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December 13, 2017

Don’t miss: Trump campaigner on racism




The Guardian has posted a video interview with a Trump county campaign chair in Ohio on race and it’s a must watch, if for no other reason than the cutaways to the reporter taping the video and his occasional wide-eyed takes on the interview gold he’s hearing.

Donald Trump’s campaign chair in a prominent Ohio county has claimed there was “no racism” during the 1960s and said black people who have not succeeded over the past half-century only have themselves to blame.

…“If you’re black and you haven’t been successful in the last 50 years, it’s your own fault. You’ve had every opportunity, it was given to you,” she said.

“You’ve had the same schools everybody else went to. You had benefits to go to college that white kids didn’t have. You had all the advantages and didn’t take advantage of it. It’s not our fault, certainly.”

Miller also called the Black Lives Matter movement “a stupid waste of time” and said lower voter turnout among African Americans could be related to “the way they’re raised”.

… Miller also dismissed the racial tensions of the 1960s, when she said she graduated from high school. “Growing up as a kid, there was no racism, believe me. We were just all kids going to school.”

Asked about segregation and the civil rights movement, she replied: “I never experienced it. I never saw that as anything.”

Miller added: “I don’t think there was any racism until Obama got elected.

She is just one person, granted. Somehow, I don’t think she’s alone.

UPDATE: Washington Post reports that the campaign manager has resigned from Trump campaign and been replaced by a black woman.



The Guardian has posted a video interview with a Trump county campaign chair in Ohio on race and it’s a must watch, if for no other reason than the cutaways to the reporter taping the video and his occasional wide-eyed takes on the interview gold he’s hearing.

Donald Trump’s campaign chair in a prominent Ohio county has claimed there was “no racism” during the 1960s and said black people who have not succeeded over the past half-century only have themselves to blame.

…“If you’re black and you haven’t been successful in the last 50 years, it’s your own fault. You’ve had every opportunity, it was given to you,” she said.

“You’ve had the same schools everybody else went to. You had benefits to go to college that white kids didn’t have. You had all the advantages and didn’t take advantage of it. It’s not our fault, certainly.”

Miller also called the Black Lives Matter movement “a stupid waste of time” and said lower voter turnout among African Americans could be related to “the way they’re raised”.

… Miller also dismissed the racial tensions of the 1960s, when she said she graduated from high school. “Growing up as a kid, there was no racism, believe me. We were just all kids going to school.”

Asked about segregation and the civil rights movement, she replied: “I never experienced it. I never saw that as anything.”

Miller added: “I don’t think there was any racism until Obama got elected.

She is just one person, granted. Somehow, I don’t think she’s alone.

UPDATE: Washington Post reports that the campaign manager has resigned from Trump campaign and been replaced by a black woman.

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