Trump's history of bias against black people is long and well documented. In 1973, the U.S. Justice Department filed suit against Trump and his father for violating a 1968 law that barred landlords from discriminating against people of color. (Source TIME) Although the Trumps settled without admitting guilt, media coverage reflected the general understanding that their rental practices had been discriminatory. A New York Times headline read "Trump promises to end race bias."
At his casinos in New Jersey, the state Casino Control Commission levied a $200,000 fine against the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in 1992 because managers there removed African-American card dealers when a rich gambler requested it. Trump appealed, but the court upheld the fine. Trump and his first wife, Ivanka Trump, would also have black employees cleared from the floor before they walked out on it. A 1991 book written by Trump's former casino president John O'Donnell said that Trump said, “And isn’t it funny. I’ve got black accountants at Trump Castle and Trump Plaza. Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.”
The book also quoted Trump as saying, “I think the guy is lazy,” about a black worker. “And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks. It really is, I believe that. It’s not anything they can control.”
|1927.06.01||Trump's father arrested at a Ku Klux Klan rally in New York. vice.com (See also Racism)|
|1950.12||Woody Guthrie writes a song called "Old Man Trump" denouncing the racism of his landlord, Trump's father Fred. nytimes.com (See also Racism)|
|1973.10.16||Trump is sued by the Department of Justice for refusing to rent homes to black people. documentcloud.org (See also Racism)|
|1978.03.07||Trump is sued again by the Department of Justice for once more refusing to rent homes to black people. nytimes.com (See also Racism)|
This was 3 years after he agreed to stop racist business practices and paid a large settlement.
|1989.09.05||Trump says blacks have a tremendous advantage over whites when looking for jobs. newsone.com (See also Racism)|
|1991.05.10||The President of Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino publishes a book where he quotes Trump as saying he thinks laziness is a trait in the blacks and he only wants Jews counting his money. web.archive.org (See also Racism, Jewish Americans, Anti-Semitism)|
|1992.12.06||Trump is fined 200,000$ by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for not allowing blacks or women onto his casino floor while personal friend and racist Mafia leader is gambling. yahoo.com (See also Criminality, Racism, Women, Sexism)|
|1997||Jill Harth files a sexual harassment lawsuit, which among other things claims Trump attempted to rape her and refused to hire black models. dailymail.co.uk (See also Racism, Misogyny, Sexism, Women, Lawsuits, Criminality)|
|2005||Sound Technician on "The Apprentice" says Trump repeatedly called him a "F*cking Monkey." buzzfeed.com (See also Racism)|
He also said Trump verbally harassed women on set.
|2011.04.14||Trump, mulling presidential run against Obama, says he has a good relationship with "the blacks." politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com (See also Racism)|
|2014.11.25||Trump says that because of Obama there won't be another black president for generations. newsone.com (See also Racism)|
|2015.08.12||Trump says Bernie Sanders "showed that he's weak" by allowing #BlackLivesMatter protesters to take the mic at a Seattle campaign event. cnn.com (See also 2016 Campaign)|
|2015.08.27||Trump responds to praise from White Supremacists with: "Everyone likes me." talkingpointsmemo.com (See also 2016 Campaign, Racism)|
|2016.05.10||Trump selects a White Nationalist Leader to be a Delegate in California. motherjones.com (See also 2016 Campaign, Racism)|
|2016.06.21||Trump has only Black GOP official kicked out of event with no explanation. rawstory.com (See also Racism, 2016 Campaign)|
|2016.07.22||Trump gives White Supremacists VIP seating at the GOP Convention. littlegreenfootballs.com (See also Racism, 2016 Campaign)|
|2016.10.26||Trump announces plan to revitalize 'inner cities,' which he describes as crime-ridden neighborhoods where "you get shot" simply for walking down the street nytimes.com|
|2016.10.31||Full text of Trump's "New Deal for Black America." donaldjtrump.com|
|2016.11.11||Black Americans fear a surge in racism and institutionalized violence after Trump's victory. aljazeera.com|
|2016.12.15||Trump calls on supporters to cheer for Black Americans who "didn't come out to vote". chicagotribune.com (See also Racism)|
|2016.12.21||Comedian Tom Arnold claims to have tape of Trump saying the N-Word. mynorthwest.com (See also Racism)|
|2016.12.21||What Trump’s First 100 Days mean for Black America. townhall.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.01.10||This is the full text of Coretta Scott King's letter opposing the 1986 nomination of Jeff Sessions for a federal judgeship. washingtonpost.com (See also Jeff Sessions)|
|2017.01.11||Sen. Cory Booker, Rep. John Lewis and the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus warn the Senate that Sessions would “move this country backward" during the second day of his confirmation hearing. m.motherjones.com (See also Jeff Sessions, Department of Justice)|
|2017.01.11||Sen. Lindsey Graham accuses NAACP of anti-GOP bias at Sessions confirmation hearing. washingtontimes.com (See also Jeff Sessions)|
|2017.01.14||Trump starts MLK weekend by attacking civil rights activist John Lewis, who challenged the legitimacy of Trump's election win. theguardian.com (See also Unpresidential Behavior, Feuds)|
|2017.01.19||Letter from the Congressional Black Caucus to Trump addressing concerns with his plans and hope that they can work together to address issues that impact their communtities. cbc-richmond.house.gov|
|2017.01.23||Trump administration posts a statement on White House website that says "The dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America is wrong," and calls Black Lives Matter movement "a threat." edition.cnn.com (See also First 100 Days, Racism)|
|2017.02.01||In Black History month 'listening session,' Trump lashes out at media. npr.org (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.01||Meeting a group of black supporters for what was billed as a listening session about Black History Month, the president turned to some of his favorite topic: media bias and crime nytimes.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.01||Trump holds a listening session on Black History Month, devoting his opening remarks to himself. washingtonpost.com (See also Narcissism, First 100 Days)|
In the entirety of his opening remarks, Trump's points all tie directly back to him in some way.
