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Saturday, September 16, 2017

"The base loves it when you dress like a schlub, Mr *resident."

In the summer of 2014, American conservatives felt their aortas exploding anew.

President Obama appeared in public in a tan suit.

And he was black.

Congressman Peter King- who didn't care enough to put on a tie- went on a tirade about the suit evidencing a lack of seriousness.




He was not alone in his outrage. Those who went North Korean on the former president in 2009 for not wearing a suit jacket in the Oval Office, and putting his feet on the desk, said the tan suit proved anew that blacks just don't know how to act when the American people f**k up and elect them president.

Now the *resident's Nixon Dirty Tricks alumnus Roger Stone is a lone voice of sartorial outrage over the *resident's mix-and-match plan for his tutorial on racism from his Official African-American, Senator Tim Scott:

“An abomination,” Stone told Mediaite “That’s what it is. We can only assume Kelly is now dressing Trump.”

… I’m gonna say ouch for John Kelly.

In addition to being one of Trump’s oldest associates and longtime GOP powerbroker, Stone is also a known fashion plate with strong sartorial opinions. He maintains his own blog “Stone on Style,” and is occasionally employed by the Daily Caller as a style editor. Last month he dinged the Caller to Mediaite for a fashion hit piece it ran on Barron Trump.

Or maybe it’s something more nefarious.

Over at InfoWars — a website that regularly speculates about human pig chimeras and child slave colonies on Mars — Stone has opined that Trump could be being drugged by General Kelly. InfoWars chief Alex Jones “reported” that sedatives have been being administered to Trump through his diet coke.


In The Atlantic, Ta-nehisi Coates offers an explanation:

To Trump, whiteness is neither notional nor symbolic but is the very core of his power. In this, Trump is not singular. But whereas his forebears carried whiteness like an ancestral talisman, Trump cracked the glowing amulet open, releasing its eldritch energies. The repercussions are striking: Trump is the first president to have served in no public capacity before ascending to his perch. But more telling, Trump is also the first president to have publicly affirmed that his daughter is a “piece of ass.” The mind seizes trying to imagine a black man extolling the virtues of sexual assault on tape (“When you’re a star, they let you do it”), fending off multiple accusations of such assaults, immersed in multiple lawsuits for allegedly fraudulent business dealings, exhorting his followers to violence, and then strolling into the White House. But that is the point of white supremacy—to ensure that that which all others achieve with maximal effort, white people (particularly white men) achieve with minimal qualification. Barack Obama delivered to black people the hoary message that if they work twice as hard as white people, anything is possible. But Trump’s counter is persuasive: Work half as hard as black people, and even more is possible.

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