The problem with just blanketly calling Trump, or anyone, racist, is that it's a means to an end, that end being the elimination of debate and talking about that person or what that person is doing in the context of their job. Basically, "he's a racist, everyone who supports him is therefore racist by association, so nothing they say or do is of any value". It's a dead-end debate in that nothing gets debated. It's basically just one more example of the damage of the polarizing, all or nothing attitude of politics and political discussion in this country.
For me, I think Trump's abhorrent, I think he's reckless, and I would never vote for him. With that said, I'm not entirely opposed to his use of tariffs and brinkmanship with the Chinese regarding trade. I'm not opposed to being clear about our immigration laws, whatever we decide on, and enforcing them. Is he racist? He does racist things, but in the end it doesn't foreclose my ability to be in favor of or opposed to things he does. We need to stop being so absolutist to things that we close off the ability to discuss anything else.
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