"Donald Trump has been accused of racism for a while now, especially this past week, and Trump today declared that he can’t possibly be racist because Don King likes him.
No, seriously. That’s it.
Trump “announced” the endorsement this morning:
Then he did an interview with The Washington Post where reporter Marc Fisher asked him about the perception that he’s a racist.
And this is what Trump said:
Well, I am not a racist, in fact, I am the least racist person that you’ve ever encountered. I’ll give you an example. It’s funny, I just got this, it was just sent to me by Don King. Now, Don knows more about race than anybody. He owns this newspaper, you know –Don’s made a lot of money. He just sent this to me, look at this.Trump showed off a copy of the weekly newspaper Call & Post, owned by King, where there’s supposedly a full-page endorsement this week of Trump for president and Bernie Sanders for vice president.
Trump continued, “Don King knows racism probably better than anybody. He’s not endorsing a racist, okay? Do you want to use it? You can have the story, it just came out. I just got it 10 minutes ago, I don’t know. Whatever.”
Well there you have it people. Donald trump can't be a racist because he has been endorsed by Don King. DON KING! Who knows? Maybe they use the same hairstylist.
Anyway, apparently one of the leaders of his own party-- and a man who ran for president as a republican-- believes that trump is a racist.
"Mitt Romney affirmed again in an interview tonight that he absolutely will not support Donald Trump for president, and he cited his “racist” views as a major reason why.
“A person of that nature,” he told Wolf Blitzer, “should not be the one who becomes the example for coming generations or an example of America in the world.”' [Source]
I agree with Mitt, he should not.
But he might want to have a long talk with some of his republican colleagues, apparently they are pissed at their leader, Paul Ryan, for even suggesting that trump might be just little bit racist.
Although, if it was just a little bit of racism, I am not sure that it could actually "trickle down to others Like Mitt suggested it could.