“I immediately knew it was political propaganda’
Every time Donald Trump tries not to look like a racist, he ends up looking even more racist than you imagined. On Cinco de Mayo, he attempted to show his love for Mexican culture by posing for a photo with a taco salad. Last Friday, he tried to show his support from the African-American community by pointing to a black man at one of his rallies and referring to him as “my African-American” as if the gentleman was Trump’s personal property.
In order to combat the blowback for his comments, on Saturday morning, Trump retweeted a meme from @Don_Vito_08 showing an African-American family besides a banner that read “American Families for Trump.”
The only problem is that this family aren’t Trump supporters. They are the 23rd image you see after Googling “black family” in an image search.
The parents in the photo in question are Eddie and Vanessa Perry and the picture was taken at the Midwest Black Family reunion last August. It was then featured in an article from Cincinnati TV station WCPO. After Trump tweeted the meme, a friend texted Perry a photo of the tweet and he couldn’t believe it. “When I saw it, I immediately knew it was political propaganda,” he told Buzzfeed News. “Why use it without asking for someone’s permission?” Perry wondered.
This isn’t the first time the Trump campaign has been in hot water over a retweet from @Don_Vito_08. Back in March, Trump retweeted a disgusting meme created by the Twitter user that compared Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, and Trump’s wife Melania.