Back in June 2016, when Trump had torn through all the Republican primaries, he did a series of quickie campaign stops in California, and at one location a local official, who happened to be black, came up to him, asked for his autograph and selfie, and then walked back and stood with the rest of the crowd.
Trump then began his usual rambling tirade and at some point, began complaining about how he was being attacked by the Fake News for being anti-black.
To prove that this was just another false charge, Trump looked around the audience, laughed, and yelled, “Where’s my African American? Where is he?”
Yesterday Trump got his answer at the so-called rally held in front of the New York City courthouse at 100 Centre Street, an event which was actually a conclave of the media who came to cover an event which didn’t take place.
As some hapless kid from the Young Republicans was explaining why nobody showed up, a black guy drowned him out by standing about fifteen feet away and continuously yelling ‘Fu*k Trump! Fu*k Trump!”
The man then found himself surrounded by a gaggle of reporters and microphones and proceeded to hold his own press conference to explain what he thought about Trump. His explanation was somewhat muddled, but everyone got the point.
Basically, what the guy said supported a comment made by Joe during the 2020 campaign when he said, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”
Of course, Joe then had to walk back the remark because a couple of black toadies who were being paid by the Trump campaign to pretend that this racist-mongering Presidential candidate really loved blacks as much as he loved whites immediately accused him of ‘pandering’ to the black vote. But I thought this comment was probably the smartest and most right-on statement made by Joe during the entire 2020 campaign.
Maybe ‘where’s my African American?’ wasn’t the dumbest thing that Trump has ever said in public, but it’s close. It ranks up here with his comment about ‘shithole countries’ as the kind of verbiage that no public official should ever say.
The problem for Trump, however, is that he may actually believe that he got elected because he said things that nobody else would say, or what his apologists refer to as him being ‘authentic,’ which is just another code word for appealing to the lowest and most unregenerate racist mentality among us all.
The good news for this country is that cursing in public doesn’t make you a Fascist, it just makes you a dope. And everything else being equal, dopiness is a psychological trait which can be found throughout the human species whether we like it or not.
And the good news for Trump is that his prediction that he would be indicted this past Tuesday may have resulted in some much-needed cash going into his campaign, which was down to a paltry $25 million at the beginning of the year.
So now, we can all sit back and wait to see what the Manhattan District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, is going to say are the reasons why and how Trump has broken the law. I do find it rather interesting that there have been a gazillion comments about this investigation made on both sides, even though the actual indictment has yet to be made public, which means that none of the noisemakers promoting or decrying the case against Trump really know what they’re talking about.
That being the case, why should we hold Trump himself to any higher standard when it comes to saying anything which might align or not align with the facts or the truth?
For that matter, the fact that a couple of judges who sit on the Supreme Court may actually believe that giving ‘preferential’ admissions to minority college applicants is an example of ‘reverse racism,’ only proves that you can be a graduate of Harvard and still be a complete jerk.
Don’t agree with me? Try Ted Cruz.