Donald Trump Jr., the middle segment of a human centipede, has never been one for thinking.
In an interview with The Daily Caller, Trump Jr. was asked by Ginni Thomas—president of conservative non-profit Liberty Central and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas—about the “left’s efforts to frame your dad and anyone who supports your dad as a hater, as a racist, as a fascist.” Naturally, after discussing how people of color “overplay” their supposed race card, Trump Jr. seized the opportunity to defend his dad by saying that he can’t be racist because he has appeared in the same photographs as black people, including “all the rappers.” No really, he fucking said that:
“I see, I know him [the president], I’ve seen him my whole life. I’ve seen the things he’s done. You know it’s amazing — all the rappers, all his African-American friends, from Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton, have pictures with him.”
If that defense sounds familiar, it’s because the token black friend excuse is the oldest, worst anti-racism argument in the book. A picture of Donald Trump with Snoop Dogg and/or other notable black people before he became president totally outweighs all the racist things Trump has actually said with his own mouth, right? Let’s put that theory to the test right now.
“Our great African-American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore.”
“I think I might have more Indian blood than a lot of the so-called Indians that are trying to open up the reservations.”
“An ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office and told me that Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud.”
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bring crime. They’re rapists… And some, I assume, are good people.”
“I think sometimes a black may think they don’t have an advantage or this and that. I’ve said on one occasion, even about myself, if I were starting off today, I would love to be a well-educated black, because I really believe they do have an actual advantage.”
“But you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides. ... You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.”
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!’”
Shocker, Trump is still a racist!