Over the Memorial Day weekend conservative commentator George Will dubbed Donald Trump a, “bloviating ignoramus,” during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”

It’s clear – whether you agree with his views or not – George Will is a smart guy, but calling Trump a bloviating ignoramus is an insult to bloviating ignoramuses everywhere.

Nevertheless, if Trump is indeed an ignoramus, what does that make his `apprentice’ Willard Mitt Romney?

Will lambasted Trump with great zeal in response to the television carnival barker’s latest “birther” rants against President Obama. But, instead of backing away from him or heaven forbid growing a remnant of a spine and actually denouncing Trump, Romney flew to Las Vegas meekly deflecting Trump’s latest histrionics while simultaneously invoking the spirit of Rod Tidwell imploring Trump to `show him the money.’

“You know, I don’t agree with all the people who support me, and my guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in,” Romney said last month aboard his campaign plane. “But, I need to get to 50.1 percent or more and I’m appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people.”

Specifically, the “help” Romney alluded to came in the form of a $2 million high-roller fundraiser for the Romney campaign at Trump’s hotel in Sin City last month.

Romney’s patented mealy-mouthed response in the face of right-wing hot rhetoric is par for the course; we saw it in the wake of Rush Limbaugh’s verbal abuse of Sandra Fluke, Ted Nugent’s wing-nut violence tinged tirade earlier this spring and the Romney supporter in Ohio a few weeks ago who called for President Obama to be charged with treason.

Perhaps Limbaugh’s demented logic that Fluke was somehow a “prostitute” because she wanted the government to pay for her birth control pills (!?), could be more accurately applied to Romney who seemingly will do anything and get into bed with anybody – metaphorically speaking of course – for some money.
Now, here comes Trump, the flaming-haired buffoon spewing his birther bile…again.

Last year President Obama produced his long-form birth certificate and then publically pimp-slapped Trump during last year’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner. After Trump facilely took credit for pressuring the president into producing the document he seemed to acquiesce on the matter which had been thoroughly discredited by the mainstream media.

That is until some lunatic fellow conspiracy theorist apparently caught Trump’s ear recently and poured gasoline on the birther embers smoldering inside the reality TV star’s paranoid mind.

So, Trump the ignoramus is back with a vengeance. However, I argue more than an ignoramus Trump is actually an igno-racist, because at the core of all this birther BS is pure, unadulterated racism.

Let’s be clear; Trump and his ilk believe Obama’s presidency is illegitimate not because he was born in Kenya, but because he was born Black.

The same sickness compels Trump to clamor for the president’s college transcripts because he is convinced a Black man could never legitimately garner his collegiate accolades including being the first Black editor of the Harvard Law Review.

The insidious birther campaign orchestrated by Trump and his kind casts President Obama – the first Black President of the United States – as un-American and unworthy of the presidency.

Donald Trump is a racist. Mitt Romney has to know this, yet he still sought and received his endorsement in February. And now it seems Romney wants to cultivate and cling to the approval – no matter how tepid – of the racist wing of the Republican Party which Trump represents.

What does that say about Mitt Romney?

Sean Yoes

AFRO Baltimore Editor