Trump Retweets Notorious British Racist Katie Hopkins In Order To Prove He Isn't Racist
Early this morning, Donald Trump got up and had an IDEA. "I know," he said to himself, "I will spend my morning retweeting Katie Hopikins, a British woman known far and wide as the kind of bigot who regularly calls black people 'jigaboos' and who refers to immigrants as 'feral humans.' Surely, her proclamation that telling several non-white congresswomen to go back to where they came from is not racist will impress everyone! If anyone ought to be the arbiter of what is and is not racist, it should be this one lady who once said that she loved racial profiling and didn't mind if people called her a racist because of that."
And that is just what he did.
The @realDonaldTrump has made #2020 a bold and binary decision. Are you going to choose socialists, choose ISIS, c… https://t.co/NajkFTVVUB— Katie Hopkins (@Katie Hopkins)1563476896.0
How I wish we had such leadership in the U.K. “Don’t like this country? Don’t like what it gives you? Then leave”… https://t.co/zlTNsnCnjR— Katie Hopkins (@Katie Hopkins)1563388954.0
With the incompetent Mayor of London, you will never have safe streets! https://t.co/pJqL1NjyvA— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1563619280.0
Here are some of the charming things Katie Hopkins has said in the past, all of which make her an excellent candidate for telling people what is and is not racist:
Then there's this precious moment, in which Hopkins retweeted some Nazis who were praising her for saying that racial profiling was a good thing.
Hopkins is also quite known for going around yelling at various celebrities for not losing their pregnancy weight fast enough — a habit that, while not as appalling as these other statements, is still pretty gross. Basically, she just is an all around terrible person in every way it is humanly possible to be a terrible person.
The icing on the cake, however, was Trump's final Katie Hopkins retweet, in which he said he had no responsibility for the chant, but that the people chanting it were just very patriotic.
As you can see, I did nothing to lead people on, nor was I particularly happy with their chant. Just a very big and… https://t.co/A8wXOVSvsx— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1563620244.0
Well, they're something.
Unfortunately for Trump supporters, this kind of "patriotism" can also get them fired from their jobs. Why just this past week, a fella in Naperville, Illinois lost his job at a Bucky's Convenience Store for telling some customers to go back to where they came from.
WATCH: Viral Video Shows Naperville Bucky's Employee Saying "They Should Go Back To Their Country" youtu.be
Sadly for this "patriot," Trump led him to believe that this is a perfectly acceptable and patriotic way to behave and treat people, and now he has no job.
In case you were considering giving Trump the benefit of the doubt, that perhaps he doesn't even know who she is... well, it turns out he's been a fan for a while.
Respected columnist indeed.
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