Black SC Councilman: OK To Bilk Taxpayers Because “Only Whites” Complained

MORE RURAL GOVERNMENT FUN IN THE PALMETTO STATE …  || By FITSNEWS ||  Ready for another one from South Carolina’s increasingly thick “corrupt local government” file?  And ready for another “race card?” A Fairfield County (S.C.) councilman is refusing to repay taxpayers $26,806 in improper tuition reimbursements because … get…


|| By FITSNEWS ||  Ready for another one from South Carolina’s increasingly thick “corrupt local government” file?  And ready for another “race card?”

A Fairfield County (S.C.) councilman is refusing to repay taxpayers $26,806 in improper tuition reimbursements because … get this … only white people are complaining about it.  Mikel Trapp – who is black – says taxpayers will be reimbursed on the “first of never” for the expenses.

“You keep mentioning the citizens and taxpayers,” Trapp said in addressing his critics at a recent county council meeting.  “The only citizens and taxpayers I seen come to that mic was white – I haven’t seen any blacks come and complain about tuition reimbursements.”

A member of the audience immediately challenged Trapp – who faces reelection next month – as to whether the ethnicity of his critics was really an issue.

“Yes it is,” Trapp fired back angrily.  “This county is sixty percent black in case you didn’t know.”

He later added that “surely a sixty percent black population if they had a problem they would come up here and let me know.”

Ummmm …

Here’s a video of the exchange …

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(Vid: Via)

Trapp took the reimbursements to pursue a business degree at Columbia College.  In July 2013, though, he was informed by S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson‘s office that the payments were improper (duh).  Prior to his recent racist outburst earlier this month, he had been repaying taxpayers in the amount of $100 per month – which he is now refusing to do.


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Par for the course February 19, 2015 at 8:34 am

““I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years.”- Lyndon Baines Johnson

FastEddy23 February 19, 2015 at 8:52 am

I can’t find that quote anywhere. Got a link?

Par for the course February 19, 2015 at 9:01 am

It’s a debated quote, but attested to by two governors(and staff), there’s lots of LBJ racist quotes that are hysterical in the context of why he put welfare into place:

His chauffer(black) wrote a book that’s particularly devasting in which he talks about a letter handed to him on Presidential(seal) paper in case he was ever pulled by the PoPo, in it the letter said, “This nigger drives for me.”-LBJ

Another of my favorites is LBJ’s daughter Lucy threatening to hit an aide if he didn’t find “her nigger”.

Lots of lots of people testifying to LBJ’s racism….it’s hard to believe it’s all made up.

FastEddy23 February 19, 2015 at 9:05 am

Mmmm … I stand corrected … And I’m not surprised. I worked for Lady Bird just after they left the WH … as a DJ on one of her radio stations in Austin Texas. … I only lasted two weeks … couldn’t quite deal with the Texas politics.

shifty henry February 19, 2015 at 3:50 pm

— or the tumbleweed?

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 19, 2015 at 8:42 am

Arrest him.
Charge him with theft.
Convict him.
Throw his racist ass in prison.

2 peas in a pod February 19, 2015 at 8:57 am

Obama or this guy? Both? Theft charge applies to both.

jimlewisowb February 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

Wait a damn minute – what happened to the Donkey Cart, the parade down Main Street, the sharpening of the Blade, the sound of the Cockroach’s head hitting the bottom of the sawgrass basket – these scurrying little sons of bitches are getting bolder by the second – eradication, not incarceration

Raise the black flag! February 19, 2015 at 9:47 am

“eradication, not incarceration”

Love it! That’s my new motto.

Democracy in action February 19, 2015 at 9:11 am

“Charge him with theft.”

He was already found innocent of 7 of the 8 charges levied against him-lol

David February 19, 2015 at 8:43 am

it bees dey rites

The Untouchables February 19, 2015 at 8:48 am

The “ethics” commission found him guilty of 1 charge of 8 presented, and not contested factually….lmao!

What a joke that commission is. Even the one charge they found him guilty on was noted as “inadvertant”…I’ll tell ya, between the commission and SLED they pretty much got the pols asses protected

Hell, it appears in the report he isn’t even filing his taxes properly.

nitrat February 19, 2015 at 9:43 am

Thanks for the link. This guy just lied and lied and lied on ethics filing after ethics filing and they let him amend and claim ‘inadvertent.
That’s great.

