Tag Archives: racism

DC’s National Cathedral Condemns Trump’s Racism As His “Clarion Call To Action” For White Supremacists

Slate reports: Religious leaders at the Washington National Cathedral issued a rare public statement Tuesday in response to President Donald Trump’s divisive, racist taunts and rhetoric, calling on Americans to hold him—and all their leaders—more accountable for their words. “Make no mistake about it, words matter. And, Mr. Trump’s words are dangerous,” the statement reads. “As faith leaders who serve …

Read More »

Newly-Released Audio Tape Reveals Nixon And Reagan Complaining About “Monkeys From African Countries”

The Atlantic reports: The day after the United Nations voted to recognize the People’s Republic of China, then–California Governor Ronald Reagan phoned President Richard Nixon at the White House and vented his frustration at the delegates who had sided against the United States. “Last night, I tell you, to watch that thing on television as I did,” Reagan said. “Yeah,” …

Read More »

Protester Disrupts Trump’s Jamestown Speech [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A heckler disrupted President Donald Trump’s speech at an event in historic Jamestown, Virginia commemorating the 400th anniversary of the rise of American democracy. The person stood up and held up signs that read “deport hate” and “reunite my family.” A third message said “go back to your corrupted home.” The man was led out of …

Read More »

Trump: “Those People In Baltimore Are Living In Hell”

CBS News reports: President Trump is not backing off of his salvos against black Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings and Baltimore. On Tuesday, the president told reporters on the White House South Lawn that residents of Baltimore are “living in hell.” “Those people are living in hell in Baltimore,” Mr. Trump said, continuing his rant against the city just to the …

Read More »

National Poll: 51% Of US Voters Say Trump Is A Racist

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: President Donald Trump is racist, American voters say 51 – 45 percent in a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today. White voters are divided as 46 percent say he is racist and 50 percent say he is not, the independent Quinnipiac University National Poll finds. Trump is racist black voters say 80 – 11 percent …

Read More »

Trump: If I’m A Racist Then So Is Crazy Bernie Sanders

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday seized on years-old comments from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) comparing parts of Baltimore to a third world country, arguing the Democratic presidential candidate should be labeled a racist for the remarks if people are going to criticize the president’s own recent tweets about the city. The remarks may have been an effort to …

Read More »

Al Sharpton Hits Back At Trump: If I’m Such Hateful Con Man, Then Why Did You Invite Me To Mar-A-Lago?

Raw Story reports: The Rev. Al Sharpton called out President Donald Trump after he hurled racist abuse at the civil rights leader and MSNBC broadcaster. The two New Yorkers have known one another for decades, and Sharpton told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the president once begged for his approval shortly after his election. “He was president-elect,” the reverend recalled, “and …

Read More »

Trump: Con Man Al Sharpton “Hates Whites And Cops”

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump went after Rev. Al Sharpton Monday morning in what cynics may see as a rather craven attempt to drive an ugly news narrative in which critics see the President driving a racist and/or racialized series of political attacks against people of color. In the economics of Twitter fame and attention, Trump’s attacks on Sharpton are …

Read More »

#TrumpIsARat Hashtag Trends At #1 Nationwide

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump continued to use his Twitter platform Sunday to defend himself after he drew fire from critics for angry comments previously tweeted about Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore. The president’s insistence on insulting the metropolis ultimately resulted in the hashtag #TrumpIsARat trending on social media. Trump’s comments on Baltimore appeared to be …

Read More »

Trump Rages: Rep. Elijah Cummings Is The Real Racist

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Sunday doubled down on criticizing House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and his Baltimore-area congressional district. “Congressman Elijah Cummings has done a very poor job for his district and the City of Baltimore,” he tweeted on Sunday, claiming that the congressman has “failed badly.” Later Sunday, Trump called Cummings, who is black, …

Read More »

