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Saturday, July 20, 2024

Trump’s blatant hypocrisy should worry Black voters

He claims 'many Black friends" iin speeches to mostly white crowds but he is a racist thug
Rep. Tim Scott supporting Donald Trump in New Hampshire earlier this year. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke).

Hypocrisy drives American politics and the leading purveyor of such double speech is c-nvicted felon, adjudicated rapist and sexual predator and Republican preference for president in this American November election is violent racist thug is Donald Trump

He displayed it this past weekend with a stged appearane at a Black church before a mostly all-white crowd.

To CNN, Rev. William J. Barber II, a protestant minister, is president of the North Carolina NAACP, president of Repairers of the Breach, notes:

Donald Trump has been telling African-Americans he wants our vote. He hasn’t been saying it to us, exactly – he said it last week in West Bend, Wisconsin, which is 1% black – but we all heard about it on the news.

Then on Saturday he flew to Detroit to make his case in a black church, for a photo op that he hopes will serve as a substitute for his extreme policy proposals.

Bishop Wayne T. Jackson invited him to Great Faith Ministries for services on Saturday. Trump told the congregation he was there “to listen to your message – and I hope my presence here today will help your message reach new voices.”

But rather than address race, Trump tried to sell a revisionist history, claiming the party of Lincoln.

That’s deceptive. Lincoln’s Republican party – and its opposition Democratic party – were the polar opposites of today’s parties that carry those same names. If Trump really wanted to embrace the Party of Lincoln, he would have to support the Reconstruction policies that won freed blacks’ support in the 19th century.

Realists say this is typical Trump, who is a blatant racist. Barber continues:

“What do you have to lose?” Trump has been asking African-American voters. We not only know what we have to lose; we know all too well what all Americans stand to lose.

Take it from a people who learned long ago that a “just trust me” from a rich white man is a polite way of saying, “You better know your place, boy.”

“Trump hasn’t just been a hyper-hypocrite, Sophia A. McClennen is Professor of International Affairs and Comparative Literature at the Pennsylvania State University writes on Salon. “He hasn’t just mastered it; he has redefined the very meaning of it. Part of this shift lies in the fact that Trump may be the chief hypocrite, but every single one of his political allies and supporters is one too. You literally cannot support Trump or work alongside him and not be a hypocrite. In fact, if there is one recognizable element of the Trump party platform it is collective, weaponized hypocrisy. Without the hypocrisy, there literally is nothing else left.”

The federal governrment has fined Trump and his company for “blatant racism” in discrimmination against Blacks by redlining his housing projects. He claims Blacks are “violent killers” who shiuld be imprisoned and executed or sent “back to Africa where they belong.” He has paid millions of collars in fines for his racist actions.

Many call hius attempts now to court Black vote “cynical.” We call it criminal. Let’s remember that he is a conficted felon, found gilty of a New York jury this year on charges of fraud in his efforrts to supress public release of information that could, and should, cost him his upset win for a first and only term, so far, as president.

“Trump has no intention of addressing the root cause of this killing—racially biased excessive force by police,” Adam Howard wrote on The Daily Beast before the 2020 presidential election that threw him out. “He won’t and he can’t because he has built his political career by scapegoating people of color.”

Howard added:

It’s only a matter of time before the real Trump re-emerges, the one who didn’t bother to differentiate between protesters who were peaceful and those that weren’t. They were all “THUGS,” the president of the United States declared early Friday morning as he ominously warned, purposefully echoing some very dark American history, that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

The message was so noxious that a suddenly emboldened Twitter made the unprecedented move of concealing the tweet behind a warning that it is “glorifying violence.” Of course, this was far from the first time Trump has done this on Twitter. Earlier this week, he callously shared a video of a supporter suggesting “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.” Even as people directly inspired by this president’s rhetoric have resorted to violencehe continues to protest that he’s just kidding.

Polls show an alarming number of Black voters feel President Joe Biden has failed to deliver his promises to them in that election. They overlook the sad fct that the blackage of his efforts came from the GOP leaders in Congress.

Hypocrisy thrivres on the short memories of voters. Those voters have the power to give Biden a maorityin Congress to let him deliver. They can provide a way for him to help overrride a corrupt Supreme Court packed with Trump acolytes.

Or we can be a unified force to can put a violent, dangerous racist thug back in the Whiter House.

Our power. Our choice. Our chance.

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