Today over lunch I had an epic conversation with an older right-wing evangelical. It was what one would expect. Repeated speaking points.
The topic of racism came up. My friend, let’s call him Don, asked, “Do you think Trump is racist?”
“Yes, I do.” I said.
“Why?” he asked.
“Because for years he perpetuated the lie that Barack Obama was an illegal muslim. That he consistently has made race-baiting statements and indicated in plain site that he supports white nationalists and white nationalist agendas from his toilet via twitter.”
And then Don proclaimed that no one has done more for Black People than President Trump.
[screeching tire sounds]
Did you forget [cough] Abraham [cough] Fucking [cough] Lincoln [cough].
Then you have Lyndon Johnson, who passed the Voting Rights Act, the Civil Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act.
And then you have this:Continue reading “Imagine being so tethered to an issue, nothing else matters”