Just because U.S. President Donald Trump has described Mexicans as “rapists,” slammed a Hispanic Miss Universe winner as “Miss Housekeeping,” categorized white supremacists as “very fine people” and allegedly referred to African nations as “s**tholes,” it doesn’t mean he’s racist.
Or so said Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., in an interview with ultra-conservative alt-right news site The Daily Caller, telling interviewer Ginni Thomas (wife of Republican Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas) that there’s no way his dad is a racist — and the fact that he’s posed for photos with rappers and African-American celebrities proves it.
“It’s been terrible to watch because I know him, I’ve seen him my whole life, I’ve seen the things he’s done,” declared Jr. of his father being characterized as a racist.
“It’s amazing, all the rappers, all the this, all his African-American friends, from Jesse Jackson to Al Sharpton, I have pictures with them,” he added. “It was only when he got into politics that all of a sudden, ‘Oh, he’s the most terrible human being ever.’”
Trump Jr. had more to say about the subject of racism earlier in the interview. “The real problem is those things exist, certainly racism exists, but if it’s your response to any argument you can’t win, you actually do a real disservice to those people actually afflicted by it, by those people who are actually oppressed and hurt by real racism and real sexism,” he said.
You can watch the interview in its entirety above.