People Aren’t Dancing Around Calling Donald Trump Racist Now

Logan Rapp
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As prominent members of the GOP have held their nose and agreed to back the Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump, the Orange Man, has found that this support doesn't mean he is able to speak without criticism. Case in point, his personal vendetta against Judge Gonzalo Curiel over a Trump University lawsuit has drawn a lot of fire from within his own party. 

Repeatedly, the Orange Man has remarked that due to Curiel's Mexican heritage, he has a conflict of interest in presiding over this lawsuit because he is "building a wall," of course referring to the proposed Trump wall along the American/Mexican border. Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, has once again stepped in to reiterate his distaste for Trump. 

When asked if, by this logic, a Muslim judge would not be able to preside over a lawsuit against Trump because of his desire to temporarily ban the immigration of Muslims (despite having no practical ability to do so), the Orange Man nodded and told CBS' "Face The Nation" that he is simply "talking about common sense, OK? He's somebody, he's proud of his heritage, and I think that's great that he's proud of his heritage." 

It's just that this heritage naturally makes it impossible for him to do his job as, you know, a judge. Scarborough had enough of this, noting that Republicans "can't be morally outraged this week when they knew what he was doing last week," as Mitch McConnell somehow manages to appear more racist in the way he calls on Trump to stop making those statements but refusing to agree that they are racist. (Kentucky, man.)

Then of course there's the whole lack of desire to completely denounce the former leader of the KKK. 

What is clear is that the conservative Scarborough, and other conservative voices, are far from following in line with the rest of the GOP, who seem insistent that literally anyone is better than Hillary Clinton. It appears that the Orange Man Donald Trump is working as hard as he can to see if that is actually true. One would think sexism was enough, but it appars that Trump is going in on racism as well. Perhaps, by the end of all this, he can start with class warfare and get the hat trick. 

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