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Posted under: Race & Identity Politics

10 Times Trump Said Something That Surprised Yall But Not Us

Are we still shocked?

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Well before his campaign for presidency, Donald Trump made it very clear that he was a racist bigot. Dating back to his smear campaign of the Central Park 5, his spreading of birtherism and his history with housing discrimination, it is no secret that Donald Trump has proclivities towards white supremacy and hate. Yet, it seems as though each of his outrageous statements are still met with shock and dismay?

Below is a list of 10 times the president said something that surprised yall but not us. 

When he accused U.S District Judge Gonzalo Curiel of being biased because of his Mexican heritage. 

After calling all Mexicans rapists, Trump told the Wall Street Journal that Curiel had "an absolute conflict" given that he is "of Mexican heritage" and a member of a Latino lawyers’ association. Sounds like a racist, saying something racist. 


The time he suggested killing the families of terrorists.

“The other thing with the terrorists is you have to take out their families when you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families.”


When he declared that Muslims will no longer enter the country. 

“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” Campaign tactic or racism? 


The time he disrespected the parents of Army officer, Humayun Khan.

“If you look at his wife, she was standing there. She had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me." Why were we still surprised?


When he was honest AF about his white privilege 

"I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose voters."


His nostalgia for blatant racism 

“In the good old days, this doesn't happen because they used to treat them very, very rough.”


The quote that finally made white people question him 

"Grab em by the pussy." Y'all mad now?

 

When he implied that he would implement and use a registry of all Muslims living in the United States

“I would certainly implement that...absolutely…there should be a lot of systems, beyond databases. We should have a lot of systems.”


The promotion of torture as an effective method

“Not since medieval times have we seen what’s going on. I would bring back waterboarding, and I would bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.”


His whole entire response and reaction to Charlottesville 

“You had a group on one side that was bad. You had a group on the other side that was also very violent. Nobody wants to say that. I’ll say it right now.”  

“So this week, it is Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you really do have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”



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