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Trump Isn’t Racist

At least, now we know Trump is not racist. He was clearly a lot more comfortable, relaxed and overall schmoozier with the Saudis than at the stilted photo op with the NATO leaders today. It clearly looked like he couldn’t be out of there fast enough today. Plus, the NATO received none of the exuberant praise he’d offered to the Saudi king. 

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24 thoughts on “Trump Isn’t Racist

  1. Alex on said:

    Yep. Trump likes rich people with terrible taste and illiberal values, regardless of their race, ethnicity, or nominal religious affiliation. He hates politicians in democracies.

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  2. Shakti on said:

    The Saudis put money in his pocket, and flattered the hell out of him. They also made sure there were no pesky reporters or lay people asking impertinent questions. Also there were no women with any say or power. Of course he felt more comfortable and schmoozy! The Saudi press praised Melania’s fashion, and Ivanka praised their progress on women’s rights, the US commerce secretary loved the lack of protesters, and Saudi Arabia just got this arms deal.

    And of course you mentioned Russia kisses up to Saudi Arabia because of its oil based economy and position within OPEC. We all know how much Trump defers to Putin, so if Putin watches himself with Saudi Arabia…

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    • It looked like he was sincerely awed by the Saudis. And his behavior on that stage today was definitely not one of a white supremacist finally back at home with his roots.

      This “racist and sexist” mantra that dominated the election was crap. He’s a clueless rich bastard, that’s what’s wrong with him. That’s what the election should have been about.

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      • Dreidel on said:

        “He’s a clueless rich bastard.”

        True, but so is Hillary. 🙂

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        • Welcome back!

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        • Dreidel, please don’t disappoint me again, ok?

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          • Dreidel on said:

            If a certain little imp frequenting this website will refrain from calling me “motherfucker” for my political beliefs, I promise not to grab his tail.

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            • Stringer Bell on said:

              lol @ this martyr.

              You were banned for your unvarnished racism, after having received multiple warnings to control your outbursts. But you just couldn’t help yourself.

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              • Dreidel on said:

                Wow, that old saying is true: Speak of the devil, and his imps will appear.

                Hello, Stringer Boy! I don’t recall anyone mentioning your name here. Could it be that you have a guilty conscience to think that this was about you?

                Perhaps you’re redeemable, after all. 🙂

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            • Ignore his tantrums and he loses interest.

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              • Stringer Bell on said:

                “guilty conscience”

                What? Is this opposite day? Dude, you were banned for your repeated racism, and you’ve expressed neither guilt nor shame at your actions. A grown-ass man being banned from a academic’s blog. Achievement unlocked, lol.

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      • Shakti on said:

        He’s a clueless rich bastard, that’s what’s wrong with him. That’s what the election should have been about.

        You expected that people with little to no class consciousness would recoil at “clueless rich bastard”?

        That’s not what happened. We had plenty of warning from all kinds of people that he was and is a clueless rich bastard.

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  3. adrianaurelien on said:

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/335246-author-of-hillbilly-elegy-encouraged-to-run-for-senate-report

    Sounds like he’s not gonna do it, but I won’t relax until the filing deadline is past. I like Vance, but I won’t like him anymore if he challenges Sherrod Brown, one of my favorite Democratic politicians. Also, his connection to Peter Thiel makes me uneasy.

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  4. anon on said:

    He still has no problem stoking racist hatred for his own gain. So even if he’s not racist internally, he is still racist in (many) of his effects. And if you’re okay enacting racist policy for gain, does that not make you racist?

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  5. Stringer Bell on said:

    GOP candidate in Montana who committed assault on a reporter, wins election (with millions of $$ in outside money). Audience cheers at the mention of the assault.

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  6. Stringer Bell on said:

    Disagree with you on Trump not being racist/sexist. Numerous personal accounts over the years from people that know him or worked with him say that he is exactly that.

    He can be both racist/sexist and a rich old bastard.

    “That’s what the election should have been about.”

    Yeah, that was a campaign mistake, of course. But I guess Hillary Clinton placed too much faith on the decency of the american people. One thing this election definitely proved is that there isn’t much of that to go around.

    GOP candidate in Montana commits assault on a reporter who asked him a question about AHCA (a topic he was trying to avoid taking a stand on). Supporters cheer. GOP establishment says nothing. Blames ‘liberal’ reporter.

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  7. Stringer Bell on said:

    Restoring America’s reputation.

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  8. el on said:

    Uri has written about Trump’s reception in Israel vs in Saudi Arabia:

    http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en/channels/avnery/1495805721/

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  9. Stringer Bell on said:

    lol.

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  10. Stringer Bell on said:

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