Tweet of the Day: Trump’s ‘schlong’ comment was racist slur aimed at Obama

Tweet of the Day: Trump’s ‘schlong’ comment was racist slur aimed at Obama
Oliver Willis

It’s time to play another round of “That’s Racist!”

The game is simple, and anyone can play, though being liberal and/or black gives you a huge advantage.

Our first contestant is Oliver Willis, a research fellow at the Media Matters for America, a nonprofit (and tax-exempt) organization that identifies its goal as setting straight the record slanted by conservatives. Mr. Willis, welcome to the show.

Here’s your first question. Please tweet the hidden “dog whistle” meaning of GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s statement that Hillary Clinton in 2008 was “schlonged” by Barack Obama.

And there you have it.

For those of  you out there who don’t eat, sleep, and dream racism, the obvious inference to be drawn from Trump’s use of a Yiddishism that in its noun form means “penis” is that Barack Obama is a rapist who targets white women.

Willis’s “reading” of racism into a comment that only tangentially mentions Obama is not the only such extrapolation about Trump’s base beliefs made this week. Two days ago, another black man asserted that Trump’s dislike for Obama derives from his inability to accept a black president.

The great mind behind that observation? Barack Obama.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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