Democrats Should Brand Trump as a Racist

Donald Trump considers himself a branding expert, and when you couple that with the fact that he’s a megalomaniac, it’s not surprising he put his name on most of his properties and products from water to vodka and a fake university to a fake charitable foundation.

Trump-branded properties and products actually had prestige before he ran for president and exposed himself as a racist buffoon who bankrupted several companies even though he inherited billions from his father.

Trump is an expert at branding his political opponents: Low energy Jeb Bush, Lyin’ Ted Cruz, Little Marco, Crooked Hillary, Sleepy Joe Biden, Crazy Bernie Sanders …
Throughout his career as a real estate magnate, and a Reality TV star, Trump’s words and actions have led people to wonder if he’s a racist.

But since the day he announced he was running for president and throughout his tenure his rhetoric and policies have exposed him as an unvarnished blatant dye-in-the-wool racist. No one has any doubts anymore, and everyone from pundits to politicians to regular folks are calling him a racist.

Following a month in which Trump used racist tropes to attack four congresswomen of color, and disparaged a majority-black Baltimore district as a “rat and rodent infested mess”, many people are now calling him a white supremacist and a white nationalist. Even some of the Democratic presidential hopefuls like Beto O-Rourke and Sen. Elizabeth Warren have called him a white supremacist.

Trump could be credibly branded as Lyin’ Trump, Idiot Trump or Alzheimer’s A-hole, but nothing fits quite like Racist Trump. Every stump speech by a Democrat running for president and every political commercial should include the phrase, racist Trump.

Racist Joe Arpaio’s Hero is Racist Donald Trump! What a Surprise!

“Joe Arpaio, the longtime county sheriff seeking a U.S. Senate seat in Arizona on Tuesday, said during a television interview it took him 75 years to find a hero in his life. That person: Donald Trump.”

The Washington Post

NBC`s Kasie Hunt asked Arpaio “Is John McCain a hero?” and he deflected by answering that Trump was his hero.

Before the ascendancy of Trump, Republicans, Democrats, and Independents would have answered: Of course, McCain is a hero, his battle scars and his bipartisanship leadership in the Senate bear witness to his courage and integrity.

But the GOP is beset by tribal rivalries, and such a simple question poses a minefield for Republicans. They don`t want to offend Trump and so many balk at answering in the affirmative.

I`m surprised it took the racist sheriff 75 years to find a hero to his liking. He referred to his tent city jail, where inmates were housed in inhumane conditions, as a concentration camp, you`d think his hero would be Adolph Hitler.

Last year our racist president pardoned Arpaio for his conviction for criminal contempt of court, that`s what probably tipped the scales in favor of Trump.

Arpaio is running for the Senate seat in Arizona in what hopefully will be his last hurrah. He`s last in the polls but I take slight comfort in that fact, because his hero still has the fervent support of most Republicans.

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