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Trump stokes the racial fires
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 01, 2020 06:04PM
Trump called the Black Lives Matter a symbol of hate. It is a tag he has refused to put on Confederate symbols being targeted by protestors. His statement came after New York City said a BLM sign would be painted on 5th Avenue outside Trump Tower. he further called on NYPD to stop city employees from painting mural.

Last night Trump wrote he was reviewing the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing mandate which outlawed restrictions on selling or renting homes to people based on race. He said it was devastating to suburban homeowners and should be changed.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld
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Re: Trump stokes the racial fires
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 01, 2020 06:23PM
That's definitely some stokin'

He doesn't perceive what BLM is nor does he perceive the symbolism embedded in Confederate statues. Most of those state flags and statues are actually fairly recent. Georgia's Rebel Flag dated back to 1956 (I believe) when they dumped it, they went back the the original flag. He doesn't care about any symbols, he just cares about winning.

The Trump of the 90's (despite being dooshey (sic) would be able to decipher the differences. He's degraded.
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Re: Trump stokes the racial fires
Posted by: PeterB
Date: July 01, 2020 06:54PM
In Trumpworld, black is white, up is down, left is wrong, so it's no surprise that to him, BLM = a symbol of hate, while the Confederate statues = perfectly OK. Good people on both sides, remember?

Only Nixon could go to China, but only Trump could kill 76,000+ people** and give himself a 10/10 for it.

(**at current count. [trumpdeathclock.com])




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Re: Trump stokes the racial fires
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: July 01, 2020 07:10PM
He might be correct in interpreting BLM as a symbol of hate for himself personally. He’s certainly earning the hate.
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Re: Trump stokes the racial fires
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: July 01, 2020 09:08PM
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Ombligo
Trump called the Black Lives Matter a symbol of hate. It is a tag he has refused to put on Confederate symbols being targeted by protestors. His statement came after New York City said a BLM sign would be painted on 5th Avenue outside Trump Tower. he further called on NYPD to stop city employees from painting mural.

Last night Trump wrote he was reviewing the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing mandate which outlawed restrictions on selling or renting homes to people based on race. He said it was devastating to suburban homeowners and should be changed.

Hold the phone. Am I reading that last bit right?

He’s saying outlawing the ability to restrict selling or renting housing based on race would be “devastating” to homeowners?? The @#$%&?
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Re: Trump stokes the racial fires
Posted by: RgrF
Date: July 01, 2020 09:40PM
He built his NY real estate holdings based on red-lining. He's paid millions in fines for it but for him that was just the cost of doing business, Jarrod & Jr carry on with the practice and legacy.
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Re: Trump stokes the racial fires
Posted by: pdq
Date: July 01, 2020 09:45PM
‘Not “would be” devastating; “is having a devastating impact on once thriving suburban areas.

Those poor, poor suburbs, having to actually let Black folks buy houses and move in. Devastating!
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Re: Trump stokes the racial fires
Posted by: Ted King
Date: July 01, 2020 09:49PM
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pdq
‘Not “would be” devastating; “is having a devastating impact on once thriving suburban areas.

Those poor, poor suburbs, having to actually let Black folks buy houses and move in. Devastating!

Trying to expand his political coalition into the suburbs? Is this a pitch to his vision of a "silent majority"?
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Re: Trump stokes the racial fires
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: July 02, 2020 06:26AM
Fair housing source -- [www.politico.com]

By KATY O'DONNELL

07/01/2020 12:30 PM EDT

President Donald Trump is threatening to revoke a sweeping Obama-era fair housing rule, stepping up his administration’s efforts to gut anti-discrimination laws amid a national reckoning with race.

Trump cast the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule as a campaign issue with a thinly veiled warning to the “great Americans who live in the suburbs” that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden would bring chaos to their neighborhoods.

“At the request of many great Americans who live in the Suburbs, and others, I am studying the AFFH housing regulation that is having a devastating impact on these once thriving Suburban areas,” Trump tweeted Tuesday night. “Corrupt Joe Biden wants to make them MUCH WORSE. Not fair to homeowners, I may END!”

Trump’s administration has already worked to weaken fair-housing rules on several fronts. In the last year alone, the Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed rolling back two key Obama-era rules meant to crack down on housing segregation, including the 2015 measure that Trump is now threatening to revoke entirely.

HUD did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump’s tweet Wednesday.

HUD Secretary Ben Carson — who had already effectively delayed enforcement of the AFFH rule by five years — in January unveiled a proposal to water it down by redefining the way jurisdictions are required to promote fair housing and scrapping a key assessment tool used to map patterns of segregation.

The 2015 rule — which the Obama administration introduced to bolster enforcement of the landmark Fair Housing Act of 1968 — required local governments to track patterns of poverty and segregation with a checklist of 92 questions in order to gain access to federal housing funds.

“Since the issuance of the 2015 final rule, HUD has determined that the current regulations are overly burdensome to both HUD and grantees and are ineffective in helping program participants meet their reporting obligations,” the agency said when it rolled out the revision in January.

The proposed revision came on the heels of another significant rollback: HUD last August proposed revamping a groundbreaking 2013 "disparate impact" rule to make it harder to prove unintentional discrimination and give defendants more leeway to rebut the claims.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, meanwhile, has proposed cutting back on collecting data that helps track discrimination in the mortgage market. The agency has filed fewer anti-discrimination enforcement actions under the two directors installed by Trump.



“No persons are more frequently wrong, than those who will not admit they are wrong.”
-- François de La Rochefoucauld



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/02/2020 06:27AM by Ombligo.
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Re: Trump stokes the racial fires
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: July 02, 2020 07:58AM
I really wanted to comment, but my first draft consisted primarily of profanity.
What a son of a Trump.
He takes the worst of his father, then takes it down a steep hill. He must be very proud of his total failure as a human being.
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Re: Trump stokes the racial fires
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: July 02, 2020 01:38PM
Eventually, when you really need to rally White people to your side you have to appeal to their racist sense of self-preservation. Unsurprising, but we're better prepared now than ever to contest it.



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