Sure, what Donald Sterling said about not bringing black people to games is bad, but it’s all the girlfriend’s fault according to the perennially-embarrassing Donald Trump.
“It’s terrible. He got set up by a very, very bad girlfriend, let’s face it,” Trump said on “Fox & Friends.”
“She’s called the girlfriend from hell, but what he said was terrible and despicable and a very strong action’s going to be taken,” he added. “There’s no question about it.” [...]
“He could be pretty much out of it in terms of his whole mentality,” he said. “The whole thing is so crazy, and the way she led him along — he should know if he were there, if he was with it, he would know after one or two of those questions that she was asking that there is something going on here.“
No matter how despicable a rich white man acts, there’s always someone out there who will defend them. Usually its another rich white man. In this case it’s a man who still represents the Republican party as far as I’m concerned. Let’s not forget Donald Trump was once a Republican primary front-runner even though he never officially declared. All it took for Donald to reach the front of the pack was to send his private investigators to Hawaii to search for the president’s birth certificate.
But I digress.
In case you missed it, Deadspin has the full 15-minute tape of Donald Sterling saying things that may be worse than what was originally disclosed.
Here’s a sample:
DS: It’s the world! You go to Israel, the blacks are just treated like dogs.
V: So do you have to treat them like that too?
DS: The white Jews, there’s white Jews and black Jews, do you understand?
V: And are the black Jews less than the white Jews?
DS: A hundred percent, fifty, a hundred percent.
V: And is that right?
DS: It isn’t a question—we don’t evaluate what’s right and wrong, we live in a society. We live in a culture. We have to live within that culture.
It’s not Sterling’s place to question whether blacks should be “treated like dogs,” he just goes along with it.
Clearly this is the girlfriend’s fault, right? I would hate to be named Donald right now.