Donald Trump Praises The Wisdom Of Fascist Benito Mussolini, Refuses To Denounce The KKK
It was just last night that one of the least predictable Irregular Times readers, Korky Day, a Canadian Green Party enthusiast who has lately embraced the crude, extreme nationalist ideology of Donald Trump, challenged us to find just one quote from Trump that would indicate that Trump is a racist.
“In many discussions at the Irregular Times I have challenged everyone to name me one quote by Trump that is racist. You cannot do it because he is not racist.”
Never mind that, way back on November 23 J. Clifford wrote, “Donald Trump retweeted a message from a NeoNazi, using a swastika for his account icon on Twitter, who says that Americans “should have listened to the Austrian chap with the little moustache”. The message Donald Trump retweeted claims that 81% of “whites” who are murdered in the United States are “killed by blacks”.” Those statistics, the article explained, are absurd fakes, purported to come from an office of law enforcement statistics that does not even exist.
Korky read the article, and left a comment there, but forgot about that quote showing racism on the part of Donald Trump. That’s kind of similar to the way that today, when Trump was confronted about the support his campaign has been receiving from white supremacists, including David Duke, refused to denounce either white supremacists or David Duke. Forgetfulness is convenient.
Trump pretended that he didn’t know who David Duke is. Trump said on TV this morning, “Just so you understand, I don’t know anything about David Duke, OK? I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about with white supremacy or white supremacists. So I don’t know. I mean, I don’t know — did he endorse me or what’s going on? Because I know nothing about David Duke. I know nothing about white supremacists. And so you’re asking me a question that I’m supposed to be talking about people that I know nothing about.” The odd thing is, Donald Trump is on the record as having written about David Duke, the former Grand Wizard of the KKK, years ago.
Donald Trump also declined to express negative judgments about white supremacists, saying that he would have to thoroughly research a white supremacist group before condemning it. “I have to look at the group. I don’t know what group you’re talking about. You wouldn’t want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about. I’d have to look. If you would send me a list of the groups, I will do research on them and certainly I would disavow if I thought there was something wrong.”
It’s a strange reaction for Donald Trump to have, given that he has been eager to condemn Hispanics, gays, women, disabled Americans, journalists, Muslims, and many other groups without bothering to research them. He’s even offered a plan to put all American Muslims in concentration camps before they can be investigated for ties to terrorist groups.
Donald Trump refused to disavow his campaign’s connections with white supremacists in general, and David Duke in particular, though he was asked three times if he would do so.
And then it became known that Donald Trump had tweeted this message:
“It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.”
It’s a quote from Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.
Donald Trump’s complete Twitter post read as follows: @ilduce2016: “It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.” – @realDonaldTrump #MakeAmericaGreatAgain — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2016
Benito Mussolini, for those of you who never learned World War II history, was the Italian equivalent of Adolf Hitler.
To make matters worse, Donald Trump retweeted the message from @ilduce2016 – a satirical Twitter account making fun of Donald Trump’s similarity to the Fascist leader. Trump actually was stupid enough to retweet a tweet satirizing his racist, fascist policies, thinking that the Twitter account was actually supporting his presidential campaign.
Korky, I think we’ve got enough evidence to confirm Donald Trump’s racism.