The following is reprinted with permission from my Facebook friend, Leo Kirby:
“This represents a turning point for the people of this country. We are determined to take our country back. We are going to fulfill the promises of Donald Trump. That’s what we believed in. That why we voted for Donald Trump. Because he said he’s going to take our country back. And that’s what we got to do.” – David Duke
This. I know Donnie supporters hate to talk about racism, unless they are calling President Obama racist, which many of them love to do. But racism is definitely a part of the Donnie Minion Movement. I remind them it’s the same thing they like to say about Muslims and terrorists. Not all Trump supporters are racist, but most white nationalist, anti-semite, KKK, American Nazi Party members certainly seem to be Trump supporters. What do you think that is about?
By the end of April, anti-Semitic attacks were up 86% over 2016, and one third of all incidents in 2106 occurred in the last 2 months of the year, after Donnie was elected. What do you think that is about?
If you listen to David Duke, he seems to think it is about taking the country back and that Donnie was speaking to the KKK when he said it. Donnie still has people like Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka in his administration, both with ties to the alternate right. And when he made a statement against “hate” he blamed “many sides.” That was so important to him he said it twice. Not unlike his statement about the holocaust where he didn’t mention the Jews because “many suffered.”
He can’t bring himself to say “white nationalists” or “KKK” or “Nazis,” and when a Mosque is blown up in Minnesota he ignores it while Gorka suggests the the left could have done it to blame the right. And when a White Supremacist drives his car into a crowd, killing one person and injuring 19 others, he can’t bring himself to say “domestic terrorism” or “white Nationalist terrorism.” And yet, it was so important to him to say “Islamic Terrorism.” He has just as much trouble condemning these people as he does condemning Vladimir Putin.
So in his absence Republicans like Marco Rubio and Orrin Hatch have to condemn these racist elements that support Donnie.
So maybe not all people who voted for Donnie are racists, and not all racists are Republicans. But the guy they voted for said this, long before he decided to run for president:
“A well-educated black has a tremendous advantage over a well-educated white in terms of the job market…if I was starting off today, I would love to be a well-educated black, because I really do believe they have the actual advantage today.”
Even though there is virtually no proof for this, it doesn’t matter. Because he says, “I really do believe,” it. Just like the white nationalists, anti-semites, KKK, and members of the American Nazi Party believe it.
There was a study done by the University of Washington (and many others since that one) that showed that members of the Tea Party movement had a 25% higher probability of having “racist resentment” than others in the study who did not identify with the Tea Party. And studies done by several organizations showed that Republicans who who scored highest on racial resentment were 30% more likely to vote for Donnie.
Donnie was fully aware of this element that was in the country when he started his campaign by calling Mexican illegal immigrants drug dealers and rapists, and he pursued them and has been pursuing them ever since. This is why he will only go so far in condemning the racist elements, because he still needs them.
So Donnie Minions can whine when people talk about racism, but everyone who voted for him him heard him talk about the “Mexican” judge who was born in Indiana and the Muslim Gold Star Mother who “probably wasn’t allowed” to speak. It’s like one Tea Party supporter said when she was fuming about being called racist, “My pastor is black!”
So yeah. It makes sense that David Duke thinks he is fulfilling Donnie’s promises. Donnie has been speaking directly to him and people like him for years.