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Entertainment United States. John Wayne deemed racist, Donald Trump flies to the rescue of his idol

05:50  30 june  2020
05:50  30 june  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Trump lashed out at “Do Nothing Democrats” on his Twitter account, apparently after learning about recent Now the Do Nothing Democrats want to take off the name John Wayne from an airport. John Wayne Airport in Orange County also came under increased pressure to scrap the name of the

US President Donald Trump leapt to the defense Monday of his movie idol John Wayne , after California Democrats called for the actor's name to be removed from a local airport due to " racist " comments. Wayne -- the late, macho star of Hollywood westerns such as "True Grit"

L'aéroport John Wayne est situé dans le conté d'Orange, en Californie. © MARIO TAMA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP John Wayne Airport is located in Orange County, California.

Democrat politicians ask to rename California John Wayne Airport, the actor is accused of having made racist remarks. "An incredible stupidity" according to the American president.

President Donald Trump flew on Monday June 29 to help his late cinematic idol John Wayne , accused of making racist remarks by members of the California Democratic Party who requested that an airport carrying his name be renamed.

Symbol of America traditional with its dozens of roles of cowboys and virile soldiers even machismo, John Wayne expressed "opinions favorable to the white supremacy, anti-LGBT and anti-indigenous" , written in a resolution adopted Friday evening the Democratic Party of Orange County, south of Los Angeles.

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Wayne ’s specific transgression are “ racist and bigoted statements” made during a Playboy interview in 1971, eight years before The Duke passed away at the By the hyper sensitive standards of today, just about every person who has ever lived was racist ,” conservative journalist John Hawkins tweeted.

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The party quotes in particular an interview published in 1971 by Playboy magazine where the actor is quoted saying: "I believe in white supremacy" and "I do not feel guilty for the fact that here are five or ten generations, these people were slaves ”.

"The Orange County Democratic Party condemns John Wayne's racist and sectarian statements, and calls for the name of John Wayne to be removed from Orange County airport" , according to this resolution.

"Old fan" of John Wayne

This request comes when part of the American company started a deep examination of conscience on the discriminations which undermine it . Many statues and monuments associated with slavery and racist oppression have been removed or renamed in the wake of demonstrations denouncing the death of George Floyd , black man in his forties asphyxiated by a white police officer.

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"Now the useless Democrats want to remove John Wayne's name from an airport" , President Trump reacted on Twitter, calling the idea of ​​ "incredible stupidity" .

Can anyone believe that Princeton just dropped the name of Woodrow Wilson from their highly respected policy center. Now the Do Nothing Democrats want to take off the name John Wayne from an airport. Incredible stupidity!

- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2020

Trump has presented himself in the past as an "old fan" of John Wayne. He even posed alongside the actor's daughter in Iowa, his state of birth, during his 2016 election campaign.

The family of John Wayne, who has a statue at Orange County airport and another in Beverly Hills, dismissed charges of racism against her.

"It would be unfair to judge anyone on the basis of an interview used out of context," , said John Wayne's son Ethan on CNN television last year. "They're trying to challenge the way he led his life, and the way he led his life, that was who he was," , he said.

Died in 1979, John Wayne starred in more than 150 films. He was in the running for several Oscars, and received the statuette of the best actor for "One hundred dollars for a sheriff" in 1969.

John Wayne’s Family Speaks Out On The Debate To Rename The John Wayne Airport .
John Wayne’s family is slamming proposals calling for the Orange County airport that bears his name to be given a different name, due to racist and homophobic comments made by the iconic Hollywood star, who died in 1979. In a statement obtained by TMZ, John’s son, Ethan Wayne, insists his father was not a racist. RELATED: John Wayne’s Son Defends Late Star After Backlash To Racist, Homophobic Interview The debate comes after the "True Grit" star's controversial 1971 interview with Playboy resurfaced. "I believe in white supremacy until the blacks are educated to a point of responsibility," he said at the time.

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