Donald J. Trump a rich guy who NEVER had much empathy for anybody and certainly not for people of color has simply stood by while America has bleed off steam for it’s racial divide and other issues….
From the days of his farther and his race based housing in operation in Queens, New York City, to the birthers tag for Barack Obama…to cheering the actions of white nationalists during g his campaign?
Trump has used race as vehicle to achieve his wants and needs….
No wonder he seems quiet and unable to bring himself to try and help cool things in the streets right now…..
President Donald Trump has spent much of his adult life building his brand around racial divisions.
So much of Trump’s business and political career has hinged on moments of racial strife: from the full-page ads he took out to condemn the Central Park Five in New York in the 1980s to the groundwork he laid for his own presidential bid by promoting the Obama “birther” conspiracy theory to his refusal in 2017 to condemn white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va.
Now, as protesters swarmed the White House for a second night, Trump’s tone lurched between support for the frustrated crowds and cheerleading a sterner approach to law enforcement.
The president spent Saturday night inside the White House residence, as crowds gathered again in Lafayette Park. Despite Trump’s condemnation on Saturday of the violence against George Floyd — the African-American man who died in Minnesota at the hands of a white police officer — he has yet to soothe a divided nation. Even his best efforts tend to end with a dig at liberal groups.
“I understand the pain that people are feeling,” Trump said from the launch of SpaceX in Florida on Saturday. “We support the right of peaceful protests and we hear their pleas, but what we are now seeing on the streets of our cities has nothing to do with the memory of George Floyd. The violence and vandalism is being led by antifa and other radical left-wing groups who are terrorizing the innocent, destroying jobs, hurting businesses and burning down buildings.”
Playing a consoler-in-chief has never been Trump’s strong suit as a leader. He rose to power in 2016 by sowing division and denigrating wide swaths of people — from Gold Star families to Mexican immigrants to the disabled to Muslims — while inciting fear about the future of the country.
Several Trump allies and former aides acknowledge this is a sensitive time for the nation but remain unsure as to whether Trump can lead at this particular moment. “This is more of a time for healing than anything else, and they need to figure out a way to take the tensions down,” said one former senior administration official. “There are people around him who know that. The question is: Will they say anything?”….