Robert Freedman: Trump’s history of racism

  • Sister Quincy Howard, center, a Dominican nun, protests the arrival of President Donald Trump to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, June 2,  in Washington. Many demonstrators present said they were dismayed when Trump staged a visit to the historic St. John's Church across from the White House and held up a Bible after authorities had cleared the area of peaceful protesters.  AP

Published: 9/23/2020 10:52:23 AM

Joe Biden has been attacked on this page for meeting with Jacob Blake Jr.’s father. Biden evidently wanted to talk about the police shooting of his son. It was claimed the senior Mr. Blake is anti-Semitic and therefore Biden shouldn’t have met with him. All fair.

No word was given to Mr. Trump’s history: his “fine people on both sides” comment about neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, calling for the death penalty for the Central Park Five and never apologizing after their innocence was proclaimed, his comments about Mandela and Obama (see Woodward), his housing discrimination against Black people in New York City, his refusal to hire Black people to work as accountants in his casino because he only hires people who wear yarmulkes. There is Trump’s denial of white privilege.

Looks like Trump’s term ended in February 2020, pre-COVID. His failure to deal with the virus has been particularly hard on the African American community. Funny how some have missed Trump’s history of racism.

Robert Freedman


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