Eddie Glaude, Princeton professor of religion and African-American studies and MSNBC contributor, called President Trump a “bigot” with no hesitation on air Tuesday and claims the president’s wording is often a racist “dog whistle” against black people.
The professor also doesn’t think too highly of the millions of Trump supporters, also "bigots," across the country:
"Donald Trump is just an exaggerated indication of the rot that's at the heart of the country. He becomes an easy avatar, right? He becomes an easy scapegoat, but he represents something that's across the nation. We might call it just 30 percent, but it's there, it’s always been there, even with the election of Barack Obama in 2008. What we need to just simply say is that Donald Trump is a bigot, period. He’s a bigot and he governs like a bigot.”
Glaude added that when Trump says others are “soft on crime” that he is actually complaining that they are being nice to black people:
“[Chuck] Schumer and [Nancy] Pelosi — he talks about them being soft on crime, the illegals coming; those are all dog whistles that I grew up with in the 1980s. We know exactly what that is. To say that Doug Jones is soft on crime in Alabama, we know exactly what he's saying to folks in Alabama… [Jones] likes black people.”
“Donald Trump is a bigot,” Glaude repeated. “And what he is doing is appealing to bigots in this country.”
Does anyone still believe this isn't the prevailing attitude about American voters among the mainstream media? Glaude just said in the clearest of terms what they're all thinking.
Watch above via The Washington Free Beacon.