Here is another example of a candidate and his campaign proving they have no shame. Trump and his campaign will say anything and do anything to convince you he is a “great” guy looking out for everyone.
The problem is that even when they try to convince you, they are using “evidence” that is proven incorrect almost immediately. Yet, they keep coming out with this stupidity in the name of Trump.
The latest was something that Michael Cohen, Trump’s attorney and surrogate posted on Twitter earlier in the week. He posted a picture of Trump along with Muhammad Ali and Rosa Parks. The caption said:
“receiving NAACP medals for helping America’s inner cities. A man for ALL people!”
Uh, sorry but Donald Trump has never received an award from the NAACP or any other civil rights group. The picture and the caption are lies.
Oh, Trump is pictured with these famous people receiving a medal, but it wasn’t from the NAACP or for helping America’s inner cities. It was an award that was manufactured by one of his people in protest of 12 people receiving “medals of liberty” in 1986.
As preparations were ramping up of the rededication of the Statue Of Liberty, a civic group nominated 12 naturalized citizens to receive medals of liberty from President Ronald Reagan.
William Fugazy, a politically connected business man decided that wasn’t fair and cried foul. His problem was that there weren’t any natural-born citizens on the list. Specifically people of Italian, Polish, or Irish decent.
I guess this business man who was also Donald Trump’s real estate broker and head of the Coalition of Italo-American Associations didn’t understand the term “naturalized citizen”.
So, he put together his own awards ceremony to honor native-born people of immigrant descent. He created the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, or NECO, and a new award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Trump, Ali and Parks were among 80 recipients of the first award that was given out on Elis Island in October 1986. Of the 80 names recognized, 76 were of white European descent and 4 non-whites.
Since then, there have been about 2000 winners of this award from NECO. Including then First Lady Hillary Clinton. I am not knocking this award. It is something that is nice for the recipients. With that medal and about $1.60 they can get a grande coffee at Starbucks.
The problem is that Cohen knows what this picture is from. He also knows that he “cropped” the photo so it shows Trump only with Ali and Parks. When in fact, there were six others in the picture including people like Joe DiMaggio, Victor Borgia and anti-gay activist Anita Bryant.
No one even knows why Trump was given the award. But, it certainly was not because he tried to help America’s inner cities. As a matter of fact, during this time-frame Trump was back in court, this time trying to force poor and elderly tenants from their rent-controlled apartments in one of his buildings. In addition to the lawsuit, Trump shut off the water in the building and refused to make repairs.
As you can see, the campaign is guilty of another stunt that simply isn’t true. Yet, they keep bringing them up. And, Trump says we should “believe me”.
It would appear that Donald Trump and his entire team are serial liars. They will say anything to make themselves look good. When they are called out for their lies, they accuse the accusers.
Now they want us to believe that while Trump was being sued for attempting to force poor and elderly out of their apartments, he was supposedly receiving an award from the NAACP for “helping America’s inner cities”.
We simply cannot believe a single word that comes from Trump’s mouth. We cannot believe a single word that comes from the mouths of his surrogates either.
Plain and simply, the man and his campaign have no shame. They don’t have an ounce of integrity either. This election is giving you a picture of what a scum-bag looks like. He is an orange man with a dead tribble on his head. Unfortunately for us he is also running for President.