Trump Rallies a New “Silent Majority”

Donald Trump claims that he rallies a new “Silent Majority”. For those not familiar with politics, the Southern Strategy focus on motivating the “Silent Majority” which is a racist code word for “white people.”

“It comes deeply from Richard Nixon’s basic political orientation,” said Rick Perlstein, a historian who has written multiple books on conservatism and the Nixon era, including Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America and The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan.

The language of the silent majority, was a distillation of Nixon’s political philosophy, “the idea that there are two kinds of Americans — the ordinary middle-class folks with the white picket fence who play by the rules and pay their taxes and don’t protest and the other are the people who basically come from the left.”

And over time, the term silent majority was used to exclude more than just anti-war protesters. The “noisy minority,” as Perlstein called it, was fairly large. “It was black civil rights militants,” he said. “It was feminists who were supposedly burning their bras. It was students who were smoking drugs. It was rock ‘n’ roll bands. It was everything that threatened that kind of 1950s Leave It to Beaver vision of what America was like before everything literally and figuratively went to pot.”

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/us/politics/donald-trump-defiantly-rallies-a-new-silent-majority-in-a-visit-to-arizona.html?_r=0

http://umich.edu/~lawrace/votetour10.htm

http://www.npr.org/2016/01/22/463884201/trump-champions-the-silent-majority-but-what-does-that-mean-in-2016

Donald Trump Confronted By Mexican Man ‘Did You Read the Statue of Liberty?’

After Donald Trump spoke in Vegas today, a man who said he’s from Mexico confronted him during his Q&A and said he’s “incredibly insulted” by what Trump has been saying about illegal immigrants and Mexico.

He told Trump he’s being unfair to paint all illegal immigrants with a broad brush, but Trump piped up, “Did the government of Mexico ask you to come up and say this?”

The man dismissed Trump’s comment and asked him if he would build walls around every U.S. state to keep out all the rapists and criminals who are already in the United States and cross state lines.

Trump continued to stand by everything he’s said thus far on the matter, and right before they moved on, the man shouted, “Did you read the Statue of Liberty?”

Reality

It was completely unfair of Trump to dismiss this voter’s concerns and turn around and ask if the Mexican government sent him. There’s a word for this that escapes me at the moment, but it isn’t a good word.

Fact is, when you look at the national sexual assault statistics, 52% of perpetrators are white.

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http://www.mediaite.com/tv/man-confronts-trump-during-qa-did-you-read-the-statue-of-liberty/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0nii7mxpFc

Trump Still a Birther

Trump birther tweet

Years after President Obama produced his birth certificate, Donald Trump reiterated his belief that Obama was not born a natural citizen to CNN.

Do you know that Hillary Clinton was a birther? She wanted those records and fought like hell. People forgot. Did you know John McCain was a birther? Wanted those records? They couldn’t get the records. Hillary failed. John McCain failed. Trump was able to get (Obama)] to give something — I don’t know what the hell it was — but it doesn’t matter.

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http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/donald-trump-birther-obama-119945

 

Donald Trump Says He’ll ‘Win the Latino Vote’ By Creating New Jobs For Latinos

The man who declared some Mexican immigrants to be criminals and “rapists” three weeks ago has a message for those in the Latino community offended by his remarks: “There’s nothing to apologize for.”

I’ll win the Latino vote because I’ll create jobs, I’ll create jobs and the Latinos will have jobs they didn’t have. I’ll do better on that vote than anybody. I will win that vote.

Trump both defended his relationship with the Latino community, “They love me!” he said, and doubled down on his remarks that Mexico is harming the U.S. at the border.

Don’t try and convince me that there’s no crime, that it’s wonderful. Mexico doesn’t want these people they’re forcing them into our country and we’re taking them and putting them in our jails and our hospitals and it’s a disgrace.

Reality

Saying Latinos will have jobs they haven’t had before is easily one of the most racist statements Trump has made, and he’s made a lot. Here Donald Trump is implying that Latinos can only be regulated to certain jobs and now under Trump he’ll have new jobs, just for Latinos.

Mexico is not forcing anyone to the United States and instead we have had net zero immigration from Mexico.

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http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/trump-ill-win-the-latino-vote

Donald Trump Tweets Racially Charged Jab at Jeb Bush’s Wife

Twitter

Donal Trump tweeted that Jeb Bush likes “Mexican illegals because of his wife.” The tweet has since been deleted.

Thankfully things are never deleted on the internet.

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The tweet stayed up for 24 hours before Trump deleted it.

Later at the Republican CNN debate on 9/16/2015, Trump was asked to apologize for the comment, to which he responded:

“No. I said nothing wrong.”

Reality

There is a reason why Trump tried to delete this tweet, it’s racist and intolerant as hell.

