In five part Netflix series about the Central Park Five director Ava DuVernay let Donald Trump’s bigoted words speak for themselves.

By |2019-06-03T14:24:38-08:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |12 Comments

Trump offered a reward to have these innocent men lynched, and to this day refuses to accept that they were not the attackers.

Courtesy of USA Today:

It’s an eerily prescient exchange that’s sure to spark conversation among viewers of Ava DuVernay’s new four-part drama, now streaming, which follows a group of black and Hispanic teenagers who were convicted (and later exonerated) in connection with the 1989 rape of jogger Trisha Meili, a 28-year-old white investment banker.

At the time of the brutal assault, Trump was a high-powered New York real-estate mogul adamant about cracking down on crime. Although no DNA evidence connected the boys, aged 14 to 16, to the attack, that didn’t stop Trump from spending $85,000 on full-page ads in four city newspapers, calling for their executions.

“BRING BACK THE DEATH PENALTY. BRING BACK OUR POLICE,” read the alarming ads, which Trump accompanied with a first-person article. “I want to hate these murderers and I always will. I am not looking to psychoanalyze or understand them, I am looking to punish them.”

The papers, along with news footage of Trump, are shown throughout the second episode of “When They See Us,” although DuVernay made a deliberate choice to keep his presence to a minimum.

“It was a big question for me going into it,” she says. “There’s a world in which I actually cast an actor to be (Trump) and get into that piece of it, but this story is about the accused boys who became exonerated men. So the decision was to just have him in as needed and to let him speak for himself through clips, which we use very judiciously. I found that whatever he had to say wasn’t as fascinating or interesting to me as what the men had to say.”

Allowing Trump’s own words to damn him is a good choice for this director. 

Trump is forever claiming that he is misrepresented, but that is a lot harder to do when they simply run video of him making the statements.  

Speaking of video here is some provided by CNN of Trump making the original statements, and then defending them only a short time ago. (Link)

Perhaps somebody should send this to Jared Kushner so he can be reminded that his father-in-law has always been a racist POS.

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12 Comments

    • CheeriO June 4, 2019 at 8:14 am

      There were some scenes in the crowd that perhaps went slightly too far when the two sides clashed. One small, paper U.S. flag was torn from one pro-Trump marcher and stomped upon, while a Make America Great Again hat was snatched from the head of a Trump supporter and dumped in a fresh pile of dung left behind by one of the police horses…

  1. aNOn June 4, 2019 at 7:57 am

    OT-FYI
    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/craig-northcott-same-sex-domestic-violence_n_5cf66185e4b0a1997b70fd14

    “Are you going to do what God says, or are you going to do what man says?”
    ““I disagree with it, what I do with domestic assaults,” he said in the video.
    “On the one hand, I don’t prosecute them because I don’t recognize it as marriage. On the other hand, if I don’t prosecute him, then the sinner, the immoral guy, gets less punishment. What do you do?

    “I said there’s no marriage to protect, so I don’t prosecute as domestic [violence], and that is one of many decisions like that that you face,””

  2. The Brink June 4, 2019 at 8:01 am

    https://thinkprogress.org/exclusive-steve-bannon-admits-that-he-doesnt-believe-in-racism-in-deleted-documentary-scene-the-brink-alison-klayman-af804f5c3308/

    “as Bannon toured Europe to build The Movement, a coalition of far-right politicians that Bannon hopes to take global. Klayman said it captured the tension she lived with while making the film, which comes out on digital June 4 and DVD June 18: Bannon’s critics will see the racism and spin they always believed was there. Supporters will cheer him on.”

  3. $? June 4, 2019 at 8:03 am

    The tariff is set to take effect next week, Trump said, noting that they “haven’t really started yet.”

    “I don’t think they will do that, if they do, it’s foolish,” “There’s nothing more important than borders.”

    https://thinkprogress.org/trump-warns-republicans-not-to-block-latest-mexico-tariff-237bd640180f/

  4. Andrea Conte June 4, 2019 at 8:12 am

    We have The Vatican to thank for all this. Over history they have sucked countless billions into a belief system where the symbolic representation of the human has been made concrete and therefore pointing to itself and only itself, has stripped the human of knowledge of itself, and is only found after death thereby impotizing the spinning globe.

  5. Anonymous June 4, 2019 at 8:28 am

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/04/entertainment/linda-fairstein-when-they-see/index.html

    https://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2019/06/03/central-park-five-ava-duvernay-trump-criminal-justice-aman.cnn

    “”When They See Us” director Ava DuVernay told The Daily Beast that Fairstein tried to “negotiate” her portrayal in the series.
    ‘When They See Us’ transformed those who worked on it
    “I don’t know if I’ve told anyone this, but she tried to negotiate conditions for her to speak with me, including approvals over the script and some other things,” DuVernay said. “So you know what my answer was to that, and we didn’t talk.””

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/netflixs-when-they-see-us-ava-duvernay-on-central-park-five-case-and-why-she-treated-trump-as-a-footnote

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