Over the weekend, the media continued their “bleep-storm” of outrage over what President Trump allegedly said about some nations from which we accept a lot of immigrants not exactly being paradises on Earth. They immediately twisted that alleged comment into a blatant display of racism, but pushback on that has also started rising. Some of the more interesting comments included pointing out that South Korea and North Korea have the exact same racial makeup, but only one is obviously a…well, you know. Most people understand that that appellation is something created by horrible governments, not by a nation’s people.
Eddie Scarry at the Washington Examiner listed some liberal celebrities who claimed they would leave America if Trump won (none did) and the nations to which they threatened (or promised) to move. They included France, Canada, Australia and Spain. He noted that none said they would move to El Salvador. Guess they must think it’s a…well, you know.
I would add that it’s interesting how, just one day before liberals went ballistic at Trump allegedly badmouthing places like El Salvador, they were blasting Trump for wanting Salvadorans who’ve been here for over a decade on temporary visits to go home. They protested that it would be cruel and inhumane to send them back to El Salvador because that country is a…well, you know.
Meanwhile, another question has arisen: is all this hooha over something that might be fake news? It was first reported in the Washington Post, but there's a reason why, when Steven Spielberg wanted to make a puff piece about the Post’s journalistic integrity, he had to make it a period piece set 48 years ago. That was not the Jeff Bezos-owned, anonymous source-citing, “we’ll run any rumor/alleged leak that makes Trump look bad” WaPo of today. So just because the Post ran the story about what Trump allegedly said behind closed doors, that doesn’t mean he actually said it.
In fact, even after they were able to name a source – Sen. Dick Durbin – that still cited no reliable source. Durbin is not only a member of the rabid anti-Trump brigade who had good reason to play the “racism” card to deflect attention from Trump’s rejection of his Gang of Six DACA bill, he also has a history of claiming incendiary things were said in closed-door meetings with Presidents that other attendees and the White House denied were ever said – and I’m talking about the Obama White House.