RCC: Act II wrote:I doubt it. This is just more both sides bullshit.
That's my point.
“Our great African American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore!”
“The Muslims are the ones that have to report them. And if they don’t report them, then there have to be consequences to them.”
He supports collective punishment and/or responsibility along racial lines. That is nearly as pure a example of racism as there can be. Take that with the allegations that a federal judge can't be impartial because he is of Mexican ancestry and Trump wants to take adverse action against Mexico and holy shit.
I am not reading it the way you are reading it. The first quote of Trump's to me is clear commentary on how Obama, even though he was the first African American president, was not able to have any positive impact on the murder problem in Baltimore or Chicago. Couple that with total control from the Democratic party in those area and the comment of trying something else to solve the gun problem is not a crazy or racist idea. At least not to me.
Second quote is Trump telling groups that if they have extreme elements within them and those elements are not deal with internally well they will be deal with externally.
Finally, the Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel. Yes I agree Trump's comments for offensive and wrong. But they were just comments. What actions did Trump take as President to undermine Judge Curiel? As far as I can tell none.
The "shithole" episode, whatever the wording, "shithouse" or whatever is another example of the pattern of his holding an individual responsible for the actions of a group. The criticism itself raises issues, but the rest of it is elitism based on origin. It just isn't acceptable.
The comments were so much simpler than that IMO. Let's get better educated immigrants.
My overall point remains, Trump may sound ignorant and bigoted, but his actions do not back that up.