Donald Trump has spent the past week reminding us all that he’s one of the most disgustingly racist people on the planet. He keeps telling the non-white people he disagrees with to go back to where they came from. He has immigrants locked in cages. In the midst of it all, Trump tried to portray himself as caring about people of other races, when his “friend” Kanye West asked him to help get rapper A$AP Rocky out of a Swedish prison.
Trump posted this tweet, which was met with more scorn than anything: “Just spoke to Kanye West about his friend A$AP Rocky’s incarceration. I will be calling the very talented Prime Minister of Sweden to see what we can do about helping A$AP Rocky. So many people would like to see this quickly resolved!” Even those who want Rocky out of prison don’t believe that Trump has Rocky’s best interests at heart, or that Trump cares one bit about black people in general.
Of all people, Justin Bieber – who is friends with A$AP Rocky – ended up saying it best on Twitter: “I want my friend out.. I appreciate you trying to help him. But while [you’re] at it Donald Trump can you also let those kids out of cages?” This tweet quickly received more than half a million likes, which we believe is more than Trump has ever received for any of his tweets.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report