Are Donald Trump Supporters Racist?

Are Donald Trump Supporters Racist?

Donald Trump says a lot of stupid, insensitive, and sometimes racist things. Does that mean his followers are racist, too?

Much has been said about Donald Trump’s candidacy for President in the upcoming 2016 elections.  In addition to sharing and defending his political leanings and policies, Trump has also been asked to explain comments deemed by many to be racist. But that’s not all – his supporters have had some explaining to do too.

When politicians say dumb things (or even when they’re too honest) they pay the political price.  They apologize, make statements, and many fade into the sunset and resurface in a few months.  But not Trump.  When “The Donald” says something stupid or crazy, that makes people do a double-take, his poll numbers go up. Leaving many to wonder why.

This pattern has lead a lot of folks to question not only Trump, but those making his campaign a success so far.

Are Donald Trump’s Supporters Racist?  How can you support a candidate who says/thinks crazy, off the wall s**t?

Well, Matt Terzi shared his view on this for Reverd Press saying that, “Donald Trump is an unapologetic racist, plain and simple, through and through.”

Matt became this statements with a disclaimer and then said what many wanted to and couldn’t.

Check out more of what he had to say:

When Donald Trump first announced his candidacy, he was a bad joke with a racist punchline. No one took him seriously, and his immediately-impressive polling numbers were seen as little more than a fringe fluke. His candidacy would die out within a month, or so we believed, and the whole thing was little more than an advertising stunt to promote a book, or a crappy reality TV show, or maybe Le Singe Hurlant, a new men’s fragrance inspired by Donald Trump, which smells like a fine blend of tacky gold furniture, bronzer, fresh money, and the shame of a dated foreign supermodel on the cusp of being replaced by a younger one.

Back then, we couldn’t call Donald Trump’s supporters racists, because they had a retort for that: “Look, I don’t support everything `The Donald’ says, but he speaks his mind, and I respect that!” Of course — and I’m quoting myself here, however, cheesy that is — when your mind sounds like a drunk Mel Gibson, perhaps it’s time to take the microphone away. But hey… I digress.

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Where are we today with Donald Trump? It’s difficult to keep track of all the racist nonsense he’s spewed to date. Just in the past few days, he’s vowed to bring back waterboarding, mostly for funsies and as a form of punishment more than intel-gathering. He’s hinted that Muslims might need to wear ID badges or join a national registry should he be elected. And this past weekend, Trump defended a brutal physical assault on a #BlackLivesMatter protester, claiming he deserved to be choked, punched, and kicked for having the audacity to interrupt Donald Trump. How does he follow that up? With a blatantly racist Tweet showing a graphic created by actual modern Nazis, claiming that the vast majority of white murders are perpetrated by black people (which they aren’t… not even close).

Sadly, Donald Trump’s racism is only the second-most depressing thing about his presidential bid. Taking the number-one spot is the fact that Donald Trump’s racist remarks help him a lot more than they hurt him; every time he says or does something outrageously bigoted, he gets a big fat bump in the polls, and right-wingers gather ’round to sing his praises. We’re rapidly closing in on the early primaries and caucuses of the GOP primary, a primary that yes, Donald Trump does have an actual, realistic chance of winning.

I refuse to believe anyone in America is stupid enough to believe still that these are all innocent mistakes, or that the media is on an unwarranted witch hunt, or that the rest of us see something that isn’t there.

So here’s the verdict for Donald Trump’s supporters, the people who still think he’s somehow not a racist, or that he’s the victim of a politically correct world gone mad… If you support Donald Trump today, you’re also a racist.

 

Check out the piece in full at Reverb Press.

 

Do you think Trump’s followers are racist?

 

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