In Interview, Trump Suggests That He’s Been Treated Worse Than Slaves Were

In an interview, President Donald Trump suggested that he's been treated worse than enslaved Africans were in America.

In an interview with ABC News, President Donald Trump told George Stephanopoulos that, "There's never been a time in the history of our country where somebody was so mistreated as I have been.”

If history is a truth-barometer, then the President is wrong.

Starting in 1619 until 1865, Americans of White European descent enslaved Africans stolen from the West Coast of Africa.

Historians believe that millions of Africans died while traveling to Western hemisphere during the ‘middle passage’.

Upon arrival in what would later become the United States, Africans enslaved by White colonists and later White-Americans, were treated with astounding brutality.

Families of the enslaved were routinely broken up by their masters, for profit, punishment, or for no reason at all. Sexual violence and rape were used to keep the enslaved in line. The children borne of these rapes were often enslaved alongside with their mother and siblings.

Americans tend to romanticize the relationship between the likes of President Thomas Jefferson and the enslaved Sally Hemings, however, Hemings had no legal right to resist the force of her owner since the law at the time considered her ‘property’.

Trump’s comment shows a mind that is ignorant of the most basic historical facts of the nation that he is supposed to lead.

Comments (29)
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walter77777
walter77777

Slavery was a terrible evil, but the slaves were not really stolen from Africa. They were bought. European explorers saw that the Yoruba and Housa Tribes in Africa enslaved the Ibo and sold Ibo slaves among themselves, and they got the idea of buying slaves for the American colonies trading rum for slaves whom the sold for sugar to sell to the English who made the rum which they traded for slaves. The inhumanity of man to man.

NKent805
NKent805

Read what you just wrote again. You just admitted that Europeans stole Africans from Africa!

ProudDem
ProudDem

👻 His people know that isn't true. I couldn't in all my life think a president of the United States would make such a remark. That's how far away from reality this mental case is.

Boodoeshair2
Boodoeshair2

All this idiot does is make stupid comments to further hid effort to separate our country. Repubs that continue to support are on the same mission. Nobody hates this fool because of the party he represents but rather the bullshit he spews from his idiotic mouth. Regardless of whether or not you agree with his political views as a human being you should be ashamed of your messenger and if you are not you need to reevaluate yourself and you're capacity to think independently......or maybe you're just that ignorant also.

The Banality of Evil
The Banality of Evil

Traitor Trump needs to be treated horribly. He's a horrible man.

CcDeOre
CcDeOre

What's horribly pathetic is that his base will totally agree with him and start chants including that.

Hunter Biden
Hunter Biden

So Trump says he's been treated worse that anyone in US history...clearly taking about presidents...and you race bait your idiot followers making it sound like he meant slaves? People like you and the fake news are the reason I #WakedAway keep wasting your time and bandwidth because Trump isn't going ANYWHERE for 5 more years.

jware2k
jware2k

You can sell what you don't own. You can't buy what's not for sale. That's stealing. Dont minimize the immorality and atrocity of slavery. Yes there were some level of bartering that took place for access to opportunity but let's be real here.

Chambers5
Chambers5

You must be Ben Carson brother.. Y'all think alike..dummies.