Donald Trump is always opening his mouth and saying awful things, and his Sunday interview on ABC with Jonathan Karl was no different. This time, instead of being racist toward Mexican immigrants, Trump turned his attention to black Americans and what President Obama “hasn’t” done for us. He started off:
“He has set a very low bar and I think it’s a shame for the African-American people. And by the way, he has done nothing for African-Americans. You look at what’s going on, at their income levels, you look at what’s gone on with their youth.
I thought that he would be a great cheerleader for this country, I thought he would do a fabulous job for the African-American citizens of this country.”
Trump paused, then ranted on:
“He has done nothing. They are worse than just about ever, they have problems now in terms of unemployment numbers… Here you have a black president who has done very poorly for the African-Americans in this country.”
Excuse me, Mr. Trump? Just becoming president as a black man did a tremendous amount for Black America. After all, while sure, there’s no more segregation and there are plenty of black singers, actors and athletes, the political arena is still a definite uphill battle for people of color, and certainly nobody ever thought there would be a black president. We didn’t dare dream of seeing someone who looks like us occupying that particular position. So, the fact that Barack Obama achieved that at all is definitely doing something for Black America.
That isn’t all, either. President Obama has addressed the problem of police brutality against people of color, as well as the problem of the system of mass incarceration — though I highly doubt you even believe that those are actual problems in the first place. Anyway, I digress. On to the end of the interview, in which Trump expresses the delusion that he will somehow get votes from black people:
“I think I will win the black vote, I think I will win the Hispanic vote.”
Well, I’ve got news for you, Donald Trump. Being an open racist isn’t the way to get votes from minority populations. You’re delusional if you think Hispanic people will vote for you after you call all Mexican immigrants rapists, and after you’ve talked down to black people like you do in this interview, as if we’re charity cases for you to save with your billions.
Keep driving that clown car, Mr. Trump. Drive it right off a political cliff with your bigotry. You’ll ensure a victory for Democrats in 2016, and all you have to do is keep talking.
Watch video of the interview below: