Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Why ‘Donald Trump Might Be A White Supremacist’ (WATCH)

While Donald Trump has declared war against ESPN host Jemele Hill for calling him a white supremacist, author Ta-Nehisi Coates has pointed to some of 45’s actions that seem to support the popular opinion.

During an appearance on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes,” Coates argued that Trump’s actions stood apart from other notable Republican leaders, per The Hill.

“With George Bush’s policies, I could make an argument for how they affect black people in a negative way. You know what I mean? But I wouldn’t argue that he’s a white supremacist. I wouldn’t argue that Mitt Romney is a white supremacist,” Coates said.

Check out his interview above, in which he also says, “Donald Trump is a particular, specific thing, And I think there’s quite a bit of evidence to back up the charge.”

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Coates noted Trump’s instance that former President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. and his comment that a federal judge was not fit to preside over a case involving Trump University because of his Mexican heritage.

“I’m willing to have that debate,” Coates said on whether such comments indicated white supremacy.

As previously reported, Coates called Trump “the first white president” in his latest essay for The Atlantic.

“It is often said that Trump has no real ideology, which is not true—his ideology is white supremacy, in all its truculent and sanctimonious power,” he wrote.

As you know, Trump and the White House have slammed Jemele Hill for calling him a “white supremacist” on Twitter and attributing his rise to the Oval Office to white supremacy.

Trump has blasted the network, saying it should “apologize for untruth.”

 

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Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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