I couldn`t agree more with Michael Harriot`s article for the The Root “When Will Donald Trump Say The N-Word?”
It`s not a question of if but when will Donald Trump slip and utter the most toxic word in the English language. Trump`s dementia is progressing at an alarming rate, we can see the steep decline in his his mental state in his tweets and in his public utterances. Trump`s mental deterioration reached a nadir recently when he used the racial slur “Pocahontas” while honoring Native American World War II War veterans, and when he re-tweeted three anti-Muslim videos originally posted on Twitter by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the virulently racist Britain First political party.
Trump has been a racist all his life, he learned the finer points of bigotry and prejudice from his father. Fred Trump marched with the KKK, and in the 1970`s the justice department sued Fred Trump and Donald Trump for racial discrimination in housing units owned by the Trump corporation.
As a real estate developer, Hollywood celebrity and politician Trump has been a racist, he views business, politics and culture through the prism of racism.
A person`s true colors shine brightly when his mind has succumbed to dementia or Alzheimer`s Disease, and it will only be a matter of time until the septuagenarian president, who`s never had a filter, calls an African American a “nigger.” Will it be when a black butler forgets to put sprinkles on his ice cream? Will it be when Snoop Dogg releases another video mocking him? When the racist-in-chief utters the despicable word it may not be in the privacy of the White House, it may be during a public address.
The pertinent question isn`t when will Trump say “nigger,” but what will be the reaction of his base and Republican leaders? So far Trump`s press secretary, cabinet members and Republican congressional leaders have justified and excused every one of his myriad racist comments and policies. Trump`s base and Republican leaders would forgive him if he shot somebody in broad daylight on Fifth Avenue, and they would stick by him even if he said “nigger” during a televised speech to the nation.
The only question I have is: Who is more mentally unbalanced Trump or the Republican Party?
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