The Untouchables February 19, 2015 at 9:59 am

Whoever that “Elizabeth Jenkins” is in Fairfield/Winnsboro, she’s doing a great service(or trying at least) by exposing these people.

Look at this one:

She finds out that that the recently appointed “Interim Administrator” is also a principle for a company specializing is getting taxes approved for small gov’t and brought it to do so in Fairfield and rightfully calls it out as a “conflict of interest”.

What was the “ethics” commission finding on that?


LMAO! It’s so laughable. You know why he’s not guilty? Because he gets paid by invoices instead of through county payroll…..LMAO!

No conflict there, none at all! lmao!

She reminds me a little of Ned Sloan in the upstate. Thing is, they all eventually get tired of trying to fight insurmountable corruption and fade away…understandably so.

What a joke government is, at every level…truly.

Auld Aquaintance February 19, 2015 at 10:47 am

Ned Sloan has a right to be tired. He’s around 85 now, and is still active in keeping this state straight (or as least as straight as his many lawsuits can make it).

The Untouchables February 19, 2015 at 10:49 am

No question, didn’t mean to besmirch the man one bit, I admire him.

The only thing is, it seems like an awful lot of effort/money for little return. Also, he’s privledged in that he can afford the time/money to try to do something.

That’s not the case for most of those being ruled over.

FastEddy23 February 19, 2015 at 8:48 am

“Black SC Councilman: OK To Bilk Taxpayers Because “Only Whites” Complained …”

?? Is that an actual quote ??

(Lone Ranger[s]: Out here in Taxifornia, the similar things are said re: La Raza verses (now in the minority) whites. “… the meskins ain’t complainin’, so why bother cutting taxes …”

Nah February 19, 2015 at 8:53 am

“?? Is that an actual quote ??”

Not from what I can tell, he’s suggesting racism is the reason only whites are complaining.

There might be a weird sort of truth to it in that many blacks are riding the government gravy train and think it’s a weird form of payback for the injustices of slavery, segregation, etc.-so they aren’t going to complain about one of their reps getting his slice of the government redistribution pie.

So what he’s saying is “I can milk the system for all it’s worth because my majority electorate(who is black) is ok with it.”…and sadly he might be right.

In a roundabout way it’s no different than when any majority votes to take money from people who don’t agree. It’s all varying degrees of theft, some of which are deemed “acceptable” socially, some not.

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 8:50 am

I wonder if FITS ‘LIKES’ this man, as he ‘LIKES’ Steven Benjamin, Bakari Sellers, Gerald Malloy, Robert Ford and Todd Rutherford…

Remember: FITS, who SWEARS he is diametrically opposed to the severe damage Liberal economic policy inflicts…is so COMPASSIONATE – and against voter integrity laws.

FITS revealed he watched the movie “Mississippi Burning” to form his ideas about modern-day race relations…LMAO…what a learned – and well-educated – guy..

With FITS – and The State newspaper – as your moral guide concerning race…you don’t need to read anything else…Hahahaha..Do ya’…

just sayin February 19, 2015 at 8:56 am

you left out obama…he supports his policies on gay marriage,abortion,immigration and ignoring isis…

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 10:32 am

FITS could not be in favor of of those VERY costly Liberal polices…could he???…He SWEARS he’s a fiscal Conservative…

Shhh…Don’t let on that the ignorance of the Liberal-Tarians is just as devestating to the economy, as the liberals…might blow their cover…

Saluda Rapids February 19, 2015 at 9:27 am

We could read the SCPSD, but the last post was on Dec. 17. RIP, baby, RIP! LMAO.

Dec. 17th February 19, 2015 at 9:38 am

A day that will live in dignity.

GrandTango February 19, 2015 at 10:29 am

Unhinged with hate, much???….LMAO…

PS: SR, aside from stealing that User Name because you’re too ignorant to come up w/ one of your own…didn’t you use to puppy-dog me on go-gamecocks…until I left this site, and it became a wasteland???…or should I say it became irrelevant, much like you are…except when you attach to me???

Bottom line: I can bring down a site….or make one sing w/ activity. Too bad you are pertinent only in relation to me… LMAO…

Buz Martin February 19, 2015 at 12:45 pm

SCPTSD, it should have been called.

