Saturday, January 14, 2017

Take on the Trump attack on John Lewis

Donald Trump used Saturday morning not to drink coffee or catch us on The NY Times crossword but to attack John Lewis on twitter.  This is our president elect, using 140 characters to attack a true civil rights hero, somebody who marched along with Martin Luther King Jr. at Selma.  
The twitter world went nuts calling Trump a diabolical racist, which he likely is, but I didn't see this as racist per se.  Tone death...yes, incredibly stupid? certainly.  Insensitive? you got it. Unnecessary? obviously but racist, maybe

See if you call everything against a person of color racist, you lose the power of the word.  Trump probably lashed out for no other reason than that he though he was being attacked and when he does, he goes crazy.   It doesn't matter if you are a comedian, a movie star, a congressman or a civil rights hero, all adversaries are treated equally. 

Welcome to 2017

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1 comment:

Mr. R. Lee said...

There's some pretty racist sentiment underlying pretty much every single Trump policy.

So, yeah, going after John Lewis to put the outspoken black guy in his place was racist.