Here Are 10 times President Trump’s Comments Have Been Called Racist

President Donald Trump’s tweet calling Omarosa Manigault Newman a “dog” and a “crazed, crying lowlife” Tuesday morning stirred almost instant outrage, many dubbing the comments sexist, racist and dehumanizing.

President Donald Trump’s tweet calling Omarosa Manigault Newman a “dog” and a “crazed, crying lowlife” Tuesday morning stirred almost instant outrage, many dubbing the comments sexist, racist and dehumanizing. 

Of course, it’s far from the first time Trump has stirred up controversy by his rhetoric. Many of his contentious comments have been aimed at those who have opposed him, such as Manigault Newman, while other remarks were simply a reaction to the news or wrapped up in his administration’s policy.

Here’s a list of 10 times the president’s comments were condemned as racist.

LeBron James

Basketball star LeBron James sat down with CNN’s Don Lemon for an interview earlier this month after he cut the ribbon on his foundation’s new I Promise School in his native Akron, Ohio.

James spoke at length on the intersection of sports, culture and politics. He said during the interview that Trump was “using sports to kinda divide us, and that’s something that I can’t relate to.”

It wasn’t long before the president tweeted about the interview and James, belittling the intelligence of both the basketball player and Lemon.

“Lebron (sic) James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon,” Trump tweeted. “He made Lebron (sic) look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!”

More: President Trump bashes LeBron James over CNN interview: Don Lemon made him ‘look smart’

The remarks drew swift criticism and some used the remarks to demonstrate a pattern of Trump picking on people of color.

Over nine minutes, Lemon talked about the controversy on CNN and didn’t mince words about the president’s comments.

“The president has called a lot of people stupid,” Lemon said on CNN. “Some of those people are white. But I would just like to note that referring to an African American as dumb — remember this is America — is one of the oldest canards of America’s racist past and present: that black people are of inferior intelligence.”

He continued: “This president trafficks in racism and is fueled by bullying.”

Maxine Waters

One of Trump’s favorite targets has been Congresswoman Maxine Waters.

He has criticized the California Democrat’s intelligence many times, saying she has an “extraordinarily low I.Q.”

He has repeated the phrase at countless rallies and over Twitter.

“Congresswoman Maxine Waters, an extraordinarily low IQ person, has become, together with Nancy Pelosi, the Face of the Democrat Party,” Trump posted on Twitter in June. “She has just called for harm to supporters, of which there are many, of the Make America Great Again movement. Be careful what you wish for Max!”

“Mr. Khan, who does not know me, viciously attacked me from the stage of the DNC and is now all over T.V. doing the same — Nice!” Trump said in another tweet.

A number of Republicans took aim at Trump with the controversy that surrounded the feud.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said in a statement that Trump has “disparaged a fallen soldier’s parents”  and in the past “has suggested that the likes of their son should not be allowed in the United States — to say nothing of entering its service. I cannot emphasize enough how deeply I disagree with Mr. Trump’s statement.”

Candidacy announcement

From the beginning, Trump’s rhetoric was criticized as racially charged.

In the June 2015 speech announcing his presidency, Trump spent much of the time targeting Mexico and the southern border. He said Mexico was “bringing their worst people” to the U.S. who were “bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists.”

“They’re sending us not the right people,” he said. “The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everyone else’s problems.”

The speech was not welcomed by some minorities, especially those from Mexico.

During the speech, Trump also announced his plans for a border wall, declaring he’d “make Mexico pay for that wall,” which did not happen.

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