We really wish we were making this up about Donald Trump and his campaign, but when we saw this tweet earlier today from Yahoo News’ Hunter Walker, it sadly didn’t surprise us.
So let’s just cut to the chase. Here is what Trump adviser Michael Cohen told Walker:
According to Cohen, Trump needs to win black voters because other minority groups won’t support him: “The truth, yeah, I’m trying to coordinate it because I am mindful of the fact that, you know, there are coalitions and I’m talking about now like Hispanic coalitions that … will not support Trump,” Cohen explained. “And that’s OK because the ones that don’t like Trump aren’t even here legally and they can’t vote, so it doesn’t really matter, right? And I understand their point of view. They’re — they do not want to be asked to leave right? And go back where? Go back to their homes? You know they don’t want to. So I understand.”
After ruling out Latinos, Cohen said the campaign turned to the African-American community because Trump needs to go beyond his base. “You can’t win a general election if your mindset is on the Southern white Christian coalition. You need them, but you need the minority communities as well,” Cohen said.
As our founder just reminded everyone, facts are stubborn things when it comes to Latinos. Do we even have to fact check this? Nah, let’s just let others speak for us, because in the end, Cohen’s comments are beyond insulting. They are just bigoted and ignorant.
— Lila Quintero Weaver (@LilaQWeaver) December 10, 2015
All together now.