Thursday, July 30, 2015

Trump's Racial Divide: Donald Trump's Electability Among Latinos and "the Blacks"


Donald Trump has made the headlines with his presidential campaign and recent denigration of Mexican immigrants and denial that Senator John McCain was a war hero.  It seems clear to all -- except maybe Mr. Trump --  that  he will have have a hard time getting Latino votes.   

Feliks Garcia on the Daily Dot sees Trump as having race issues beyond Latinos.  He writes  that "Trump has a storied history of hiring undocumented workers—and placing them under disparate working conditions."  Trump faced charges from the early ‘80s that he employed undocumented Polish immigrants for the demolition of the Bonwit Teller building to build Trump Tower.

Gawker recently published a collection of quotes by Trump on his feelings about “the blacks,” the term he commonly uses when referring to black people. “I have a great relationship with the blacks. I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks,” Trump said in a radio interview in 2011.

Recall also that Trump was -- and remains -- a well-publicized "birther," claiming that despite the evidence of his birth in Hawaii, President Obama was born outside the United States and thus ineligible for the Presidency.



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