As President Donald Trump sees his ratings plunge because of his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic, he’s become more desperate and he’s now saying the quiet part out loud. Dog whistles have turned into clarion calls for white supremacy, and the racist-in-chief is showing his true colors.
When the Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era fair housing rule last week, it justified the move as part and parcel of his campaign to do away with onerous regulations.
On Wednesday Trump said the quiet part out loud on Twitter:
“I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood. Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!”
This is how Trump’s base of white evangelicals and white supremacists will interpret his tweet:
I am happy in inform all you good white folks who fled the violent cities to live out the American Dream in the safe suburbs that you will no longer be bothered by having low income housing that attract niggers built in your neighborhoods. Your housing prices will not go down because there will be no porch monkeys residing in your neighborhood. Enjoy, this is the perk of having a nationalist as your president.
“The 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule requires local governments to proactively ensure fair housing in order to receive federal housing funding. It was designed to give more teeth to the Fair Housing Act in combating segregation and was praised by civil rights groups at the time.”
Trump’s racist strategy will not work, suburban white women are turning away from him, as is the rest of America who hasn’t swallowed the Kool-Aid.