Prominent Trump surrogate tweets blackface Hillary; suggests blacks illiterate & hate police

Prominent Trump surrogate, Pastor Mark Burns, posted a tweet today of Hillary Clinton in blackface.

The tweet also appears to suggest that African-Americans are illiterate, and hate the police.

The Trump campaign has been getting increasingly desperate, and vitriolic, in the face of ever-more-dire polls show Trump falling farther and father behind Clinton at the national level and in key states.

For example, the Trump campaign and its surrogates have embraced phony Internet conspiracy theories that Hillary has a secret illness. The “proof” includes videos made by white supremacists of the “alt-right” movement that is embraced by Trump’s campaign head Stephen Bannon.

In addition to depicting Clinton in blackface, the cartoon Pastor Burns tweeted also appears to depict African-Americans as illiterates who hate the police.

blackface hillary

Trump has long been dogged by accusations of racism. In the early 1970s, Trump was sued by the federal government for alleged violations of federal housing laws regarding black and latino tenants in Trump buildings. And when Trump announced his run for the presidency last year, he famously spoke of Mexican immigrants being “rapists.” There’s also Trump’s attack on Mexican-American Judge Curiel, and his proposal to ban Muslims from coming to the US, among other concerns.

UPDATE: This isn’t the first time Burns has posted blackface on his Twitter feed in an attempt to woo Trump voters. Burns also recently retweeted a fake photo, already debunked by Snopes, allegedly showing Bill Clinton as a young man at a party with someone in blackface. It’s a fake. But that didn’t stop Burns from promoting its racist message on behalf of Trump.

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  • Butch1

    That actually isn’t Bill Clinton in the picture either.

  • frankelee

    So Trump looks like a jackass and Hillary wins 100-0 automatically? Wow, the Trump campaign is really on the comeback.

  • michael

    Debunked on snopes. His Snopes Credentials sure appear solid!
    : “Dan Evon is a Chicago-based writer and longtime truth enthusiast. His work has appeared somewhere, and he earned a degree at the University of His Choosing. His exploration of Internet truth has been supported by grants from the Facebook Drug Task Force.” http://www.snopes.com/hillary-clinton-blackface-photo/

  • Don White

    “Bernie Sanders, who is Jewish, “Gotta Get Saved”” burns said. Sen Sanders appears to be the most Christ like of any politician, and much more so than this con man. “To do draw attention and Her do pander” So apparently that S.C. GED he received didn’t spend much time on english. Trump should be judged by the friends he buys. I seam to remember Sen Obama being repeatedly judged by a pastor who’s church he attended.. And wasn’t one of the republicans main gripe with Sen. Obama that he did not have enough political experience. And now trump who has none. And look at what a great job he has done despite being blocked more times than all presidents in history combined. And look how honorable his family has been compared to those of the recent past. And then they complained that Sec Clinton stood by her vowels and are now calling out Huma Abedin for not doing so. It must be a bitch of what comes around goes around.

  • Race issues are tricky for both candidates. Hillary doesn’t have a great history with some stances and some things she did (i.e. super predator and campainging for a racist in the 60s). She need to be careful about how she handles this, no matter how awful Trump is.

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  • DoverBill

    I just watched this dude apologize to anyone that may have found his tweet offensive.

    How fiucked-up is that?

  • Zorba

    They don’t seem to be thinking at all. It does almost seem as if they are deliberately trying to lose this election, or they have all lost their collective minds.
    Assuming they have minds to lose in the first place.

  • NotConvinced

    Well the Republicans use racism against their own. Karl Rove was responsible for the rumor that John McCain had a Black child. It worked too. Look it up.

  • Zorba

    No, it doesn’t.

  • jm2

    so, does it make it okay because it’s an African-American minister who did this?

  • Are they trying to lose the election?

    Yes, this crap appeals to the racist crowd but they are already for Trump. This plays VERY badly to suburban white voters who sometimes vote Republican but do not like open displays of racism.

    I just can’t imagine what they are thinking. Or maybe there’s just no thinking at all.

  • Sally

    Good grief. Desperate much, GOP? When you can talk about the killings of unarmed black children BY police without calling the kids
    thugs’ and worse, you might have an ounce of credibility. Blacks and Latinos are way smarter than you are.

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