It’s not exactly “breaking news” that Donald Trump is a racist and a bigot. After all, a large part of his presidential campaign has been built on racism and bigotry. However, if you accuse Trump (or his supporters) of being a racist or a bigot, naturally, he vehemently denies these allegations. Being a professional bullshit artist, Trump’s a master at being able to spin something he’s said or done that was blatantly racist or bigoted to claim that it wasn’t. While his reasoning is usually complete nonsense, it’s more than enough to fool the millions of sheep who blindly back the bumbling buffoon.
Well, there’s no spinning this latest bombshell. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, Trump orchestrated an elaborate (and very racist) scheme to block the Mohawk Native American tribe from building a casino in New York’s Catskills region that would have been competition for his Atlantic City casinos.
What Trump did was fund something called the New York Institute for Law and Society, a supposed grassroots anti-gambling organization that basically tried to slander the Mohawk tribe.
In documents obtained by the Los Angeles Times, Trump signed off on a piece of propaganda put together by a close ally, Roger Stone, that called the tribe violent criminals, drug dealers, smugglers and human traffickers:
Because the Indians are not required to pay any state of federal taxes and are completely unregulated by the state and federal governments, Indian gambling casinos will have a severely adverse impact on both the parimutuel horse racing industry and our local businesses.
Additionally, the Mohawk Indians have a long and documented history of criminal activity including drug dealing, cigarette and alcohol smuggling, illegal immigrant trafficking and violence.
Written on the bottom of the document are the words “Roger – do it” along with Donald Trump’s signature. It’s a clear and indisputable indicator that he signed off on this blatantly racist document.
After an investigation by the state’s Temporary Commission on Lobbying where Roger Stone admitted that Trump was the main person responsible for the racist attacks, the current presumptive Republican nominee for president was ordered to pay $250,000 and issue a public apology for violating state laws on lobbying.
It’s indisputable that Trump bankrolled a fake “grassroots” organization with the specific intent to use blatant propaganda and racism against the Mohawk Native American tribe in a deliberate effort to scuttle their plans to build a casino because it would compete against his own.
Even if you want to ignore the disgusting racism Trump signed off on (which absolutely should not be ignored, by the way), this is about as shady, unethical and underhanded as you can get. But this is a guy who has the gall to called Hillary Clinton “crooked”?
What an absolute joke.
While I know this won’t change the minds of probably anyone who’s currently supporting Trump (after all, his blatant racism and bigotry is why many support him in the first place), I think it’s time the Republican party stops playing dumb about the true nature of their presidential candidate — because these documents show us exactly the type of person Donald Trump is.
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