A recent poll conducted by The Washington Post and ABC News asked a simple question, and the results are… about what you’d think they would be.
The poll, which asked if the respondents felt that President Donald Trump is biased against black people, was conducted after Trump referred to Haiti and African countries, as “shitholes”. With a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points, the poll found that, of the 1,005 Americans polled, 52% feel that Trump is biased against black people, with 40% saying that they STRONGLY felt he is biased against black people.
Of the respondents who identified as Democrats, 80% think that Trump is biased against black people. The same percentage of black people also feel that the president is biased. Two thirds of the Hispanics polled agree with the statement as well.
Of course, Republicans responded very differently. Less than 20% feel that Trump has an issue with black people, which should surprise no one.
While Americans may be divided on whether Trump is a racist, leaders from African countries seem less conflicted. After Trump’s “shithole” remarks became public, Boniface Mwangi, a social activist from Kenya stated, “How America elected a narcissist, racist, white supremacist to be their president defies logic. Africa sends love and light to America.” South African media outlet, The Daily Maverick wrote: “Casual Friday at the White House is soon to include hoods and tiki torches at this rate.” And Botswana’s foreign ministry stated that Trump’s words were, “Highly irresponsible, reprehensible and racist”.
While not included in this particular racist tirade by Trump, Mexico’s former president Vincente Fox couldn’t help but also rebuke Trump, saying, “Your mouth is the foulest shithole in the world. With what authority do you proclaim who’s welcome in America and who’s not. America’s greatness is built on diversity, or have you forgotten your immigrant background, Donald?”
Donald Trump is a racist. The Americans who disagree with that statement are either in denial or are racists themselves.