While Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President in 2015, it was not the start of his political career. That career actually began when the President began to promote the rumor that Barack Obama was not born in America. The conspiracy theory has been disproven and attacked on all sides with many calling it racist.
While the original claims were debunked and attacked, it now seems like the Trump family is willing to go back to the same well. Yesterday afternoon, Donald Trump Jr. retweeted then deleted a tweet questioning the ethnicity of presidential candidate, Kamala Harris.
Ali Alexander is a Black American activist who is often retweeted by figures on the Alt-Right. He wrote on Friday, “Kamala Harris is not an American Black. She is half Indian and half Jamaican. I’m so sick of people robbing American Blacks (like myself) of our history. It’s disgusting. Now using for it for debate time at Dem debate? These are my people not her people. Freaking disgusting.”
Donald Trump Jr. retweeted Alexander, but quickly deleted the message. His spokesperson, Andy Surubian said it was all a misunderstanding: “Don’s tweet was simply him asking if it was true that Kamala Harris was half-Indian because it’s not something he had ever heard before. And once he saw that folks were misconstruing the intent of his tweet, he quickly deleted it.”
It’s been a good week for Harris who received praise for her debate performance on Thursday night. The California Senator has seen a clear uptick in her poll results.
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