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Of course Donald Trump is a racist -- and his Wall Street enablers know it

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Jamie Dimon and other big-earning CEOs are bankrolling the Republican assault on America. They must work to stop it

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It started with Donald Trump's racist tweets demanding that four Democratic congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar "go back" to the "crime-infested places from which they came."

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The RNC is intentionally and mendaciously fueling the same racism Trump is fueling, for the same purpose: whipping up the base.

Who is funding this horse manure? Much of the money that's flowing into Republican coffers is coming from the same place it's always come from: Wall Street.

Last year, JP Morgan contributed $149,908 to the RNC.

JP Morgan's chairman and chief executive, Jamie Dimon, is no racist. A few months ago, in a speech to the Economic Club of Chicago, he said white people don't adequately understand racial discrimination.

"If you're white," he said, "paint yourself black and walk down the street one day, and you'll probably have a little more empathy for how some of these folks get treated. We need to make a special effort because this is a special problem."

Since Trump's inauguration, JP Morgan's stock is up nearly a third. Dimon earned $31m in 2018.

Asked recently how Trump was doing, Dimon gushed, "Regulatory stuff, good."

The summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un? A "great idea."He also complimented the administration's "negotiating tactic" on China and called the relationship between big business and the White House "active and good."

Asked about Trump saying the Fed had "gone crazy," Dimon said he had "never seen a president who wanted interest rates to go up."

Wall Street and the CEOs of major corporations have made a hellish deal -- ignore Trump's repugnance and provide ongoing support for the GOP regardless of its complicity in return for high returns. Perhaps they also believe that the flames of racism and xenophobia will distract the nation sufficiently for them to continue looting it.

 

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The Corporate Duopoly is in Prime form. The Republican racists , extremists , and nuts run that show . Though they are a minority in merica, they want trump, with all the sleaze and hate he stands for. The corporate democrats want trump and all the sleaze and hate he stands for PLUS THE CORPORATE DEMOCRATS WANT TO PLAY GOOD COP, to a phony bad cops, of the republicans. they both want the Nuclear Military Complex and the military slop bins to run over with american blood and money. The Oligarchs, bankers, and plutocracy, Can-have-their-cake-and-eat-it-too The Russians are demonized. The perpetual cold war continues. The generals, the bankers, the oligarchchs, the republicans, the corpotate democrats and the deep state, that is supported by all of them and, supports all of them are all very happy. The phony good cop bad cop game, of republicans and corporate democrats goes on while america and the world drowns and burns. They are not content with completely destroying america and turning it into a radioactive-chemical shithole. They are willing to sacrifice 13,000 young children, that are tortured and sexually abused. There is a deposition on trump, for raping a 13 year old girl. It is business as usual, for Nancy Pelosi and her wall-street-friends. Trumpo holds a nazi style rally calling for 4 congresswoments exile or implied death. It is business as usual for Pelosi, and Hoyer.2

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