The Colorblind Impeachment of Donald J. Trump Is Pathetic

You can’t impeach Trump without impeaching whiteness

Sam McKenzie Jr.

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Nancy Pelosi wore black to the impeachment vote, but Donald J. Trump and his impeachment are all about whiteness. Politicians say impeachment is sad, but a colorblind impeachment of Trump is pathetic.

There’s no way to impeach Trump without impeaching whiteness because Trump is thoroughly white: Trump’s father was a white German; Trump is a real estate mogul and whiteness itself is property; Trump switched from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party; Trump’s voters voted for whiteness; Trump employs white supremacists; Trump has the support of white supremacists; Trump redirected resources away from white domestic terrorism; Trump supports white policies, and Trump relies on lies, slurs, and state power — to include a state power in the Caucasus region — for his relevancy. The Kavanaugh-like opposition to Trump’s impeachment is white-hot because Trump is, as Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote, the first white president.

The House of Representatives impeached Trump for doing what whiteness does: It abuses power, it obstructs, and it interferes in US elections. Even Trump’s ‘defenses’ are white — he did nothing wrong; it doesn’t matter that he benefits politically from Ukraine’s state power to denigrate his opponent…

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