‘We never had problems like this’’
Ohio is one of the nation’s most pivotal swing states in 2016 and whoever wins it stands a much stronger chance of capturing the White House. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have been neck and neck in the state, trading leads in a number of polls. So, the Trump team can’t be happy about this incredibly embarrassing and racist interview that one of his state county campaign chair gave to The Guardian.
In the interview, Mahoning County Chair Kathy Miller tells a visibly shocked reporter, “I don’t think there was any racism until Obama got elected. We never had problems like this.”
The look on the reporter’s face is priceless, as he twice seems unable to hide his shock and disbelief at what Miller is saying.
Her uninterrupted statement on racism and Obama reads as follows:
“Now, with the people with the guns and shooting up neighborhoods, and not being responsible citizens, that’s a big change. And I think that’s the philosophy that Obama has perpetuated on America. And if you’re black and you haven’t been successful in the last 50 years, it’s your own fault. I think that, when we look at the last 50 years, where are we? And why? We have three generations of all still having unwed babies, kids that don’t go through high school, I mean when do they take responsibility for how they live? I think it’s due time and I think it’s good that Mr. Trump is pointing that out.”
Miller went on to criticize Black Lives Matter and to basically ignore the significance of the entire civil rights movement. When told by the reporter that some might interpret her comments as offensive or even racist, Miller was unmoved, saying, “I don’t care. It’s the truth.”
However, for all of it’s own pratfalls with the issue of race, it does appear the Trump campaign cared about Miller’s shocking statement. She was fired from her post shortly after the interview was published.