"I am the least racist person you will ever interview!"
Who are we to believe here, the most pathological liar ever to hold public office, or Sen. Dick Durbin, a respected Dem Senator present in the room? Would Sen. Durbin have any reason to make this up? Of course not! Especially when Sen. Lindsey Graham admitted he had to call out Trump on his outburst. (Though he refused to make a public statement afterward.) We certainly can't believe the two lying slime Repukes in the same room (Tom Cotton and David Perdue) , now trying to cover for Trump. These congenital asswipes have since insisted Durbin's take was a "gross misrepresentation" of Dotard's comment.
And I suppose these two protectors of the chief racist would also claim - like Trump already has - that the infamous Hollywood Reporter tape where he is caught saying "You can grab 'em by the pussy!" featured merely edited words put into his mouth. How stupid do these cracker yahoos think we are... or the American people?
Anyway, those of us with eyes to see and possessing some semblance of a moral compass, know damned well that Donald Trump is a racist - and not a closet variety either. This was the character - a two bit chiseling Queens' real estate con man - who was sued by the Nixon administration for refusing to rent to African - Americans. He was also the turd who peddled the racist narrative that the first black President wasn't really an American, i.e. he lacked a valid birth certificate. In addition, only this past summer he praised "some very fine people" amongst the Nazi swine marching in Charlottesville.
So again, it doesn't take a Mensa level IQ of 135 to grasp that if a guy acts like a racist, talks like one and especially praises racists - who in turn praise him- he IS a racist. So Rep. John Lewis was absolutely spot on when he didn't mince words in calling out Trump as a racist in a Sunday morning talk show - for his "shithole country" remark and his other remarks, actions.
That brings us to MLK Day, today, as we learned the Reverend King's daughter - Rev. Bernice King - will be the commemorative speaker at the service honoring her father at Ebenezer Baptist Church. We also learned that she proposed a new minimum standard for our resident Racist in chief, saying ('King Holiday Arrives Amid Trump Firestorm', Denver Post, Jan. 14, p. 13A):
"This is what I would like President Trump to do: Don't let the King Holiday find you using your Twitter account in an inappropriate way. If he can dare to do that, I would be proud on the day that our president honored Dr. King by not doing things that are offensive."
Process that incredibly low, baseline standard of decency and respect for just a minute. Then seriously ask yourself whether the racist filth occupying the highest office in the land could meet it. The answer to the question arrived barely a couple hours earlier when Ed Krassenstein tweeted:
"On a day when the rest of the world is quoting Martin Luther King Jr., President Trump uses his first tweet of the day to quote himself, emphasize "AMERICA FIRST", which is actually a slogan derived from the KKK."
As a further note, I plan to devote an entire post to the Nazi-racist "America First" movement that emerged in the 1930s, especially for those whose 20th century American history may be deficient.
As for the Rev. King's son, Martin Luther King III, who told the AP over the weekend:
"I would like to believe that the president's intentions are not to be divisive, but much of what he says seems or feels to be divisive".
I would say go with your own eyes and ears. You will then see this character is exactly the maggot he appears to the rest of us, the sane segment of the populace.
King III went on to say:
"It would be wonderful to have a president who talked about bringing America together, and exhibited that."
Yes, it would be wonderful to have a president committed to unity instead of division. But alas, it is not the despicable POS we have in the White House currently. Maybe that wonderful day will arrive when we finally sweep the present detritus out, lock, stock and barrel with his whole cabal.
"Let’s be honest and forthright. Racism is simply the belief that race is an inherent and determining factor in a person’s or a people’s character and capabilities, rendering some inferior and others superior. These beliefs are racial prejudices.
The history of America is one in which white people used racism and white supremacy to develop a racial caste system that advantaged them and disadvantaged others. ....Understanding this, it is not a stretch to understand that Donald Trump’s words and deeds over the course of his life have demonstrated a pattern of expressing racial prejudices that demean people who are black and brown and that play to the racial hostilities of other white people.
It is not a stretch to say that Trump is racist. It’s not a stretch to say that he is a white supremacist. It’s not a stretch to say that Trump is a bigot. Those are just facts, supported by the proof of the words that keep coming directly from him. And, when he is called out for his racism, his response is never to ameliorate his rhetoric, but to double down on it."