Ralph Northam and Democrats have explaining to do

Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam appears to be a real bigot even though the unhinged, radical left keeps pushing the vile, meritless talking point that “Trump supporters are racist” for its own transparent political purposes.

Damning pages of Northam’s 1984 medical school yearbook emerged Friday featuring the Democrat in two typical yearbook photos alongside another photo, of two men — one in blackface and the other dressed in a KKK white hood and cape.

At first Northam took ownership and apologized for the racist photo — only to backtrack the following day — denying it was him in blackface or in the despicable KKK uniform. The reversal prompted Trump to fire off this missive via Twitter on Saturday, “Democrat Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia just stated, ‘I believe that I am not either of the people in that photo.’ This was 24 hours after apologizing for appearing in the picture and days after making the most horrible statement on “super” late term abortion. Unforgivable!”

Also unbelievable given that Northam has since admitted to being in blackface — on another occasion — while pretending to be Michael Jackson at a dance party in his 20s.

This is the same liberal hypocrite who during the last gubernatorial election in Virginia accused his Republican political opponent, Ed Gillespie, and his supporters of “racism.”

In October 2017, Northam tweeted, “VA is an inclusive and diverse community — we won’t put up with Ed Gillespie’s racist rhetoric and fear mongering.”

Notwithstanding, ever since Trump came down the escalator at Trump Tower announcing his candidacy for president, Democrats and their partisan media lapdogs have relentlessly hurled baseless allegations that Trump is a racist and anyone who supports him is, by default, one too.

For what, exactly? Supporting border security and legal immigration versus illegal immigration?

If memory serves, high-ranking Democrats including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama and scores of other liberals — have all signed legislation for massive funding to build barrier walls along the U.S. southern border. Not to mention supporting other measures — including mass deportation of millions of illegal immigrants during the Obama administration — to stem the tide of illegal immigration.

No one called them racists or accused the Democrat Party of trying to “keep America white.”

Bottom line: Democrats — still reeling from Hillary Clinton’s 2016 crushing defeat — have wildly overplayed their hand and it’s backfiring right before our eyes. As the race to 2020 ensues, the Democrats will be hard pressed to find any rational voter who feels sorry for them.

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Adriana Cohen is host of the “Adriana Cohen Show” heard Wednesdays at noon on Boston Herald Radio. Follow her on Twitter @AdrianaCohen16.