Former president Donald Trump went on a livid rampage on how “the Blacks f***ing hate me” after he had done “all this stuff for” and even blamed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, for making him look weak.
Trump expected that “the Blacks” would not vote for him after the outcome of the George Floyd protests. Michael Bender’s book, “Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost,” delves into how Trump had handled the murder of George Floyd and the beginning of the end towards his presidential campaign last year.
His first campaign in 2016 had focused on “law and order” themes, and had signed a criminal justice reform bill. This bill was pushed by his son-in-law as well, and Trump claims that he had looked weak, ruining his image of goodwill from Black Americans.
He quotes, “I’ve done all this stuff for the Blacks- it’s always Jared telling me to do this. And they all f***ing hate me, and none of them are going to vote for me.” He says this in light of Father’s Day 2020, which occurs less than a month after Floyd’s initial death.
Kushner was the one who warned Trump about his death being problematic. He tells Trump, “I’m just going to stop you. There is going to be one story that dominates absolutely everything for the foreseeable future. I’m already hearing from African-American leaders about the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.”
Bender, author of the book, has heard from sources that the White House Chief of Staff at the time had blown off Kushner’s words. Meadows claimed that “Nobody is going to care about that [Floyd’s death]”
Mentioned by Bender, Trump was more sympathetic to Floyd and critical of the police, despite what the public eye had seen throughout the whole breakthrough. It took days for Trump to muster up courage to watch the video, saying that he was horrified of what had happened.
According to source, Trump says that he “knows these f***ing cops. This is f***ing terrible. They can get out of control sometimes. They can be rough.”
Though he gives these comments, his support had publicly gone to the police and against the protesters, calling them “thugs” and that they are “dishonoring the memory of George Floyd.”
He posted, back when he was on Twitter, “when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”