Understatement of the year incoming: Nobody’s perfect.
President Donald Trump has genuinely done quite a bit of good during his presidency despite the far-left media painting him as some sort of incompetent despot. That obviously means he isn’t wholly above criticism, and it would be a disservice to deify him.
That being said, one of the dumbest possible “criticisms” of Trump over the last two years has been that he’s a racist.
It just makes no sense.
There are certainly genuine and despicable racists in America today. Neo-Nazis and KKK members are the scum of the Earth, but because some of them may be Trump supporters, that makes Trump racist?
Since the Nation of Islam’s Louis Farrakhan has shown himself to be a racist and an anti-Semite but supports former president Barack Obama, does that alone automatically make Obama a racist and an anti-Semite? It’s a flimsy argument, at best.
Oh, but wait, Trump refused to condemn Neo-Nazis and KKK members during the deadly clash last year in Charlottesville, Virginia?
That’s another media fallacy. Trump was voicing support for the people who were fighting to protect a Confederate statue, before the aforementioned racists interspersed among them.
Instead of looking at random fringe pockets of people that support Trump or putting words into his mouth, how about we look at what Trump has actually done and said?
For example, Trump recently threw his full support behind Republican Michigan Senate candidate John James. He’s a West Point graduate and U.S. Army combat veteran who’s running in Tuesday’s Michigan primary to win the Republican nomination for Senate. His opponent is Sandy Pensler, a man the Detroit News describes as an “Ivy League professor turned businessman.”
John James is a potential Republican Star who has a Senate primary election tomorrow in Michigan. If he becomes the Republican candidate, he will beat the Open Borders, weak on Crime, Democrat, Debbie Stabenow. Vote for John James and Make America Great Again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 6, 2018
Oh, James happens to be black and his opponent, Pensler, happens to be white.
That shouldn’t matter, but it clearly does to the far-left media, so let’s throw that caveat in there.
Trump described James as “a potential Republican Star,” a far cry from any sort of derogatory racial epithet.
Of course, Trump didn’t just praise James. He also took a shot at “the Open Borders, weak on Crime, Democrat, Debbie Stabenow.” That shouldn’t surprise anyone either.
James, for his part, wholeheartedly accepted Trump’s endorsement.
“I am proud to have the endorsement of President Trump. President Trump is endorsing my campaign because he knows that I will work with him to secure the borders, defend the Constitution and protect Michigan jobs,” James told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Notice how neither Trump nor James mentioned anything about his race, but rather his politics. Last we checked, politicians’ political views are, and should be, far more important than the color of their skin.
Meanwhile, race-obsessed liberals, like the antifa thugs who harassed conservative pundit Candace Owens and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk on Monday in Philadelphia are treated by the media like they’re heroes of brotherhood and peace.
Democrats’ priorities have driven by race for decades, and Barack Obama being out of the White House hasn’t changed that one bit.
But the racial component of Trump’s endorsement of a black candidate in an important Senate Republican primary race passed by almost unnoticed — because in Republican contests, ideas matter more than skin color.
No president is perfect, and no polical party is perfect, but in the United States today, the contrast is clear. And the mainstream media will never admit it, Trump and the GOP win hands down.
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