Trump: I'm not a racist, it's all about politics
While Trump says it's all about politics, and he doesn't take the racist accusations seriously, because he's obviously not a racist, we'll leave the final decision up to you. Here are just a few remarks he has made over time.
1. Tweet: "I have a great relationship with the blacks. I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks." Our response that statement is that if you really have to explain it like this, dividing people into groups based on race, you obviously have a problem already.
2. "Our great African-American president hasn't exactly had a positive impact on the thugs who are so happily and openly destroying Baltimore." - just read between the lines, please.
3. Campaign announcement: "When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists… And some, I assume, are good people." So some Mexicans are nice people. And Mexico is sending their people to US. There's simply too many things wrong with this statement.
4. Alleged quote of Trump's from John O'Donnell's book: "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" Trump has said that 'the stuff' O'Donnell wrote about him were "probably true."
And these are only a few things he has said. Now, the thing is that while he might not be racist, his remarks are. And that has nothing to do with politics. Period.