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Racist? Nah this man is anti-discrimination. Actions speak FAR louder than words.


“When Donald opened his club in Palm Beach called Mar-a-Lago, he insisted on accepting Jews and blacks even though other clubs in Palm Beach to this day discriminate against blacks and Jews. The old guard in Palm Beach was outraged that Donald would accept blacks and Jews so that’s the real Donald Trump that I know.”

That was author Ronald Kessler in a July 2015 interview with Newsmax, talking about Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s business practices when it came to building a golf course in the Deep South.

In the 1990s, Trump was running into a problem getting his golf course approved by the local town council in Palm Beach, which was imposing restrictions on his bid.

So Trump shot back with maximum effect. As reported by the Washington Post’s Mary Jordan and Rosalind Helderman on Nov. 14, 2015: “Trump undercut his adversaries with a searing attack, claiming that local officials seemed to accept the established private clubs in town that had excluded Jews and blacks while imposing tough rules on his inclusive one.”

The Washington Post report continues, “Trump’s lawyer sent every member of the town council copies of two classic movies about discrimination: ‘A Gentleman’s Agreement,’ about a journalist who pretends to be Jewish to expose anti-Semitism, and ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ about a white couple’s reaction to their daughter bringing home a black fiancé.”

Sometimes, in judging the character of an individual, it pays to see what people actually do when nobody’s really paying attention. When it came to segregation in the South at private, all-white country clubs, it might have been in Trump’s business interests to simply look the other way. Instead, Trump did the right thing and insisted on desegregation at his golf resort.

And he won.

Soon thereafter, the local restrictions were lifted and, today, the golf course is open and remains inclusive.

It remains a point of pride for Trump, who boasted about the golf resort in a 2015 interview, “Whether they love me or not, everyone agrees the greatest and most important place in Palm Beach is Mar-a-Lago. I took this ultimate place and made it incredible and opened it, essentially, to the people of Palm Beach. The fact that I owned it made it a lot easier to get along with the Palm Beach establishment.”

At the time in 1997, then-Anti-Defamation League President Abraham Foxman praised Trump for elevating the issue of discrimination at private clubs, telling the Wall Street Journal, “He put the light on Palm Beach. Not on the beauty and the glitter, but on its seamier side of discrimination. It has an impact.” Foxman credited Trump’s move with encouraging other clubs in Palm Beach to do the same as Mar-a-Lago in opening up.

That’s the real Donald Trump. The one who dealt with a real problem to do with discrimination on race and religion in Palm Beach long before he was ever seeking public office by confronting a local planning board over its exclusive policies, determined he would do things differently.

http://truthfeed.com/trump-insisted-on-including-jews-and-blacks-at-palm-beach-golf-course-in-1990s-when-others-didnt/10528/

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Fat stacks of cash speak louder than race profiling? Who would have thought.
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And I suppose pulling out the race card at La Raza wasn't as racist as, say, a black man accusing an officer of racial profiling because the officer in question was white? In any case, there's more than enough bullshit that comes out of Trump's mouth.



Though let's be fair, he was a democrat in the 90s, and didn't believe in "freedom of association" as many have called it. Which begs the question, is having a "no girls allowed" a valid expression of freedom in what is probably a private country club? I'm not sure.
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Here is another source for those curious: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB862335923489989500
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sundin13 wrote:

Here is another source for those curious: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB862335923489989500


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And I suppose pulling out the race card at La Raza wasn't as racist as, say, a black man accusing an officer of racial profiling because the officer in question was white? In any case, there's more than enough bullshit that comes out of Trump's mouth.



Though let's be fair, he was a democrat in the 90s, and didn't believe in "freedom of association" as many have called it. Which begs the question, is having a "no girls allowed" a valid expression of freedom in what is probably a private country club? I'm not sure.


What are you talking about?
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sundin13 wrote:

Here is another source for those curious: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB862335923489989500


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Hm, weird....guess you can't link it directly but it works (for me at least) if you find it on google:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Trump%27s+Palm+Beach+Club+Roils+the+Old+Social+Order&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

Should be the first link here.
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sundin13 wrote:


Rujikin wrote:


sundin13 wrote:

Here is another source for those curious: http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB862335923489989500


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Hm, weird....guess you can't link it directly but it works (for me at least) if you find it on google:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Trump%27s+Palm+Beach+Club+Roils+the+Old+Social+Order&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

Should be the first link here.


Interesting find. I was always wondering why I could view stuff I find on there but people I linked to it couldn't.
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13 Examples Of Donald Trump Being Racist
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-racist-examples_us_56d47177e4b03260bf777e83
He claims to have "a great relationship with the blacks," which is totally something a normal person would say.

His white supremacist fan club includes the Daily Stormer, a leading neo-Nazi news site; Richard Spencer, director of the National Policy Institute, which aims to promote the “heritage, identity, and future of European people”; Jared Taylor, editor of American Renaissance, a Virginia-based white nationalist magazine; Michael Hill, head of the League of the South, an Alabama-based white supremacist secessionist group; and Brad Griffin, a member of Hill’s League of the South and author of the popular white supremacist blog Hunter Wallace.

A leader of the Virginia KKK who is backing Trump told a local TV reporter earlier this month, “The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in.


