Trump’s African American

June 3, 2016 6 By Michael
Fredrick Douglass was the leading Black Republican in the 19th cdntury. No one could ever mistake him for Abe Lincoln's African American. A colorized print shows a portrait of American statesman, editor, and author Frederick Douglass (1818 - 1895), late 1800s. (Photo by Stock Montage/Getty Images)

Fredrick Douglass was the leading Black Republican in the 19th century. No one could ever mistake him for Abe Lincoln’s Negro or Trump’s African American.
A colorized print shows a portrait of American statesman, editor, and author Frederick Douglass (1818 – 1895), late 1800s. (Photo by Stock Montage/Getty Images)

“Trump’s African American” has a certain bothersome ring to it. I can not believe I heard him say he has an African American. Let us not make any mistake about it, presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump has an African American.

Trump is apparently thrilled with his relationship with his African American. He boldly made a crowd aware of his friend, oh, I mean his African American, in Redding, California during a campaign stop on Friday.

The African American was not named nor shown by the television crews covering Trump’s campaign rally. It is not immediately known how Trump’s African American feel about being, well, Trump’s African American.

The soon to be Republican nominee is so reckless in his disregard for anyone who is not a member of his economic class that he does not have a clue that his characterizations of other people are couched in deep-seated racism.

Most of this week, Trump ranted that a federal judge presiding over a case involving Trump University could not perform his job because the judge’s parents were born in Mexico. When challenged on this obvious racist behavior, Trump exclaimed that because he is going to build a wall between Mexico and the United States border, the judge is biased towards his position in the Trump University case.

How absurd can that be?

The Trump University case was winding its way through court long before Trump became a candidate for the GOP nomination and before he uttered his bombastic nonsense about building a wall and requiring the Mexican government to pay for it.

It really comes as no surprise that Trump, the owner of his own jet, has his own African American. Neither should it surprise many, if anyone at all, that any African American still wading in the murky waters that flood Republican Politics these days, would still be owned by a wealthy white American.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures to a his camouflaged "Make America Great" hat as he discuses his support by the National Rifle Association at a campaign rally at the Redding Municipal Airport Friday, June 3, 2016, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures to a his camouflaged “Make America Great” hat as he discuses his support by the National Rifle Association at a campaign rally at the Redding Municipal Airport Friday, June 3, 2016, in Redding, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Donald J. Trump has himself an African American and at least one African American has himself a master in the 21 st century, very similar to the master/ servant relationship of his enslaved ancestors, during the 16th, 17th, and especially 18th and 19th century America.

SOURCES:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/03/politics/donald-trump-african-american/

Williams, Eric. Capitalism and Slavery. 1944. Reprint. Miami: Ian Randle, 2005.

Stampp, Kenneth. The Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1975.

Harold Michael Harvey is an American novelist and essayist, the author of Paper puzzle and Justice in the Round. He can be contacted at haroldmichaelharvey.com.