AN February 19, 2015 at 1:01 pm

Getting repeatedly metaphorically bitch slapped, everyday, for years on this comments section would probably give one PTSD.

Nölff February 19, 2015 at 8:54 am

Racialist sumbitch. I’m 100% sure there are blacks in the county that complain about taxes.

IDK February 19, 2015 at 9:05 am

” I’m 100% sure there are blacks in the county that complain about taxes.”

There’s two questions that come to my mind in your post:

#1 If there are blacks complaining, are they on the dole or are they business owners or hard workers?(a valid question in that there are many blacks on the welfare system in Fairfield)

#2 Are they complaining publicly? Because by this meeting, it would appear not.

their silence is revealing February 19, 2015 at 9:09 am

Just like a billion Muslims are supposed to be against terrorism and ISIS yet they never complain or raise objections in public.

show me the money? February 19, 2015 at 9:06 am

Only after they get that Earned Income Tax Credit check.

FastEddy23 February 19, 2015 at 9:17 am

Bill Cosby? Ben Carson? … And look how the “progressive” Fascists are dealing with them …

grandtangosuglydog February 19, 2015 at 10:08 am

Dumbest comment of the day…so far.

Buz Martin February 19, 2015 at 12:42 pm

It’s hilarious to me that Bill Cosby is being held up these days as a conservative hero. Fact is, he has never stopped being an avid supporter of Barack Obama. He has only criticized him in the most tepid terms in the last couple of years. His views on black youth have been supported by several far left black activists, such as Cornell West, and in fact are a modern-day expression of the thinking of W.E.B. DuBoise. He funded several film projects by out-and-out radical black filmmakers. Oprah Winfrey has said he is the man who put Obama in the White House.

The irony is compounded by the fact that Cosby is being defended by many black activists who contend that “the Jews in Hollywood and New York” are out to get him. That’s just as off the mark as claiming there is some conspiracy on the part of progressives due to the “pound cake” speech, etc.

Cosby is the one who is bringing down Cosby. He’s guilty as sin, and his hubris is a match for any figure in Greek or Shakespearean tragedy. His fall is just beginning, though. In the end, it will prove to be far greater than that of OJ.

btw, a personal friend of mine is one of the Cosby accusers. She is a committed Christian and a deeply conservative Republican.

FastEddy23 February 19, 2015 at 12:48 pm

Bill Cosby: Conservative Hero? … Not! … Not anymore than our first “black” president, The Slick One.

jimlewisowb February 19, 2015 at 8:54 am

A Fucking Cockroach who boasts he is a Fucking Cockroach

With his admitted ability to milk the taxpayers he seems to be an excellent candidate not only for the Order of the Palmetto but to be appointed Overseer of SCSU by the BCB

Footnote: When the Fucking Cockroaches get up on their hind legs and scream in your face that they are a Fucking Cockroach and dare you to do anything about it – well let’s just say Roach Pruff ain’t going to be of any use

MW McGill February 19, 2015 at 8:58 am

Um, PFTC, LBJ never uttered those words or anything remotely close to them. What he actually said after signing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was “I think we just delivered the South to the Republican Party for a long time to come.” Johnson was a lot of things – wildly irresponsible fiscally and utterly naïve in the face of the military-industrial complex to name a couple of things bad. The bottom line is though – Johnson’s commitment to civil rights for blacks and Latinos was by all accounts sincere. The fact that he knew it was bad politics for his party in his home state and across the South only bolsters that conclusion.

Par for the course February 19, 2015 at 9:03 am

You’re living in a fantasy world my friend. There are plenty of people attesting to LBJ’s racism.

FastEddy23 February 19, 2015 at 9:13 am

… Racism? LBJ may have said a lot of things like that, but the Texas culture is such that He almost certainly was using a slang-driven political “talking point” and never intended that and other remarks for any ears but His good ol’ Texas boys’.

It’s a lot like Ted Cruz saying “abolish the IRS” with a big shi’ite-eating grin … signaling to the masses that He does not really mean it.

It’s a Texas thing, don’t over think it.

Par for the course February 19, 2015 at 9:18 am

lol, you’re really gonna question his racism with a quote like this:

“As long as you are black, and you’re gonna be black till the day you die, no one’s gonna call you by your goddamn name. So no matter what you are called, nigger, you just let it roll off your back like water, and you’ll make it. Just pretend you’re a goddamn piece of furniture.”

