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originally posted by: alldaylong
originally posted by: babybunnies
originally posted by: alldaylong
a reply to: matafuchs
So I see that 'racist' has now been replaced with White Supremacist
Washington regarded The Black Man as inferior and degraded and only good for slavery.
I would call that " White Supremacy " wouldn't you ? Or does that not compute ?
Yes, it was White Supremacy and racism, by today's standards
But you have to look at the standards of 200 years ago to have a discussion about George Washington. Held up against those standards, it was the regular thinking of the day.
100 years before Abraham Lincoln's time.
Although Washington's ancestry was English, he didn't follow the examples of The English.
Slaves where never used in England or Great Britain.
Now Slave Traders, that is a complete different subject.
surviving papers of George III’s third son, Prince William, Duke of Clarence (later William IV), who was the only member of the royal family to step foot in North America and the Caribbean while serving in the Royal Navy, help to shed light on the Crown’s perspectives on African slave trading and slavery in an era of revolutionary upheaval. In 1787, on a visit to Dominica, recaptured from France in 1783, Prince William saw colonial slavery first hand and noted the island’s importance as a slave trading base. “The trade in slaves at this island is very great owing to our supplying the French with that valuable commodity,” he observed in a private letter to George III
originally posted by: Grimpachi
a reply to: Sookiechacha
I agree he had a monotone speech. Sort of like a Obama speech.
He stuck to the script for once I don't think that is a bad thing.
Trump: "Excuse me, excuse me. They didn’t put themselves -- and you had some very bad people in that group, but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides. You had people in that group. Excuse me, excuse me. I saw the same pictures as you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name."
Reporter: "George Washington and Robert E. Lee are not the same."
Trump: "George Washington was a slave owner. Was George Washington a slave owner? So will George Washington now lose his status? Are we going to take down -- excuse me, are we going to take down statues to George Washington? How about Thomas Jefferson? What do you think of Thomas Jefferson? You like him?"
Reporter: "I do love Thomas Jefferson."
Trump: "Okay, good. Are we going to take down the statue? Because he was a major slave owner. Now, are we going to take down his statue?
Reporter: "Sir, I just didn’t understand what you were saying. You were saying the press has treated white nationalists unfairly? I just don’t understand what you were saying."
Trump: "No, no. There were people in that rally -- and I looked the night before -- if you look, there were people protesting very quietly the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. I’m sure in that group there were some bad ones. The following day it looked like they had some rough, bad people -- neo-Nazis, white nationalists, whatever you want to call them.
"But you had a lot of people in that group that were there to innocently protest, and very legally protest -- because, I don’t know if you know, they had a permit. The other group didn’t have a permit. So I only tell you this: There are two sides to a story. I thought what took place was a horrible moment for our country -- a horrible moment.
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
A lot of online comments on the president's address are saying that Trump sounds like a POW reading a prewritten statement from his captors. Progressive pundits are echoing "Who wrote that?"
In the meantime, this weekend Mitch McConnel "slipped" in his outdoor patio area, and has a fractured shoulder. Joe Biden, whose Anderson Cooper interview just got teased on CNN, is sporting a black eye!
originally posted by: Willtell
Here a president a couple of weeks ago tells 4 minority congresswomen to go back where you came from and Sunday a racist killer SLAUGHTERS Mexicans in a Wall-mart.
Finally, he sees the connection
It's too late for those in El Paso
originally posted by: links234
a reply to: LSU2018
This thread is about Trump and Trump's speech. The President, reading from prepared remarks, couldn't even correctly name the city in Ohio that has the mass shooting.