If Donald Trump and his administration want to pretend that he’s not an overt racist, he’s doing a horrible job of disguising his truth. In another attack against free speech, Trump blasted Colin Kaepernick for expressing his right to oppose police brutality against Blacks.
During a troubling speech in Huntsville, Alabama, Trump rambled and provided his twisted thoughts on Kaepernick. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, say, ‘Get that son of a b—- off the field right now. Out, you’re fired!”
Trump’s words against Kaepernick and other NFL players who sit during the national anthem were more vicious than his words against White terrorists in Charlottesville, Virginia. Following the terrorist attack by White supremacists, Trump failed to initially condemn their actions and later claimed that the disruption came from “both sides.” But one person died and several others were severely injured due to the violence by White racist terrorists. After being forced to retract his statement, he doubled down on his initial statement that “both sides” were to blame.
Trump’s actions are that of a racist, but he doesn’t want to be labeled as a racist. Sarah Huckabee Sanders broke the law by saying Jemele Hill’s labeling of Trump as a White supremacist was a “fireable” offense. But by coddling White supremacists, blasting Jemele Hill for telling the truth, and blasting Kaepernick for standing against racial violence, Trump is indeed proving that he’s the most overt racist to become president in this generation.
At this point, Republicans should take a long look at themselves and really take action before Trump destroys this nation. Since taking office, he has embraced racists, he has made sexist remarks, he has attempted to ban people from Muslim-majoority countries from entering America based on religion, and he has the country on the verge of nuclear war with North Korea.
HIstory will point to a moment where an unqualified racist sat in the White House only because other racists and ill-informed people viewed him as a viable option.