Donald Trump just can’t help himself. Even when he tries to prove that he’s not as big a racist as his critics claim, he manages to stumble.
The Donald’s latest PC faux pas came during a Friday rally in Redding, California, where the GOP presidential nominee must have been so shocked to spot a black supporter in his rally that he singled him out from the stage.
“Oh, look at my African-American over here. Look at him,” he told the crowd as if pointing at an exotic bird.
Just in case you were wondering, the crowd didn’t seem to bat an eye over the comments, which probably sounded like fingernails on a chalkboard to most Americans.
Asked to comment, Trump’s campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks told TheWrap, “Mr. Trump was simply recognizing a supporter.”
Trump condemned the recent violence at his San Jose rally on Thursday, calling the protesters “thugs” and insisting that he tells his supporters to “be very gentle” with demonstrators.
Just before showing how cool he is with “his” blacks, Trump launched into a story about a rally in Tucson, Arizona, where a black Trump supporter punched a person wearing a Klu Klux Klan hood.
If you’re confused about where he stands on violence at rallies, just wait a couple of minutes.