On the Issue of Race, Trump Says “Orange Is The New Black”

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Donald Trump

NEW YORK CITY – In the past, Donald Trump has been accused of being racist towards minorities, including African Americans, Muslims, Hispanics, Jews And Native Americans. But according to Trump that’s all in the past. At a rally outside his Manhattan home in New York City, Trump declared to his legions of followers that, “Orange is the new black, okay people? Believe me.” Trump added, “If you don’t believe me, take a look at the white house in a couple of months.”

While expanding on the racial tensions that persist throughout the country, Trump stuck up for his own kind. “Look, people tell me all the times, ‘Donald, black lives matter,’ or ‘blue lives matter,’ or even ‘all lives matter.’ They say these things to me. But you know what? How about the orange lives? Do they matter? What about folks like me who wake up every morning with a face like a grapefruit and a heart of gold?…and a wallet of gold I might add…but what about us? Don’t OUR lives matter? Well I’m here to tell you folks, yes we do. We matter. We matter big time, okay?”

When later asked at a press conference about his ties to David Duke and other white power organizations, Trump was quick to dismiss the notion. “What are they even talking about white power? I don’t have anything to do with white power. I’m orange! I have nothing to do with white power, except in taking over the power from the white house this November. Now that’s white power that I’m interested in!”

Later Donald Trump seemed to get into hot water when he suggested, “look, there’s every color of man here on God’s green Earth…and orange people are the best, I’m sorry, it’s just a fact. And Americans are the best. And orange Americans are the best of the best, and that’s why I’m going to win big in this election.” Later Trump appeared to walk back his statements, sort of. “Look, I never said orange people were superior, just better. We’re just better people. And we’ll do a better job of running the country than anyone else, no matter what color they are. So no, I’m not racist. I’m better than everyone equally.”