Originally posted by FreakyKBH
Given Trump's penchant for doing [b]exactly opposite of what he is blamed for being, thinking by virtue of his actions over the last four decades, i.e., hiring minorities--- before there were quotas--- on the basis of merit instead of tax credit, I suggest you are projecting onto Trump something which clearly has no seat in reality.
I've not he ...[text shortened]... perhaps it would be more efficacious to quote--- in context, of course--- his offending remarks.[/b]
Did you never read or hear his comments from which I quoted in my post? Is your Google broken?
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” (Presidential announcement speech, June 16, 2015)
“The Mexican Government is forcing their most unwanted people into the United States. They are, in many cases, criminals, drug dealers, rapists, etc.” (July 6, 2015) [Forcing?!
Well,"some" are (assumed) to be good people, but "many" are not? How many? How many compared to citizens? What is the "assumed" ratio of the "some" to the "many? (The man is a master of weasel words.) “Data on immigrants and crime are incomplete, but a range of studies show there is no evidence immigrants commit more crimes than native-born Americans. In fact, first-generation immigrants are predisposed to lower crime rates than native-born Americans. (The Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for restrictive immigration laws, has a detailed report showing the shortfalls of immigrant crime data.)” . . .
“Trump’s repeated statements about immigrants and crime underscore a common public perception that crime is correlated with immigration, especially illegal immigration. But that is a misperception; no solid data support it, and the data that do exist negate it. Trump can defend himself all he wants, but the facts just are not there.”
“When Donald and Ivana came to the casino, the bosses would order all the black people off the floor,” he said. “It was the eighties, I was a teen-ager, but I remember it: they put us all in the back.” http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/09/07/the-death-and-life-of-atlantic-city
“Whether he’s mocking Chinese businesspeople with broken English, contorting his body to make fun of a disabled reporter, or calling out to “my African American,” again and again, Trump has provoked anxiety and played to racial divisions.” http://fortune.com/2016/06/07/donald-trump-racism-quotes/
Yep, his businesses hired people, some of them undoubtedly minorities (do you have any actual information on Trump hiring practices as opposed to other businesses?). “He hired minorities so he can’t be bigoted” is pretty flat beer. He deliberately plays to bigoted stereotypes--and that is deplorable. In the end, I trust that most blacks and hispanics and women will see through him. Of course, there will be some who say that that's just because they're just not as smart as--who?--men of northern european descent?