The Reverend Jesse Jackson, an expert on racism, as is well-known, had his own reaction to President Trump’s alleged comments regarding Haiti and some countries in Africa, ultimately calling Trump “A weapon of Mass Destruction.”
Jackson immediately assumed Trump was a racist, saying Trump conjured up fears among people. He stated:
Every sign is that he speaks like a racist; he conjures up those fears, categorize him by names does not quite address the issue. His beliefs about calling Africa a s**hole, and Haiti, our ally in the Revolutionary War? Haiti? A source of agriculture for America? Haiti? Rice production, Haiti? Every Firestone tire now in America came from Liberia. Africa? Coffee from Angola going to Haiti? Africa? A misinformed man with power. He’s a weapon of mass destruction.
Odd that Jackson should suddenly be seen as an expert on racism, since he’s the same guy who said of Barack Obama in 2008 after Obama said black fathers should take more of a sense of responsibility, that he would like to “cut off his nuts,” adding, “Barack … he’s talking down to black people … telling niggers how to behave.”
And in January 1984, Jackson referred to Jews as “Hymies” and to New York City as “Hymietown” during a conversation with a black Washington Post reporter, Milton Coleman.
As far as calling Trump a racist, how times change: In 1998, at the Wall Street Conference hosted by Jackson’s Rainbow Push Coalition, Jackson said of Trump, “We need your building skills, your gusto,” then added that Trump was a model for “people on Wall Street to represent diversity.”
Why was Jackson so effusive praising Trump in 1998, you wonder? Jackson himself gave a clue: “When we opened this Wall Street project, he gave us space at 40 Wall Street, which was to make a statement about our having a presence there.”
Watch Jackson below: