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- The Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner, who despite being a Republican, is an outspoken critic of Trump, spent untold hours and days defending himself against accusations of racism related to the cartoon. “Wait,” you’re thinking, “how did the Illinois Governor get wrapped up in things?” Well he donated money to the IPI and hired some people who used to work there. So yeah, there’s a connection, but I don’t see anything that implies responsibility, I mean he didn’t retweet it, or like it and he certainly didn’t draw it. In fact I’ve seen no evidence he was even aware of it, before people started complaining. It was enough that he was connected to the organization who did publish it. And believe me if you know anything about politics, it’s often times easier to identify which organizations a politician isn’t connected to then which ones they are.
- Despite, no actual direct responsibility for the cartoon, four people from the governor's office ended up resigning over it. As near as I could tell they resigned because they weren’t better at deflecting responsibility... for something they weren’t responsible for.
- Outside of the governor's office, the Illinois House spent an entire day denouncing the cartoon. At one point one of the representatives, nearly in tears, called the cartoon “shit” and got a bipartisan standing ovation.
- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called the cartoon “unambiguously racist” and a disgrace.
- Just last week, the governor’s chief of staff resigned, in part because of the chaos caused by the cartoon.