Trump and “the blacks”
Via the Daily Observer come this quote from a Donald Trump appearance on a DC radio show:
“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.”
First, this sounds all too much like “some of my best friends are black.”
Second, it echoes in my mind back with Perot was running and he was speaking to a predominantly black audience and kept referring to those in attendance as “you people.”
Third, the numbers in question were those showing widespread African-American support for Obama. Why, pray tell, would those be “very, very frightening numbers?”
Update: Fourth, this puts me in the mind of the episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm, “Meet the Blacks” wherein Larry and Cheryl taken in a family from New Orleans in the wake of Katrina (the family’s last name is “Black”). I think I might pay to see Trump hanging with Leon.