Despite his “good relationship with the blacks” and being the “least racist person” he knows, Donald Trump history of discriminating against people of color goes back to the beginning of his business career.
The New York Times, which over the weekend released a story about how DT devastated lives in numerous bankruptcies in Atlantic City, NJ while laughing all the way to the bank, released today this Times Insider piece from 1973 that showed Trump was “Accused of Antiblack Bias in City” at that time.
“The Department of Justice had brought suit in federal court in Brooklyn against Mr. Trump and his father, Fred C. Trump, charging them with violating the Fair Housing Act of 1968 in the operation of 39 buildings.
“The government contended that Trump Management had refused to rent or negotiate rentals ‘because of race and color,’ ” The Times reported. “It also charged that the company had required different rental terms and conditions because of race and that it had misrepresented to blacks that apartments were not available.”
As it is his won’t, DT bellowed like a stuck pig: The charges are “are absolutely ridiculous,” he said.
“We never have discriminated,” he added, “and we never would.”
It even turned around and sued the U.S. government for $100 million (or, as the Times noted, $500 million in today’s dollars). Yet, it quietly settled the lawsuit under terms that seemed to essentially acknowledge its guilt on the charges.
Over the weekend, as news of the Orlando atrocity came to light, DT was again at it, spewing racist, sexist and anti-muslim garbage in all directions. Yet, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and most of the GOP hierarchy and the party’s establishment insist this man is fit to be our next president.