Animated lump of Velveeta cheese Donald Trump has a bit of a race problem! The Huffington Post has a rundown of a number of racist things Trump has emitted from that smug little mouth, plus this big embarrassing blight: Trump’s real-estate company, Trump Management Corporation, was sued by the Justice Department in 1973 for racial discrimination after allegedly refusing to rent apartments to African-Americans/lying to them about prices and conditions.
Because he is a complete and utter clown, Trump responded by suing the D.O.J. for defamation, seeking $100 million in damages. Trump’s lawyer was the infamous Roy Cohn, a.k.a. Joseph McCarthy’s chief counsel. Eventually Trump Management settled the case, but failed to improve their policies towards minorities: three years later, the Justice Department again charged the company with discriminating against blacks. It got to the point where the NYC human rights commission was dispatched to find evidence of discrimination in Trump’s buildings.
Embarrassing, right? Or it would be, if Donald Trump were a person capable of experiencing shame. And this is on top of a not-so-great record of dealing with minorities. Sample quotes attributed to Trump in a book from 1991 by John R. O’Donnell: “laziness is a trait in blacks” and “Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.” Our future president, everybody.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 30, 2011