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They couldn’t possibly have defended Donald Trump by saying that – could they?
Yes, they could and they did.
Here are 9 times black folk lost their minds trying to defend Trump’s crazy:
“There’s a lot of talk about Donald Trump being violent, condoning it, or at least inciting it.
But this is a total misread of our next President. First of all, he’s not responsible for what every random guy does — out of thousands. (And by the way, I don’t condone the violence that has happened so far.)
Second of all, he’s not violent, he’s just “street.” He was born in Queens.” (via Patheos)
“A racist does not pick a single black mother to represent his entire freaking presidential campaign. A racist would not endorse Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaign in the ’80s twice. A racist would also not spend his time and his resources to bring African-American into Wall Street.” (via The New York Times)
Patton told The New York Times that Trump “doesn’t see color the way the average person does.” She later added that Trump judges people soley on “their successes and their failures.” (via The New York Times)
“I mean, if he had said, you know, ‘I’m sorry, this is sure a dark day for you,’ they would have said ‘See, he’s a racist, he said a dark day.'” (via Talking Points Memo)
“Did you hear him? Do y’all have that on recording?” Diamond asks. “That don’t make him a racist,” Diamond says. “That’s his opinion,” Silk says. “There’s some lazy black people, white people, Hispanic people and Latino people. And we want to get people out of this laziness. We want them to come up where they’re thriving. Bring them back to a good job, so they won’t be lazy,” Diamond says. “That don’t make him a racist. What’s the next one?”
“Truly, I am living the American dream because of Donald Trump. Look at my career, the wealth and exposure that I’ve had: It’s very difficult to make the argument that Donald Trump doesn’t like black people and black women.” (via The Hollywood Reporter)
“Some of his best friends are Jewish. His daughter converted to Judaism, his grandson is being raised Jewish. How can people even think that he embraced Nazism or neo-Nazism?” (via Mediaite)
“I thought what he said was measured, it was thoughtful, it was very presidential. And it calmed the waters, unlike his predecessor Barack Obama, who after every one of these situations poured hot sauce on a simmering situation.” (via Fox News)
“He speaks like real men spoke. Real men speak like, ‘Man, she had a fat a–. You see her a–? I had to squeeze her a–. I had to grab that fat a–.’ Right? “So he’s talking locker-room talk. Locker-room talk. ‘I’m the man, you know what I’m saying? You know who I am. Yeah, I grabbed her by the p—-. And?’” (via The Washington Post)