Trump: "Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys wearing yarmulkes… Those are the only kind of people I want counting my money. Nobody else…Besides that, I tell you something else. I think that’s guy’s lazy. And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks."
http://fortune.com/2016/06/07/donald-trump-racism-quotes/

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it would be better to have trump instead of clinton. black people have more to fear from clinton. she wants to flood in people from other countries which would make it hard for black americans and white americans to get jobs, education, and housing. we need to take care of black and white americans first. and native americans; the're having it bad too. i heard what it's like on the reservation.
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Just because Trump wasn't a racist (or so it seems) in the 90's, doesn't mean he's not a racist today. After all, people can change over time. I've heard of people who were open-minded and had minority friends, but then started watching FOX news and/or listening to conservative radio programs and within a year or two they become minority bashing bigots.

Of course, it's possible that Trump isn't actually a bigot, but that he's pretending to be one in order to get votes from the bigots. It's also possible that Trump is simply an a-hole. That said, we don't need an a-hole as a president (just like we don't need a bigot as a president).
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sena3927 wrote:

13 Examples Of Donald Trump Being Racist
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-racist-examples_us_56d47177e4b03260bf777e83
He claims to have "a great relationship with the blacks," which is totally something a normal person would say.

His white supremacist fan club includes the Daily Stormer, a leading neo-Nazi news site; Richard Spencer, director of the National Policy Institute, which aims to promote the “heritage, identity, and future of European people”; Jared Taylor, editor of American Renaissance, a Virginia-based white nationalist magazine; Michael Hill, head of the League of the South, an Alabama-based white supremacist secessionist group; and Brad Griffin, a member of Hill’s League of the South and author of the popular white supremacist blog Hunter Wallace.

A leader of the Virginia KKK who is backing Trump told a local TV reporter earlier this month, “The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in.


Trump: "Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys wearing yarmulkes… Those are the only kind of people I want counting my money. Nobody else…Besides that, I tell you something else. I think that’s guy’s lazy. And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks."
http://fortune.com/2016/06/07/donald-trump-racism-quotes/


Who doesn't want a Jew managing their money? That's like hiring a troll to guard your bridge, it is part of the natural order. But that quote you gave me sounds like he is talking about an individual person and that person may have very well been lazy.

Ooooooh a KKK guy likes Trump. Big news! So much scandal! WOW!

Hillary mourned the death of her mentor a few years ago, I doubt you've heard of him so I provided a little background info:


Robert Byrd
Senator Robert Byrd was a Kleagle, a Klan recruiter, in his 20s and 30s.

Democrat United States Senator Robert C. Byrd was a recruiter for the Klan while in his 20s and 30s, rising to the title of Kleagle and Exalted Cyclops of his local chapter. After leaving the group, Byrd spoke in favor of the Klan during his early political career. Though he claimed to have left the organization in 1943, Byrd wrote a letter in 1946 to the group's Imperial Wizard stating "The Klan is needed today as never before, and I am anxious to see its rebirth here in West Virginia." Byrd attempted to explain or defend his former membership in the Klan in his 1958 U.S. Senate campaign when he was 41 years old.[1]

Despite being the only Senator to vote against both African American U.S. Supreme Court nominees (liberal Thurgood Marshall and conservative Clarence Thomas) and filibustering the Civil Rights Act of 1964,


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Yeah, I think that that article is a bit misleading.... Palm Beach, Florida is hardly the 'Deep South', as is stated in the article. And anyways, it still doesn't change the fact that racist, and sexist, things come out of his mouth now.
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Whether Trump is himself a racist, whether he has been strategically stoking the flames of ethnic nationalism for political gains, or whether he's just managed to stoke those flames through sheer incompetence and lack of attention to the impact of his words, Donald Trump has been inspiring racists. Rick Tyler and David Duke both say they have felt inspired by Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric and positions, unsolicited robocalls have been made on Trump's behalf by white supremacist groups, white supremacists are on the record declaring that Trump's rhetoric presents an opportunity for them to bring their ideas into the mainstream if they tinker with their language a bit, Trump has (intentionally or not) helped that effort and given white supremacists a larger audience by retweeting them, and douchebags like this have been spotted in his crowds:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mn67w8NWpS0

I don't know if Trump sincerely believes in any of the crap he's said and done to inspire these people, but he has inspired them. I also know that Trump (or at least the highest echelon of his campaign staff) has come to a terrifying realisation that he has dug himself into an incredibly deep hole with ethnic minorities whether due to a botched campaign strategy or careless talk, and he desperately needs to reverse direction if he's going to even begin to start fixing his disastrous prospects on the electoral map. So here he and his supporters are arguing that he's not racist and would be very helpful for black people. And it's in the Clinton campaign's interest to thwart those efforts, hence attacks against Trump on race issues and notes about Bannon's background in "alt-right" journalism. Both approaches are the logical answer to such polling on either side. We'll see where it lands, but I'm not thinking Trump will be able to turn around such disastrous numbers in so little time.

Now, racial/ethnic issues aside I think there are plenty of other solid reasons to oppose Donald Trump. I've shared them before, and I'll share them again since I think they're ultimately much stronger criticisms since they're directly traceable to Trump himself.

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I don't even know how the hell people consider Hillary as a potential president... She has failed and compromised national security on so many levels, and people want to give her the top clearance in the United States? Because Trump has said a few coarse things? Really? So you'd rather throw yourself off a cliff because someone said mean things?

All this social politics bullshit is exactly that. Green is the only color that matters. If you think otherwise, feel free to give away all your wealth and move to a Buddhist monastery. Luxury and greed drives economies, not regulation.

Clean up the borders and bring production back home. This has been The Donalds golden ticket since day one. The importation of low wage labor is the reason it stays low wage, if the demand goes up, so will the price. This is basic economics.

This all not even considering the Democrat message, history, her health, her husband, their "Foundation" etc... How one even considers her is mind boggling. Oh right, because The Donald speaks off the cuff.

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