Trump’s Responds To Gov. Northam Scandal But Fails To Do The One Thing He Needed To

All five of the top Democratic presidential candidates for the 2020 election and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have called on Governor Ralph Northam to resign after it was discovered that his medical school yearbook page had a highly racist photo on it. In political terms, this is unfortunately could have been advantageous for Donald Trump, but perhaps because Trump is a racist himself, he fumbled the chance to take advantage of the situation politically.

If you don’t know the details about Northam, don’t worry, we’ll cover it below. But Trump made two posts on social media tonight in response to the scandal, and he failed to actually condemn the actual racism committed by Northam. Trump instead discussed how he thought Northam’s election would have differed if the photo was found during his campaign.

“Ed Gillespie, who ran for Governor of the Great State of Virginia against Ralph Northam, must now be thinking Malpractice and Dereliction of Duty with regard to his Opposition Research Staff. If they find that terrible picture before the election, he wins by 20 points!” Trump said, clearly ignoring the actual racism.

Trump made another post in which he pointed out Northam’s changing story, but again failed to call out the racism, “Democrat Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia just stated, ?I believe that I am not either of the people in that photo.? This was 24 hours after apologizing for appearing in the picture and after making the most horrible statement on ?super? late term abortion. Unforgivable!”

Trump’s only public response to the racist photo is essentially just him talking out loud about campaign strategy and political strategy. Every one of our other political leaders denounced the photo first, before making any further comments. It’s not hard to figure out why Trump isn’t condemning a KKK hood.

Northam admitted to being in the photo, but then gave a press conference today in which he tried?to persuade the American people that he was not pictured in the racist yearbook photo. During the same conference,?he?admitted to using blackface to dress up like Michael Jackson and then?claimed he had never seen the yearbook photo.

His career should be coming to an end soon, like it should, as the Democratic Party does not harbor and nurture racists like the GOP does. If you had any doubt about him, just look at this footage in light of what we now know about him.

Northam is also refusing to resign and the president is failing to condemn the racism. This is white privilege in its most clear display in some time. White privilege is Northam not understanding why he should resign and Trump not condemning the racism.

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