One not-so-bright race-baiter was happy to stir the pot.
When Donald Trump’s aircraft touched down in Mobile, Alabama Saturday on the latest stop of his “thank you tour,” he was greeted by a bevy of young ladies dressed as antebellum southern belles.
The ladies, who hailed from the Azalea Trail Maids, wore costumes in pastel shades of purple, blue, yellow, pink and green, The Hill reported.
The group consists of Mobile-area high school seniors who serve as ambassadors for distinguished guests visiting the Azalea City.
President-Elect Trump greeted by Azalea Trail Maids in Mobile, AL. pic.twitter.com/Uaw6LzQgC6
— Ali Vitali (@alivitali) December 17, 2016
Here’s why those girls had on antebellum dresses in Mobile at the Trump rally– they’re Azalea Trail Maids: https://t.co/ACh4Gx4fni
— Cassie Fambro (@CassieFambro) December 17, 2016
One observer with an axe to grind claimed that the girls were all “daughters of plantation owners.”
Trump touched down in Alabama and was greeted by the daughters of plantation owners pic.twitter.com/FcfiL0m4Iu
— Coonfucious (@Blike_Dante) December 17, 2016
Excuse me? Take a closer look.
@CowboysMarilyn LOL !! One of those gals is black. No way her ancestors owned a plantation. Musta relaxed the eligibility rules
— Craig (@bugaboo_baller) December 17, 2016
That would work better if we couldn't see that one is black (and the ther purple dress not facing camera is Asian)
— Steve Cramer (@CramerSteve) December 18, 2016
Thankfully, there were a few higher-minded tweeters in the bunch.
azalea trail maids very smart and talented young women of the gulf coast. Very prestigious
— Mr. Solo Dolo (@Roderick4392) December 18, 2016
— Jeremy Gray (@jgray78) December 17, 2016
And “Confucius” was rightfully shot down.
— Hangry Black Woman (@anaya_papaya) December 18, 2016
Also on hand to greet the president-elect was longtime Trump supporter Sen. Jeff Sessions, his pick for attorney general.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley, a Republican, was also on hand at the tarmac as Trump’s plane, dubbed Trump Force One, touched down, as were nearly a dozen law enforcement families.
— WKRG (@WKRG) December 17, 2016
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