Time to call out Trump.

Author:Ankomah, Baffour
Position:BAFFOUR'S BEEFS
 
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Donald Trump has clearly spelt out his racist views and seems to delight in insulting black people. He has emboldened white supremacists in their fascistic views. It is time we hit back in equal measure.

"We offer a hand of friendship, but at the same time we are ready with the fist of resistance."

--ex-President Barack Obama

Now there is no doubt that Mr Donald John Trump, the 45th and current President of the US, has a problem with black people. It is therefore only right to draw him out into the open to have a mature discussion with him.

The man who once called us 'shithole countries' should therefore have the courage to come out and face the 'shit' queuing up to do battle with him. Since he uses colourful language about us, he should be prepared to receive the same measure he dishes out. This is the time for black people everywhere to wave the fist of resistance. Enough is enough.

But before I am carried away, let me go back in time. On 27 February 2019, Michael Cohen, Trump's former personal lawyer and one of his fiercest defenders, who worked with him on business and personal matters for 10 years, told the Congressional Oversight Committee that Trump "is a racist", who once told him that black people were "too stupid" to vote for him.

This man has the cheek, my lord! He wants black people to vote for him, yet he insults them first. According to Cohen: "The country [he means the US] has seen Mr Trump court white supremacists and bigots. You have heard him call poorer countries shitholes. In private, he is even worse. He once asked me if I could name a country run by a black person that wasn't a 'shithole'. This was when Barack Obama was President of the United States."

In effect, the US is a 'shithole country' itself. In fact, what else can that country be if it can vote in such a man as President? If Trump were African, they would say Africans are daft to have elected him. But he was elected by Americans! Anywhere else in the world, Trump's type of species would not deserve to be a mayor, let alone the Head of State. That he was elected by Americans with their two eyes open shows the depth to which the once great, 'God's own country' and its people have sadly sunk.

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But nobody should cry for them. If you plant maize, you reap maize, not plantain. So, as Wole Soyinka, the Nigerian Nobel laureate, said recently, "Americans have a right to lament their choice in the last election", and I, this African from Ghana, say...

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