While most people are aware of the fact, it hasn’t been mentioned nearly enough during the 2016 election that Donald Trump’s biggest “claim to fame” prior to becoming a presidential candidate was that he was one of the most prominent “birthers” in the country. As we all know, the whole birther conspiracy was built upon racism and bigotry over the fact that President Obama is half African-American. In other words, Trump embraced and drove a ridiculous conspiracy against President Obama that catered almost exclusively to the preposterous beliefs of racists.
Nowadays, if you ask him about his birther past, he’ll cowardly refuse to discuss the numerous comments he’s made over the years trying to slander the president.
But the truth of the matter is, from the very day he launched his campaign, Trump has made it clear that pandering to racism and bigotry was going to be one of his main strategies. Since that day last June when he called most Mexicans rapists and criminals, he’s gone on to vilify Muslims, retweet blatantly racist propaganda and claim that an American born federal judge wouldn’t be able to do his job lawfully because he was “Mexican.”
Without a doubt, Donald Trump’s campaign has been one of the most divisive and racist in modern U.S. history.
So, when I heard comments made by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin (R) where she claimed Trump has been a “racial healer” — I couldn’t help but laugh while throwing up a little in my mouth.
“I think he is trying to campaign as a racial healer,” Fallin said in response to Jake Tapper’s comments about minority groups expressing concerns over Trump’s rhetoric.
“I think that has been part of his message,” she added. “If you watch what he’s said this week, he talks about how devastating this was for Dallas, how we need to respect our law enforcement, how we need to pray for those who were killed and those who were injured. I think that is his intent, I trust him with his words and I think we all need to move towards being compassionate, understanding, healing, but also respecting our law enforcement.”
Let me remind everyone that she’s saying this about a man who’s made a massive part of his campaign vilifying immigrants, Muslims and minorities in general. People at his rallies literally chant “build the wall” frequently. Many of his supporters actually believe that most Mexican immigrants are, as Trump call them last year, “rapists and criminals” — even though that’s not remotely true.
It’s beyond ridiculous for anyone to try to claim that Trump’s goal, in any aspect, is to be a “racial healer.” We have not seen a presidential candidate from a major political party run on a platform of blatant racism and bigotry like this in decades.
But this goes to show you the delusional world in which many Donald Trump supporters live. They truly and honestly believe the candidate who:
- Is a birther.
- Called most Mexican immigrants racists and criminals.
- Played dumb when he was asked to denounce the support from former Grand Wizard of the KKK and infamous white supremacist David Duke.
- Retweeted blatantly racist propaganda against African-Americans.
- Said an American born federal judge couldn’t do his job because he’s “Mexican.”
They truly and honestly believe that the person who’s done all of that hasn’t built a campaign on racism and bigotry. And the sad part is, millions of Donald Trump’s supporters probably believe what Gov. Fallin said — even though it’s one of the most absurd things I’ve heard during this entire election cycle.
Watch her comments below via CNN: