Listen man - you don't go saying 'Americans are rapists' or 'Black people are racists' and then hide behind this rubbish that 'I meant only some of them'.
If Trump meant only 'some' of them - then why did he make the statement at all?
He called 'Mexicans who come to America' rapists?
Why are you people defending him?
The statement is point-blank bigotry.
Trump is not stupid, in fact, he's a populist genius. He knows exactly what he's doing, and he's enciting populist bigotry - which is really, really a bad thing to do.
Again - I like Trump in some ways, and the press definitely treats him unfairly - and I actually don't think that he himself is a racist - but - this was point-blank racist/bigoted/repugnant - there is no way around it. He did it on purpose to rile up the bigot vote.
Trump played some seriously 'black magic' 'dark arts' cards to win that election - despite the fact that most Americans are not racist - it's pretty easy to get people angry over this stuff, and it takes responsible leadership. Words matter.
The more you'll repeat words like "racism" and "bigotry", the more this "black magic" will come to play. They have lost its real meaning by blanket use, people are desensitised by them and this shows with their support.
You don't seem to grasp the fact that I am not for or against Trump.
I don't care that he is President - I'm not even American - just a constant observer.
I've articulated a few times, that I don't think Trump is actually racist.
Listen TDKL - you don't get to say: "All n*ers are mongrels" and then say "oh, it's not racist because the press treats me unfairly"
What Trump said is point blank racist - how are you guys even defending it?
'Oh - he only meant immigrants' - still racist
'Oh - he only meant illegal migrants' - still racist
'Oh - he only meant some of them' - really, because 'some of every group' are rapists, ergo, still pretty racist.
And it doesn't matter what he 'meant' - it's going to be interpreted as racist.
So why did an intelligent man, who is probably not racist say such words?
Because he's running for president, and is going to say populist things to 'rile people' up. Including racist statements, to fire up the good chunk of his supporters who are bigots.
It's a dispassionate reasoning of the populist tactics that he's used during the campaign to get elected. That's it.