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Donald J Trump: "Mexicans coming to America are rapists"

Random Person: "That's pretty much racist"

Trump Supporter: "You're an idiot, ignoramus, shut up stupid, you didn't understand what he meant, he's not a lawyer - why should he have to worry about specific words"

"I am not saying this lightly" - you want to 'lose contacts and friends'?

Go into your office tommorow and repeat Trump's statement. In full - for context if you want.

You will lose your job immediately, and probably a few friends and acquaintances.

It doesn't matter that you voted for Trump, what your ethnicity or education is - that's besides the point.

What I care about is that some people clearly do not seem to understand what point-blank bigotry is when it's right in our faces.

This is not 'leftists overreach' or 'left wing bias' or 'social progressive oppression' - it's just bigotry on the part of Trump.

It's just a very obviously racist statement, something someone in any public office or that has any public position should never ever say. Stop defending it.




>Donald J Trump: "Mexicans coming to America are rapists" >Random Person: "That's pretty much racist" >Trump Supporter: "You're an idiot, ignoramus, shut up stupid, you didn't understand what he meant, he's not a lawyer - why should he have to worry about specific words"

That's not how this exchange with Trump supporters has gone. I believe it's been reasonably polite, despite some rather inflammatory rhetoric from the non-Trump side.




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