You don’t have to be a politician or social scientist to see that within Trump’s policies lie strategies to punish, marginalize or criminalize blacks, Hispanics, the poor, women, handicapped and the LGBTQ community. Have you noticed the public figures that he disparages are usually people of color such as Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Rev. Al Sharpton, Congressman Elijah Cummings, journalists Joy Reid and Amy Ryan just to name a few. If you scan his cabinet and staff it is pretty obvious that diversity is not an important issue to Trump.
It can be speculated that this racist, White Supremacist world view began with modeling from his father, Fred Trump, who had associated with the Ku Klux Klan and had demonstrated proven discriminatory acts in his real estate practices.
So like his father, (who it is said he looked up to), Trump, as a private citizen and as President, has verbalized racial insults and created racist and misogynistic leaning policies. His methodology to combat illegal immigration such as today’s ICE raids and the inhumane detention practices at the border is evidence that Trump just simply wants a white country. This shows his racism and ignorance as he is pursuing a goal that isn’t possible. America is, and will always be a racially, culturally diverse country. This also reveals that his policies are not lawful and are not about strengthening America, but rather about gaining power and enriching his brand and finances off of the backs of hard-working American people.
Proof of his racist/discriminatory agenda continued with the birther conspiracy theory about America’s first black President, then came the Muslim ban, and the racism has continued by calling Mexicans rapists, physically mimicking a handicapped journalist, targeting women of color by falsely accusing them of low intelligence, disparaging Judge Curiel as being biased against him because he is Mexican, embracing people that hold racist beliefs such as Sheriff Arpaio, Jeanine Piro, Steven Miller, calling White Supremisists at Charlottesville ” good people”, banning LGBTQ community members from serving in the armed forces, trying to get a citizenship question on the census questionnaire, wanting to build a wall on the southern boarder, calling countries populated by mostly black and brown people, “shithole countries”, cutting off aid to Central America, putting migrants in cages and separating families, appointing an all white administration cabinet members except one unqualified black man, supporting policies that favor unfair redistricting practices, referring to a black man in the audience as ” my African American”, disparaging Puerto Rico and it’s people as ungrateful during the devastation of their country from hurricanes, branding Colin Kaepernik and other black athletes as unpatriotic for taking the knee over the disproportionate killings of black men by police, calling for congresswomen of color to go back to the countries they come from, when they are American born citizens, etc.
The only reason Trump has survived this long is because of the protection he is getting from Republican Senators in Congress. Even his base couldn’t save him from impeachment or legal vulnerability if the Senate would stand up for the rule of law, the separation of powers and the morals and values that America stands for. The media should start printing, tweeting and naming these Republican Senators daily as complicit, opportunistic, racist politicians who are too afraid of Trump to act like ethical employees of the American people.
The people Trump surrounds himself with are complicit in this Administration’s tenure as being a stain and a shame on our country. History will remember them as unpatriotic weaklings that sold themselves and our country out for a paycheck and membership in Trump’s club of criminal elites.