This morning, the President of the United States took to Twitter to chastise African-American and Hispanic voters for traditionally voting Democratic.
In a truly breathtaking show of selfish bravado, Donald Trump took credit for the low unemployment rate he had been gifted by our nation’s first African-American president and used it to berate people of color for not supporting him hard enough.
African American unemployment is the lowest ever recorded in our country. The Hispanic unemployment rate dropped a full point in the last year and is close to the lowest in recorded history. Dems did nothing for you but get your vote! #NeverForget @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2018
The telling “@foxandfriends” makes it clear that in typical FOX News grandpa-style, the President just got riled up by smug white folks telling him about how ungrateful people of color are, prompting him to immediately complain about it online.
Funnily enough, the President’s tweet did not mention the fact that just this morning, it was announced that 200,000 people from El Salvador who have lived, worked, and paid taxes in the United States for years under a temporary protected status program would soon be forced to uproot their lives and return to their home nations – just as the Trump administration did to 45,000 Haitians a few weeks ago.
Nor did the President mention his ending of the DACA program, setting the wheels into motion to deport nearly a million children who have spent their entire lives in the United States but have the misfortune to be born to undocumented parents.
So judging by his exclusionary and discriminatory approach to immigration issues, it’s clear to see why African-Americans and Hispanics don’t feel inclined to support a party that in the last election cycle decided to entirely dispense with the veneer of civility and embrace open-throated racism.
Sean Spicer just got owned on live television trying to attack Oprah
Sean Spicer and Piers Morgan faced off on Good Morning Britain and the results were hilarious .
The former White House Press Secretary joined Morgan on his show to address the hot topic of the day : Oprah’s Golden Globes speech and rumors of a potential presidential run.
Spicer, in an apparent momentary bout of amnesia, claimed that it would be difficult for a “political outsider” to break in, win, and figure things out.
Piers Morgan shouted over Spicer to try to get through his skull and remind him that that’s exactly the profile of the “political outsider” he used to work for. Watch the exchange/shouting match here.
Spicer does try to recover from the claim that Oprah could never make it because she doesn’t know how to do politics by saying that his old boss seems to have changed the game by having the exact same problem and winning anyway.
Spicer hedges his bets, speculating that if Oprah did run, she’d give Trump “a run for his money,” but that he’d definitely beat her. Given the popularity of the #Oprah2020 trend on Twitter following her speech, it seems like Spicer shouldn’t be too sure of that.
Piers Morgan, for his part, managed to let the whole thing devolve into a screaming match, which is something a President Oprah would have never allowed to happen on her show.
Oprah spurred rumors of a potential presidential bid after fans took to the internet to encourage it following her rousing speech at the Golden Globes. No word yet from Trump on whether he’s weighing in on this one.