Donald Trump — who has made a habit of demeaning black public officials and celebrities with “low IQ” or “dumb” slurs — waded into the Virginia blackface scandal on Sunday morning, feeling the need to speak for African-Americans.
“African Americans are very angry,” he tweeted, “at the double standard on full display in Virginia!”
Needless to say, black Twitter users, as well as many others, felt the president needed to stay in his lane, with one commenter tweeting: “Don’t speak for us. Ever.'”
Check out the responses below:
You mean like Low IQ Maxine Waters or Dumb Lebron James or the ones from Shithole countries?
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) February 10, 2019
No. We’re angry about the double standard on full display in DC
Northam wore a racist costume in 1984
Trump lived a life of racism from Central Park Five to “very fine people” to his racist policies
And he joked about Native American genocide YESTERDAY https://t.co/pFiSyNLDkv
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) February 10, 2019
Don’t speak for us. Ever.
— 3rd and 5, on the 7 (@cb_laflare) February 10, 2019
You supported Roy Moore. So STFU.
— Jeffrey Guterman (@JeffreyGuterman) February 10, 2019
Might want to sit this one out.
— E. Anderson (@ejpa) February 10, 2019
— Mad Greek (@ZeusMGA) February 10, 2019
I’m wondering what your approval rating among African Americans who vote is….
— Cortney Miller (@CortneyMiller22) February 10, 2019
There are a lot of things you can and should do. One of the things you SHOULD NEVER do is purport to speak for African Americans – EVER.
— Shyne82 (@msshawty212) February 10, 2019
The guy who called Maxine Waters “Low IQ,” Don Lemon the “dumbest man on television,” and LeBron James even dumber — and who accused a black gold-star widow of lying — wants people to believe he is really plugged in to the thoughts and concerns of the African American community
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) February 10, 2019
Hypocrisy, thy name is Trump.
— Buddha (@S_G_Buddha) February 10, 2019
nice try, Racist Uncle President. hey, remember when you called for the execution of five innocent black teens, or when you and your Klansman father were fined for refusing to rent your tacky apartments to black people? those were fun times, weren’t they? now, you were saying?
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) February 10, 2019
Central Park 5 ring a bell?
— Chuck Schaeffer (@metrocad1) February 10, 2019
African Americans are mad at the display of corruption in the WH and aint nobody doing no real time! Black people are out here getting life sentences for far less than what you and your swamp are getting away with! FUCK YOU!
— N C (@LibraWife2010) February 10, 2019
We are not fucking Africans Americans we are black, some idengious identify us correctly that's the problem with you crackers y'all always misinterpreted our cultures…. Y'all enslaved us and still too this day but want too be us so bad… Have our food, our men and women
— Buffy_thebobbi (@BThebobbi) February 10, 2019