December 11, 2015 2:16 am -


The racist campaign of Donald Trump appealing to white supremacists and other bigots is a departure from the former Donald Trump.

Even as his repeated shifts and flips on all kinds of positions have been covered extensively this year, Trump has been portrayed by supporters as a straight-talker who says the thing others are too afraid to say.

A detailed review of old interviews over the last decade — which you can see below — shows Trump has at other moments donned an anti-racist mantle, however.

In fact, Trump once cast himself as a champion of “Jews, blacks, gays, and Mexicans” against a populist Republican presidential candidate, Pat Buchanan. His tough new rhetoric is the latest in a series of evolutions that has shown him go from Reform Party populist to Bush critic to Obama fan to conspiracy theorist to nativist Republican frontrunner.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.