That wacky, deplorable, Oompa Loompa stand-in Donald Trump is at it again! As part of his continuing African-American “outreach” — which has traditionally consisted of calling black people uneducated, unemployed and desperate, and their communities poor (“no health care, no education, no anything” as he puts it), and posting white supremacist memes demonizing black people.
While Trump’s white supporters love this rhetoric because it a.) confirms their biases against African-Americans and b.) seems to them that he is trying to fix problems they suspect exist, proving he’s not the racist pig liberals say he is, the rest of us wonder how anyone can think a guy who literally labeled black rental applicants’ forms with “C” and practiced discrimination could be viewed as a person who would do anything at all to help the black community.
On Tuesday, Trump again continued his outreach — or, as the rest of us see it, again made his disdain for black people known — by telling African-Americans (or, more correctly, a room full of white people) that black communities are “in the worst shape that they’ve ever been in before, ever.”
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) September 20, 2016
Naturally, the Internet had some remarks about this, with many wondering how he forgot about Jim Crow, slavery, and other times the black community might have had it just a teensy bit harder in America:
— Aaron Sarka (@SarkaAaron) September 20, 2016
— space_junk (@spacejunkx) September 20, 2016
— Bill Grayson (@theBillGrayson) September 20, 2016
— MLWag (@mlwag1) September 20, 2016
— Jeffrey Bloom (@jeff14mail) September 20, 2016
— TPS Report (@ShoNuf77) September 20, 2016
— Salt Pawn Latte (@x_PureSalt_x) September 20, 2016
— Mirror Donald Trump (@MirrorTrump) September 20, 2016
Fact check: used to be enslaved, then lacked basic civil rights for 100 years. https://t.co/qLkNcd1GwH
— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) September 20, 2016
I wonder why he's not resonating with African American voters… https://t.co/K1AK3aCYyn
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) September 20, 2016
I wonder if Trump actually thinks black people are falling for his bullsh*t.
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