I suppose this is what Trump gets for failing to immediately call out Nazis protesting in Charlottesville, Virginia and saying there were some good people among them, evidence of which I have yet to see. And yet, it does not follow that every time Trump criticizes people, some of whom happen to be black, that he is “dog whistling” to racists or doing something racist himself.
Rather, Democrats are beside themselves with glee at the opportunity Trump has given them to continue their project, begun under Obama, of dividing the country along racial lines in order to stir up their own base, express their own resentments, and just feel so damn good about themselves.
Hillary Clinton Monday charged Trump with attacking people because of their race. It’s just contemptible, but no less so than so many other things she says and does.
I think it’s deeply troubling that the president would be attacking black athletes for expressing their opinions, peacefully. Protest a part of the American way of life. And it’s something that I’m very proud of, whether I agree or disagree. I think peaceful protest is part of what has helped us make progress, learn more, be a better country over time, and I just couldn’t help thinking that, he has attacked these black athletes for peacefully protesting, but he doesn’t really attack white supremacists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klaners, or Vladimir Putin, who interfered in our election. And I think it’s all part of his political calculation. And I really think that’s bad for the country. He wants to set people against each other. He wants to divide us.
No, it’s Hillary who wants to divide us. She is a bitter, old, angry woman who will spend the rest of her life trying to prove that she deserved what she has probably assumed she deserved since college – to be America’s first female president.
There will eventually be a woman president. Thankfully, it won’t be her.