What if Obama Said the Things that Trump Said?

Julie Lee

Inspired by: Nicholas Kristof’s NYT Article, “If Hillary Clinton Groped Men”

Is there a double standard for black men in politics?

Imagine if Barack Obama announced he was going to build a wall in the Mexican border to stop illegal immigrants from coming into America.

Imagine if it were Barack Obama who claimed that Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge presiding over a class action against the for-profit ‘Obama University’, could not fairly hear the case because of his Mexican heritage.

Imagine if Obama owned a business that was sued twice by the Justice Department for refusing to rent out apartments to black, Puerto Rican, and other minority applicants.

Imagine if the New Jersey Casino Control Commission fined the Obama Plaza Hotel and Casino because Obama ordered all the African Americans off the floor when him and his wife, Michelle, came to gamble.

Imagine if Obama announced one of its California primary delegates to be William Johnson, the chair of the white nationalist American Freedom Party.

Imagine if Obama supporters physically attacked a Black Lives Matter protester and Obama said, “Maybe (the protester) should have been roughed up, it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing.”

Imagine if Obama shared an anti-Semitic meme created by white supremacists on Twitter.

Imagine if Obama refused to admit that a president currently in-office was born in the U.S. because he isn’t white and also called him the “founder of ISIS.”

Imagine if it was Obama who advocated a ban on an entire group of people based on their religion and pushed for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”

Imagine if Obama refused to disavow white supremacist David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan  four times in one interview.

Imagine if Obama said “we don’t even really know who the leader is” of ISIS, one of the most prominent and dangerous terrorist groups in the world, and then claimed to know “more about ISIS than the generals do.”

Imagine if Obama was the one mocking a reporter with a disability and referring to a paralyzed news commentator as “a guy that can’t buy a pair of pants.”

Imagine if Obama exclaimed, “I love war, in a certain way.”

Imagine if Obama denied transgender rights as being civil rights.

Can you even imagine this?