Ta-Nehisi Coates Claims Donald Trump Is Only President Because He’s White

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates is treated like he’s something of a big deal. He received a MacArthur “Genius Grant” in 2015. Based on comments he made at the University of Pennsylvania, though, one really has to question if “genius” should be applied to him.

  • Maggie

    I thought he was orange?

    • hyperzombie

      Yep, America’s first openly Orange President. Why isn’t anyone celebrating the diversity?

  • Right! If TA-Nehisi were not black he would be considered a bigoted moron- oh, wait, that’s what he is. And Donald J Trump is president and would have been if he were green and blue. Sooooo- what then?

    • Ed

      If you don’t agree with ta nehensi blah blah you’re a racist.

      (And they wonder why they’ve lost election after election)

      • A Hamilton Guy

        If somebody calls me racist, I’m tempted to punch him in the mouth.

  • Literally Hitler

    As if that previous guy got the presidency for any reason other than he is not white.

    • Watchman

      It’s psychological projection, when someone knows they didn’t get a job through merit and assumes that everyone else got their job the same way.

    • Jennifer Seigel


  • Hard Little Machine

    This is precisely the reason why I pay no attention to TED talks or MacArthur grant winners. They are basically the popular lunch table in high school. Or in the case of TED talks, if you’re simply contrarian enough people pretend you’re brilliant.

  • The Deplorable Rosenmops
    • Jennifer Seigel

      Yeah it is. Deal with it.

  • Genus. He’s a different genus. These damn spell checkers cause more confusion….

  • vwVwwVwv

    One black experience was not enough?

    • Alain

      Make that two, since he was elected for two terms. I found it unbelievable that he got elected for the second one, but he did.

      • vwVwwVwv

        I fear, one day we find out he was even not elected once, they are scammasters
        but now the stabbing and poisoning behind the scenes is starting,
        things will come out we never expected possible.

  • Millie_Woods

    I wonder what he would say if Hillary won.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    The only reason Ta-Nehisi Coates isn’t eating out of a trash can is because he plays the race card everytime he puts ink to paper.
    I spent all morning trolling his worthless butt on Twitter.

  • Dave

    As Coated said in his presentation: “and claimed that if Trump were black, he’d never have been elected.”
    My response would be: “we’ll duh, you stupid f*ck. We just got rid of 8 years of black, why would we want any more???

  • canminuteman

    Well a strong arguement can be made that Obama was only president because he was (half) black. In the first non racist presidential election ever something like 99 percent of Blacks voted for him. If the black vote split the way it usually does, he likely wouldn’t have won.

  • Clausewitz

    The only reason Donald Trump won is because he is white….. I have no problem with that.

    • Alain

      I know, because it isn’t an African country.

  • J. C.

    Silly kneegrow!

  • A Hamilton Guy

    Give him the test. Let’s see what the score sheet says.