The first night of the Republican National Convention is in the books and, unsurprisingly, a lot of hot air was expelled in favor of elevating President Donald Trump. As expected, some of Trump’s Coon Squad members rose from the Sunken Place with their best tap shoes on and did a little jig while praising the Swindler-In-Chief.
With Trump accepting the Republican Party’s nomination officially, the convention was essentially one long slog of a reelection campaign show, replete with talking heads and known figures of GOP trotting out their reasons why America should give the former business mogul another few years.
Kim Klacik, a Republican running for a congressional seat in Maryland, Vernon Jones, a Democrat and sitting member of the Georgia House of Representatives, Herschel Walker, a retired NFL star, and Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican representing South Carolina all ran the same rap that Trump is good for America, including working-class individuals and Black Americans, touting mythical claims of improvement under the president’s guidance.
It should be noted that Trump’s Negro pals briefly spoke about the racial injustice ravaging the nation, and they did hint at the well-known issues of police brutality, failing schools, and a troubled economy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the talking points that could have been expanded upon fell short of true conservation about the times we’re in.
Scott’s speech largely framed Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the harbingers of a radical America replete with unrest and upheaval, while ignoring the systemic issues that prompted the responses of outrage nationwide and around the world.
Thusly, and perhaps justly, the trending topic “Uncle Tom” has been bubbling on Twitter with some MAGA stans decrying the use of the term and deeming liberals racist while helping boost its visibility. We’ve got a mix of the whiny responses from conservative-leaning people and plenty who called out Trump’s tapdancing troupe below.
Uncle Tom - cabinet AKA #PutinsGOPConvention— Shayelli (@shayelli1973) August 25, 2020
Diamond and silk
Steve Harvey - You thought we forgot you went to the white house in 2016 to speak for all blacks. pic.twitter.com/XgxZ4iHei3
Many on the left like to call Black people who think for themselves demeaning names to try and keep us in line.— Kalasia Richer (@KalasiaRicher) August 25, 2020
Calling myself and others an “Uncle Tom”, “Sell out”, or “House negro” will NOT silence us or make us go away.
Democrats/Liberals decide to call black people racial slurs like “Uncle Tom” or “Coon” when they don’t agree with them and it’s sad, The left is supposed to be tolerant but whenever someone disagrees with them this is what happens. pic.twitter.com/ULa5slsgDl— 🀄️Flæk🀄️ (@CornFlaek2125) August 25, 2020
It appears the “Right” has become stuck in an echo chamber...— Donna Milner (@Donna_Milner_) August 25, 2020
thus failing to realize they themselves are the ones who got “Uncle Tom” trending... pic.twitter.com/EGtFUb3VMW
Jeez, I woke up to see "Uncle Tom" trending, and spent 30 minutes scrolling to find out who caused it...— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) August 25, 2020
85% is Conservatives & bots saying over and over "I bet liberals want to call ____ an Uncle Tom"
Stupidest trend ever.
I woke up this morning to see that Monday was Uncle Tom Night at the Republican National Convention. Herschel Walker has been dumb and embarrassing for a long time. And I don’t even know who Vernon Jones is—and neither does donald trump. pic.twitter.com/8LZbsldndH— Kenny BooYah! (@KwikWarren) August 25, 2020
The “Right” thinking Uncle Tom is as spicy and damaging as the n-word. Guess which one you’re still only saying the first letter of? pic.twitter.com/gee8GjpBMC— Sora Muscles (@SoraMuscles) August 25, 2020
Wow alot more people need to listen to this man. But most will call him a traitor, uncle tom or paid off. But really if u listen u will hear the truth & rember this is a democrat. But the media will spin this for the Democrats & pander to the black comm3 https://t.co/r1j8iyyUjA— michael repak (@sixpak1175) August 25, 2020
Uncle Tom and our other Uncle Tom, tap danced a jig for boss last night like no sell out ever sold out before pic.twitter.com/lyVVvpZs08— 𝕋𝕪𝕣𝕠𝕟𝕖 𝔽𝕚𝕟𝕖𝕤𝕤𝕖 🔥🔥🔥 (@OhSayLesss) August 25, 2020
Remember. Everything that trends on Twitter only trends because Twitter allows it to trend.— Errol Webber For CA Governor (@ErrolWebber) August 25, 2020
Allowing Uncle Tom to trend as an attack on @HerschelWalker is not only disgusting, it is blatantly racist.
Uncle Tom is the Democrat version of saying the “N” word.
Mayo Twitter has the caucasity to say calling someone an Uncle Tom is the same as “The N Word”— Penny Black & Proud✊🏾 (@DaOg_Dia) August 25, 2020
Mind you, Cocaine is trendingpic.twitter.com/LAtAMSkVJN
Uncle Tom may have initially been a positive character, but through constant retellings he became a submissive slave.— All Hail President Joe (@atotallunatic) August 25, 2020
Kinda like how the Republicans abolished slavery, but eventually started defending the Confederate flag for some reason. pic.twitter.com/4nZ9f2f7NL