Trump talks Black History Month, forgets to talk about black people

By now, you may have already heard that Trump has absolutely no idea who Frederick Douglass is, and may even think he’s still alive. But as hilarious as that particular gaffe was, it has kind of overshadowed how horribly offensive and racist his entire speech was. It wasn’t just that he clearly had never heard of any black heroes in American history; he couldn’t even bring himself to talk about black people for more than a sentence or two. For Black History Month.

Here’s a transcript of his remarks (via The Concourse), annotated with every tone-deaf and/or outright racist thing he said: Continue reading “Trump talks Black History Month, forgets to talk about black people”