The president was asked about whether he was calling for counter protest with his tweet “Tonight, I understand, is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE???” Here is his response: pic.twitter.com/D8XfUtMlzw
— Kelly O’Donnell (@KellyO) May 30, 2020
Courtesy of TPM:
President Donald Trump said Saturday that supporters of his he’d essentially summoned to the White House Saturday night “love black people.”
The protesters, demonstrating against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, were ultimately forced away from the White House in the early morning hours after a series of scuffles with Secret Service personnel.
Trump subsequently tweeted Saturday morning, without proof, that the protesters had been “professionally organized,” and “professionally managed.” He added: “Tonight, I understand, is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE???”
A reporter Saturday afternoon asked Trump if the comment could “be stoking more racial violence or more racial discord.”
“No, not at all,” Trump responded. “MAGA says ‘Make America Great Again.’ These are people that love our country. I have no idea if they’re going to be here. I was just asking.”
“By the way,” he added, “they love African-American people. They love black people. MAGA loves the black people.”
Trump said he didn’t know if his supporters would be at the White House, but that “they love our country.”
Pressed by a reporter on whether he wasn’t “calling on them to hold a counter-protest,” Trump stopped himself mid-answer.
“No, I don’t– I don’t care, I mean, I don’t care,” he said.
“MAGA loves black people?”
Okay first off I did not realize that MAGA was an entity unto itself, I thought it was just a stupid slogan.
Secondly, if it is supposed to identify Trump supporters I would like to point out that he attracted their attention, and then support, in the first place by claiming that the first black president of the United States was not a legal citizen.
They are also known to act out violently against African Americans who dare to show up to his rallies, and just about every racist identified on YouTube being a dick or a Karen ultimately turns out to be one of his people.
So no Donald Trump your supporters do NOT like black people.