Donald Trump is a demented and doddering old racist, but I give him credit for skillfully exploiting America’s racial divide, emboldening white supremacists and Nazis with his dog whistles and thrilling his white evangelical supporters with his undisguised vitriol.
White evangelicals are full of piss and vinegar and it’s not the wise and comforting words of Jesus in the Gospels that they seek, but the vulgar and hateful words of their false messiah, Trump, that makes them cream their pants.
Trump skillfully surfed the waves of racial discord, even the killer wave of Charlottesville failed to knock him off balance. He emerged from that hateful moment in American history with support from his base not only intact but strengthened.
But the callous and cold-blooded murder of an unarmed African American, George Floyd, by four police officers changed everything. The murder recorded on a teen’s cellphone has been seen by millions, if not billions, worldwide, and every day since his brutal murder hundreds of thousands have been protesting and demanding justice for George Floyd and an end to police brutality and racism.
Americans are sick and tired of police brutality and we are sick and tired of Trump’s racist rhetoric and policy. Enough is enough and we demand an end to systemic police racism and Trump’s racist administration.