Mick Mulvaney: Trump Isn’t Racist, He Just Hates Liars

Politico reports: Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said on Sunday President Donald Trump’s tweets against Rep. Elijah Cummings were not racist, explaining the president was just fighting back against “lies.” On “Fox News Sunday,” host Chris Wallace pointed out that the median household income in Cummings’ district is in the upper half nationally and that Columbia, Md., …

Read More »

Baltimore Paper Blasts “Dishonest” Trump In Editorial

From the editorial board of the Baltimore Sun: While we would not sink to name-calling in the Trumpian manner — or ruefully point out that he failed to spell the congressman’s name correctly (it’s Cummings, not Cumming) — we would tell the most dishonest man to ever occupy the Oval Office, the mocker of war heroes, the gleeful grabber of …

Read More »

Dems Defend Cummings, Denounce Trump’s Attacks

Politico reports: Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) denounced President Trump’s early morning criticism of Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) on Saturday, labeling the president’s remarks “racist” and hailing the longtime congressman as a “champion” and “beloved leader.” Pelosi’s condemnation came in response to a series of tweets by Trump, accusing Cummings of being a “brutal bully” and claiming his Baltimore district is …

Read More »

Baltimore-Born CNN Host Delivers Emotional Response To Trump’s Attack On His “Rat-Infested” Hometown

“Infested. That’s usually reserved for references to rodents and insects, but we’ve seen the president invoke infestation to criticize lawmakers before. Donald Trump has tweeted more than 43,000 times. He’s insulted thousands of people — many different types of people. But when he tweets about infestation, it’s about black and brown people. The president says about Congressman Cummings’ district that …

Read More »

148 Black Former Obama Staffers Denounce Trump’s Racism: He Is Just Providing Jet Fuel For Our Activism

From an op-ed published today by the Washington Post: We’ve heard this before. Go back where you came from. Go back to Africa. And now, “send her back.” Black and brown people in America don’t hear these chants in a vacuum; for many of us, we’ve felt their full force being shouted in our faces, whispered behind our backs, scrawled …

Read More »

White House Mulls Imposing Travel Ban On Guatemala

NPR reports: The Trump administration is actively investigating imposing a travel ban against Guatemala unless the Central American nation takes significant steps to curb illegal migration northward. In a move reminiscent of the pressure campaign President Trump launched against Mexico over immigration, the travel ban is the most explosive option of three that the administration says it’s considering against the …

Read More »

Fox Poll: 56% Say Trump’s “Go Back” Speech Is Racist

Mediaite reports: A new Fox News poll showed a large majority of Americans believe President Donald Trump‘s comments instructing four progressive Democrats to “go back” to unspecified countries were racist. 56% of all voters said that telling a person of color to “go back” is racist. 20% said it is not racist, and 18% say it depends. Among Republicans, 21% …

Read More »

New Treasury Spox Spread “Obama Is Muslim” Claims

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s pick for the top spokeswoman job at the Treasury Department repeatedly spread conspiracy theories that suggested then-President Barack Obama was secretly a Muslim who was sympathetic to America’s enemies. Monica Crowley, who was appointed by Trump last week as assistant treasury secretary for public affairs, made multiple comments spreading these false claims on her personal …

Read More »

Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Asylum Restrictions

NBC News reports: A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration’s latest move to widely restrict asylum for migrants coming to the southern border, according to court documents. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in California issued the preliminary injunction blocking the new asylum restrictions Wednesday afternoon, just hours after a hearing where he grilled a government attorney …

Read More »

NAACP Votes Unanimously To Support Impeachment: Trump’s Misconduct Has Proven He Is Unfit To Serve

Politico reports: Delegates to the NAACP’s annual convention voted unanimously on Tuesday to support the impeachment of President Donald Trump, with the group’s president saying Trump is “unfit to serve this country.” The push to come out against Trump was initiated by Rep. Al Green (D-TX), who has put forth several impeachment measures in the House. While the vote is …

Read More »