Among his many reprehensible traits, Trump is a racist.
Everyone knows that his “shit hole countries” remark was only the latest bit of evidence of that fact.
More than anyone else, those of you reading this who still support him need to understand that this latest demonstration of unacceptable and repugnant behavior, at the very least, paints you with that brush. He makes you and all of his remaining supporters look like racists, too.
That may anger you, and maybe that’s a good thing. A reasonable person who doesn’t consider themselves to be a racist probably should get angry when they are lumped in with or seen as being supportive of racists.
And, you can insist – and you’re welcome to do so below – that you’re not a racist. People who know you will likely agree that they hadn’t thought of you as a racist before, but here’s the thing.
As a Trump supporter, you are supporting a racist. You cannot escape that.
The only reasonable conclusion anyone can come to is that you are at least tolerant of racism and racists. The same, btw, goes for his misogyny and bigotry.
The ends never justify the means, so even if you believe that every one of his policies are the best for America, you are supporting the policies of a racist, bigoted, misogynist……. who, as all we all know, incorporates those hateful ideals into his policies, so, yes, they are hateful policies that you support.
As a Trump supporter, you cannot escape this realty and you cannot excuse it away as the unfiltered ravings of someone who isn’t a career politician who has the courage to tell it like it is. He’s “telling it” like a racist, bigoted, misogynist.
This is how you are thought of, too, by those of us who can’t understand how any thinking or caring person like you could still possibly be in support of Trump as a person, let alone as president.
Jane Mayer wrote Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All in The New Yorker on July 25, 2016.
I remember reading it then, and I read it again today thanks to a link to it shared to me.
It’s posted here now for everyone to read.
It’s not so much for Trump’s detractors. While there’s a lot to be learned about Trump’s character and behavior and relationship with the truth, it’s going to be revealing more so for his supporters, especially those who have elevated him to worshipful cult figure status.
He’s never been whom his supporters think him to be. Never.
And the longer his worshipers cling to their false prophet, the greater will be their disappointment when he inevitably self-destructs.
That is if he does it to himself before he does it to the rest of us.