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From HUSTLER Magazine

Trump the Racist

Being a racist may not necessarily be an impeachable offense, but it should be. We’ve known that Trump is a racist from Day One, but it just seems to be getting worse.

The evidence dates way back to 1973, when the Justice Department sued Trump Management, Trump and his father Fred for discrimination against Afro-Americans in their New York housing developments. Eventually they settled out of court and agreed to change their discriminatory policies without an admission of guilt.

At the other end of the timeline, Trump recently denied guilt again over calling African nations, Haiti and El Salvador “shitholes” in an immigration meeting. Of course he said it, which shows not only how racist he is, but also how stupid.

Many Americans have advocated for a more merit-based immigration policy—like the one used in Canada and Australia— without discriminating against any nation or race. But Trump’s deep-seated beliefs came shining through with the “shithole” and preference-for-Norway remarks.

While he was still in the private sector, Trump claimed, in an interview with Bryant Gumbel, that, “A well-educated black has a tremendous advantage over a well-educated white in terms of the job market.” On what paranoid planet is that true? Blacks continue to have higher rates of unemployment and lower rates of pay than most other Americans. During the campaign he suggested that Mexican immigrants were rapists. White supremacists are some of his most fanatical supporters. He pled ignorance and stumbled before disavowing ex-Klan grand wizard David Duke’s support. And after the Charlottesville neo-Nazi torchlight march turned violent, he claimed there were “very fine people” on both sides.

We’ve made a lot of progress toward racial justice since 1973, but Donald Trump has not really budged an inch. Much of his cabinet is composed of white male billionaires—the whitest since Reagan. He’s a step back even from George W. Bush.

Let’s hope the next election is not one where people vote their pocketbook, as past history has indicated. Hopefully Americans will vote their hearts and realize that the moral fiber of this country is critical to our future. Human decency must prevail or life is not worth living. I am not saying that all Republicans are racist, but I am saying that if you are a racist, then the GOP is your party.

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