Why was the left’s “Trump is a racist” narrative so widely accepted as fact with almost zero evidence to support it?
This was perhaps one of the most tired talking points of the left throughout the last 4 years. That Trump is a known white supremacist and therefore anyone who aligns with him is as well. Yet not once was there any ever evidence presented to support this claim. “Chinese virus” and securing our borders are not racism, let alone white supremacy. Having a fringe following of white supremacists in your voter base does not make you one, neither does passively or even directly catering to them for votes.
By most standards Trump isn’t even a true conservative. The guy is a New Yorker. You can dig up any business tycoon’s past and find misogynistic comments or affiliation with organized crime figures. But the repeated claim of him being an outright racist is completely unfounded. He’s morally no different than any other gazillionaire.
I am not a Trumper, btw I just can’t stand how accountability seems to have become completely irrelevant in political discourse, especially on the left and this is a load of bullshit that refuses to die and only seems to be getting louder.
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