This is either an above par troll of Trump, or maybe it’s brilliant reverse psychology on Reiner’s part: which do you think?

Tom Arnold has been talking about this very issue for quite some time. It’s probably just as well that he’s divorced from Roseann Barr at this point or the two of them would be Kellyanne and George Conway on steroids.

Sadly, but not surprisingly, Reiner might be right about the release of the N-word tapes helping Trump’s popularity, if the events of this week are any indication. RawStory:

Not long after Reiner posted his tweet, Reuters released a new poll taken since Trump’s racist comments on four young women of color in Congress.

“Support for U.S. President Donald Trump increased slightly among Republicans after he lashed out on Twitter over the weekend in a racially charged attack on four minority Democratic congresswomen, a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll shows,” the publication reported.

“The national survey, conducted on Monday and Tuesday after Trump told the lawmakers they should ‘go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,’ showed his net approval among members of his Republican Party rose by 5 percentage points to 72 percent, compared with a similar poll that ran last week,” Reuters reported.

As I’ve said before, Trump represents the Republican id. He is the persona to their shadow. He articulates their deepest thoughts, and says what they wish they could get away with saying. Maybe Rob Reiner has just come to cynically understand this. Or, maybe this is a watershed moment in the cultural war, wherein we realize even more conclusively than before, that there are indeed two Americas and Donald Trump represents one of them to an absolute tee. Horrifying to think, isn’t it? But apparently it’s true.

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  1. I was just wondering, in regard to McConnell’s statement that trump isn’t a racist, who he was even trying to convince. Trump’s base likes him being a racist and the rest of us don’t believe anything the turtle says.

    • Excellent point. Why deny it, when the truth of the matter is, that’s Trump’s selling point with the GOP? Oh well, McConnell learned long ago to think one thing and say another, that’s the way he’s programmed.

    • I suspect there’s a lot of “I have a black friend, so I can’t be racist”. Or, in McTurtle’s case, “My wife is Chinese, so i can’t be racist”.
      (I worked for a while with a woman who was married to a black guy from Africa. Yes, she was a racist.)

  2. Haha! I used to think, long, long ago, that there was actually a line in the sand. How foolish could I be? How utterly embarrassing.

    • I’ve been wondering lately just how bad this is going to get. I’ve concluded that it will be beyond anything I’ve imagined possible. And here’s what’s even worse: our national discourse is permanently altered by this. It’s not that Trump is going to leave and everything snaps back to normal. It’s going to take a long time to get over this disastrous detour.

  3. I say release the tapes. And it’s not just on the unedited hours of Apprentice tape that Don the Con spewed hate, bigotry, and racist epithets. He did it on the Howard Stern show and he’s done in all over in public venues for years. Unless someone has been living underground or off the grid with no contact with the outside world for the past 2 years, everyone knows that Agolf Twitler and most of his die-hard supporters (from Magats to Congressmen/Congresswomen) are unapologetic racists. The more racist a person is, the less likely they are to admit they are racist. The most extreme racists will deny that racist exists anywhere in the US at all. The Southern Poverty Law Center uses a line of questioning about race and racists to routinely rule out potential jurors in its lawsuits against White Supremacists and KKK members. Those that deny racism exists institutionally or directly are instantly dismissed. Bottom line as to why Benedict Donald’s GOP-Nazis are pushing back hard on being called racists: When a white person says they feel oppressed because they can’t say what they want or how they feel without being labeled a racist, it usually translates to them feeling oppressed because they can’t be openly racist without being called a racist.


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