Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.
That President Donald Trump is a fundamentally racist person cannot be reasonably doubted — as a majority of Americans believe. And buried in a new report from the Washington Post on Wednesday about a top Housing and Urban Development official leaving her role was a stunning detail revealing, once against, the president’s bigoted instincts.
The section of the report, relying on anonymous sources, describes Trump’s reaction to emergency funds sent to Puerto Rico after the devastating Hurricane Maria. The Trump administration’s handling of that crisis has been widely criticized, a failure that, on its own, implies racist animus given the disproportionate response to hurricanes in wealthier and whiter parts of the country.…