Donald Trump and The Blacks

Author: James Porter
Published: April 19, 2011 at 5:48 am

“I have a great relationship with the blacks,” REALLY? So says Donald Trump in a recent radio interview. Of the potential candidates on the Republican side, Donald Trump was the one who could have taken votes away from Barack Obama in the 2012 election. Any political currency he had with the black community has been squandered on his lack of sensitivity.

The comment was no better than saying “those people.” It’s amazing to this writer how some politicians just don’t seem to get it. In a world where gaffes and blunders go viral in milliseconds thanks to the Internet, you would think one would be more careful.

The GOP has enough problems with perception among both, the Latino and African-American (black) community. The election of 2012 will be here in a New York minute. Just this past week, a GOP activist circulated a “family portrait” showing Obama as a member of an “ape” family! When will they learn? The activist is now receiving death threats and can’t understand why. REALLY?

This author is always receiving comments on Recovering Republican from the right that it’s not about race. If it’s not about race, why is there always someone from the GOP camp saying something goofy within earshot of a microphone near you? It’s amazing to me that they keep making the same mistake over and over. Either they are totally clueless or racist or combination of both.

Donald Trump and the GOP need a serious makeover. We can start with his haircut and go from there. Yes, Donald Trump has black friends; that’s what has me so confused. He should have known better. The comment Donald Trump made was at best, insensitive and at worst, borderline racist. Donald Trump isn’t the first white male to commit such a faux pas and he certainly won’t be the last - unfortunately.

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