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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    As a Democrat I have, many times, criticized Democratic politicians. Spookcolt stated that Republicans disown racists. Trump alone is proof that it's not true.
    And I have supported some democrats.

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    Trump is neither racist nor a republican.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PACE View Post
    and of course, his progressives, and they WERE called progressives then, not progs, or whatever else the 4chan, reddit, freepers might call them, unsuccessfully campaigned on that in their states.

    A Brief History: Universal Health Care Efforts in the US | Physicians for a National Health Program

    So, TR must have been a RINO eh?

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    120 years ago called. They want their anachronism back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Trump is neither racist nor a republican.
    It starts in 1973, when the United States Department of Justice went to court with a discrimination complaint against the Trump family business, which rented apartments across Brooklyn and Queens. Coming from the administration of Richard Nixon, who was hardly a civil rights agitator, the complaint was based on an investigation that found four different Trump employees confirming that applicants for leases were screened by race. One rental agent said Trump’s father had told him not to rent to blacks and that he actually wanted to reduce the number of African Americans in his buildings. Three doormen said they had been instructed to deflect blacks who came to Trump buildings to apply for apartments.

    Though just 26 years old at the time, Donald Trump was already president of the Trump Organization. Rather than work with the government to bring the company into compliance with the law, as the New York apartment king Sam LeFrak had done, Trump retained one of the most notorious lawyers in the country, Roy Cohn, and commence an all-out legal war. Cohn, who had been Joe McCarthy’s chief inquisitor during the senator’s witch hunt for communists in the government, filed a $410 million lawsuit against the federal government and smeared the justice department attorneys with terms such as “storm troopers” and “Gestapo.” Trump complained in the press of “reverse discrimination” and alleged a “nationwide drive” to force landlords to “rent to welfare recipients.”
    His behavior in regards to the Central Park Jogger case is disgustingly racist.

    Next in the Trump record on race came a 1991 book by John O’Donnell, who had been president of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. O’Donnell quoted Trump saying,“ Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys wearing yarmulkes… Those are the only kind of people I want counting my money. Nobody else…Besides that, I tell you something else. I think that’s guy’s lazy. And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks.”

    O’Donnell’s report was shocking, but Trump did not contest it at the time. In 1997 he was interviewed for Playboy by author Mark Bowden and he confirmed that the O’Donnell book was “probably true.”
    A telling moment arose during a 1993 Congressional committee hearing on gambling casino operated by Indian tribes. Trump, who considered the tribes competitors, offered a flourish of insensitivity during his testimony when he said, “They don’t look like Indians to me and they don’t look like Indians to Indians.”

    Trump also said that tribal gaming operators were somehow tied to organized crime and a scandal was about to erupt. "In the 19 years I have been on this committee, I have never seen such irresponsible remarks," Rep. George Miller (D., Calif.) shouted back to Trump. (Decades later, the industry is still waiting for the scandal that Trump predicted.)
    And let's not forget what he said about Judge Curiel.

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    Somebody needs to learn the definition of racism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Somebody needs to learn the definition of racism.
    So, none of those things Trump has said and done is racist?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    So, none of those things Trump has said and done is racist?!
    No.

    Racism is indicated by a history of action.

    Like I said, some of you need to learn the definition of racism.

    But perhaps you could share Trumps long history of discriminating against blacks or favoring jews.

    Maybe something other than a comment made 20 years ago that "might be" true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    That republicans disown racists, no matter how much the left lauds them as heroes.
    Is that why they don't want Confederate statues taken down?
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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    Is that why they don't want Confederate statues taken down?
    Not destroying historical pieces of art is now racist in your view?

    I'm black, they don't bother me.

    Are people worshipping at the sites or something or do pigeons just poop on them?


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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    Is that why they don't want Confederate statues taken down?
    Mr. Boontito,

    How exactly is that racist?

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