Chicago Tribune Columnist Claims Trump’s ‘Silence’ On Waffle House Murders ‘Reeks Of Racism’

Nick Givas | Media And Politics Reporter

Chicago Tribune columnist Dahleen Glanton implied in a Thursday article President Donald Trump is a racist for not being more vocal about the Tennessee Waffle House murders.

Glanton tried to pawn off her racist assertions onto others, but the blatant tone of her piece was undeniable.

“Silence. This has been Donald Trump’s response to Sunday’s bloody massacre at a Tennessee Waffle House that killed four people of color and injured four others,” the article reads. “Some insist that the president’s apparent indifference to the latest round of executions by a deranged gunman wielding an AR-15 assault rifle reeks of racism. I will leave that for others to debate.”

Trump doesn’t want to speak out about the shooting because of his attitude towards “people of color,” Glanton said and believes the president sees black people as a “nuisance.”

“Trump established where he stands with people of color long before that half-naked gunman walked into a Nashville Waffle House and started firing at patrons with a semi-automatic weapon he never should have had,” Glanton wrote.

“Trump seems to think that most people of color are a nuisance to America. They are not worthy of condolences from the president,” she continued.

Glanton even went after Trump supporters and called pro-Trump Congressmen enablers.

She thinks Trump’s “silence” is “unforgivable” and said he has exhibited a “blatant disregard for the mothers, fathers, grandparents, other relatives and friends who at this moment are suffering gut-wrenching pain.”

Glanton also dragged the Second Amendment into her article and claimed the gallantry of James Shaw Jr. disproves the conservative argument on guns.

“That doesn’t fit the narrative promoted by Trump and other gun supporters who insist that the only way to stop mass shootings is to arm more ordinary citizens with guns,” she wrote. “It is true that few people would do what Shaw did Sunday morning, but it also proves that it doesn’t take a shootout in a crowded space between a private citizen packing an AR-15 to bring down a vengeful killer with an AR-15.”

“But there also could be a more sinister reason for Trump’s failure to recognize Shaw,” she added. “This college-educated, hardworking father of a four-year-old daughter is also a black man. He does not fit the image Trump has of black men in America.”

Trump views black men “as criminals who prey on African-American communities, Glanton thinks and accused him of using false crime stats to prove his points.

“Trump has sent a forceful message to people of color that he will not stand with them, even in tragedy,” Glanton concluded. “But we already knew that, didn’t we?”

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