It’s next to impossible to turn on the TV and not see another story declaring with utmost certitude that President Trump is a racist.
Is he? You decide:
- For 14 years, NBC made Trump host of its prime-time television series, “The Apprentice,” something the network would never have done had there been even a hint of racism in his past.
- Trump was a high profile real estate developer in New York City, one of the most liberal jurisdictions in America. Had he been infected with racism, he would have faced insurmountable hurdles getting his projects approved.
- Before running for president, Trump donated $1.5 million to high profile Democrat candidates, including Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Andrew Cuomo, none of whom would have accepted a dime from him if there was a shred of doubt about his racial bona fides.
Only when Trump became the GOP presidential nominee did feigned cries of “Racist!” appear, as Democrats hurled racial hand grenades his way at every turn. Maybe they didn’t know about the time he drove a stake in the heart of institutional racism in South Florida …
When Trump fought the racists
In 1985, 31 years before being elected president, Trump bought the 126-room, 62,500 sq. ft. Mar-a-Lago estate, the magnificent Palm Beach, Florida seaside resort built by Post Cereals heiress, Margaret Merriwether Post. The brash New York real estate developer was intent on turning his newly acquired property into a private club that would compete with other high society clubs in the area, which barred blacks and Jews from membership.
When Trump, then 39, revealed that memberships at his proposed club would be offered without regard to race or religion, the Palm Beach town council imposed zoning restrictions to prevent him from turning Mar-a-Lago into a club. Sensing the restrictions were intended to perpetuate the discriminatory practices of the Old South social order in Palm Beach, Trump went head-to-head with the town council.
As part of his strategy to bring long overdue social change to the upper echelon of Palm Beach society, he sent the city commissioners a copy of the Sidney Poitier movie “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” a film about upper-class racism. When the commissioners still wouldn’t budge, Trump filed a $100 million lawsuit, and the rest is history.
Under Trump’s ownership, Mar-a-Lago Club has been open from the beginning to anyone who could qualify, regardless of race or religion. Influenced in part by Trump’s ground-breaking example, other clubs in the area slowly began doing away with discriminatory policies. Today, all high society clubs in Palm Beach are open to blacks and Jews. Long before he ran for president, Donald Trump was dismantling racial barriers in South Florida, not something a racist would do.
Note: The narration above was condensed from this American Spectator article titled “When Trump Fought the Racists.”
President Trump is fulfilling his promise to reach out to the African-American community
- In 2018, President Trump signed a clemency plea for an African-American grandmother who had served 20 years of a life sentence for a non-violent drug offense. Hollywood celebrity Kim Kardashian brought Alice Marie Johnson’s plight to the attention of President Trump, who ordered her set free. “I felt like I was losing hope. Thank you, President Trump. I love you and I am going to make you proud that you gave me this second chance in life.” See story and photohere. Not everyone was thrilled that Trump set Johnson free. Democrat HBO host Bill Maher said he fears that “grateful black folks” like Alice Johnson will cause Trump to rise in the polls.
- Citing racial injustice, President Trump posthumously pardoned black boxing legend Jack Johnson. In 1913, the first African-American heavyweight champion was convicted by an all-white jury for taking his white girlfriend across state lines for “immoral purposes.” The conviction and imprisonment destroyed Johnson’s boxing career. With Sylvester Stallone and former heavyweight champion Lenox Lewis at his side, President Trump signed the pardon in an Oval Office ceremony. Previous presidents, including George W. Bush and Barack Obama, rejected bi-partisan requests to grant clemency to Johnson. See 47-sec. video here.
- In 2018, President Trump signed a bill elevating the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. to full national park status. With the slain civil rights leader’s niece, Alveda King, looking on, Trump signed the bill aboard Air Force One. The legislation gives the landmark attraction additional resources, including park rangers and funding for community improvements. Previously
turned down by presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, the long-championed bill was sponsored by civil rights icon, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).
- President Trump is considering pardoning Muhammad Ali. The former heavyweight boxing sensation was sentenced in 1970 to five years in prison after he was convicted of draft evasion. As a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, Ali refused to serve in the military. The prison sentence was overturned in 1971 in a unanimous Supreme Court decision that found the Department of Justice improperly told the draft board that Ali’s stance wasn’t motivated by his religious beliefs.
- A month after taking office, President Trump signed an executive order that historically black colleges and universities will be a priority in his administration. As one of more than 100 African-American educators in attendance, Leonard Haynes, former executive director of the 40-year-old White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, said, “Oh man. I’ve been around for a long time and I’ve never seen as many black folks in the Oval Office.” See photo here.
- In January 2018, President Trump extended an olive branch to the NFL kneelers by asking them to send him names of African-Americans they feel were unfairly treated by the criminal justice system, promising to have his administration review such cases and take remedial action if warranted.
- In May 2018, African-American NYPD detective Miosotis Familia, mother of two, was gunned down by a cop hater. At a memorial service in the nation’s capitol, President Trump hugged, kissed and held hands with Familia’s 90-year-old mother. Would a racist ever do such a thing? Click hereto see heart-breaking pictures of Familia’s grieving mother embracing President Trump.
