President Donald Trump final week denied that systemic racism was an issue in the US. But as British display icon Stephen Fry identified, Trump has been an enormous beneficiary of it, each politically and financially.
In a brand new video for Pindex, Fry highlighted the “hidden tips behind Trump’s wealth” that had been skewed in opposition to individuals of shade and which he had taken benefit of even whereas exploiting racial tensions as president.
At one level, Fry famous, Trump posted faux stats “portray Blacks as the reason for almost all white deaths” whereas his “favourite channel” ― Fox Information ― pushed racist speaking factors on his behalf. Fry additionally shared a clip of Fox Information host Tucker Carlson claiming systemic racism had “no actual definition.”
“It’s outlined as racism that’s embedded as regular follow,” Fry stated earlier than sharing an instance from Carlson’s personal present. “Like a racist was embedded as Carlson’s scriptwriter.”
Fry, who was as soon as voted the most clever particular person on British tv, then cited a examine that stated the president’s divisive strategy might have backfired.
“Most have woken as much as the surprising extent of systemic racism and stand extra firmly in opposition to it,” he stated.
See Fry’s full rationalization under.
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