The best bet for beating Donald Trump in 2020 is an African American candidate.
Our society has ongoing, long standing problems with both sexism and racism. For various reasons, protest by African Americans against racism has had more effect on our culture than protest by women against sexism.
In 2016, Donald Trump running against the first woman to win the presidential nomination of a major Party was a case study in sexism, as has been Trump’s life. He’s a sexist pig. That bothers a lot of people in the United States, but not enough to stop him from getting enough votes to become president, with the help of our archaic, useless electoral college. Trump definitely did not care about being sexist.
In contrast, nothing upsets anyone in the United States these days more than being accused of racism. This is a mixed blessing. On one hand, racism really is gross and entirely unacceptable (the same is true of sexism, but see above), but on the other hand, the allegation of racism is so damning and “conservatives” are so good at playing the victim that they have developed their own, special, absurd response of saying that anyone who points our their often obvious racism is “the real racist” for pointing it out.
Donald Trump made himself politically famous by promoting the obviously racist birther nothing burger, according to which Barack Obama, our first African American president, was actually born outside the United States and thus not eligible to serve as president. This stupid theory was mostly just a distraction during Obama’s two terms in office, serving only as catnip for racist sleaze like Trump. Neither of Obama’s two Republican opponents much took the cause up.
Trump is lucky he did not have to run against Obama. Being a racist who has the self control of a two year old, Trump would likely have found it impossible to resist his deep seated temptation to go full racist against Obama.
White people in the United States tolerate more racism than they should, but they…