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Monday, February 29, 2016

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Trump Fails To Disavow Racists And Blames It On A CNN Earpiece

Earlier today we updated this piece regarding the GOP's growing support from America's white supremacists and the much more common American bigots. The GOP is folding into the Donald Trump circus tents as snuggly as an expensive leather glove. A major attraction for some America: bigoty and racism.

After many years of promulgating and benefitting from Richard Nixon's and Ronald Reagan's OP Southern Strategy, the Grand Ol Party has taken its regressive core to full blossom with over racism.

Trump last Friday during the course of a brief CNN interview  three times directly avoided disavowing support from David Duke and other white supremacists. After a weekend of scrutiny regarding the interview, Tump and his camp have come up with a reason he failed to "show the hand" to American racists.  He is feigning a faulty earpiece.

The Daily Kos

Donald Trump had himself a racially charged weekend. Trump has drawn lots of support from white supremacist groups, and on Sunday, CNN’s Jake Tapper asked him about KKK leader David Duke’s strong endorsement. Trump is now blaming a “lousy earpiece” for the three times he refused to tell Tapper he doesn’t welcome white supremacist endorsements, saying at the time:
Just so you understand. I don't know anything about David Duke, OK? I don't know anything about what you're even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So I don't know. I mean, I don't know -- did he endorse me or what's going on? Because I know nothing about David Duke. I know nothing about white supremacists. And so you're asking me a question that I'm supposed to be talking about people that I know nothing about.
And “Honestly, I don’t know David Duke. I don’t believe I’ve ever met him. I’m pretty sure I didn’t meet him. And I just don’t know anything about him.” That’s interesting, because Trump had known who David Duke was back in 2000, and had in fact said in a press conference on Friday that “I disavow” the recent endorsement.

But somehow on CNN Sunday, that “very bad earpiece” prevented Trump from saying those simple words. Three times it prevented him.

In addition to the earpiece, Trump is blaming Tapper for asking a question that didn’t just mention Duke but “also talked about groups. And I have no problem with disavowing groups, but I'd at least like to know who they are.” Tapper’s question: “Will you unequivocally condemn David Duke and say that you don't want his vote or that of other white supremacists in this election?” So, Donald, if you’d “at least like to know who they are,” there’s your answer: white supremacists. There’s really only one right answer to “will you condemn white supremacists?” and you didn’t give it.

Although all the establishment Republican outrage over this rings a little hollow given that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise spoke to a David Duke-founded white supremacist group in 2002 and is still a member of House Republican leadership in good standing.

End The Daily Kos.  

It is truly sad the Trump Camp doesn't have any regard for America than to develop and state such a shallow lie. Donald Trump is showing increasing signs of bigotry and he is attracting support from more and more American racists.


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