On the anniversary of Donald Trump‘s election, BET’s Robin Thede brought out the receipts for every time Trump disrespected Black people, and asked Black Trump supporters one simple question: Why?
During a segment of her late-night show “The Rundown,” the comedienne-host noted that while it was impossible to get through every single instance in detail–because “the show’s only a half-hour”–she made quite a concerted effort; starting from the time Trump and his father were accused in 1973 of violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against minority renters.
“The truth is Trump doesn’t care about anybody — especially Black people — and he never has. But don’t believe me, believe history,” Thede said.
She then went through the countless moments like Trump calling for the death penalty for the Central Park Five, the time Trump blamed “Blacks and Hispanics” for “the overwhelming amount of violent crime in our cities” during the George Zimmerman trial, and obviously, the time Trump started the birther movement and called for President Barack Obama to show his birth certificate.
That list doesn’t even include all the jaw-dropping things Trump has done during his presidency.
“That is only a fraction of the things he’s said and done,” Thede concluded. “So I suggest the remaining 10 Black Trump supporters heed the words of Maya Angelou: ‘When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.’”