Trump Nominates Another Racist

It was bad enough that Trump nominated Sam Clovis, an economist and radio host who has no background in science whatsoever, to be the chief scientist for the USDA (just another example of a kakistocracy). But it turns out he’s also a racist POS.

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Sam Clovis, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the Department of Agriculture’s chief scientist, maintained a now-defunct blog for years in which he accused progressives of “enslaving” minorities, called black leaders “race traders,” and labeled former President Barack Obama a “Maoist” with “communist” roots…

Clovis did not respond to an email from CNN’s KFile requesting comment. A spokesperson for the USDA said, “Dr. Clovis is a proud conservative and a proud American. All of his reporting either on the air or in writing over the course of his career has been based on solid research and data. He is after all an academic.”

Uh, yeah. Let’s look at some of that “solid research” he does.

“The president, like the rest of us, is clearly a product of his upbringing, his associates, his education and his experience,” wrote Clovis. “He was brought up by socialists to be a socialist. His associations were socialists or worse, criminal dissidents who were bent on overthrowing the government of the United States. He has no experience at anything other than race baiting and race trading as a community organizer. He has never run anything. Finally, his education at some of the best colleges in America was deeply influenced by socialists or worse on those campuses. He supposedly earned degrees in political science and law, but his actions reflect a shallow education and chronic underachievement in nearly every thing he has done.”

Yeah, he only became president of the Harvard Law Review and graduated with honors. Nothing in Clovis’ resume even comes close to stacking up with that.

“My caller was most concerned about the fact that our candidates seem to be afraid of taking on the race baiting,” Clovis wrote. “I could not agree more. The current crop of candidates need to get that titanium spine we keep hearing about and call out the progressives for what they are — liars, race traders and race ‘traitors.'”

In the same blog post, Clovis said Democrats were attempting to keep minorities “enslaved” to the government. He said progressives wanted to eliminate people of color from America but saw government enslavement as a second option.

“We can go back 100 years and trace how the progressives, socialists and fellow travelers have done everything possible to keep minorities in this country enslaved to government. This is particularly true in the African-American community. The progressives have systematically attacked the individual, the black family unit, the black female and the black male to essentially eliminate people of color from the American landscape. Because elimination has become impractical, subservience to government is an acceptable second option.

Here’s a pretty good rule of thumb: Any white man who uses the term “race traitor” is probably a white supremacist. Who else uses that term? So now we have a blatant racist in Stephen Miller as Trump’s adviser. We have Sebastian Gorka, a real-life, actual Nazi, as an adviser. And we have this guy, almost certainly a white supremacist, being nominated for a position that he isn’t even qualified for. So, pretty much par for the course in this administration. When does David Duke get hired?

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