“I now want to bring forth a friend — well, he is deceptive in that his social style is of such, one can miss his seriousness and commitment to success, which is beyond argument. When we opened this Wall Street project . . . He gave us space at 40 Wall Street, which was to make a statement about our having a presence there.” (1998)
“We need your building skills, your gusto . . . for the people on Wall Street to represent diversity.” (1999)
Thus Jesse Jackson praised Donald Trump at the 1998 and 1999 Rainbow Push Coalition conventions for giving Jackson’s coalition a headquarters building on Wall Street.
In the wake of the media shithole frenzy, the four-flushing phony Jackson is now calling Trump a racist.
On Friday, Isaac Newton Farris Jr., MLK’s nephew, told CNN that Trump is not a racist … well sort of. Here is what he said:
“I don’t think the President Trump is a racist in the traditional sense as we know in this country. I think President Trump is racially ignorant and racially uninformed. But I don’t think he is a racist in the traditional sense.”
Alveda King, MLK’s niece, appeared Monday on ‘Fox and Friends’ and defended Trump in the ‘shithole’ controversy. She praised Trump for his policies from which “African-Americans are benefitting.” She said:.
“Our jobs are going up; our unemployment is going down. Companies are saying they’re gonna raise minimum wage and do bonuses because of the tax cuts, so the president is helping the African-American community, and I don’t believe President Donald John Trump is a racist.”
The Democrats and the mainstream media are hanging onto every word spoken by the president, hoping for an opportunity to destroy his presidency. Unfortunately, Trump’s uncontrollable mouth has given them that opportunity numerous times.
As for the shithole controversy, Haiti and some African countries are shitholes where the masses live in abject poverty while their rulers and their rulers’ associates are rolling in wealth obtained through out-and-out corruption.
I believe that Trump made the shithole remark, but I also believe he is not a racist, in any sense of the word. Trump is a bigot, but then so are the rest of us.