The Trump rape whistles, which have become a political football in the US after they were used by President Donald Trump to discredit an accused Democrat, were a staple of Trump’s campaign.
The whistle was used to silence his political opponents.
In March 2018, President Trump’s team used the whistles to accuse former Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich of being the source of leaks that led to Wikileaks publishing emails of Democratic Party officials.
Trump’s own team was then accused of committing a massive conspiracy to steal emails from the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
It is still unclear whether Rich was the source who provided the whistle to WikiLeaks.
The White House has since acknowledged that it had been wrong to claim the whistle had been given to WikiLeaks and that the DNC was the victim of a “Russian hack”.
The whistle is a popular rap song popular with white rappers, with many songs including the song “Rape Hose” featuring the lyrics “I hate to break it to you but the whistle is mine”.
“I’m not gonna give you the truth.
I’m not going to let you see the truth,” Trump told the rapper, DJ Premier, in an episode of “The Apprentice”.
The US president’s comments sparked outrage among members of the Black community.
One of Trump the most prominent advocates for the use of the whistle has been rapper Snoop Dogg, who in 2017 tweeted that the whistle was “so hot” that it could make someone a “porn star”.
“Theres a lot of white rappers that have made these kinds of statements that have no idea what theyre talking about,” said Johnetta Elzie, a former US attorney for the Southern District of New York.
“I have no doubt in my mind that that was a very serious threat, and that’s what they [Trump] wanted to get rid of.”
One of the earliest uses of the whistling by Trump was during the 2016 presidential election.
On August 2, the day before the election, Trump used the whistle during a speech in which he criticised Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
“It’s the hottest thing you can throw in a debate.
You know what I mean?,” Trump said.
“You know what it does?
It makes people think.
You can’t be in the middle of a debate and not think of that hot-dog-eating pussy, right?
I mean, you cant talk about that.”
Later that night, in a campaign rally in Florida, Trump called Clinton a “nasty woman”.
“Hillary Clinton was a nasty woman, a nasty, mean, nasty woman.
She used to call me ‘dog’ and ‘slut’, ‘whore’ and she’s got a lot more hate for me than anybody,” he said.
On November 9, Trump’s transition team said in a statement that “the use of a racial slur is offensive, inexcusable and completely unacceptable”.
In the weeks after the election Trump used a similar line in an interview with “The View” that aired on November 20.
“We’re gonna be putting a lot in the water in the future to deal with the tremendous crime and crime problem in our country, and the gangs, the violence, the drugs,” Trump says in the interview.
“And they’re coming after us and we’re gonna have to deal.”
On November 23, Trump said that the country was “looking at” a wall along the US-Mexico border to keep the gangs out.
“If we can’t control them, who else can we control?”
Trump said during an appearance on ABC News’ “This Week”.
On January 10, Trump announced that he had appointed “a new national security adviser”, Gen. H.R. McMaster.
“There are people in this room that are very, very good people and they know how to handle a very tough situation.
They’ve been in this position for a long time,” Trump had said at a news conference on January 10.
“They have a good temperament and a good heart.
They know how the situation is going to turn out and they’re gonna handle it.”
On January 11, Trump tweeted a photo of himself with Gen. McMaster and Vice-President Mike Pence, the former head of the National Security Council.
“The future of the nation is in our hands,” Trump tweeted.
“Mike Pence and Gen. John McMaster will lead our new government to victory in the coming months.”
Trump then retweeted a tweet that read: “We have a new national Security Adviser in place.
You should watch.”
A week later, on January 25, the president tweeted: “General McMaster is a wonderful man.
He has great heart and is doing a fantastic job.
General McMaster will be our new National Security Adviser.”
On February 4, Trump was spotted in a meeting with his new national-security adviser, Michael Flynn, who was appointed in August.
Flynn has denied having any contact with the