During a campaign stop in Pennsylvania, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took the opportunity to take a bizarre photo op of him eating lunch.
Comparisons were quickly made between Trump’s now infamous photo in which he was eating a “taco bowl” with the caption “Happy
#CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2016
Following his roaring “success” with Hispanic voters, Trump released this more ambiguous tweet of him eating a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
Great afternoon in Ohio & a great evening in Pennsylvania – departing now. See you tomorrow Virginia! pic.twitter.com/jQTQYBFpdb
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2016
To be fair, there was no caption indicating that Trump was targeting a particular ethnic group. And who doesn’t love KFC?
The point is that Trump has set the tone for people to expect the worse from everything he says and does. Let’s be honest: if Trump did write “I love the blacks” in the caption of his tweet, no one would be surprised.
A normal candidate eating a delicious and unhealthy meal would not draw much attention.
But Trump’s not a typical candidate. He says things like “I love Hispanics” or ““I have a great relationship with the blacks. I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks.”
If you need more proof of Trump’s flawed racial compass, here’s what he said about President Obama on Twitter.
Sadly, because president Obama has done such a poor job as president, you won't see another black president for generations!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2014
And here’s Donald Trump complaining on Fox News about how white people can’t say the N-word.
Trump is not a man who judges other people by the content of their character and therefore does not deserve the benefit of the doubt. If you think Trump’s doing or saying something racist, nine times out of ten he probably is.
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