Since FLOTUS is Back in the News, Always Remember One Thing: Melania Trump is a Racist Birther
Every now and again it’s good to remind folks that Melania Trump is every bit the racist “birther” her obnoxious husband is. Especially now that she’s popping up in the news thanks to Stephanie Winston Wolkoff’s blockbuster tell-all book, Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady.
In case anyone’s forgotten about her racism, the 2011 interview with The View’s Joy Behar serves as a reminder.
“It’s not only Donald who wants to see [Obama’s birth certificate], it’s [the] American people who voted for him and who didn’t want to vote for him. They want to see that,” she told Behar.
Earlier this year, Melania made a hamfisted attempt to commemorate Juneteenth, and that rankled people, especially after she discussed her trip to Ghana, where she visited the House of Slaves, which housed millions of Africans who were later transported to the U.S. For many people this was an unpleasant reminder of her husband’s birtherism and she was notably reprimanded on Twitter.
The so-called “birtherism movement” was spawned by Trump and even though Obama’s birth certificate proves he was born in the U.S., many people still find ways to spread misinformation about this.
Race relations in the U.S. are fraught with tensions right now, especially as President Donald Trump continues to throw gasoline on the increasingly combustible situation. And after her speech during the Republican National Convention in late August, where she wore a dark green outfit that reminded some people of a Nazi uniform, some pretty notable people took to Twitter to remind people of Melania’s racism.
It’s why Melania’s words against racism—when she’s a birther—are so absurd to the Black reporters. But the white reporters dutifully quote it, without bothering to note the contradiction. https://t.co/OkstMEJezT
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) August 26, 2020
Your regular reminder that Melania Be Best Trump is a birther. 💁🏽♂️
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) August 26, 2020
Do the idiots who are heaping various kinds of praise on Melania Trump remember that she is a birther?
— Jon “Bowzer” Bauman (@JonBowzerBauman) August 26, 2020
tonight would be a good night for her to apologize to President Obama and his family.
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) August 25, 2020
I’ve included the video of Joy Behar’s 2011 interview with the future First Lady in case anyone needs a further reminder of Melania’s racism, and why she really should apologize to Obama.