During his campaign speech, Donald Trump characterized Mexican immigrants as potential criminals and rapists, which we explained how and why this is racist. So he is starting from a basis of racism for his premise.

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Donald Trump Tweets Racially Charged Jab at Jeb Bush’s Wife

Macy’s Fires Trump

Macy's versus Donald Trump

Macy’s became the latest company to tell Donald Trump: “You’re fired.”

The retail giant announced it’ll phase out a ​specialty ​line of Trump products, after the real estate tycoon and presidential wannabe said too many law-breaking Mexicans are crossing the US border.

“We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico. We do not believe the disparaging characterizations portray an accurate picture of the many Mexicans, Mexican Americans and Latinos who have made so many valuable contributions to the success of our nation,” Macy’s statement​ reads.​

“In light of statements made by Donald Trump, which are inconsistent with Macy’s values, we have decided to discontinue our business relationship with Mr. Trump and will phase-out the Trump menswear collection, which has been sold at Macy’s since 2004.”

The GOP presidential hopeful fired back and insisted he’s the one terminating Macy’s.

He even ripped his own products because many are made in China.

“I have decided to terminate my relationship with Macy’s because of the pressure being put on them by outside sources. While selling Trump ties and shirts at Macy’s is a small business in terms of dollar volume, my principles are far more important and therefore much more valuable,” Trump said in a statement released by his campaign.

“I have never been happy about the fact that the ties and shirts are made in China, and should I start a new product line somewhere in the future, I would insist that they are made in America.”

The Donald admitted that using Chinese manufacturers was a good financial move that Americans could match.

Reality

Some people may argue about “political correctness run amok” but Donald Trump’s comments were clearly racist. Companies do business with more than just white people.

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http://nypost.com/2015/07/01/macys-dumps-trump-clothing-line-in-response-to-immigration-comments/

Donald Trump Suits and Ties Are Made In China

Trump shirt made in Bangladesh

Donald Trump blasts companies like Ford and Apple for manufacturing products outside the United States. He even threatened to stop eating Oreo cookies after he learned some production was moving to Mexico.

But Trump does the same thing. Many of his products are made outside the United States. Most Donald J. Trump ties are made in China. Some Donald J. Trump suits are also made in China.

 Donald J. Trump signature men’s dress shirts are made in China, Bangladesh or “imported,” meaning they were made abroad.

Trump doesn’t dispute this. Trump told CNN’s Jake Tapper in July.

“I talk about my ties in speeches. I’m open. I say my ties many times are made in China.”

“It’s very hard to have apparel made in this country,” Trump said.

Reality

This.

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http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/07/01/donald-trump-china-made-ties-sotu-intv.cnn/video/playlists/china-u-s-tensions/

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http://money.cnn.com/2016/03/08/news/economy/donald-trump-trade/

Ora TV Fires Trump

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Ora TV joined the list of companies who fired Donald Trump over his comments about Mexicans during his announcement speech.

The TV production studio controlled by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim scrapped a planned project with Trump. “Working with such a closed-minded person would simply not work. Trump’s comments are racist,” said Ora TV chairman Arturo Elías Ayub.

Reality

Some people may argue about “political correctness run amok” but Donald Trump’s comments were clearly racist. Companies do business with more than just white people.

Links

http://www.forbes.com/sites/doliaestevez/2015/06/30/carlos-slims-ora-tv-severs-ties-with-donald-trump-calling-his-remarks-about-immigrants-racist/#5b9dc84c61a2

Televisa Fires Trump

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Televisa joined the list of companies who fired Donald Trump over his comments about Mexicans during his announcement speech.

The Mexican broadcaster said it would recall their country’s contestant from the Miss Universe pageant. “Mr. Trump hasn’t demonstrated understanding or respect toward Mexican migrants and has offended the entire Mexican population,” the company said in a statement.

Reality

Some people may argue about “political correctness run amok” but Donald Trump’s comments were clearly racist. Companies do business with more than just white people.

Links

http://fortune.com/2015/07/02/donald-trump/

http://time.com/3942024/mexico-donald-trump-cheryl-burke-miss-universe-nbc-univision/

 

Farouk Systems Fires Trump

Farouk Systems logo

Farouk Systems joined the list of companies who fired Donald Trump over his comments about Mexicans during his announcement speech.

The Houston-based hair care product manufacturer withdrew sponsorship of Trump’s pageants. “Mr. Trump’s comments do not and will never reflect our company’s philosophy or practices,” said company CEO Basim Shami.

Reality

Some people may argue about “political correctness run amok” but Donald Trump’s comments were clearly racist. Companies do business with more than just white people.

Links

http://fortune.com/2015/07/02/donald-trump/

http://www.wtrf.com/story/29436180/farouk-systems-inc-manufacturer-of-chi-and-biosilk-products-withdraws-sponsorship-of-miss-usa-miss-universe-and-miss-teen-usa-pageants

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