Now, don’t laugh. This is one of those “You just can’t make this stuff up” blog posts. The combination of the words, Donald Trump and Law-and-Order, is somewhat of an oxymoron. If you’ve watched any of his rallies, Trump just spews hate speech, and incites violence. Whenever there has been police-on-civilian violence, he has stressed his unquestioned support for the police; but, he has never suggested that the black man, or woman, might have been the victim.
Last week, Trump promised that he would be the Law-and-Order President, when he spoke in Wisconsin. I was surprised, because he had just been there for a rally recently. Also, between his two trips, there had been another black man killed in Milwaukee, by a black police officer. As Trump spoke, however, his motivation became apparent. And the following day, staunch Trump supporter, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani further convinced me.
In the Law-and-Order speech that evening, Trump also promised that he would win 95% of the Black vote. Now, there’s just 80 days until the Election, and with him currently polling at just one percent of the demographic, that boast surely borders on lunacy! Giuliani said that Trump went to a dangerous area to give that speech. Well, Donald Trump actually gave his Law-and-Order speech, in which he also extended a desperate appeal to the Black Community, in a town that is 95% White, and is 40 miles away from Milwaukee. Was he really speaking to the Black Community?
I believe that Donald Trump was primarily speaking to the Republican Party Establishment, and to the White Community. He was demonstrating to the GOP, which is leery about controlling him, that he can truly act “Presidential”. At the same time, Whites recognized the absurdity of a Trumpian epiphany, and his befriending Blacks, or any of the other groups that he has previously denigrated on a regular basis. But, in the end, Donald will be Donald!