Lately Donald Trump has been basking the media spotlight. Not for his popular TV show, The Celebrity Apprentice, but because of his growing political aspirations.
After aligning himself with the Tea Party and questioning President Obama’s birthplace and citizenship, Trump has loudly been ratcheting up his pandering to conservative groups.
Today, on Fred Dicker’s local New York radio show, Trump was asked about President Obama’s popularity among African-American voters in the State. And if he didn’t sound crazy before espousing birther conspiracy theories about the President, he sure sounds like an idiot now.
After calling the high level of African-American support for the President, “frightening,” Trump went on to say that if he does indeed run for the White House, he probably wouldn’t get the Black vote anyway because of the low numbers of African-American voters who opted for Hillary Clinton in the 2008 primaries.
“I tell it like it is,” Trump said. “[Y]ou’ll hear a political reporter go on and say it had nothing to do with race. But how come she had such a tiny piece of the vote? And you know, it’s a very sad thing.
“I have a great relationship with the blacks. I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks. But unfortunately, it seems that, you know, the numbers you cite are very, very frightening numbers.”
The numbers—based on a recent Gallop poll—indicated eight out of 10 African-Americans support the President. Although the numbers don’t tell the whole story (because we know many Black folks are frustrated with the President), have you seen the competition lately?
After showing some love to his “black friends,” Trump went on to take another dig at President Obama’s birth certificate and even questioned if the President wrote his best selling books.
“There’s something going on,” Trump said. “He either has one [a birth certificate] and there’s something on it that he doesn’t like, or he doesn’t have one.”
“I’m amazed that the press gives him such a free ride on that,” he said.
When Dickers told Trump the Washington Post fact-checked many of his claims about President Obama’s birth and found them to be inaccurate, Trump held his ground.
Because…who needs the truth, right? Where is Mr. Cosby when we need him?
Listen to Trump’s entire interview with Fred Dicker. Do you think Donald Trump is serious about running for the White House?