Donald Trump Jr., the large adult son who can’t stop tweeting about his dad, Donald Trump, also can’t believe anyone would think our President Shithole is racist. On Monday, Trump Jr. attempted to defend just how not-racist Trump Sr. is to the Daily Caller, a conservative news site we know better than to link to—and did so by citing all of the times his dad hung out with black people. Definitely not racist:
“The real problem is those things exist, certainly racism exists, but if it’s your response to any argument you can’t win, you actually do a real disservice to those people actually afflicted by it, by those people who are actually oppressed and hurt by real racism and real sexism...It’s been terrible to watch, because I know him, I’ve seen him my whole life, I’ve seen the things he’s done. It’s amazing, all the rappers, all the this, all his African-American friends, from Jesse Jackson to Al Sharpton, I have pictures with them. It was only when he got into politics that all of a sudden, ‘Oh, he’s the most terrible human being ever.’”
Here, Donald Trump Jr. is doing what he’s always done—stick up for his father’s bullshit. The problem is that his dad is a massive fucking racist, and this argument boils down to “but he knows black people.”
In 2017, after a Neo-Nazi torch rally in Charlottesville, Virginia left one counter-protester dead, Donald Trump sided with white supremacists and defended the “beauty” of pro-slavery monuments. In 2015, while running for election, Trump called Mexicans “rapists.” In the ‘80s, Trump spent $85,000 in ads in four daily New York newspapers, calling for the execution of five black and Latino boys wrongfully accused of rape, you may know them as the Central Park Five. These moments go back decades, generations even, and none are erased because Trump stood next to Ja Rule in a couple of press photos. Sorry.
The President of the United States is a racist. What else is new in America?