Chris Cuomo of CNN recently sent a reporter to Oregon to interview Trump supporters who were holding a rally while racing vehicles around the local dunes.
After being asked whether he thought President Trump was a racist, one supporter's line was particularly memorable.
"He really is for your hard-working people. Do I think he's racist? No. I think he's racist against lazy people."
Do I think #Trump is racist? No, I think he’s racist against lazy people! #Trump2020 Would they be from Laziopia?… https://t.co/ray5cz4DYm— Russell Dalton (@Russell Dalton)1603245183.0
Tr*mp supporter just now: Do I think he’s racist? No, I don’t think he’s racist. He’s racist against lazy people. https://t.co/35QscBktx9— Bébé Yoda (@Bébé Yoda)1603244917.0
There was one rally-goer who said he didn't vote for Trump to "be the President," but for another reason.
"He can be crass. But we didn't hire him as a president, we hired him as a business person and that's what our country needed because our country was starting to tank."
Just heard someone say "Trump isn't racist, he's racist against lazy people." on CNN Kill me— idk (@idk)1603292832.0
Another supporter was even more explicit in how his love of the President was tied to his personal riches.
"The reason we're here to support Trump is that we believe that Trump will help us keep the money that we make and let us be able to work as hard as we want and not give our money away."
It seems many of Trump supporters are under the impression any struggling person is lazy.
“He’s racist against lazy people.” - White man Donald supporter https://t.co/24xhiDEtD0— SA Antithesis Trump (@SA Antithesis Trump)1603244871.0
Erm.. so as long as he's being racist against "lazy" people his racism is all good, am I getting this right? https://t.co/sZ9vHWwVfQ— Cornelius (@Cornelius)1603279650.0
Though most with detailed knowledge of the President's business history wouldn't call him "successful," reporter Elle Reeve said she saw a commonality among Trump's supporters at the Oregon dune buggy rally.
"I think they see part of their identity as being businessmen, as being successful, as being the product of hard work and the power of their own determination."
@Independent https://t.co/OPHwRC4QbC— Doug, just Doug®️ (@Doug, just Doug®️)1603279645.0
Online, many people felt these Trump supporters weren't up to date with his day-to-day schedule.
@Mediaite he watches TV all day...— lil dicky nixon (@lil dicky nixon)1603250693.0
@Mediaite oh ok no wonder he doesnt like jr and eric then— Hispanic! At The Disco (@Hispanic! At The Disco)1603249484.0
Regardless, one Trump supporter can at least be proud he invented a new, nonsensical kind of racism.
“I think he’s racist against lazy people” https://t.co/r1l2yYixYF— Duke’s Mayo Bowl Pimpin (@Duke’s Mayo Bowl Pimpin)1603244855.0
It’s still wild to me that CNN et al does “we’re interviewing trump voters about why they’re voting for trump” stor… https://t.co/EHzU9F0Rbn— vote no on prop 22 🏳️🌈 (@vote no on prop 22 🏳️🌈)1603259808.0
The 2020 election cycle has been a strange one to say the least.
The idea is that putting people (black people in this case) on social programs is racist because it “makes them laz… https://t.co/veRPg1udYq— ‘Vonté, but in October (@‘Vonté, but in October)1603137489.0
A white 'locally rich alpha male' saying @realDonaldTrump is "racist against lazy people" pretty much sums up his 2… https://t.co/tkAPiLV941— Luke Martin (@Luke Martin)1603288940.0
The next time you're looking for some new, inventive ways of describing Donald Trump, it seems dune bug rallies are the place to be!