Donald Trump, the Clintons and Marijuana

How are Donald Trump, Bill and Hillary Clinton and marijuana linked to each other?

They were all topics of discussion June 28 on WHUT’s “New View with Ed Gordon,” and topics covered with zeal by our own adjunct fellow Horace Cooper.

Recent remarks by Donald Trump during his announcement of his presidential candidacy, considered by many to be racist and anti-immigrant, were played over and over again by the media. But Cooper questions whether the media is playing fair.

Bill and Hillary Clinton “honored and acknowledged Confederate Day for the eight years that they served as governor and first lady,” noted Cooper on public television’s “New View With Ed Gordon.” “Now, very little coverage of that. This, very prominent coverage. I find it curious.”

Also, in states where marijuana has been legalized, should employers be able to fire employees who use marijuana in their free time? Cooper says the issue comes down to whether the U.S. Supreme Court “is going to give us and recognize a constitutional right to use recreational drugs in our free time.”

Earlier in the program, Cooper was adamant that people of all racial backgrounds need to be part of any healthy discussion about race.  He also discussed what the recent Supreme Court rulings say about the makeup of the Court.

“New York Times analysis of this [Supreme Court] term suggests that it may be among the most liberal… in about fifteen years.  Clearly a number of these decisions that came down aren’t going to comport with the the narrative that it’s a right-wing Court,” said Cooper.  “I want us to understand therefore that it’s not clear that just because someone was named by one president… that we know for sure how they are going to come down.”

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