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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:16 AM

Hey, Democrats: Remember that this president thrives on white supremacy


FRIDAY, SEP 15, 2017 8:05 AM EDT
Hey, Democrats: Remember that this president thrives on white supremacy

Trump's comments about the "bad dudes" of antifa, and his painful Tim Scott moment, remind us who he really is

HEATHER DIGBY PARTON

Word on the street says that Donald Trump is feeling his oats. He believes he has put the ugliness of Charlottesville behind him and the flurry of positive reporting around his”deals” with the Democrats, along with the fact that the government seems to have done a decent job handling the hurricanes, has clearly given him a lift. For all his loathing for the media nothing thrills Trump more than good coverage and he looks happier than we’ve seen him in ages. But as always, he can’t help stepping on his own success. Every time mainstream pundits believe Trump is finally “pivoting” he flies out of orbit and does something really stupid. And, oops — he did it again.

Trump awoke on Thursday to a firestorm of controversy over the DACA deal he reportedly cut with the two Democratic congressional leaders, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi. He subsequently went back and forth throughout the day, speaking with the press frequently as he visited the Florida disaster zone. That issue will have to be sorted out later.

But as all this was going on, the Congress had passed a resolution condemning white supremacy, which White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump would sign when it got to his desk. Then she in turn condemned an ESPN reporter for tweeting that the president is a white supremacist and called for her to be fired, a disgraceful and hypocritical comment since Donald Trump himself had tweeted numerous times that his predecessor, our first black president, was a racist.

Meanwhile, Trump held a photo op with the only African-American Republican senator, Tim Scott of South Carolina, who had requested a meeting with the president to talk about Charlottesville. Scott reportedly believed that if Trump heard his story and understood the history better he might come to understand why his remarks were so provocative and hurtful.

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http://www.salon.com/2017/09/15/hey-democrats-remember-that-this-president-thrives-on-white-supremacy/

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