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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Donald Trump thinks African American communities are in the worse shape they’ve ever been in, “ever, ever, ever.” Corey Lewandowski, his erstwhile campaign manager who, it was revealed last night, was paid $20,000 in August for “strategy consulting” rather than as part of a severance package, agrees.

Luckily, CNN anchor Don Lemon and Atlantic contributor Peter Beirnart remember that slavery existed not long ago, and even more recently, that Trump and his father were investigated by the Nixon Justice Department for discriminating against black potential tenants.

“Ever, ever, ever”? No. As Lemon pointed out last night, that’s not appeal to black voters — that’s talking at black voters, a thinly-veiled attempt to convince otherwise decent people that they’re not really voting for an outright racist.

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27 responses to “#EndorseThis: Don Lemon Pins Lewandowski On Trump’s African American ‘Outreach’”

  1. Dominick Vila says:

    Trump either has a very short memory, or he thinks we all do.

    • Zengo says:

      I think he has no idea what comes out of his mouth, he lives moment by moment. I also don’t think he really cares what anyone else thinks. In the end, he has general attitudes and feelings about issues, nothing particularly fact based, that he circles back to…

      • Dan S says:

        That pretty much sums up Trump & his lazassie attitude in general. He obviously meant it when he said he wasn’t PC. Unfortunately he’s taken it beyond the pale & has managed to offend just about everyone except racist bigoted white men & some women too. He’s mocked war veterans, the disabled, minority’s, people of about every faith he doesn’t like & of course the Pope himself. Oh almost forgot crying babies ????

  2. Jim Samaras says:

    I’ve spoken to people in the black community who would concur with Trumps statement. The sharp ones know who will make a difference in their neighborhoods and don’t believe he’s talking “at” them at all. That’s CNN and MSNBC TELLING them that’s what he’s doing! Most are intelligent people with the ability to make up their own minds

    • Just how many people did you sample, Jim? And would you call that sample statistically significant? What was the P-value for your sample?
      Before showing your ignorance on the matter of statistics, and furthermore exposing a naked form of ignorance in public by ignobly inferring that your sample is representative of the majority of black Americans, is reprehensible to say the least, and degrades your status in our eyes.

      Next time, THINK before you post!!!

      • Jim Samaras says:

        What difference does it make “how many” I’ve spoken to Aaron? The ones I’m referring to are obviously ones that I respect and have an intelligent opinion on the subject. The fact that even polls are showing nearly a 20% support within the black community should vindicate my claim! Who’s really showing ignorance by taking my observations and questioning the number of people I’ve spoken to? “Status” is not what I seek sir. Intelligent life would be refreshing however!

        • You just don’t get it, and there seems little hope that you will. Did you expect to convince anyone with the weak info you presented that your flimsy survey was exhaustive and conclusive?

          I could sample a handful of people in my community who would say that Trump is a jerk, but I know better than to present this as hard evidence to suggest that everyone in my community thinks he’s a jerk(although there a high probability that they already made that determination long ago).

          Do you get it? Yeah, we’re all looking for some intelligence from your direction, sir. Won’t you oblige us??

          • Jim Samaras says:

            Did I mention anything about hard evidence in anything I spoke about? Survey? Are you a little soft? Here, some people I respect who happen to be black, agree with Trumps perspective. If that’s too far reaching for you, too bad! I can’t wait for his inauguration to hear your tiny little pin heads explode

          • I Am Helpy says:

            It’s amazing that you just happen to be friends with the 0% of African Americans who support Trump and who also agree that they deserve to be treated like second class citizens.

          • Jim Samaras says:

            In case you haven’t been paying attention the percentage is up to around 20. By the second term it will be up to 80 with the trailing 20% still sucking d^ck for crack hits you idiot of which you are probably one.

          • I Am Helpy says:

            OK thanks for the poll unskewing and uncalled-for abuse, but unfortunately for your ridiculous & racist claims Donald Trump has virtually no African American support in any reputable poll. No amount of being insulting to people on the internet is going to change that.

          • I Am Helpy says:

            PS: your imaginary 20% support was a margin-of-error artifact in a single poll, and has already disappeared:


            I hope that helps!

          • Jim, you’ve now reached a new low. Will you sink lower? I think you will.

          • Jim, I’ve saved a copy of your latest irreverent and uncivilized comment. I’ll remind you of this from time to time.
            Jim responded like this in a foul uncouth manner that befits his status as a “deplorable”.

            Jim Samaras’ comment in response to another participant was the following:
            “In case you haven’t been paying attention the percentage is up to around 20. By the second term it will be up to 80 with the trailing 20% still sucking d^ck for crack hits you idiot of which you are probably one.”

            Here we see the effect that Trump’s foul mouth and mind has on low-echelon operatives like Samaras and others—all of whom are standing in line to shine Trump’s shoes should he request it.. As you all can see, Jim Samaras likes to revert to sexual innuendo and depravity just like his hero Trump is wont to do. This begs the question: Does Samaras worship Trump instead of aspiring to be a decent god-fearing person? Is Trump the focus of worship for Jim?

