President Donald Trump dared to speak for African-Americans on Sunday to tell the country how they feel about the blackface controversy in Virginia. It didn’t go well.
Governor Ralph Northam is under fire for continuing to refuse to resign after he admitted that he appeared in blackface in a 1984 yearbook before reversing himself.
Of course, Trump waded into the controversy earlier this week despite the fact that he himself has endorsed white nationalism and has said many offensive and racist remarks since taking office which should force him to resign.
On Sunday, Trump doubled down and went so far as to claim to know how black people feel.
African Americans are very angry at the double standard on full display in Virginia!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2019
This unbelievable hypocrisy resulted in Twitter users slapping the taste out of his mouth.
Native Americans are very angry that you joked about mass genocide of their ancestors.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) February 10, 2019
There certainly was a double standard and how you and your daddy decided who could rent apartments, wasn’t there? At least the courts said there were. Please shut the hell up Trump.
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) February 10, 2019
Trump has some nerve to talk about African Americans in Virginia when he’s the one who made viscious false accusations against the Central Park 5. And both Trump and the Republicans waged some kind of doxxing information warfare campaign in Virginia.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 10, 2019
And what “double standard”? You mean how Conservatives are calling for Northam to step down while they supported Steve King after praising White Supremacy?
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) February 10, 2019
nice try, Racist Uncle President. hey, remember when you called for the execution of five innocent black teens, or when you and your Klansman father were fined for refusing to rent your tacky apartments to black people? those were fun times, weren’t they? now, you were saying?
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) February 10, 2019
Her name was Heather Heyer. She was brave and kind and cared for others.
You on the other hand, Donald, are a white nationalist POS.
— Jesus Christ (@SonOfGodAndMan) February 10, 2019
No. We’re angry about the double standard on full display in DC
Northam wore a racist costume in 1984
Trump lived a life of racism from Central Park Five to “very fine people” to his racist policies
And he joked about Native American genocide YESTERDAY https://t.co/pFiSyNLDkv
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) February 10, 2019
Don’t speak for us. Ever.
— 3rd and 5, on the 7 (@cb_laflare) February 10, 2019
You supported Roy Moore. So STFU.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) February 10, 2019
You mean the double standard where Republicans actually elect racists AFTER they find out that they are racists, like you, Steve King, Ron DeSantis and Cindy Hyde-Smith?
— Facts Do Matter (@WilDonnelly) February 10, 2019
The nerve to even pretend to speak on this issue when he has not even breathed an apology for the Central Park 5, birtherism, Charlottesville or that racist presidential campaign he ran is beyond racist
— Felicia (@Felicious1908) February 10, 2019
You mean like Low IQ Maxine Waters or Dumb Lebron James or the ones from Shithole countries?
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) February 10, 2019
If Trump thinks he can pander to black voters by race-baiting he’s going to discover very soon that his strategy is backfiring. Because all he is doing by tweeting about the situation in Virginia is calling attention to his own racist sins, which includes joking about Native American genocide just last night in a Twitter attack on Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.).
Clearly, if anyone should resign for their racist behavior, it’s Trump.
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