“You Might Be A White Supremacist” — Ta-Nehisi Coates on Donald Trump
Watch as Ta-Nehisi Coates explains why Donald Trump is a white supremacist during his appearance on last night’s episode of All In With Chris Hayes.
Donald Trump has been making news for all the wrong reasons. From bashing ESPN’s Jemele Hill for her true assessment of Trump as a racist to still dogging John McCain despite fighting against cancer — the 45th president is not looking like he can run away from the real. Enter: Ta-Nehisi Coates. The Atlantic writer was on MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes to make a plain-and-simple argument for why Trump is a white supremacist.
Appearing on the show to breakdown his latest op-ed essay, “Donald Trump is the First White President,” Coates eloquently shared why Trump’s real ideology should be considered white supremacy, boiled down to just one sentence:
I think if you own a business that attempts to keep black people from renting from you; if you are reported to say that you don’t want black people counting your money; if you say—and not even reported, just come out and say—that someone can’t judge your case because they are Mexican; if your response to the first black president is that they weren’t born in this country, despite all proof; if you say they weren’t smart enough to go to Harvard Law School, and demand to see their grades; if that’s the essence of your entire political identity you might be a white supremacist, it’s just possible.
You can watch the full video conversation below, and should definitely read his full piece in The Atlantic here.