FACT-CHECK: Is Trump Racist?
CLAIM: Critics have said Donald Trump is racist--particularly towards blacks, Mexicans, and Muslims.
INVESTIGATION: There has been a great deal of electronic ink spilled--since Mr. Trump's first appearance, even--trying to claim he is racist. Some of the allegations are:
He Called Mexicans Rapists: This is untrue. He called illegal Mexican Immigrants who rape rapists. Others, he said, were nice people (probably). Despite the disclaimer, he has run a racial campaign.
He Violated The Civil Rights Act By Refusing To Rent to Blacks: Firstly, this was a long, long time ago and America was different then. Specifically, America was more openly racist then.
He Said Laziness Is A Trait In Blacks: Author O'Donnell 'recalls' Trump saying something like this. He has said plenty of stuff similar to this on the record.
He Thinks Obama Was (Maybe) Born In Kenya: This was a racist play at the time and still is.
THE BIG ONE: HIS SUPPORTERS ARE RACIST!
The above listing is, as you can see, pretty flimsy. We should note that the real meat of the accusations aren't directed at Donald Trump himself but at people who support Donald Trump. To listen to liberals tell it, you would think everyone who supports Donald Trump is a Nazi. What are they saying about Trump's supporters? Oh, well, this:
Nazis Support Trump: They do, in large numbers. This is a pretty clear sign that whether or not Trump is racist in his heart, he is saying things racists want t hear.
Twenty Percent of Trump Supporters Disagreed With The 'Emancipation Proclamation.' Yep. That's pretty racist.
Trump Didn't Disavow The Klan--Or Re-Tweeted Something 'Racist.' Trump's disavowl of the Klan and David Duke has always been little more than lip-service. He has never said, for example, I don't want Duke voters voting for me.
THE TRUTH: BLACK PEOPLE (AND SOME LIBERALS) ARE BEING LIED TO BY THE MEDIA
Let's be real here: you think Trump isn't racist because you think you're not racist--and you support Trump. Maybe you think you're a race realist? Maybe you think it's a tiny percentage of supporters who are out-and-proud racists and you're not one of them--because you're not wearing a hood. The fact is, you're lying to yourself. Trump is running a racist campaign and you are either a supporter or a stooge. Sorry,
The Klan just held a victory rally for him. He was endorsed early by Stormfront and no other major newspaper in the country. Do we have to draw you a road-map?