Democrats know President Trump is not a racist. But because the “race card” has long been an effective way to incite racial hatred against Republican presidents, they continue to target him with racial invectives. Unfortunately for them, the black electorate is awakening to the fact that they’ve been lied to about America’s current president. Last December, Newsday reported an electrifying surge in black support for Trump, with three national polls showing his approval among black voters at 33, 34 and 35 percent, respectively. With Democrats having taken the black vote for granted since the 1960s, survey results like those could torpedo their chances on November 3.
With a Reprd is losing its clout, but that won’t stop more fabricated charges of racism against President Trump. In attempting to drive down his record approval among black voters, Democrats will continue using one of the Third Reich’s most effective propaganda techniques: If you’re goingublican president extending a hand of genuine friendship to the African-American community, the race ca to lie, make it a Big Lie, keep repeating it and people will believe it.
See how a half-century of Democrat rule has devastated urban America by watching
The same media that smugly cry “racism!” at the drop of a hat are now blaming the high coronavirus death rate among black Americans on … racism. Embedded in the article below is a video of four black ex-convicts who describe the greatest harm inflicted on black people, and it has absolutely nothing to do with racism. – JE
Racial politics rears its ugly head in debate over COVID-19 death rates among blacks
As reported by ABC News, African-American coronavirus patients in Michigan died of the disease at more than eight times the rate of white people despite making up only 14% of the state’s population. Similar death disparities occurred in other U.S. cities with large black populations, thus creating an opening for racial politics to be injected into the debate over Covid-19 death rates in the African-American community.
At the Coronavirus Task Force press briefing on April 7, Dr. Anthony Fauci correctly observed that African-Americans are disproportionately affected by disparities in illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and asthma, all of which are known to increase the risk of fatal coronavirus complications. The widely respected epidemiologist went on to note that such disparities have “long been prevalent in the African-American community.” With higher coronavirus death rates among African-Americans an established medical fact, progressive media outlets are raising the specter that racism is to blame.
The suggestion that the medical profession is rife with racist doctors and nurses is an unfortunate extension of the modern Democratic Party’s identity politics election strategy, which is predicated on the fallacious narrative that even after all the years of racial progress, the America of today is an incurably oppressive place infested with racists who roam the land, including in hospitals and medical facilities that care for all Americans, regardless of the color of their skin.
No intelligent person can deny that residual racism still exists among some unenlightened people in our society, including some who work at health care facilities. But there’s a reason for the health disparities Dr. Fauci talked about that has absolutely nothing to do with racism. I’ll get to that in a minute, but first a small slice of America’s racial history.
Where black lives don’t matter
For most of America’s otherwise storied history, two evil institutions — slavery and segregation — saw to it that black lives didn’t matter. In 1964, hope among Americans of African descent soared when a Democrat president launched a noble war, the war on poverty. Then, in a cruel twist of fate for a people subjected to economic oppression since their country’s founding, that hope would be crushed when the war on poverty was turned into what would become a third evil institution in America. As was true of plantations in the Old South, The New Plantation has become a place where black lives don’t matter, except in the lead-up to elections. Please stay with me here, because what follows is important.
Since 1964, $25 trillion in anti-poverty funding has been spent, with the lion’s share going to America’s largest Democrat-run cities. After nearly six decades of uninterrupted Democrat rule, America’s inner cities more resemble bombed-out war zones than suitable places for human beings to live. Despite all that money and all those years, the New Plantation is still defined by an unconscionable number of abandoned buildings, empty houses and vacant lots surrounded by rampant crime, government dependency, generational poverty and inexcusably sorry schools, the sum of which has led to chronic despair and hopelessness among the urban poor.
Crumbled infrastructure is bad enough, but the real cost is the human cost. By intentionally pushing welfare policies known to kill the human spirit, the post-1960s Democratic Party has foisted unmitigated havoc on the most vulnerable people in our society, with the destruction of the black family as Exhibit A: Seventy-seven percent of black babies in the New Plantation are born out of wedlock. Seventy-seven percent!
Democrats say their motives were pure, and that may have been true a half-century ago. They say they need more time, more money. Another half-century, another $25 trillion? For what? More of the inhumane living conditions that have existed unabated in the New Plantation for six consecutive decades?
Having been addicted to the demeaning lifestyle of government dependency, millions of decent people in our inner cities are economically confined to the squalid living conditions endemic to the New Plantation. Regardless of race, people who live in squalor generally make the kind of poor lifestyle choices — cigarettes, alcoholism, drug addiction, junk food — that lead to the diseases Dr. Fauci cited as causing a disproportionate share of coronavirus deaths among African-Americans.
Poor lifestyle choices by residents of the New Plantation aren’t caused by racism; rather, such choices can be laid squarely at the feet of the post-1960s Democratic Party and its cynical welfare-for-votes election strategy.
The good news is that black people are awakening to what Democrats have done to the people in our inner cities, as evidenced by the surge of black support for President Trump, and an electrifying 2014 video of four Chicago ex-convicts tearing into President Obama and the Democratic Party for betraying the people of urban America with a half-century of broken promises.
What these four men have to say should be heard by every black person in America and every white person who continually votes for the party that bears full responsibility for perpetuating the tragic living conditions described in the video below.
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