(55% of those polled disapproved of his performance....)
49% of Americans believe Trump to be a racist.
44% of Americans do not believe Trump to be a racist.
The Quinnipiac poll also broke it down further:
Out of the white respondents, 44 per cent said the US president is a racist while 52 per cent said he is not. Five per cent remained undecided.
When juxtaposed the figures tell a rather chilling story and appear to paint a grim picture re why racism persists here...
More than half of the White population of America do not believe Trump is a racist...Thus denying their own racism.
A significant. number of white people who don't approve, don't support, or did not vote for Trump remain in denial of his racism, and by extrapolation and extension, are in denial of their own racism.
In other words, the narratives limit the racism and bigotry to Trump and his supporters when the facts and numbers suggest that racism and bigotry remain at fairly high levels amongst white people who are NOT part of Trump's 'base''....
There is a significant percentage of the White population who are being obscured and covered in their racism and bigotry because they are able to hypocritically and disingenuously point their accusatory fingers at "the base" of Trump's support re racism while floating the false and erroneous assumption that those whites who do NOT support Trump are also NOT racists...
The false reasoning, upon which such implied assumptions and false narratives are predicated, looks like this:in the form of a syllogism:
Trump is a racist.
Those who support Trump are racists.
I do not support Trump.
I am not a racist.