I don’t think it matters whether or not there is a tape of Trump using the N-word.
If you already think he’s a racist (like I do), you don’t need more proof.
On the other side, if you’re willing to overlook Charlottesville and Trump’s other displays of racism, you would overlook this too.
This is an excellent column by Jamil Smith
from the column: “Americans are plagued by the belief that racism is best proven through speech. If there is no recording of a store clerk or police officer (or president) using a racial slur, then there’s nothing to discuss. Defining racism as who does or does not say “nigger,” for instance, boils bigotry down to mere language rather than realizing it is a more silent and comprehensive web of oppression.”