            Jim, I want you to take a good look at your comment and think long and hard about how you’ve been seduced by the “Dark Side” of the Trump Force. I suppose that’s redundant because it presupposes an Enlightened Side.

          • Jim Samaras says:

            Don’t mistake unshakable support for God like worship. I feel Trump is the best candidate to help this country, end of story. I’m sorry if I hurt your little fragile feelings with with what you consider a “dark side” comment. It was not directed at you but a very low IQ misfit that happened to piss me off and I have no problem saying so.

          • You’re trying to have your cake and eat it too, Jim. That won’t work when relating to God—Trump and God can’t reside in the same heart. ANd your slavish devotion to Trump and what he stands for is more than merely a thought of supporting the “best man”—Trump speaks to your inner conviction that it’s morally acceptable to support a man who is openly racist, has shown by his actions of being racist, is a misogynist, and an inciter of hate, not to mention his excessive narcissism and greed. These qualities are wholly and categorically antithetical to what God stands for—they are qualities associated in various writings that describe Satan. Satan, according to Baha’u’llah, and elaborated on by Abdu’l Baha, is a symbol of that which opposes God. By your acceptance and comfort level with Trump you are saying that you align yourself not with God, but with Satan. It’s a simple as that, Jim. This isn’t rocket science but purely an inescapable logical and rational conclusion.

            So again, Jim—what is your choice, God or Trump? This should be easy for any thinking purpose who still has a functioning soul to QUICKLY decide on. Please don’t hem and haw with me or with anyone else because we can see right through your attempts so far to distract and misdirect.

          • Jim Samaras says:

            Come on Aaron, when put that way I’m absolutely in Gods corner! However, everyone sees things differently. Trumps words have not made me think of him as racist or a misogynist or an inciter of hate. They make me think of common sense solutions to societies problems of today. Many Christians agree with me Aaron. Does that mean that they also are Satan worshipers?

          • I hear the words, but when you resort to vulgarity in your comments you are not in God’s corner. Unless the god you look to allows for the sort of response you made. Do I need to remind you of your words?
            Try this–these were your words: “”In case you haven’t been paying attention the percentage is up to around 20. By the second term it will be up to 80 with the trailing 20% still sucking d^ck for crack hits you idiot of which you are probably one.”
            Now Jim, do you have the temerity to say that you are in God’s corner when you utter such loathsome imagery? Is that what you tell your “black friends” what you think of them?

            Jim, stop playing games with me. Consider your vulgar words and tell me again if you believe they are in line with what God would have us say.

            Jim, it’s easy to say one is with God, but when one resorts to vulgarity, there is a direct conflict between your words of affinity with God and your sentiments you’ve expressed.

          • Jim Samaras says:

            Whatever Aaron! You should hear some of the epitaphs that come from my black friends.

          • Jim, you’re more confused than I thought. Do you know the meaning of epitaph? An epitaph is something inscribed on the tombstone of a dead person. Are your black friends communicating to you from their tombs? Are these same deceased friends the ones you surveyed for their opinions of Trump?
            If so, then that explains a lot about your delusions. Do the dead tell you to discount racism and that racism is a thing confined to the 60’s and that we no longer have to be concerned about Trump’s rantings and patronizing attitudes towards blacks?
            And while we’re on the subject of patronizing, and about paternalistic attitudes: Did you know that black people, Native Americans, and all others who’ve been historically lorded over by conquerors, detest a patronizing and paternalistic attitude?

            These are qualities you project, and I would advise you to try eliminating them—the best way to start is to have some meaningful dialog as an equal and not as someone who’s going to straighten out poor black folks about what they should know and how they should act in the face of naked and constant aggression.

            Get back to me after you’ve reflected on what I’ve just written and share your comments. In the meantime, I would commend to you that you read “The Promise of World Peace” for starters. It’s not that long an open letter and shouldn’t tax the average person’s mentality, but you must be prepared to think outside the box when you read it.

      • I Am Helpy says:

        Are you saying his anecdotal evidence that the “good” black people are OK with being discriminated against is somehow a complete fiction?!? Perish the thought!

        • Yes, Jim does think that his sample shows that I and all the rest of us should be thankful that Jim’s not using the whip.

          I’m so thankful—and thanks, for your comment. What a long road we still have to tread, while Jim keeps laying down more pavement.

          • I Am Helpy says:

            Below, this delightful fellow informed me that all of the black voters that don’t support Trump are actual crack whores.

            Just thought you’d like to know what kind of person he really is.

    • I Am Helpy says:

      Yes yes you have a black friend that agrees your racist take is OK. Of course you do.

  3. Jon says:

    Trump surrogate and ex-campaign manager Corey Lewandowski is a disgrace. If the man had any shame, he would be ashamed of himself. There are a number of reasons that the Trump supporters who control CNN have caused it to lose viewers and hiring Lewandowski is one of them.

  4. Lucy g says:

    Don Lemon, you don’t t know what you’re talking about! You are one of the worst Liberals! And the CNN news you air is so divisive . You are a tool being used to divide this Country!

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