|2017.02.02||Mike Pence celebrates Black History Month by praising Abraham Lincoln instead of acknowledging the accomplishments of Black Americans. teenvogue.com (See also Mike Pence)|
|2017.02.02||Trump's counterterrorism efforts will focus on Islam and not white supremacists, who also have bombed and attacked U.S. citizens. reuters.com (See also Racism, Nationalism)|
|2017.02.08||Trump assigns cop who shot unarmed black man to private security detail. miamiherald.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.03.04||Actor and U.N Goodwill Ambassador Don Cheadle says Donald Trump once asked family friend: "Would you ever f*ck a n*gger?" avclub.com (See also Racism)|
|2017.03.20||Trump brags he's made NFL coaches afraid to hire Black Lives Matter protestor Colin Kaepernick, a veteran quarterback. chicagotribune.com (See also Racism, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.08.01||Justice Department officials are planning a new project to investigate and sue universities over affirmative action admissions policies they determine discriminate against white applicants. washingtonpost.com (See also Department of Justice, Jeff Sessions, Asian Americans, Mexican Americans, Department of Education)|
|2017.08.16||Trump’s personal lawyer forwarded an email to conservative journalists, government officials and friends that echoed secessionist Civil War propaganda and declared that the group Black Lives Matter “has been totally infiltrated by terrorist groups.” nytimes.com (See also False Statements, Assaults on Facts)|
|2017.09.23||Donald Trump appeared at a campaign rally in Huntsville, Ala., veering off topic, and eventually landing on a few controversial points regarding the NFL and players peacefully protesting violence against African-Americans. washingtonpost.com (See also Racism, Nationalism, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.12.08||Donald Trump will not speak publicly at opening of a new Civil Rights Museum after the president’s plan to attend the opening erupted into controversy. nbcnews.com (See also Racism, Assaults on Civil Liberties)|
|2017.12.10||Trump falsely stated that black home ownership has hit a record high under his stewardship, and made the dubious claim that he set Canada’s prime minister straight on the state of trade between the two countries, among many other false statements at a rally in Pensacola, Florida. apnews.com (See also False Statements, Assaults on Facts, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.12.13||Omarosa Manigault-Newman, the former reality TV star turned political aide to Donald Trump, has resigned from her administration position. buzzfeed.com (See also Resignations and Dismissals)|
|2017.12.14||A White House senior adviser at the Department of Homeland Security previously promoted conspiracy theories about former President Barack Obama's birthplace, lamented the "Zimbabwe-fication of America," and mocked the LGBT community. cnn.com (See also LGBTQIA, Racism, Department of Homeland Security, Belief in Conspiracy Theories)|
|2018.01.08||Donald Trump on Monday resubmitted 21 judicial nominees to the Senate whose nominations expired in 2017 ― including two rated “not qualified” to be federal judges by the American Bar Association. huffingtonpost.com (See also Assaults on Government, Legal Activity, LGBTQIA, Voter Suppression)|
|2018.01.19||Trump administration appointee Carl Higbie resigned Thursday as chief of external affairs for the federal government's volunteer service organization after a review of racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments he made on the radio. cnn.com (See also Resignations and Dismissals, Racism, Homophobia, Women)|
|2018.02.13||President Trump's search for deeply conservative federal judges appears to have eliminated most African Americans and Hispanics, as only one is African American, one is Hispanic, five are Asian Americans, and yet 80 are white. usatoday.com (See also Racism, Asian Americans)|
|2018.08.14||White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders falsely claimed that Donald Trump has created three times as many jobs for black workers as his predecessor Barack Obama did during his entire time in office. bloomberg.com (See also Jobs, False Statements)|
|2018.08.14||White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders apologized for wrongly stating that Donald Trump has created three times as many jobs for black workers as President Barack Obama did. washingtonpost.com (See also Reversals, False Statements)|
At a news conference, Sanders said Obama created 195,000 jobs for African Americans during his eight years in office, when the actual number was almost 3 million.
- 2016.10.10 "Donald Trump Gets a Basic Fact Wrong About Black Americans" (Washington Post)
"When Trump addresses black America by talking about urban centers, he overlooks the diversity of America's black population and the unique issues that affect the millions who live in the rural South and the suburbs."
- 2016.11.21 "Black Wealth in the Age of Trump" (The Atlantic)
"My impression, especially from listening to an interview of one of Trump's black surrogates Darrell Scott, is that Trump’s proposal to address black economic deprivation is to ‘gild the ghetto.’"
- 2016.12.24 "Trump’s pick for attorney general is shadowed by race and history" (Washington Post)
"Sessions’s long record in public life reveals a man who has hired African Americans for senior positions who speak highly of him, but who has been sharply criticized by civil rights groups for his positions on voting rights, same-sex marriage and gender equality."