Trump's deluded supporters keep thinking he's going to have some sort of Damascene conversion in the next 74 days; that he'll stop uttering racist statements; that he'll stop changing his mind on major policy issues every 5 minutes; and that he'll stop being the short fingered vulgar bigot that he is.
A Trump supporter came to this blog earlier today and claimed that there are thousands, if not millions of underground Trump supporters who do not answer poll takers because they don't want their opinion to be counted in order to upset what the mainstream pollsters are predicting for November's election: A Clinton landslide.
The commenter actually believes this fantasy -- just like the Goopers believed Romney was going to beat President Obama in 2012. As I said, compared with Trump, Romney is a saint, and people like the Trump supporter think the repulsive Trump will attract MORE voters to him than Mitt Romney did? They believe that somehow Trump will become the next Ronald Reagan and attract enough people to vote him into the White House?
This is what happens when people hitch themselves to a rotten candidate -- a candidate they know is everything they detest in a politician and human being, but are too blinded by party loyalty and Clinton hatred to do the decent thing and reject him.
Let Trump Supporter come back on November 9 and explain to us where all those hidden-from-pollsters Trump supporters went.
Meanwhile, here is a compilation of bigoted and racist statements from Trump over the years.
We can start with this two-fer bigoted comment from the 1970s:
"Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day. … I think that the guy is lazy. And it’s probably not his fault, because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control." Trump at first denied the remarks, but later said in a 1997 Playboy interview that "the stuff O’Donnell wrote about me is probably true."
From Vox:Donald Trump’s long history of racism, from the 1970s to 2016, explained
Trump regularly tells reporters that he’s "the least racist person that you’ve ever encountered." But his record tells another story. Here are some of Trump's repulsive racist actions and statements:
1973: The US Department of Justice — under the Nixon administration, out of all administrations — sued the Trump Management Corporation for violating the Fair Housing Act. Federal officials found evidence that Trump had refused to rent to black tenants and lied to black applicants about whether apartments were available, among other accusations. Trump said the federal government was trying to get him to rent to welfare recipients. In the aftermath, he signed an agreement in 1975 agreeing not to discriminate to renters of color without admitting to discriminating before.
1989: In a controversial case that’s been characterized as a modern-day lynching, four black teenagers and one Latino teenager — the "Central Park Five" — were accused of attacking and raping a jogger in New York City. Trump immediately took charge in the case, running an ad in local papers demanding, "BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY. BRING BACK OUR POLICE!" The teens’ convictions were later vacated, and the city paid $41 million in a settlement to the teens. But Trump argued that because they were probably, according to him, involved in other criminal activity that night, they were treated too well.
2000: In opposition to a casino proposed by the St. Regis Mohawk tribe, which he saw as a financial threat to his casinos in Atlantic City, Trump secretly ran a series of ads suggesting the tribe had a "record of criminal activity [that] is well documented."
2005: Trump publicly pitched what was essentially The Apprentice: White People vs. Black People. He said he "wasn't particularly happy" with the most recent season of his show, so he was considering "an idea that is fairly controversial — creating a team of successful African Americans versus a team of successful whites. Whether people like that idea or not, it is somewhat reflective of our very vicious world."
2011: Trump played a big role in pushing false rumors that Obama — the country’s first black president — was not born in the US. He even sent investigators to Hawaii to look into Obama's birth certificate. Obama later released his birth certificate, calling Trump a "carnival barker."
At the Republican convention, he officially seized the mantle of the "law and order" candidate — an obvious dog whistle playing to white fears of black crime, even though crime in the US is historically low.
In a pitch to black voters, Trump said, "You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58 percent of your youth is unemployed. What the hell do you have to lose?"
How do people like Trump Supporter and other Goopers stick with someone as blatantly bigoted and mean-spirited and rotten and against every American ideal as Trump most certainly is?
Trump's supporters will invariably answer with this:
BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI! and EMAILS! EMAILS! EMAILS!
Here's Donald Trump retweeting a repulsive tweet. Donnie apparently doesn't understand that presidential candidates don't degrade themselves by doing that. He just doesn't get it; and he just can't be classy -- he's rich trailer trash: