I just don't get it.
Last summer, it was Paul Ryan taking a selfie with a sea of white Republican interns.
Last November it was Mike Pence taking a selfie with a sea of white Republican Senators and Congresspeople.
Last week it was Donald Trump announcing the passing of House's healthcare bill in the Rose Garden with a seas of white, almost exclusively male Congressmen standing behind him.
Then there was this:
The new header on Donald Trump's Twitter feed, which featured a sea of white faces standing behind him (and the most oddly placed, overly defensive message in the history of Twitter embedded within).
This header was so viciously mocked on Twitter that it came down hours after being posted.
Now Republican Senators have begun drafting their version of the healthcare bill. The Republican's working group:
13 white men. No women. No person of color.
One of two things is happening:
- The Republican leadership is completely blind to the optics of these photos and are clueless when it comes to the image they are presenting.
- These photos are serving as dog whistles to those conservative voters who don't want their President to be black ever again.
So incompetent or racist. Or possibly both.