“Many African Americans cringed as they watched Donald Trump single out a black person among a crowd of white supporters and yell, ‘Look at my African American.’ This is just the latest of what is a seemingly never-ending barrage of racially insensitive remarks coming from the leader of the Republican Party. By continuing to stand next to their party’s nominee, Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans have clearly placed party loyalty over human decency, a fact that the African American community will not forget in November,” said Jermaine House of the DCCC.
With Paul Ryan’s endorsement, House Republicans are now more than ever inseparably tied to their front runner’s toxic and racially insensitive campaign. Here is a brief recap of Donald Trump’s racially insensitive comments against African Americans:
- June 2016: At a rally Donald Trump pointed to a black attendee and said, “Look at my African American over here”
- May 2016: Donald Trump selected a White Nationalist Leader to serve as one of his delegates
- February 2016: He failed to adequately denounce an endorsement from David Duke
- November 2015: Trump suggested that Black Lives Matter Activist Deserved to be attacked
- November 2014: Donald Trump tweeted “we won’t see another black president for generations”