Everyone on both the political left and right has both wasted time with the Hillary Clinton email server non-story. The Clinton email scandal is a story that has been largely overhyped in recent months. Which is crazy because hardly mentioned in recent days is that Clinton has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the DOJ.
As Donald Trump continues to suck the air out of the right-wing echo chamber with his ongoing narcissism, racism, and sexism, surprisingly, the following story has as reported by Business Insider has gained hardly any traction in the national media as it should.
A man named Fred Trump was among those arrested in a massive brawl between KKK members and police at a 1927 Memorial Day parade in New York City, according to a contemporaneous Times article surfaced Wednesday by the blog Boing Boing.
[…] While six other men arrested in the brawl faced charges, the Times report noted that Fred Trump was discharged. All seven of the men who were arrested were represented by the same team of two lawyers, according to the Times report.
The Times reported that police said the brawl broke out because the Klan reneged on an agreement not to wear any of their symbols to the parade. The Klan members, for their part, accused the police of exceeding their authority in trying to keep them out of the parade, according to the report.
When I first read the story, I initially thought that the Republican establishment has had enough of Trump; and, that they were making a move on him. Let’s be honest: Trump has hogged the spotlight to the extent that real politicians with real policy positions have been drowned out. But, as we head into the second Republican Debate of the election cycle this week, the possibility of Trump’s father being either a Klansman isn’t a lead story.
With the heightened tension across the country as Black Lives Matter continues to come under fire as yet another police officer was killed by yet another Black Lives Matter sympathizer who happens to be black. One would think that a story about Donald Trump’s father being arrested for fighting cops alongside the KKK in New York City of all places would gain some traction.
But, of course, that’s just how that “white privilege” thing works. Trump will never be questioned abut this, nor will he ever be forced to comment or acknowledge the story.
Which is sad because Trump’s campaign rhetoric has managed to motivate at least a few supporters to yell, “White Power!” at a recent rally in Alabama. And of course, there was the incident in Boston where two men arrested for assaulting a homeless man who happened to be Hispanic, claimed to be motivated by Donald Trump.
Trump’s father being racist may not be a national security concern like whatever was on Hillary Clinton’s private email server. However, I think the public has a right to have a debate as to whether Donald Trump is just another apple that fell not too far from a racist apple tree.
I think it’s only right, considering that Trump questioned the legitimacy of America’s first black president – and probably still does – and, now he plans to make “America Great Again.” Shouldn’t we question for whom Trump plans to make America great again? I’m all for America being great, but not with a racist president. But hey, at least Trump wouldn’t be forced to denounce his pastor of twenty years and leave his church to appease “certain people” like someone else I know.
Yep, ain’t no telling what’s on Trump’s email server.