MW McGill February 19, 2015 at 11:04 am

PFTC – also not a real LBJ quote. Johnson’s not one of my favorite presidents but he not because he was a racist. He may have been our least racist president ever at the time he took office (probably a toss up between him and Ike). Doesn’t make him a good president, he wasn’t. What he was not was some sort of a white-trash redneck like a Ross Barnett in Mississippi or even an Albert Watson in South Carolina.

Par for the course February 19, 2015 at 11:10 am

“PFTC – also not a real LBJ quote”

lol…so his black chauffer that wrote the book “Capitol Hill in Black & White” is lying eh?

Buz Martin February 19, 2015 at 12:22 pm

LBJ not a white-trash redneck? Really? What was he, then? An enlightened urban sophisticate? Please. He was what he was. A deeply flawed politician from the South who saw the handwriting on the wall and got out way ahead of the GOP on civil rights in a way that FDR could never have done. Might he, himself, had a fairly high degree of racial animus? Sure. But he had early on made Texas blacks an important part of his constituency. Again, deft political instincts, for a true disciple of the Roosevelts.

MW McGill February 19, 2015 at 3:55 pm

Really Buz? If you are not an “urban sophisticate”, then you are a white-trash redneck? You don’t think there are enlightened, thoughtful (sophisticated even) people who grow up in rural areas without a great deal of money or formal education? Really?

Limbaughsaphatkhunt February 19, 2015 at 7:07 pm

You mean a Canadian thing?

FastEddy23 February 20, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Mmmmm … that too.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt February 19, 2015 at 7:07 pm

Here Here!!!

Guest February 19, 2015 at 9:17 am

OK, lets get to the root cause not addressed in the writing. Someone in the county cut a check to make the college reimbursement. Who cut the check and who authorized cutting the check? Lets start there and determine why they thought that was an acceptable reimbursement to pay for with county funds. Does anybody know the answer to these basic questions?

nitrat February 19, 2015 at 9:44 am

There’s a link to the Ethics Commission case at a comment below that gives a little more info.

guest February 20, 2015 at 11:03 am

The previous administrator, Mr. Hinley authorized the checks. He was given full authority by the sitting council to make such decisions without council approval.

nitrat February 19, 2015 at 9:33 am

Take his SC tax refunds to reimburse the county.
That will make him lose his mind.
And, probably get it paid off a lot faster than at $100.00 per month.

Well I'll be February 19, 2015 at 11:23 am

I honestly didn’t think it was possible to have a more out of touch, insensitive, uninformed and purposely ignorant politician than Curtis Loftis. I was wrong.

Almost Black February 19, 2015 at 1:57 pm

That guy’s skin tone is lighter than the honky sitting next to him. I wouldn’t have known he was black until he opened his mouth.

Fecal Matters February 19, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Ever notice, when verifiable racism and race baiting is covered on FitNews, the usual suspects are off having a glass of STFU?

Kimani wa Karanja February 19, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Kill whitey!

ELCID February 19, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Is this money that he owes or the County owes taxpayers???
If he owes it: then maybe we send him to prison where he belongs.

If the County owes it, then that’s open to discussion.
But, in a lot more civilized manner, than playing the foolish “Black,” card.
Which is becoming more and more stupid, as Blacks are becoming just as self aware and wealthy as their white fellow citizens. And, they don’t like corruption any more than whites.

edr February 19, 2015 at 5:19 pm

The School District put out a 190,000 no bid contract for security system
at new tech school and advanced contractor 90,000 before work started
and contractor will retain ownership of the system.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt February 19, 2015 at 7:06 pm

Let’s consider it a down payment on reparations…

hmmm.... February 20, 2015 at 12:47 am

But only 40% of the money would be reparations right?

Mr. Bancroft February 20, 2015 at 9:43 am

attach his stipend as councilman, just sayin’

jimlewisowb February 20, 2015 at 11:02 am

Sounds logical, however I’m sure there is some rule, law, code of council or an old Kotex crayon box with a note written on the back stating such is not permissible

Tend to believe if the POS became road kill tonight, his immoral remains hermetically sealed in an old Mayonnaise jar and buried under the cooling tower of the Glow Plant that not only would his county checks keep coming someone will be there to cash them


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