According to a well-reported story in both the Washington Post and the Star Tribune, branding expert Donald Trump is unhappy, ne’ furious (!) about a label he’s having a tricky time unsticking, that he’s a racist. As the campaign takes shape about 15 months before voters render a verdict, Trump’s Democratic challengers are marking him a racist, and a few have gone so far as to designate him a white supremacist. Throughout his career, Trump has recoiled from being called the r-word. Recoiled? I actually do not fancy myself a branding expert, but this seems straight forward. and I do have some branding advice, should Trump be serious. “Stop being a fking racist!” That ought to help. For them to throw out the race word again — racist, racist, racist,” Trump told reporters Friday as he left the White House for a week at his private New Jersey golf club. “They call anybody a racist when they run out of cards.” No. Actually we don’t call “anybody” a racist, with or without cards. (What cards, by the way? Never mind. We are not going to start trying to make sense of his sentence-like utterings.) Has anyone ever called Nancy Pelosi a racist? No. So we can throw out the “everybody” right there. Let’s actually take some risks here, did anyone really call Mitt Romney a racist? An elitist who hated all poor people, yes! Mitt got nailed with that one, bulls-eye. But racist? I don’t recall, and I kind of doubt it. Mitt currently hates Trump, he just has trouble hiding it. It must be based on something. Moving on, please stop saying “Go back to …” when referring to three Americans of color who were born here, and one who simply carried out the American dream and certainly did “find a better life.” Legally! That would be a great start! Stop calling areas that are largely populated by people of color “rat infested.” Relatively straightforward. Start following the examples set by people who are notorious for not being racists. That’s easy! Everyone from Lebron James to little ole white-boy me! Examples are everywhere. I realize this hits you right in the heart, because we’ve rarely heard you’re furious about anything. I can see how it hurts your “brand.” Trouble is, I think in your heart, you actually don’t care about being a racist. You are just bothered that people are on to you, which, in your case, always sucks. Breathe it in, it is who you are. And you don’t have a heart anyway. **** Peace, y’all Jason email@example.com
It Came From Hollywood — and whatever the hell “it” is, it put a bee in Donald Trump’s bonnet Friday morning. First, dripping with sweat on the White House lawn (which sparked wisecracks about him increasing his meth dosage) he ranted about how “Hollywood — I don’t call them the elites, I think the elites are the people that they go after in many cases — but Hollywood is really terrible,” the president said. “You talk about racism — Hollywood is racist! What they’re doing with the kind of movies they’re putting out, it’s actually very dangerous for our country. What Hollywood is doing is a tremendous disservice to our country!” Then, without clarifying or elaborating, he careened onto a completely different topic, and began raving about China. So, what could his denunciation of Hollywood be about? We can only speculate. This is after all, the “mind” of Donald Trump we’re talking about. Is it possible that only now is he becoming aware that “Black KKKlansman” and “Vice” were both nominated for many Oscars, and Spike Lee took home an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay a few months ago? Maybe so. Trump’s aides do their very best to keep him in the dark, in an insulated bubble. It’s called humoring a madman, and most of us have done it at one time or another while working in corporate America. Some bosses are nuts, sad fact of life. Trump didn’t let his Vendetta du Jour against Hollywood rest, either. A few hours later, after arriving in Bedminster for his “vacation” (he was just there last week. He clocks more vacation time than work time, but perhaps that devolves to our advantage, he screws things up less) Trump tweeted this. ….to inflame and cause chaos. They create their own violence, and then try to blame others. They are the true Racists, and are very bad for our Country! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2019 So then journalists and pundits began looking round anew. WTF is pulling Trump’s chain? The most likely explanation for his angst was found in a post that Motley Crew drummer Tommy Lee posted Wednesday night, which was a top trending topic on Twitter by Thursday. Here’s the text of that from Page Six: “You Trumpsters better pray that liberals never gain control of the WH again because we are going to pay you back so f—ing hard for all of this sh–,” the quote reads. “Planned Parenthoods on every damn corner. We’re going to repaint Air Force One p—y hat pink and fly if over your beloved Bible Belt 6 days a week, tossing birth control pills, condoms & atheist literature from the cockpit. We’re going to tax your mega churches so bad Joel Osteen will need to get a job at Chik Fil A to pay his light bill. Speaking of Chik Fil A, we’re buying cult leaders tortured with conversion therapy. Have fun with the new menu you bigoted f–ks.” The quote adds, “Try the McPence. It’s a boiled unseasoned chicken breast that you have to eat in the closet with your mother. We’re going to gather up ALL of your guns, melt them down and turn them into a gargantuan metal mountain emblazoned with the face of Hillary Clinton. ALL parks will be renamed Rosa […]
Liked it? Take a second to support Community last on Patreon!
Sometimes people in Washington get it plain wrong!
If conservatives support police killing citizens without justification, climate denial, fact denial, science denial, racist and misogynistic behavior, or a litany of other absurd points of view about numerous important issues, we call them out.