Trump Is Happy to Inform Suburban Voters That He Is Still a Racist


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Via:  tessylo  •  one week ago  •  6 comments

By:   Tessa Stuart, Rolling Stone

Trump Is Happy to Inform Suburban Voters That He Is Still a Racist

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Trump Is Happy to Inform Suburban Voters That He Is Still a Racist

Tessa Stuart

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On Wednesday,   Donald Trump   tried out a new pitch on the suburbanites he is desperate to win back over before November: Stick with me, and the Poors won’t be allowed to bother you! In an announcement on Twitter addressed to “all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream,” the president declared he has ended the Affirmatively Furthering Fair   Housing   rule.

The rule, part of the Fair Housing Act signed into law by Lyndon Johnson in 1968, was finalized by the Obama administration in 2015. It was intended to dismantle the racist systems that prevent people — usually poor and non-white people — from living in certain neighborhoods and accessing the level of public services available to their wealthier and whiter neighbors.

As former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro put it on Twitter last week: “The AFFH rule was inspired by the Civil Rights Movement, and we finalized it at HUD to fulfill the promise of fair housing to every American. Trump is desperate, and he’s terminating it to play white identity politics in an election year.”

Designed to reverse the discriminatory outcomes of segregation and   redlining , AFFH requires cities that receive federal funding to create goals to reduce segregation, and to track and publicly report their progress toward those goals.

Current HUD secretary Ben Carson recently suggested the rule is “a ruse for social engineering under the guise of desegregation.” His boss put it more plainly on Twitter: Trump opposes the AFFH — and seems to assume all suburbanites do too — because he thinks allowing low-income housing will lower property values.

The announcement comes amid a larger overture Trump is attempting to make toward suburban voters. He beat Hillary Clinton among such voters by 4 points in 2016.  The pitch has included direct appeals on Twitter to the “ Suburban Housewives of America ” and ads like  this one,  depicting a woman attacked inside her big suburban home while on hold with 911. So far though, it doesn’t appear to be working: Trump is trailing Joe Biden by a whopping  25 points with suburban voters.


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2  seeder  Tessylo    one week ago
Donald J. Trump
Jul 29, 2020 I am happy to inform all of the people living their Suburban Lifestyle Dream that you will no longer be bothered or financially hurt by having low income housing built in your neighborhood...
Donald J. Trump
...Your housing prices will go up based on the market, and crime will go down. I have rescinded the Obama-Biden AFFH Rule. Enjoy!
3  seeder  Tessylo    one week ago

Racist scum. . .

4  Kavika     one week ago

Trump doesn't want me in the ''burbs''....Too fucking bad I'm already there, deal with it Trump.

5  loki12    one week ago

As Jeff Foxworthy would say,

If you only think people of color are poor, You're probably a racist.  

Just like Joe Biden, Poor people are as good as white people.

6  FLYNAVY1    one week ago

Trump wants to take us on a trip back in time to the 60s and early 70s.  I'm guessing he learned all of this from his father being a racist slumlord.  Like father, like son.

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7  Trout Giggles    one week ago

My favorite is the "suburban housewives". I believe he got roasted on Twitter for that one


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