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Old 07-28-2019, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Originally Posted by sandsthetime View Post
Trump has a history of using the term "infested" and associating it with only black and brown things.
Well, the fact is that the big cities are infested with rats, are all run by career politicians, and they are all democrats, and many of them have majority black residents. Don't let the numbers get in the way of your 'racism' narrative.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:30 AM
 
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Yeah because that was his plan all along.

God forbid Trump would just use big boy words and sentences to address serious issues in this country.

By targeting someone from that community and describing the community as inhabitable makes us all aware how compassionate and caring Trump is about the good people (some of them are good) that have to live in that community.

I'm struck by the positive policies Trump is recommending to help improve the area.....

joooooooooh I went too far -- he hasn't gotten to that yet because Fox News hasn't told him what to say.



ugh.
When it shows up later on YouTube or the CNN site, you might be interested in today’s Reliable Sources. Within the first 10 minutes, which has now passed, they dove right into what inspired Trump’s reaction to Cummings. It came directly from FOX. Cummings (at the Capitol) was grilling one of Trump’s cabinet secretaries. Fox then switched to a ‘Republican strategist’ (a young black conservative woman who is an ‘unpaid contributor’) who commented on Cummings and Baltimore and showed videos that she made (and posted on the Internet) showing the filth in Baltimore. Trump’s Tweets started soon after the clips of Cummings grilling the cabinet member and the appearance of the young, black female ‘Republican strategist’, and used some of the same language. The ‘strategist’ later Tweeted how happy she was that Trump noticed her work.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:31 AM
 
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OK, I'll explain why Trump's tweet about Cummings and Baltimore is a racist dog whistle since Trumpsters don't seem to get it.

1. It's an old movie and TV cliche to depict black neighborhoods as rundown tenements rife with squalor, rats and cockroaches. This is the image Trump is reinforcing. It's the same with the four Democratic women; his underlying message is all minorities come from s---hole countries. And why are all minority countries and neighborhoods bad? Because, in Trump's world view, people of color are inferior and aren't capable of creating clean, upper-scale environments. Trump's philosophy is racist to the core.

2. Congressmen are not responsible for local pest control. So why does Trump hang that on Cummings? Because he's black from a black district. There is no other explanation.


Trump is running for reelection on a racist platform. He's not hiding it. His supporters should just accept it.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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Well, the fact is that the big cities are infested with rats, are all run by career politicians, and they are all democrats, and many of them have majority black residents. Don't let the numbers get in the way of your 'racism' narrative.
Nowhere in my post did I claim Trump was a racist. Ken, beer hasn't been kind to your mind.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:34 AM
 
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Could the following statement be considered racist? (Yes or No)

Omarosa is a dog, Maxine Waters has a low IQ, Lebron James is stupid, African countries are sh--holes, all immigrants from Haiti have AIDS, people in Nigeria live in huts, Puerto Ricans want everything done for them, non-white US citizens should go back to countries where they came from, black cities are disgusting and filthy, there are good people in the KKK.

And if you answered "Yes" then Trump could be considered a racist.
So we moved the goal posts to could now.

Pointing out the traits of an individual is not racist. Calling Maxine Waters or LeBron James stupid is a personal attack. Saying all blacks are stupid is racist.
Saying some African countries are s holes is true. Otherwise why did we accept some of their residents as refugees? Which goes into if our Congress folk whose family came from said s hole is not happy here, why not return to the motherland that you think is better? That question is asked everyday to people who relocate even within the US i.e. if you Don't like the way we do things in this state/city move back to your old one

He said Baltimore is disgusting and that is true, he did not say all Black cities.

Trump certainly is brash and one can argue acts un Presidential. Calling someone racist is a serious accusation. Your interpretation and overgeneralization of his statements speak more to a looking at everything as being racist view of the world typical of today's social media.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:35 AM
 
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Not true.

You have to understand context.

If Trump had not been trying to attack someone who criticized his policy, and instead was expressing concern for the residents of those Baltimore communities and why can't we focus on improving their quality of life.....there would have been no public outcry.

You know in your head that Trump's intentions were not well meaning.

He had no concern for that community.

He wants Cummings to go back to his crime and rat infested community....oh yeah and fix it.........before he comes back to Washington DC to represent the community.
No, that's YOUR head. Your belief. Your bias. What does concern for the community equate to? More money? More taxpayer largess? The leftist always blames lack of resources no matter how many resources exist. You NEVER, EVER, EVER blame poor behaviors of the people who live in those communities. You rationalize those poor behaviors. Because you can't stand how some truths chip away at your belief system.

Baltimore is crime and rat infested. That's a fact. It's a sad fact, but it's a fact nonetheless.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:36 AM
 
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OK, I'll explain why Trump's tweet about Cummings and Baltimore is a racist dog whistle since Trumpsters don't seem to get it.

1. It's an old movie and TV cliche to depict black neighborhoods as rundown tenements rife with squalor, rats and cockroaches. This is the image Trump is reinforcing. It's the same with the four Democratic women; his underlying message is all minorities come from s---hole countries. And why are all minority countries and neighborhoods bad? Because, in Trump's world view, people of color are inferior and aren't capable of creating clean, upper-scale environments. Trump's philosophy is racist to the core.

2. Congressmen are not responsible for local pest control. So why does Trump hang that on Cummings? Because he's black from a black district. There is no other explanation.

Fact: Baltimore is rat-infested.


Fiction: The fact of saying the fact that Baltimore is rat-infested is racist.


This might blow the mind of SJWs and the PC Police, but FACTS are not.......wait for it.......RACIST!
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:36 AM
 
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And how many white politicians did Trump make fun of? Sleepy Joe Biden, Lying Ted Cruz, low energy Bush.

He wants to build a wall to define our border and limit illegal entry. Many countries have the same.

Pointing out the failings of an administration of a city that has fostered a bad living condition for years for its residents is racist? Maybe it is the city administrators that are racist for allowing their residents to continue living in deplorable conditions.

Trump has a mouth and likes to attack, but he is an equal opportunity offender.
That's not a point for his team.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:36 AM
 
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So we moved the goal posts to could now.

Pointing out the traits of an individual is not racist. Calling Maxine Waters or LeBron James stupid is a personal attack. Saying all blacks are stupid is racist.
Saying some African countries are s holes is true. Otherwise why did we accept some of their residents as refugees? Which goes into if our Congress folk whose family came from said s hole is not happy here, why not return to the motherland that you think is better? That question is asked everyday to people who relocate even within the US i.e. if you Don't like the way we do things in this state/city move back to your old one

He said Baltimore is disgusting and that is true, he did not say all Black cities.

Trump certainly is brash and one can argue acts un Presidential. Calling someone racist is a serious accusation. Your interpretation and overgeneralization of his statements speak more to a looking at everything as being racist view of the world typical of today's social media.
If the use of the words he used in the Baltimore tweet were an isolated case, then I would agree with you. Sadly is not
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:37 AM
 
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Actually you aren't good at following chain of events. Cummings didn't whip out the race card......folks who read Trump's public tweet did. Cummings may have eventually responded but it was social media that got outraged first. Can you provide the tweet/post/statement that Cummings chose to bring out the race card. You might want to go and read the numerous tweets Cummings has presented. Few address race.

Trump should do the same thing with himself. He did nothing for his city on a community level except criticize.

And he has been in office for over two years ...and has done nothing for any of these communities.

So please -- stop with your spin.
Elijah Cummings IS a walking race card. Any time he opens his mouth, he is either tacitly or explicitly begging you to grant him favor on account of his race. And I'm not about to excuse his nonfeasance as to issues facing his district. You would be wise to avoid that trap as well.
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