Leave Trump out of this. The face of the Republican Party today is Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, the most unprincipled, underhanded and shameless deviant in Congress.
The House is now grappling with the question of whether the descendants of black slaves should receive compensations for America's 'original sin.' No matter what the House concludes, it'll be a non-starter if it ever comes to the Senate.
What does the Alabama-born, Mitch, currently the senior senator for Kentucky, think about the slavery debate? He argues that America paid for the 'sin of slavery' by electing Obama.
He's referring, of course, to the Civil War his part of the country fought to keep people like Obama in chains. He's talking about civil rights legislation his part of the country had to accept at the point of a bayonet. He's referring to the same Obama that McConnell and the rest of the Republican low-lifes worked so tirelessly to obstruct.
"We tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a Civil War, by passing landmark civil rights legislation, elected an African American president. I don't think we should be trying to figure out how to compensate for it."
It was half-jokingly said that, if Obama wanted the support of Congressional Republicans it would have to be for the repeal of the 13th Amendment. Half-jokingly.
McConnell, like Trump, knows the truth of what Lyndon Johnson said. “If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.”
McConnell knows that's true. He banks on it every day. It is now the credo of the Republican Party.