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Trump's racist Tweets: foretaste of toxic 2020

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By Dick Polman

White racism was at the root of Donald Trump's 2016 candidacy, and so it will be again in 2020. Either we decisively reject it at the ballot box, and thus begin to salvage our pluralistic values, or we can acquiesce in the slow death of the American dream.

The only thing that's shocking about his racist tweets ― demanding that four congresswomen of color, four U.S. citizens, "go back" to the countries they came from ― is that anyone in America still has the capacity to be shocked.

This racist has been operating in plain sight ever since he relentlessly lied, year after year, that the first black president wasn't really an American. Ever since the early 1970s, when he was nailed by Richard Nixon's Justice Department for refusing to rent apartments to black people.

Heck, he's still refusing to apologize for demanding that five black kids (the so-called "Central Park Five") be executed for raping a white jogger, even though they were exonerated nearly two decades ago.


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