We know that President-elect Trump is a racist—or, at the very least, racist-adjacent. Like no other before him, Trump won the 2016 presidential election because much of white America underestimated the level of white supremacy on which this country was founded.
It is this supremacy that allowed Trump to claim that he didn’t know David Duke, American white nationalist and former imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan, despite evidence to the contrary. And it is this same racism that permitted Trump to go weeks without denouncing the former leader of the terroristic KKK, who had endorsed him to be this country’s next president. Like America, Trump’s candidacy survived off racism, both theoretically and practically.
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