Imagine if Barack Obama is likened to a chimp, the cries of “Racism!” would be deafening.
Jane Goodall, 86, is a primatologist who became famous for her 60-year study of wild chimpanzees in Tanzania, Africa.
Goodall, who has condemned President Trump for taking the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement, said the President is like a chimpanzee.
“In many ways the performances of Donald Trump remind me of male chimpanzees and their dominance rituals. In order to impress rivals, males seeking to rise in the dominance hierarchy perform spectacular displays: Stamping, slapping the ground, dragging branches, throwing rocks.
Northwestern University psychology professor Dan P. McAdams agrees.
Describing what he called a male chimpanzee’s “charging display” in an article in The Guardian, Adams said:
“The top male essentially goes berserk and starts screaming, hooting, and gesticulating wildly as he charges toward other males nearby. Trump’s incendiary tweets are the human equivalent of a charging display: Designed to intimidate his foes and rally his submissive base, these verbal outbursts reinforce the President’s dominance by reminding everybody of his wrath and his force.”
Likening President Trump to chimp dehumanizes and objectifies him, both of which are decried by the Left. But when it comes to “orange man”, all standards are forgotten and anything goes.