It appears Maine Governor Paul LePage felt he was being too subtle in the past when discussing his feelings about minorities. Earlier this year, the Trump-supporting Tea Partier claimed that black and brown drug dealers, who went by the names like D-Money and Shifty, were invading his state and impregnating all the white women. On Friday evening, in a press conference addressing his recent profanity-laced voicemail threatening a state lawmaker, LePage expanded on those views.
Now, despite the fact that the state of Maine’s population is 95% white, according to the last census, LePage has gone on the record saying he keeps a binder of mugshots which shows that 90% of the arrested drug dealers in the state are black or Hispanic. Of course, he hasn’t shown anyone this binder of brown people, leading to the ACLU of Maine to submit an FOIA request to see it.
During the presser, LePage pointed out that “the enemy,” who you may need to shoot, is overwhelmingly Hispanic and black.
“Look, a bad guy is a bad guy, I don’t care what color it is. When you go to war, if you know the enemy, the enemy dresses in red and you dress in blue, you shoot at red, don’t you? You shoot at the enemy. You try to identify the enemy. And the enemy right now, the overwhelming majority right now coming in are people of color or people of Hispanic origin. I can’t help that. I just can’t help it. Those are the facts.”
But remember folks. Hillary Clinton is the real bigot, and the Democratic Party is the home of the true racists.
Paul LePage, the Governor of Maine. pic.twitter.com/ds97ekexvu
— deray mckesson (@deray) August 27, 2016