Some stuff Donald Trump has said about Black people through the years (not all of it necessarily bad or good or true or untrue):
September 1989: on NBC when asked about affirmative action (via the Orlando Sentinel):
“I’ve said on one occasion, even about myself, if I were starting off today, I would love to be a well-educated black, because I believe they do have an actual advantage.”
Before May 1991: from John R. O’Donnell’s “Trumped!” (1991) (via the Huffington Post):
“laziness is a trait in blacks”
Trump called O’Donnell a disgruntled employee in a 1999 Playboy
interview, but also said, “The stuff O’Donnell wrote about me is
April 2011: on Albany Talk Radio 1300 when asked about the Black vote (via Observer.com):
“I have a great relationship with the blacks. I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks.”
June 5th 2013: on Twitter:
“Sadly, the overwhelming amount of violent crime in our major cities is committed by blacks and hispanics-a tough subject-must be discussed.”
July 1st 2013: on Twitter about President Obama’s promise to spend $7 billion to bring electricity to parts of Africa:
“Every penny of the $7 billion going to Africa as per Obama will be stolen – corruption is rampant!”
September 20th 2013: on Twitter:
“‘@RealJohnAnthon: @realDonaldTrump Why do you hate Africa so much?’ I don’t-tremendous potential!”
“I really like Nelson Mandela but South Africa is a crime ridden mess that is just waiting to explode-not a good situation for the people!”
“Our great African American President hasn’t exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore!”
“[African American youths are at] a point where they’ve just about never done more poorly, there’s no spirit, there’s killings on an hourly basis virtually in places like Baltimore and Chicago and many other places … There’s no spirit. I thought that President Obama would be a great cheerleader for the country. And he’s really become very divisive.”
September 2015: on Fox News (via Business Insider):
“The fact is all lives matter. That includes black and it includes white and it includes everybody else.”
“Maybe he should have been roughed up, because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing.”
The disgusting thing done was to shout “Black Lives Matter!”
“WHITES KILLED BY BLACKS ~~ 81%”
That was for 2015, even though 2015 was not yet over. The FBI says the number for 2014 was 14.8%.
February 2016 on CNN (via News One):
“The other thing is African-American voters, I think I’m going to get a tremendous amount. And you’ve seen the stories where African-American leaders are saying, ‘You know, my people really like Trump!'”
– Abagond, 2016.
- Donald Trump
- Trump and housing discrimination – possible future post. In the 1970s he was sued for discrimination against Blacks and Latinos. Settled out of court without admitting to any wrongdoing.
- Black endorsements in the 2016 election for US president – see who has endorsed Trump.
- Know them by their tweets? – Trump tweeted nothing about Ferguson or Michael Brown in the two weeks after the shooting (or if he did, it has since been deleted).
- About that “actual advantage” that well-educated Black people have
- Fox News