Unlike many people in the media and DC political bubbles, I try to stay in touch with what Americans who don’t talk for a living are thinking. And I’m definitely getting the sense that the liberal media outlets and Democrat politicians have greatly overplayed their hand with this whole “Trump is a racist white supremacist who hates brown people and he and his supporters are responsible for all mass shootings, including the one committed by a socialist Elizabeth Warren supporter” crusade.
(FYI: Conservative comedian and commentator Mark Dice has put together a compilation video of Trump denouncing racism, white supremacy and the Klan, with clips stretching all the way back to 2000. During that same year, Joe Biden was still proudly serving in the Senate alongside Democratic Party elder statesman and former “Exalted Cyclops” of the KKK, Robert Byrd, who would remain in office until his death in 2010):
The first regular Americans who got a chance to appear on a camera that “Beto” or Cory wasn’t hogging were the San Antonio residents who got doxed by Rep. Joaquin Castro and exposed to possible violence from the unhinged left for donating to Trump’s campaign. They were understandably furious. Some had also donated to Castro and his brother, Julian (probably just business owners covering all bets), but I’m sure that won’t ever happen again. They’re going to remember this in San Antonio longer than they remember the Alamo. Anyone thinking of challenging Castro for his House seat might want to file now and avoid the rush.
Next, we heard from the victims of the shooters and their families. The hotheads were screaming that Trump shouldn’t visit El Paso and Dayton (according to the obviously focus-group-tested phrase of the day, he had “blood on his hands.”) Trump ignored them and did the right thing anyway. While they tried to gin up hatred and division for political advantage, he was doing what Presidents are supposed to do: comforting the victims and attempting to heal and reassure the nation. And surprise! The people he came to visit were grateful. In fact, they remarked that the Trump they met surprised them by being nothing like the ogre depicted in the media (this theme has been repeated many times over the past couple of years by people who meet Trump in person.)
And I already told you how liberals are fuming because some Trump supporters staged a volunteer clean-up in Rep. Elijah Cummings’ Baltimore district, the one that Trump was branded as a racist and “white supremacist” for calling crime-ridden and rat-infested, even though everyone knows that it is. But the residents not only welcomed and thanked the volunteers, many went on camera to say Trump’s comments weren’t racist, and they appreciated someone in power finally calling out Baltimore’s Democratic government for ignoring their problems for so long.
And now, we know why Trump called out Cummings on the condition of his district, and it wasn’t about racism or political sniping. He was asked to do it by retired NFL player Jack Brewer, who is black. Brewer says he had a chance to meet Trump in July and “I told him please call out Elijah Cummings and Baltimore.” Brewer said he’d just left Baltimore, where he’d seen what kids were growing up in, “and the reason why is because their politicians, their political leaders, are going out and they’re worrying about the issues that raise them money…and that is not the poor, black kid.” He pointed out that on the same weekend as the El Paso and Dayton shootings, a total of 51 people were shot in Chicago and Baltimore, “and no one says anything.”
That’s because the politicians who are responsible for those cities would rather attack people who point out the problems than do anything to fix them.
After two years of hearing that Trump isn’t “presidential,” this week, he not only appeared presidential, but his opponents appeared so unpresidential that they made him look like Abe Lincoln – another Republican whom Democrats of the time hated and ridiculed as unfit to be President.