Trump met with members and spoke to a youth leadership for Black Republicans gathering on Friday. It might have been his first opportunity to avoid talking about the Ukraine scandal but that didn’t save him from putting his foot in his mouth multiple times once again.
Trump actually tried to both “educate” the youth on their own history and used the old “I know a black guy” line to try to give himself credibility.
‘African Americans built this nation. You built this nation. You know, you’re just starting to get real credit for that. I don’t know if you know that,’ he said. ‘You’re just starting to get – you built the nation. We all built it. But you were such a massive part of it.’
Where does one start with this?
First off, no one is more keenly aware of who built what than black people. The problem isn’t that they didn’t realize that, it is that white people didn’t realize it or refused to acknowledge it.
Of course, then Trump throws in a “all lives matter-esque” line in saying “we all built it” before trying to slightly backtrack (but not really).
Then of course, Trump has to give himself some street cred … who does Trump trot out? Kanye …
‘I think for one day, I went up through the polls, like through the roof, I tell you. He is, with the African-American community, they like Kanye, and they like Kim Kardashian. I tell you.’
Yeah, he knows a black guy.
Of course, Trump could have rested on those laurels in the friendly confines of a GOP friendly event. But no, he couldn’t resist once again attacking everyone around him.
Trump blasted Democrats, their ‘deep state cronies,’ and what he described as the ‘fake news media’ for colluding to ‘nullify’ the last presidential election in the East Room.
He claimed that ‘radical left Democrats’ are on a ‘craven quest for power and money and other things’ that he declined to describe on television.
‘Maybe when the cameras are off, we’ll have to talk,’ he told attendees of the event.
Perhaps Trump is finally getting a little camera shy now that those same cameras have now shown him to voluntarily try to solicit China for his personal political gain just as he did Ukraine in August.
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