Is it possible that Donald Trump will have to drop out of the race for president because he is a confirmed racist?
It is not difficult to find accusations online that Donald Trump is a racist, but is this a fact or just an opinion? As it appears, data compiled from Donald Trump’s social media shows that he is highly linked with white supremacists and other racist groups.
In Hillary Clinton’s opinion, Donald Trump is a “threat to democracy,” according to a July 13 report from the NY Daily News. In her speech, Hillary Clinton goes on to say that Donald Trump’s racism is dangerous because “[i]n times like these we need a president who can help pull us together, not split us apart.”
According to MIC, their July 13 report quotes a poll that says “a majority” of younger voters see Donald Trump as a racist.
In fact, VOX made a timeline of Donald Trump being called a racist and claimed it goes back to 1973.
Of course, lest we forget that Donald Trump was fired from NBC‘s Celebrity Apprentice in late June 2015 for “racist comments.” About the incident, Slate stated Donald Trump made comments about immigrants during the initiation of his presidential campaign and NBC was quoted with the following.
“Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBC is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.”
Despite this, is Donald Trump close to racists or other white supremacist groups that are considered the biggest domestic terrorist threat in America to law enforcement, according to a 2012 FBI report?
One company decided to test the theory about Donald Trump being a racist, and this data mining company used his tweets on Twitter to find the information they needed.
Politicus U.S.A. reported on July 13 that the damning evidence that Donald Trump is a confirmed racist comes from dating mining company, Little Bird.
According to Little Bird’s report, 28 percent of Donald Trump’s retweets “follow at least one of the top 50 White Nationalist accounts on Twitter (6 of 21).”
Furthermore, 62 percent of the accounts Donald Trump retweets “follow at least [three] people who’ve used hashtag #WhiteGenocide lately (13 of 21).”
However, does any of this mean that Donald Trump will get axed from the Republican presidential race because he is associated with racists?
The Flama reported that there have been many petitions circulating online to get Donald Trump removed from the Republican nomination because he is a racist.
Sadly, there are some opinions out there that “Republicans need racist voters” to win, and Business Insider states the following at the end of March.
“Republicans may not like being in bed with Donald Trump. But they will need to retain his fans’ favor unless they want to either drastically change their policy agenda or lose elections by landslides. So watch for them to find ways to accommodate his supporters, even if he manages to lose the nomination.”
A Reuters poll from June 29 confirmed a lot of Donald Trump supporters had racist bias and stated the following.
“Supporters of U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump are more likely to describe African Americans as ‘criminal,’ ‘unintelligent,’ ‘lazy’ and ‘violent’ than voters who backed some Republican rivals in the primaries or who support Democratic contender Hillary Clinton.”
Unfortunately, it might be difficult to reform Donald Trump or some of the Republican Party on issues concerning racism. Around July 6, Newt Gingrinch (Donald Trump’s potential vice president and former Speaker of the House) declared “there is no evidence at all that Trump is a racist.”
The Atlantic goes on to quote Newt Gingrich stating the following about his opinion on Donald Trump and some of the “misguided” things Trump has said over the past year.
“I give Trump some slack, because prior to June of last year he was a private citizen. A noisy, loudmouth private citizen … but he was happy being who he was.”
Obviously, Newt Gingrich has been officially proven wrong, but Newt does not speak for all Republicans where it concerns Donald Trump being a racist.
For example, before it was confirmed by Little Bird that Donald Trump is widely associated with white supremacists on social media, other Republicans have stood up to Trump about his racist comments.
For instance, Paul Ryan called Donald Trump a racist after Trump stated “a judge presiding over a lawsuit involving his business was biased because of his Mexican heritage.”
Paul Ryan went on to say what Donald Trump said was “the textbook definition of a racist comment,” according to a June 7 report from CNN.
Along with Paul Ryan, GOP leadership told Donald Trump to stop with racist comments around June 5, according to AP, and asked him to start being more of a “statesman.”
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