Regarding Marvin Covault’s May 22 column, if you looked someplace beyond Fox news, evidence of POTUS’ racial actions are numerous.
As early as 1973, Donald Trump was sued by President Nixon’s Justice Department for discrimination against blacks.
In 1989, he bought New York newspaper ads demanding the death penalty for five black and Latino teenagers accused of raping a white woman in Central Park. He argued they were guilty as late as 2013, more than 10 years after DNA evidence had exonerated them.
In 1989, he said: “I think sometimes a black may think they don’t have an advantage or this and that. I’ve said on one occasion, even about myself, if I were starting off today, I would love to be a well-educated black, because I really believe they do have an actual advantage.”
He started his 2016 campaign by calling Mexican immigrants “criminals” and rapists.” (He did admit there might be some good people among them.)
Later, he tried to get a federal judge off a case about Trump University because he thought the judge’s Mexican background prejudiced him against Trump.
In June 2017, he said a bunch of immigrants from Haiti all have AIDS and that 40,000 Nigerians once seeing the U.S. of A. would never “go back to their huts.”
And how can we forget his description of Haiti and African countries?
Actually, I do not believe the problem is The Donald’s racism … or lack thereof. The problem lies with the rest of us. There are millions of people who need to look in their mirrors carefully to see what remnants of racism might lurk there. I am not immune. How about you, General?
Clarkson Groseth, Pinehurst