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Melania Trump sparks online backlash after posting weird, gaudy Juneteenth video

Melania Trump sparks online backlash after posting weird, gaudy Juneteenth video

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One of the most excruciating experiences of the Trump presidency — and the list is lengthy — is watching the openly racist Trump family and administration put on their obligatory and painfully insincere dog-and-pony shows every time there’s a cultural event that isn’t focused on white Christians.

Today is Juneteenth, the holiday where Black Americans celebrate their freedom from institutionalized slavery in the United States. Having openly dedicated their administration to upholding and expanding the white supremacist superstructure that still defines our nation to this day, there is perhaps no family more unqualified to make any remarks about the holiday to the nation, but convention insists that they must, inevitably leaving us to watch deeply bizarre and uncomfortable displays like the one put together by First Lady Melania Trump:

Social media users thought this was extremely inappropriate since Melania Trump eagerly participated in the racist “birther” smear campaign begun by her husband against President Barack Obama, baselessly accusing him of having been born in Kenya and of being unqualified to hold office.

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Since her husband took office, she has refused to do anything to rein in her husband’s more divisive, authoritarian, or sadistic impulses — as Twitter users were quick to point out:

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https://twitter.com/JoJoFromJerz/status/1273967781059452929

https://twitter.com/kharyp/status/1273993614729699329

https://twitter.com/lesleyabravanel/status/1273980282329346053

https://twitter.com/TrentCapelli/status/1273975839290527746

 

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