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Donald Trump's Shameless Comments and Behavior

June 5, 2018

 

According to "Donald Trump Says 'Our Ancestors Tamed A Continent' and 'We are not going to Apologize for America'" from Newsweek, Donald Trump claims that "America is the greatest fighting force for peace, justice, and freedom in the history of the world." However, that is not completely true because of the incidents involving violence and racism towards African Americans, and the Indian Removal Act that happened in 1830. America's sense of justice is questionable if African Americans are more likely to be suspected or arrested for "possibly" committing any crimes, even without any solid evidence; they are just viewed as threats.

 

Donald Trump also mentioned that "too many people have forgotten that truth. They've forgotten that our ancestors trounced an empire, tamed a continent, and triumphed over the worst evils in history." To be honest, America didn't overcome any "worst evils", except slavery, yet, Donald Trump proudly says how amazing America is, even though the Indian Act has happened. Apparently, Donald Trump regularly praises President Andrew Jackson, which explains why he thinks that America has overcome the "worst evils". Indigenous peoples must have been one of the so-called "worst evils" due to "manifest destiny".

 

He also said, "A nation must have pride in its history to have confidence in its future," but you can't have pride in a history that is partly filled with fatal mistakes, such as racism and sexism. Americans would be so full of themselves, to the point where they wouldn’t know what is right or wrong. Signs of sexism have already been shown during the United States presidential election in 2016, and that is something that Americans shouldn't be proud about. According to "Donald Trump's Racism: The Definitive List", from The New York Times, Donald Trump claims that he is the "least racist person", however, he treats people differently based on their race. There is no way a racist president can make his citizens have confidence in their future, especially immigrants or people who aren't Caucasian.

 

Sources: 

http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-tame-continent-america-945121

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/15/opinion/leonhardt-trump-racist.html

 

 

 

 

 

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