Look. I’m not white. I can tell you from my perspective he comes off as hella racist. He associates with racists, panders to racists, accepts endorsements from white supremacists, keeps talking about illegal immigration all the time when to be honest, it’s not that high on my priority list of problems. There are, what, 11 million illegal immigrants here? That is a drop in the bucket compared to the Wall Street fatcats who have robbed us of nearly everything…but instead we are freaking out over some poor Mexican farmer who is just trying to feed his family.
Whether you like it or not, a lot of non-whites perceive him and his followers as racist. I wouldn’t say I live in terror or anything but the anti-Muslim rhetoric does make me concerned someone might just mistake me for Muslim. It has happened. I have a funny sounding name, I listen to foreign music, wear foreign clothes, etc. The only thing that might save me is I don’t wear a headscarf. But I hear all the time: “Immigrants need to assimilate” and what I hear is “Need to be just like us”.
Plus people act like they own this country when their ancestors flat out stole it from the Native Americans. Native Americans might have a thing or two to say about illegal immigrants.