(The Root) — If your timeline hasn't met the quota for race-baiting, xenophobic tweets this week, it's probably because you're not following Donald Trump. On Tuesday night the mogul took to his Twitter feed to blame blacks and Latinos for nearly all the violent crime in New York City.
"According to Bill O'Reilly," tweeted Trump (and we know that once you begin making a point by quoting Bill O'Reilly, it's all downhill from there), "80% of all the shootings in New York City are blacks — if you add Hispanics, that figure goes to 98%. 1% white." In tweets that have since been deleted, Trump went on to say, "When it comes to violent crime, and if we are going to solve the problem, we must stop being so politically correct — must tell it like it is!" Then, "Likewise, the primary victims of violent crime are in the African American and Hispanic communities. These people want LAW AND ORDER now!"
Thank you, Donald Trump, for telling me what I want as a black woman. All this time I thought I wanted less police brutality and an end to racism and prejudicial practices in the legal system. Come to find out, what I really want is law and order.
But he's absolutely right. I love that show.
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Tracy Clayton is a writer, humorist and blogger from Louisville, Ky.