Picture: Scott Olson/Getty
Picture: Scott Olson/Getty

Donald Trump supporters are a breed of their own, and their blind support of the Republican candidate has struck a nerve with people over the weekend.

The campaign trail is at its final point and both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are travelling across America in an effort to pick up as many votes as they can.

The Democratic Party, headed by Clinton, is working on bolstering its support with “non-white, female suburban voters” as Trump flounders, polling at around two per cent with the African American electorate.

Enter Trump supporters.

Radio talk show host Bill Mitchell received a wave of criticism after tweeting the following picture of Trump at a rally over the weekend:

Because historically, being photographed with a black person clearly stops you from being racist or holding racist sentiments...

Someone pointed out the utter lack of logic

Others pointed out that racists do in fact inhabit the same space as the object of their discrimination:

And called Mitchell out on his less-than-intelligent tweet

His tweet baffled people...

But a closer look at Mitchell's definition of racism sheds new light on his views...

Um, not really no.

A simple Oxford Dictionary definition of racism:

Prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.

The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics, abilities, or qualities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.

Mitchell re-posted the image with a new caption:

Trump's body language here shows a sense of equality, compassion and listening.

But people weren't having it:

Mitchell has a YouTube channel campaigning for Trump to be president, and his Twitter feed is filled with anti-Democratic sentiments.

Despite this, when one Twitter user called him out for racism, he claimed he was a Democrat.

The plot thickens.

Keep reading...Show less
Please log in or register to upvote this article
The Conversation (0)