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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.

2 thoughts on “Donald Trump Praises The Wisdom Of Fascist Benito Mussolini, Refuses To Denounce The KKK”

  1. J Clifford says:

    No comment, Korky?

    Isn’t it interesting how, when you confront Donald Trump’s supporters with facts that don’t match their perception of reality, they go away rather than changing their perception of reality?

  2. Korky Day says:

    I didn’t go away, J Clifford! I just now noticed the article. I’m not paid to do this. I do it for fun and for the good of humanity.
    I take days off when I feel like it!

    There are so many accusations there, but I’ll refute them all except maybe the ones I already have refuted in other threads.
    Nothing you’ve written above, Peregrin Wood, proves or shows that Trump is racist.

    If I re-tweet something, that’s like quoting someone.
    So Trump quotes Mussolini? So did you, Peregrin Wood.

    Besides, maybe he didn’t know Mussolini said it.
    The quote does make sense! So if the dictator said something good and I quote him, that’s no sin.
    Just like making the trains run on time isn’t bad just because Hitler did it.

    I heard that recently Trump did renounce David Duke.
    However, even if Trump didn’t renounce Duke, that might lead to SUSPICION of racism, but it is certainly not evidence of racism.
    Declining to comment is not evidence of anything.

    Wood wrote: ‘Donald Trump is on the record as having written about David Duke’. All right, you have my attention.
    What did he write?

    Then Wood wrote that Trump ‘has been eager to condemn Hispanics, gays, women, disabled Americans, journalists, Muslims . . .’.
    Sure he condemns people from those groups when he thinks they have said or done something wrong. So do you.
    He never condemn them as whole groups. Besides, none of those are races!

    Wood continues ‘He’s even offered a plan to put all American Muslims in concentration camps before they can be investigated for ties to terrorist groups.’ That’s anti-Muslim, not racist. Muslim is not a race.

    Re-tweeting a satirical message makes me like Trump even more. Shows he has a sense of humour and can make fun of himself.
    That does NOT prove that that the satire was correctly based.
    Such re-tweeting helps him rather than hurts him. He’s a political genius, not ‘stupid’, as you claim, Peregrin Wood.
    His opponents failing to notice his genius only leads to him winning easier.

    No one has presented a racist quote from Donald Trump yet.

    Trump is not my favourite candidate for president, but he’d make a very good one. I’ll be thrilled if Jill Stein, Bernie Sanders, or Donald Trump wins.
    This might be the first time in USA history that 3 great candidates such as those are doing so well.
    I finally feel optimistic about the country which chased me away.

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