Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Donald Trump is teaching us about racism. And leading by example.

Sean Ewart

Donald Trump doesn't give a fuck.
Of course Hurricane Sandy wasn’t going to necessitate changing the date of the election.

But the real concern in the wake of the storm that caused widespread damage to coastal regions in the northeastern U.S. was whether or not Donald Trump would give President Barak Obama a break.

Trump challenged the President last week to prove he really is American.

“If Barack Obama opens up and gives his college records and applications — and if he gives his passport applications and records — I will give to a charity of his choice … a check, immediately, for $5 million dollars.” (Time)

And thank god someone is willing to hold Barry’s feet to the fire on this one, right? I mean, besides the fact he was born in America, I’m glad Trump is willing to stake his reputation on beating this dead horse.

Yet what really speaks volumes about the character of Trump is his willingness to go the extra mile and allow Barry some slack.

No doubt the President has been hard pressed to fake his college records while dealing with Hurricane Sandy.

So, out of the kindness of his heart, Trump has extended the offer.

Now Obama has until Thursday to get his “records” to Trump… or else!

In all seriousness, while Trump’s latest stunt is irrelevant and only makes him look even more like the giant asshole he is, it’s telling that 4 years after Obama won the presidency, he is still having to defend the fact that he is “one of us.”

Even if Trump is one of a minority who actually think the President is literally not from America, he isn’t the only white guy out there who doesn’t think he is fit to be Commander in Chief. And it’s not all about policy.

“In surveys conducted in 2012, nearly nine-in-ten (87%) Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters are white, while just 11% are minorities.” (Pew)

More importantly, whites have fled the Democratic Party since the arrival of a black president almost as fast as they fled urban areas when the blacks came to town.

Racism exists. And it plays a big role in national politics.

So thank you, Donald Trump, for reminding us.

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