Donald Trump has been accused of using his own racial rhetoric in his campaign, and the accusations are not new.
The first Trump surrogate to denounce his use of “cuckservative” as a derogatory term was former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
It’s a term Trump used against Gingrich in an appearance on Fox News in January, when the former Speaker called Trump a “cuck” and said, “I think it’s time for a new cuck.
I think the next time Donald Trump says something, he’s probably saying something to some cuckservative.”
The term was first coined in 2015 as a slur against those who are “wetbacks,” who support policies that make life harder for people of color.
“Wetbacks” are also considered racists by many, including the American Civil Liberties Union.
The term also is a derogatory word for white people.
On Friday, The Washington Post reported that Trump told a group of white supporters in Florida, “You know, I have to be a better cuck.”
“Wets” are defined as “people of color” by a 2012 Gallup poll, which found that “wets” were more likely to believe that whites are more likely than others to commit violent crimes.
“I’m not saying we’re all white,” Trump told the crowd in Miami.
“But I’m saying we have to have a different attitude toward white people.”