The Racism of Donald Trump Immortalized in One Video

Media-maker Franchesca Ramsey has compiled a “greatest hits” of Donald Trump's most racist quotes into a new video for her MTV webseries, Decoded

The video features a Donald Trump impersonator (great hair!) reading things Trump has said in various speeches and on Twitter. The video begins with Trump's declaration that he doesn't have a racist bone in his body, then goes on to capture lines like:

• “A well-educated black has a tremendous advantage over a well-educated white in terms of the job market.. I’ve said on one occasion, even about myself, if I were starting off today, I would love to be a well-educated black, because I believe they do have an actual advantage.’’

 • “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”

• And this unforgettable statement from his presidential candidacy announcement: “When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending the best… They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists… And some, I assume, are good people.”

This is the kind of video that makes me laugh and then start crying. The reality sinks in that Trump's outrageous racism isn't laughable to a lot of people—it's popular. There are people who think Trump is right. Many of them! Altough Trump seems like an evil cartoon villain in so many ways, we have to take him seriously. As the New Yorker pointed out, Trump is getting massive support from one group: racist white nationalists. He's heartily endorsed by The Daily Stormer, America’s most popular neo-Nazi news site. “Trump is willing to say what most Americans think: it’s time to deport these people,” wrote the site. The Daily Stormer urged white men to “vote for the first time in our lives for the one man who actually represents our interests.”

How terrifying is it that the Republican presidential candidate with the strongest neo-Nazi support is also the highest in the polls? 

by Sarah Mirk
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Sarah Mirk is the former host of Bitch Media’s podcast Popaganda. She’s interested in gender, history, comics, and talking to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter

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