Donald Trump probably does like some people of colour. But he probably likes them in roles and contexts in which he can understand them, namely the role of being paid to entertain him. And he does like plastering his name on things that aren't really his, in an effort to gain publicity by associating himself with anything that will draw a crowd, be it a virtual one, of minds and eyeballs, or an actual one to the convention centre next to his hotel. Hence plastering his name on the Tyson v Spinks fight, and on calls for the death penalty for the innocent Central Park Five, and on allegations of the entire Mohawk nation being criminals. He's certainly not shy about it. So it's strange to think that he took it so personally when Barack Obama stood in front of a photoshopped image of the name Trump on the White House, in 2011. The room laughed, and Trump found his new calling in life: Hating Obama. A lot of things flowed from that moment, including Trump suddenly waking up to criticism of his Covid-19 response, just as soon as it came from a certain former President. Sadly, waking up to it didn't mean acting to change it. The central idea from Trump, even with tens of thousands of Americans dying, was still Obama.
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