To borrow a well-beloved phrase from POTUS 44, Barack Obama: Let me be clear, I am Jewish, an ordained rabbi, and have studied about "white supremacy", Nazis, racism (which aside from its ubiquity in human history, began under that name as a "proudly [pseudo] scientific" [bad science based on false premises], which also brought in the equally false premise that Jews were either a race or derived from a race, "The Semitic race", thereby nurturing a "(pseudo) scientific" basis for Jew hatred (which has had many different reasons from pre-Christian antiquity to today - for more on this, see Dennis Prager & Rabbi Joseph Telushkin's great and very short and readable book, "Why the Jews: The Reasons for Anti-Semitism").
I did not like Donald Trump before 2017 due to my own prejudices, my distaste for some of his "rudeness" during the debates,plus all the hatred in the media, which made him even worse than he ever was or could be.
But I voted for him, because it's a binary choice and Hillary Clinton was a far worse choice.
All the time I *didn't* like him, including during those debates and recordings of his rallies during 2016, I heard him say many things that offended my prejudiced sensibilities. I could list them, but I won't, because it was stupid of me. And that's somewhat of a different subject for a different time.
And since he was elected, I have heard almost every one of his major speeches, and follow him on Twitter. I have listened to interviews, press conferences, helicopter talks, and more of his rallies.
I'm someone trained and was made somewhat (over-) sensitive to "White Supremacy" in all its forms. Always when such an extreme form of racism is espoused, anti-Semitism is part of the rhetoric.
Donald J. Trump has never said anything that is even remotely "White Supremacist". And this doesn't even include his love for our ally, Israel, the only Jewish State, his having a Jewish daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. Does anyone really believe the Jewish State of Israel would name streets and a town after Donald Trump, if he was a white supremacist?!?
Now, I'm not a "person of color" (a term which is so close to the now obsolete term "colored person" that I am loathe to use it, and apparently many people for whom it is used feel the same way), so while I haven't heard or detected other forms of bigotry in the POTUS's rhetoric, even though studies of racism was also part of my training, perhaps I could miss the hateful rhetoric, when aimed at other ethnicities.
But there are millions of black, brown and people of other ethnic groups who agree with me. There are plenty of them who can and do speak for themselves.
I never heard him say anything that sounds racist (with the caveat stated above).
Now, there are a lot of people, millions maybe - maybe even millions more, who disagree. I believe a very small number of those, demagogues, and political manipulators, don't believe their own disagreement. They use it to attack for purposes of political power and to create a mob-mentality, in which they have been very successful.
But just because a lot of people, even a majority believe something, it doesn't mean it's true.
Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda minister, said this:
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."
You can substitute "The State" in the above, with MSM, and much of the elite information/entertainment/news/political industry and it works.
I believe that this what is happening. There are some in the Democratic Party and MSM who know this libel and slander of Donald Trump is a lie.
And because he can be both rude and obnoxious, even offensive, they know it's easier to sell the lie.
Then they depend on many gullible people, who already hate the POTUS and/or need enemies and/or victimhood to keep their political enthusiasm alive, to help repeat and spread the lie.
This is what we are seeing. The Russian hoax didn't work quite as well as this one. Partially, because that one depended more on some kind of "evidence", of which there was none.
This kind of lie, the lie of "racist" and "white supremacist" is easier to spread with less evidence. It's easier to make up the "evidence", and then keep repeating that. People's imagination then do the rest. For example, a post by someone on Facebook, tagging and challenging me as to how can I not see that the POTUS inspired the El Paso murderer, since the POTUS "constantly" uses the term "Latino invasion".
There are many problems with this post. But there's one big problem:
He never has. But articles and pundits who want to "prove" the same conclusion, she erroneously stated (helped by the false premise of the POTUS saying "Latino invasion" that she made up, or someone told her and she believed), do use the POTUS using the word "invasion" for the large mixed group of people coming in illegally on our Southern border to show how "obviously" since this is so similar to the murderer's phrase "Hispanic invasion", the POTUS helped "motivate" or "inspire" the murderer.
Now, I confess a bias here: if there are hundreds of thousands of people coming in through the Southern border, illegally, I also call that an "invasion" (thankfully, mostly not an armed one).
Both the POTUS and everyone else who has used this rhetoric, has also included the facts, that there are people caught after they enter illegally that include many people from many countries from all over the world. It is also often stated that while there are dangerous criminals among these people,not all of them are *dangerous* criminals.
But all of them *are* doing something criminal by not entering our country legally!
So, with editing, showing things out of context, "proper" commentary, and repetition, it's easy to construct a narrative that can be the perfect "big lie", which works well for mob mentality and manipulation.
In my considered opinion that's what is happening with the lie about President Trump being racist and even worse, a white supremacist.
Don't believe it.
"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
-- Abraham Lincoln