She’s right. Cummings is a racist, a crook, and a corrupt political hack. Trump is none of those things.
America may be on the verge of a “horrible civil war” because President Donald Trump criticized a crime-ridden major city that has exclusively been run by Democratic mayors for decades, according to a guest on “Morning Joe,” reports Fox News.
Speaking on “Morning Joe,” chief public affairs officer for MoveOn.org, Karine Jean-Pierre, said that Elijah Cummings “is everything Trump is not” and suggested the president attacked him out of fear.
As we all know, MoveOndotorg is a nonpartisan, nonideological news organization devoted to reporting nothing but objective facts. (If you believe that you must be a Democrat.)
“Donald Trump put his hand on the Bible — technically two Bibles — and took the oath of the presidency to be a president for all of us,” Jean-Pierre continued. “And since that day, since that moment, every hour, he seems to just prove that to be wrong. He is not a president for black people. He’s not a president for women. He’s not a president for brown people. He’s not a president for the LGBTQ community. He chooses to just double down and triple down on bigotry and racism.”
This is a verbal excretion of identity politics. Either Trump is a president for all people or he is only a president for some people. If he was a president for black people then he could not be a president for white, brown, and yellow people. If he was a president for women he could not be a president for men. Former Occupant Obama was a president for some people, and look at the mess he got us in.
According to Jean-Pierre, Trump’s rhetoric regarding Baltimore will continue until the 2020 election — which she believes could lead to a civil war.
“I don’t know where Donald Trump wants to take this, but wherever it is, it’s going to be dangerous,” she said. “It could lead to some sort of horrible civil war. He is testing us. He’s testing the democracy. He’s shredding the Constitution. And so, Republicans, the leadership in the Republican Party, need to stand up. You have to speak up. Because if you don’t, you are encouraging this. You are picking Donald Trump, loyalty to Donald Trump, instead of to the country.”
Democrats really want a do-over on the Civil War, don’t they? It didn’t work out so good for them last time. Maybe since they hold both coasts they think they have us surrounded.
Unlike Beavis and Butthead, I have some relevant questions for their guest:
1. In what way are Trump’s tweets racist?
2. What is your definition of racism?
3. What did Trump say in his tweets that was not factually correct?
4. How could Trump’s tweets lead to civil war?
5. In what way is Trump testing democracy?
6. How is Trump “shredding the Constitution?”
7. The U.S. is not currently at war with any other country. The economy is booming. Black employment is at a record high, while black unemployment is at a record low. What is it that you don’t like about Trump’s presidency, the peace or the prosperity?
It is easy to see why the Left is so angry and frustrated. President Trump is not acting like he is supposed to. White people are not allowed to criticize black people. When a white politician criticizes a black person, the Left is supposed to call him a racist. The white politician is then supposed to retract or walk back his statement and apologize for his racial insensitivity. This is the system we have developed over the years, and it works really well. For Democrats.
But Trump is doing it all wrong. He criticized Elijah Cummings, the Left called him a racist, but then instead of retreating and apologizing, Trump doubled down. That’s just not right. He is endangering our whole way of life when he does that. It’s unamerican! /sarc
Don Surber documents how the Baltimore Sun sent reporters into West Baltimore to ask residents if they thought their community was dangerous and rat-infested. They didn’t look at FBI data to see how the violent crime rate in Baltimore compares to other major cities. (Baltimore violent crime rate is one of the very worst.) They didn’t go online to see if there were any news stories documenting a rat infestation. (There are numerous stories, some even published by the Baltimore Sun.)
They didn’t try to refute Trump with facts, they just offered a few opinions from Baltimorons. We have no way of knowing (because they didn’t say) how many people the reporters talked to or whether the opinions they published were representative of the whole community. Even so, the residents admitted they there was at least some truth to what Trump said.
“I was born and raised here and I love my city very much. Yes, we have our issues. There’s a whole lot of fixing that needs to be done, but what place doesn’t need some fixing?”
This here is my personal favorite:
Minor told the reporters, “He’s just ignorant. If it’s so bad here, give more government funding to our city.
Well, Mr. Minor, it is your city, it is Baltimorons committing the vast majority of the violent crimes in your city, and those are your rats eating your trash. How about YOU clean up YOUR mess?