worst president in American history.”

MSNBC talk show host Joe Scarborough, a former Republican Congressman from Florida, calls Trump’s “racist statements” more than enough to “disqualify” him for President.

“Republicans so shocked and stunned and deeply saddened and offended by clear acts of racism in the world to stop endorsing him,” Scarborough says. “This unbelievable.  He is getting worse, not better.”

The web site Fusion.net says its study of the American National Election Study survey shows the younger voters (18-29) aren’t buying into Trump’s rhetoric and see him as what he is:  A old white racists playing a con game.

Writes Sean McElwee and Ashley Jardina:

It’s hard not to be pessimistic about the future of race in a country where a soon-to-be presidential nominee is appealing to white nationalists. But there’s increasing evidence that the youngest Americans are the least likely to buy into Donald Trump’s racism.

We found that young people, white and overall, have dramatically colder feelings toward Trump, an avatar for the sort of white reactionary politics we argue that young people are less likely to support.

It seems that the youngest white people of voting age are noticeably more sympathetic to the need for racial justice and more likely to accept structural narratives about race. Trump may win the GOP nomination, but his style of politics has probably lost the future.

Samantha Bee, host of “Full Frontal” says Republicans can’t disown Trump because his racism appears to the party’s core:

Writes Lee Moran in The Huffington Post:

“Full Frontal“ host Samantha Bee broke down the Republican Party’s history to explain why the bigoted rhetoric spouted by its presumptive presidential nominee wasn’t actually a novelty.

“Trump isn’t desecrating the Republican Party,” she said. “He’s just peeling back the glossy exterior to reveal the hideous symbiont that’s been lurking there for decades.”

Bee clarified that she didn’t think “all racists are Republican” or that “all Republicans are racists.” But she did say that the party had relied on an uneasy coalition between “fiscal conservatives” and “resentful whites” to win elections.

“Trump support in the white-supremacist world is unprecedented,” says Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center. “The typical white-supremacist opinion of politicians is ‘a pox on both their houses.’ No one deserves their trust. But in Trump, they’ve found a champion.”

In the end, the Republican Party is nominating Donald Trump because he represents the party’s core racism and bigotry.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Is Trump racist? Of course not. Islam is not a race, it is a religion. Illegal immigrants aren’t a race either. Trump doesn’t talk about race.

    But those are the facts, and we already established in this election that facts don’t matter. What matters is the rhetoric. Hillary is crooked even though the FBI recommended she not be charged, and Trump is racist even though he never attacked anyone on race.

    Let the candidate with the best rhetoric win.

  2. Now tell the truth lovely you know it as well as I do, Donald Trump is an intellectually deficient racist pig and an egomaniacal madman.

    Believe me, OK!

  3. Yep. Pity the media can’t use the terminology of the schoolyard. He’s not only a racist, he’s an a–h—- (must remember the tiny tots, who use words like that every day…).

    Meanwhile, feeding the trolls again:

    I’m one of those pigs. And I’m fairly happy about it – There are American citizens that I do not like, and some of them support Donald Trump for President.

    I might want to point out that saying other races are inferior is logically equivalent to saying your own race is superior. Why should white Protestant Nordic types get free admission to the USA while brown Muslim Mediterranean types get automatically rejected?

    As far as the $200 million? Citation needed, please. And I don’t think Fox News nor Rush Limbaugh really counts.

    Thanks.

    J.

    PS: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/racism
    Whaddaya know, I did know what it meant before going there. Wow. I’m so clever. J.

  4. “Racist, racist. racist” who are these pigs of the democrat party. This is their favorite tool of war against all American citizens who they don’t like. The democrat party has become a haven for black extremists and their white minion slaves that serve them. They worship their god of political correctness and cannot even discern reality anymore because everything to them is “racist” 24/7, the white boogeyman haunts their minds without ceasing. They are on the fringe of mental illness with their obsession of racism which they don’t even know the meaning of anymore.

    The word racist means the inherent belief that your race is superior to other races, when has Donald Trump said that his race is superior to other races? They are extremist idiots.

    If you are white please get out of the democrat party is has become a mindless party of anti-white extremism. If you vote for them you are voting for your own demise, and no future for your children.

    Obama recently approved of $200 million for young blacks to use to further their careers and start business ventures, he gave not one dime to young whites.

    • Wow, we white people sure do have it hard these days. Look at all those other races, demanding that they be treated like people!

      Go cry some more, you whiny little racist. I’m a white person who’s proud not to buy into white supremacist bullcrap.

    • By the way, the federal government has mucho moneys for small businesses in the form of grants, including from the U.S. Small Business Administration. I’m sure at least a buck or two of that went to white people.

  5. I have said it repeatedly.

    Donald Trump is an intellectually deficient racist pig and an egomaniacal madman.

    Believe me, OK!

    • You have nothing good to say about TRUMP, don’t say anything. America has gone backwards in their moral values. Lie doesn’t mean anything in America any more. The reason why we are supporting Trump is because he exposes the crooked politicians. God of Mordecai will fight for him. All his enemies will be confounded in Jesus name. The man is not a RACIST. Just get to know him.

      • Gone backwards, you say?

        All the people of various colours are now allowed to use the same drinking fountain. Was the time before that more moral, or less?

        All the people who love each other are now allowed to marry each other. Was the time before that more moral, or less?

        All the people who wish to serve in the armed forces in all capacities are now allowed to. Was the time before that more moral, or less?

        Odd that someone defending Trump would argue that lying doesn’t mean anything anymore. I would say that your candidate has something to say about that, but I wouldn’t believe a word he said.

        And God? Wayell, in this country we have a separation of church and state. If you would like to live in a religious theocracy I think I could find one for you. The Gods of Mordecai, Hannibal, Socrates, and Julius Caesar all have equal place in American government – None.

        Yep. He’s a racist. Among other things.

        J.

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