The left just got hit with a major truth bomb…
The Atlantic published a piece by Elaina Plott Friday addressing the increasingly prominent sentiment among Trump supporters: “They are tired of being called racists.”
“It’s sad that using ‘racism’ has become the easy button of left-wing politics,” the president’s eldest son told the crowd overspilling the nearly 18,000-capacity U.S. Bank Arena Thursday. “…Because guess what? It still is an issue … But by making a mockery of it by saying every time you can’t win a fight — ‘Oh! We’re just gonna push the button! It’s racist’ —you hurt those that are actually afflicted by it. People hear it, they roll their eyes, and they walk on. And that’s a disgrace, and that’s what you’ve been given in the identity politics of the Left.”
Noting that the crowd erupted in agreement with Trump Jr.’s remarks, Plott goes on to highlight comments from Trump supporters echoing his complaint about the Left’s “easy button” “racist” label.
Rally-goers who spoke with Plott made clear that they felt that when the politiicans and media call Trump racist, they are actually calling his supporters racist, “by virtue of association.”
“We’re all tired of being called racists,” one 74-year-old white Trump supporter told Plott. “You open your mouth, you’re a racist. My daughter is a liberal, and she’s [using the word] all the time. We don’t talk politics; we can’t — all the time she always accuses me of hate.”
Plott notes that the supporter had just returned from doing “missionary work for 15 years with impoverished children.”
“I’m sick to death of it,” said another supporter. “I have 13 grandchildren—13. Four of them are biracial, black and white; another two of them are black and white; and another two of them are Singapore and white. You think I’m a racist? I go and I give them kids kisses like nobody’s business.”