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zvelf

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Upper_Krust

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Subj: Re: Agreed...
Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 at 11:00:14 pm EDT (Viewed 413 times)
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Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 at 12:45:03 pm EDT (Viewed 348 times)



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        On each of the main news outlets, they each asked protestors why they are protesting Trump's visit. Without exception, the responses were all just name calling "racist, sexist, homophobic, misogynist" etc. None of the interviewers I watched challenged the interviewed on how they formed these conclusions.
      There's ample examples of Trump exhibiting all of these faults. We're pretty much at a point where you either see it clear as day, or you deny it. In either case, nothing is served by forcing an interviewee to go through the long litany of evidence.
    I think what the LEFT deems a 'CLEAR' example of [insert ism] and what any sensible person would use as an example of that 'ism' have a wide margin for error.


Or the opposite is true.


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    If he's so openly racist, why does he have huge support (for a Republican) among African American and Latino American voters?


He doesn't. I don't know where you get this idea, but African American and Latino Americans do not like Trump. Trump's approval rating among African Americans is around 10-15% and around 30% for Hispanics. You might be thinking of Trump's boast of a single poll that showed 50% Latino approval, but that was an outlier:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/fact-checking-trumps-claim-that-he-has-a-50-percent-approval-rating-among-latinos

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2018/08/17/no-one-third-of-african-americans-dont-support-trump-not-even-close/

In any case, Trump is clearly racist. As chief promoter of Obama birtherism, Trump played on racist tropes and claimed Obama was not qualified to be president because Obama was not born in the United States and implied he was born in Kenya even though Obama had a birth announcement in a Hawaii newspaper and Obama made his birth certificate public. Trump insisted this was the case for 5 years contrary to all evidence.

Trump’s company tried to avoid renting apartments to African-Americans in the 1970s for which Trump had to settle with the government.

In 1989, Trump took out full-page ads in all 4 major NYC newspapers calling for the execution of 1 Hispanic and 4 black youths known as the Central Park Five, who were accused of raping a white jogger. Even after DNA evidence exonerated them after years of false imprisonment, Trump still claims they are guilty even though another man has confessed to it and DNA evidence confirmed it. Trump still insisted the Central Park Five were guilty in 2016.

Trump characterized Mexican immigrants as "criminals and rapists."

Trump's campaign released a statement that said, "Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on." Those are the exact words, all Muslims from everywhere.

Trump said American-born judge Gonzalo Curiel could not be unbiased toward Trump because of Curiel’s Mexican heritage and Trump’s stance against Mexican immigration. House Speaker Paul Ryan said that was “the textbook definition of a racist comment”

Trump called those who marched alongside white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, "very fine people."

Trump said 15,000 recent immigrants from Haiti "all have AIDS."

Trump called for less immigration from Haiti and Africa, which he called "$h*thole countries," and more immigration from overwhelmingly white Norway.

Trump endorsed and campaigned for Roy Moore, who was openly racist and said America was great when we had slavery.

Trump claimed without proof that a Central American caravan of immigrants contained Middle Easterners, again playing on xenophobia.


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    If he's so openly sexist, why did he have a majority among white female voters?


That was a very slight majority of white women at 53%, but this is obviously cherry picking as if only white women should count. Overall, Trump only got 41% of the female vote. You also might have missed massive protests in the millions led by women after Trump's election.


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    If he's so homophobic why was he on stage at the Republican convention waving a rainbow flag and speaking up for gay rights?


He was courting voters. Actions speak louder than words. After he took office, all mentions of LGBTQ issues were removed from the official White House webpage, and he banned transgender people from the military.


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    If he's so sexist why does he employ so many women?


Does he? He's down to 3 women in his Cabinet of 23 positions.


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    I'm not saying Trump's perfect by any stretch, BUT the reality is the worst thing the left have on him is that he said 10 years ago in a Private conversation that when you are famous women LET YOU grab them by the *****. Big whoop de do.


That's not as bad as Trump boasting he walked into beauty contestants' dressing rooms to look at them half naked, something confirmed by the contestants themselves.


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    Trump is doing a great job for America. He stands up for Americans and Common Sense. He's unashamedly A MAN in an era when men and masculinity are being persecuted. He's not afraid to pull America out of the stupid deals of Obama (Iran, Paris) and he's happy to stand up to the crazy trade deficits of China and Mexico.


Trade deficits are not inherently bad economically, and the way Trump is "standing up" to it is costing Americans billions of dollars because Trump doesn't understand that tariffs are taxes on the American people.




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