US conservative calls Trump 'the first black president' and people have questions

Greg Evans
Friday 21 February 2020 10:45
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In further proof that American Conservatives have selective memories, a Trump supporter has called the current occupant of the White House 'the first black president' despite the guy before him definitely being black.

Wayne Allyn Root said during a recent episode of his show on Newsmax TV that the unemployment rate for black people in the United States was now the lowest rate in recorded history.

Referring to himself in the third person he said:

I know only one person, Wayne Root, who wrote a column for Fox News in 2015 that said Trump would be 'the greatest black president ever.' 

You're gonna say I'm crazy, we know he's not black but you remember Bill Clinton was white and they called him 'the first black president.'

So, I'm calling Trump 'the first black president' because he's so good with money, he so good with the economy, he's so good with jobs and I think you'll find that once he is elected he will be the greatest president for black Americans ever.

So, black people will come to love him and I said Latinos too and I've turned out to be the only person that was correct about that. 

As you can imagine, Root's assessment of Trump being 'the first black president' has raised a lot of eyebrows and a lot of jokes.

This is hardly the first time that Root has made the news for his approximations of Trump. In August 2019, the president quoted him after Root called him the 'greatest president for Jews and for Israel.'

Root has been a presenter on Newsmax TV since 2017 and has published several books about Libertarianism and the Republicans including one called The Ultimate Obama Survival Guide: How to Survive, Thrive and Prosper During Obamageddon. He has also pushed conspiracy theories about Obama's place of birth, the white supremacist 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville and that the 2017 shooting in Las Vegas was a 'coordinated Muslim terror attack.'

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