https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald ... t-n1234657We've had racists and they've existed, they've tried to get elected president, but he's the first one that has
Setting aside the issue of whether Trump is a racist (I don't think he is), apparently Joe Biden forgot about:
Martin Van Buren
Ulysses S. Grant
...who all owned slaves
https://www.history.com/topics/us-presi ... ary-taylor
Also, interesting to note that the NBC article said that "several" past US Presidents "either held slaves or otherwise expressed racist views." SEVERAL? 12 outright owned them and a number more expressed racist views...probably more like a MAJORITY.
OF COURSE IT IS DIFFERENT. 12 past US Presidents OWNED SLAVES.The Biden campaign acknowledged previous racist presidents in a statement later but said Trump is different.
"There have been a number of racist American presidents, but Trump stands out — especially in modern history — because he made running on racism and division his calling card and won," senior adviser Symone Sanders said. "He deliberately foments both, intentionally causing indescribable pain because he thinks it advantages him politically."