The One Color the White House Sees Clearly

David A. Graham
The One Color the White House Sees Clearly

In some ways, President Donald Trump refuses to follow any of the established rules, like avoiding open racism. As Christopher Petrella and Justin Gomer wrote in an April Washington Post essay on the history of “racist bones,” the phrase gained currency during the Reagan administration. Donald Trump has attempted to assume that same mantle, both in claiming a nonbigoted skeleton and through surrogates’ statements.