Another Head-Scratcher from Donald Trump

Just when I thought I’ve heard it all

John Egelkrout

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Photo by Adrian Swancar on Unsplash

I’ve been around a while, and I’ve heard a lot of things in my lifetime. I heard Richard Nixon say he was not a crook. I heard Ronald Reagan say that trees cause pollution. I heard Dan Quayle say “Republicans understand the importance of the bondage between a mother and child.”

Like so many older people, I occasionally delude myself into thinking I’ve heard it all when I obviously have not. Today Donald Trump reminded me of that when he stated that “black people like him because he’s been discriminated against in the legal system.”

Let me state that again. Trump said that black people like him because he’s been discriminated against in the legal system. I did not read this in “The Onion” or any other satirical publication. Trump actually said this, and he actually meant it.

If you almost spit out your coffee when you read this, you can go ahead and swallow now. It’s safe.

In all fairness, there are some Black people who do like Trump. Ben Carson does. Mike Tyson does. So do Dennis Rodman and Herschel Walker. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Kanye West too. Herman Cain was also a Trump supporter until he died from the COVID he caught at a Trump rally where no one wore masks. Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina took it a step further and said that he loves Trump.

But other than these people, the ranks of Black supporters of Trump get thin pretty quickly. In 2020 only 12% of Black voters supported Trump. That’s the lowest percentage of any racial group by a lot. In 2020 Trump only received 31% of the Asian vote and 32% of the Hispanic vote. The only racial group where Trump received more than 50% of the vote was among whites.

Try not to look surprised.

For being the stable genius that he is, I am a little surprised that Trump missed a few things in his comparison. I suppose I should cut him some slack though. He is a busy man. Between court appearances for his fraud trial in New York, his trial for the defamation of E. Jean Carroll, his trial for his involvement for attempting to overthrow the government, his trial regarding the hush money he paid to Stormy Daniels, and his court case regarding his theft of…

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John Egelkrout

I am a sanity-curious former teacher who works a small organic farm with my wife. I write about politics, social issues, memoirs, and a variety of other topics.