Donald Trump sent out a tweet today to say that he’s “heading to Jamestown, Virginia,” but he added that “the Democrats will make it as uncomfortable as possible, but that’s ok because today is not about them!” By “uncomfortable,” Trump is referring to Virginia’s black state lawmakers who are boycotting the commemoration of 400 years of representative democracy, saying the event “will be tarnished unduly” by Trump.
“It is impossible to ignore the emblem of hate and disdain that the President represents,” they said.
“The commemoration of the birth of this nation and its democracy will be tarnished unduly with the participation of the President, who continues to make degrading comments toward minority leaders, promulgate policies that harm marginalized communities, and use racist and xenophobic rhetoric,” the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus said in a statement Monday.
After unleashing racist tweets directed toward minority politicians, Trump, who has a well-documented history of racist behavior, said today that he’s “the least racist person” in the world. However, Trump called Rep. Elijah Cummings, a civil rights icon, a racist in one of his many attacks on Twitter over the weekend.
And earlier today, Trump made the highly dubious claim that those in the African American community have called him to thank him after his racially-charged attacks.
“The African American community is so thankful,” he said. “They’ve called me and they’ve said, ‘finally somebody is telling the truth.'”
There’s been a swift backlash after Trump’s recent attacks on people of color so it comes as no surprise that a protester showed up in Virginia to interrupt the former reality show star’s speech, holding an unfurled sign that read, “Deport Hate.”
A protester holding a sign the reads ‘Deport Hate’ interrupts Trump, shouting: “Mr. President, you can’t send us back, Virginia is our home!”
Via ABC pic.twitter.com/P53tIzsmB9
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 30, 2019
Trump just stood there seemingly not knowing what to do as security finally showed up to escort today’s hero out of the venue. As he left, Trump’s staunch defenders in the crowd chanted, “Trump! Trump! Trump!”
Virginia Delegate Ibraheem Samirah revealed on Twitter that he’s the one who interrupted Trump’s speech.
I just disrupted the @realDonaldTrump speech in Jamestown because nobody’s racism and bigotry should be excused for the sake of being polite. The man is unfit for office and unfit to partake in a celebration of democracy, representation, and our nation’s history of immigrants. pic.twitter.com/0okD7eRVer
— Delegate Ibraheem Samirah (@IbraheemSamirah) July 30, 2019
Trump is going to turn Virginia blue with his appalling attacks on minority politicians.
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