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A Majority Of The Public Says Donald Trump Is A Racist

Posted on the 02 September 2016 by Jobsanger
A Majority Of The Public Says Donald Trump Is A Racist  (The cartoon image above is by John Cole in the Scranton Times-Tribune.)
Donald Trump denies that he is a racist, but his words and actions betray him. They reveal him to be a racist, and the white supremacists and other racists in this country know a brother when they see one. That's why they are solidly behind Donald Trump.
A majority of Americans also think he is racist. In a new poll, about 51% of respondents said the word "racist" could be used to describe Donald Trump. Only 35% said he was not a racist. That means the only question is -- Is America still racist enough to elect a known racist as their president? Is America willing to toss away the progress we've made in the last 50 years?
I don't think so. I certainly hope not. Too many people were beaten, jailed, and killed to get us to the point of equality we currently enjoy (and more still needs to be done). Electing a racist as president would be a slap in the face to those heroes.
The chart below is from the newest Economist / YouGov Poll -- done between August 27th and 29th of a random national sample of 1,300 voters, with a 4.1 point margin of error.
A Majority Of The Public Says Donald Trump Is A Racist

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