Monday, August 21, 2017

Why Trump Doesn't Understand Racism

Of course Trump knows what racism is.  Although many may disagree, he really is a smart man. However, his inablity to sympathize for the American minority will perhaps be his greatest downfall.  

We had a fairly descent month with Trump prior to the incident in Charlottesville, Virginia. He fired people on his staff who truly needed to be fired.  Trump also voiced his opinions about the North Korean threats which went over better than many expected.  

The problem for Trump returned when he abandoned his carefully delivered condemnations of the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis.  The president furiously stuck by his initial reaction to the unrest in Charlottesville. 

"I think there is blame on both sides," Trump said to reporters at Trump Tower in Manhattan.  "You had a groupn on one side that was bad.  You had a group on the other side that was also very violent.  Nobody wants to say that.  I'll say it right now."

The problem is that when the president of the United States says something, Americans take heed to his message.  Years ago, former President Bush said in a State of the Union Address that all Americans should own a home.  As a result, subprime lenders went after every American with a job and convinced them to get a home loan with balloon payments in the first 12 to 16 months.  This led to the greatest recession since the Great Depression.

The president had an opportunity to defuse the matter. Instead we can expect months of Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis activites, along with cities and counties all over the country scrambling to make decisions regarding their once beloved Confederate statues.  

Actually, the outcome of it all appears to uncomplicated. The alt-right groups, KKK, and neo-Nazi groups will continue to look as foolish as they did in Charlottesville.  In addition, Confederate statues will be snatched up from parks and streets all over the country.  On second thought, maybe Trump's stance on racist activity was one which the nation truly needed?

So, thanks again Don.

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