Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday morning, a former star of “The Apprentice” was asked about President Donald Trump’s attitude towards black women and she delivered a behind-the scenes-explanation about Trump’s growing hostility.
Speaking with host Joy Reid, Tara Dowdell got right to the point after Reid asked, “What is his weird thing with black women? I mean, other than Diamond and Silk, he doesn’t seem to like them very much.”
“I think there are two things going on with Donald Trump and black women,” she began. “Number one is that black women have overwhelmingly been the one group that refuses to bow down to Donald Trump. We have been on the forefront of the resistance. we are also not just on the forefront of the resistance, but we are actually behind the defeat of a lot of his candidates.”
“It was black women, black women voters, black women organizers — [failed US Senate candidate] Roy Moore is a perfect example in Alabama, a ruby-red state. We have talked about this over and over again, Trump had backed Moore and ultimately came out aggressively for him. That is part of what his issue is,” Dowdell continued.
“The second thing is, Trump knows what racial buttons to push,” she elaborated. “He always has from the Central Park Five. His attacks are specific — talking about black women are stupid, low IQ, those are very specific attacks that have a historical context, and so I think, number one, Trump knows black women voters are not stupid because we are the one group that has not fallen for his con in any kind of significant way. overwhelmingly we haven’t fallen for his con.”
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