Trump Fought Racism, Anti-Semitism When No One Was Looking
Is Donald Trump actually racist? Not if you look at his past, or even investigate those who work for him. There is one situation in particular where he actually sued a city because of their racist policy of barring Jews and Blacks from a property that he purchased.
Mar-a-Lago is an opulent estate in Palm Beach, Florida created by millionaire Marjorie Merriweather Post in 1924, opening in 1927. When she died, the property “fell into mothballs” until Donald Trump purchased it in 1985. But his plan to refurbish and upgrade the grand old mansion and turn it into a private club upset the local City Council.
They handed Trump a list of rules – restrictions that tightly controlled who could be members, party attendance, even who could take pictures.
By now, everyone should know that did NOT sit well with “The Donald.”
Fighting racist policies…with movies and a lawsuit
Palm Beach had a long and storied history of barring Jews and Blacks from their clubs. Trump wanted his club to be inclusive (albeit expensive). They decided his club would “disrupt a quiet street.”
When the council refused to budge on the issue, he filed a $100 Million lawsuit. His attorneys sent them copies of two movies -“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “A Gentleman’s Agreement.” Both of them deal with discrimination. The move infuriated the council, but eventually Trump won over the court of public opinion and things began to change.
“He put the light on Palm Beach. Not on the beauty and the glitter, but on its seamier side of discrimination. It has an impact.” Abe Foxman, National Director of the Jewish Defense League
People have called Donald Trump racist since the beginning of the campaign, primarily because he wants common sense to prevail over immigration policies that place America at risk.
“The harsh reality of the racism charge against Trump is not only that it is bogus, utterly false from start to finish…The good news here that in Donald Trump someone — finally — is standing up to fight back. Just as he fought back all those years ago in Palm Beach when no one was looking.” The Spectator