Here’s the cycle:
- Trump speaks, and doesn’t say anything about a particular race of identity group.
- Trump’s political opponents (leftists) hear racism in whatever he says, even though there’s no actual mention of race (see his most recent tweets about Elijah Cummings and Baltimore as the latest example).
- The media reports Trump’s political opponents claims of racist rhetoric.
- Most Americans, not bothering to read what Trump actually wrote or said, hears the claims that Trump’s comments were racist and conclude they must have been racist to garner that kind of response.
- People conclude that Trump must be racist, because there sure are a lot of people saying so.
And the cycle repeats itself.
Sweet irony, that. Trump says nothing racist (or sexist, or homophobic, etc.). His political opponents, who ironically only see people in terms of race and identity groups, find racism and claim his comments were racist.
And many Americans conclude he must have said something racist.
If only people did their research before just taking the word of those with an agenda (which, is essentially everyone).