The brand label that stokes Trump’s fury: ‘Racist, racist, racist.

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Trump considers himself a branding wizard, but he is vexed by a branding crisis of his own: how to shed the label of “racist.”As the campaign takes shape about 15 months before voters render a verdict on his presidency, Trump’s Democratic challengers are marking him a racist, and a few have gone so far as to designate the president a white supremacist. Throughout his career as a real estate magnate, a celebrity provocateur and a politician, Trump has recoiled from being called the r-word, even though some of his actions and words have been plainly racist.

Following a month in which he used racist remarks to attack four congresswomen of color, maligned majority-black Baltimore as a “rat and rodent infested mess” and saw his anti-immigrant rhetoric parroted in a statement authorities believe was written by a suspected mass shooter, the risk for Trump is that the pejorative that has long dogged him becomes defining. Being called a racist has infuriated Trump, gnawing at him in recent days as he lashes out — in tweets and in public comments — over the moniker, behavior his advisers and allies excuse as the natural reaction of anyone who does not consider himself a racist but is accused of being one.

The president views the characterization largely through the lens of politics, said one close adviser, explaining that Trump feels the charges of racism are just another attempt to discredit him — not unlike, he believes, the more than a dozen women who have accused him of sexual misconduct or the Russia investigation.

Trump recently called himself “the least racist person anywhere in the world,” but his history is littered with racist and racially charged comments and actions. In 1989, Trump purchased newspaper advertisements demanding the reinstatement of the death penalty after the arrests of the “Central Park Five,” black and Latino teenagers accused of raping a jogger in New York. They were exonerated in 2002. In 2005, he pitched a culturally divisive spinoff of his popular reality television series: “The Apprentice: White People vs. Black People.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...5573d2-bad9-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.html

Here is a thought. If you don't want to be called a "racist", stop being one.
 
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Trump considers himself a branding wizard, but he is vexed by a branding crisis of his own: how to shed the label of “racist.”As the campaign takes shape about 15 months before voters render a verdict on his presidency, Trump’s Democratic challengers are marking him a racist, and a few have gone so far as to designate the president a white supremacist. Throughout his career as a real estate magnate, a celebrity provocateur and a politician, Trump has recoiled from being called the r-word, even though some of his actions and words have been plainly racist.

Following a month in which he used racist remarks to attack four congresswomen of color, maligned majority-black Baltimore as a “rat and rodent infested mess” and saw his anti-immigrant rhetoric parroted in a statement authorities believe was written by a suspected mass shooter, the risk for Trump is that the pejorative that has long dogged him becomes defining. Being called a racist has infuriated Trump, gnawing at him in recent days as he lashes out — in tweets and in public comments — over the moniker, behavior his advisers and allies excuse as the natural reaction of anyone who does not consider himself a racist but is accused of being one.

The president views the characterization largely through the lens of politics, said one close adviser, explaining that Trump feels the charges of racism are just another attempt to discredit him — not unlike, he believes, the more than a dozen women who have accused him of sexual misconduct or the Russia investigation.

Trump recently called himself “the least racist person anywhere in the world,” but his history is littered with racist and racially charged comments and actions. In 1989, Trump purchased newspaper advertisements demanding the reinstatement of the death penalty after the arrests of the “Central Park Five,” black and Latino teenagers accused of raping a jogger in New York. They were exonerated in 2002. In 2005, he pitched a culturally divisive spinoff of his popular reality television series: “The Apprentice: White People vs. Black People.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...5573d2-bad9-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.html

Here is a thought. If you don't want to be called a "racist", stop being one.
Trump is so crude and combative spreading his influence to other world leaders to behave the same way. His dog eat dog, winner take all "philosophy" is really counter productive.
 
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There was a recent account from someone who was in the room when the "grab em by the pussy" video was made known to the Trump campaign.

Evidently his reaction when he heard the description was "that doesn't sound like me". Several times. " it doesn't sound like something I'd say".

Then when he saw the video. "Hmmmm. That's me" .

Like he was just as surprise as anyone at what he'd said. Only he'd somehow forgotten he'd said it. On tape.

Who knows f the story is true. But.... This seems to be a common theme.
 
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Calling people racist has lost all meaning. Its the debate of the weak who cant articulate thier own ideas so scream racist to virtue signal to other mindless npcs that they are nothing but tribalist who dont actually care about racism other than a weapon.
 
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Calling people racist has lost all meaning. Its the debate of the weak who cant articulate thier own ideas so scream racist to virtue signal to other mindless npcs that they are nothing but tribalist who dont actually care about racism other than a weapon.
The typical response that is wrong again.

Again, Trump has a loooong history of being racist.

So if he is so upset about that, then like I said, stop being one.