Skip to comments.Trump the racist? No way!
Posted on 08/04/2019 6:33:28 AM PDT by billyboy15
Trump as a racist
Adriana Cohen is a Boston-based writer and critic of media bias. This is long but well written.
If actions speak louder than words, President Trump is no racist. If he were truly one, he'd be oppressing minorities, not uplifting and empowering them with policies he's implemented that improve their lives.
Take criminal justice reform. President Trump led the charge and passed the First Step Act working with leaders of the black community and lawmakers including Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. Thanks to President Trump's leadership, his administration has succeeded in freeing thousands of inmates, most of them black, from U.S. prisons and helping those reentering society find jobs and benefit from other life enhancement services.
If the president were a racist, as he's being called by Democratic politicians and partisan media alike, would he be focused on giving thousands of black men freedom, job opportunities and a second chance at life? Or would he be throwing a generation of them in jail like Democrats did with the 1994 crime bill then-President Bill Clinton; Sens. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., and Joe Biden D-Del.; and other lawmakers passed and signed into legislation?
Then there's the economy. In less than three years, the Trump administration has created more than 5 million jobs and ushered in historically low unemployment for all Americans. In fact, under Trump's stewardship, cutting job-killing regulations and implementing other pro-growth measures, the unemployment rate for black Americans today is less than half what it was under President Barack Obama. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in June 2009 that the black unemployment rate was 14.7 percent. In June this year, that rate was 6%. Wages are also up, putting more money in Americans' wallets.
The Wall Street Journal reported this week, "The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) on Tuesday published its annual revisions to personal income data, and the surprise was the huge jump in disposable income and employee compensation. "The revisions show that employee compensation rose 4.5% in 2017 and 5% in 2018 some $4.4 billion and $87.1 billion more than previously reported. The trend has continued into 2019, with compensation increasing $378 billion or 3.4% in the first six months alone. Wages and salaries were revised upward to 5.3% from 3.6% in May year over year."
The Editorial Board continued, "And in June wages and salaries grew at an annual rate of 5.5%, which is a rocking 4.1% after adjusting for inflation." But that's not all. The passage of the GOP 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is not only benefiting the middle class with lower utility costs, lower taxes and doubling of the child tax credit from $1,000 to $2,000 per qualifying child; tax incentives have been put into place to spur $100 billion in private capital investment to revitalize distressed communities throughout the country.
So while Trump's political opponents on the left accuse him of being a racist for some gruffly worded tweets, voters should look at what he does, not what he says.
If Donald Trump were a white supremacist or a racist, someone who didn't respect or value minorities, why on Earth would he be signing executive orders and legislation to pump billions of dollars into their cities and neighborhoods, making them nicer, safer and stronger?
And why would he hire a black man, Dr. Ben Carson, to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development in revitalizing thousands of these distressed communities? "In 2018, President Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council," states the White House website. "The Council is improving revitalization efforts by streamlining, coordinating, and targeting existing Federal programs to economically distressed areas, including Opportunity Zones."
Real racists don't uplift and empower people of color with freedom, jobs, higher wages and other life enhancements.
Additionally, President Trump is working to free an American black rapper, ASAP Rocky, who's being imprisoned in Sweden. Trump has contacted the Swedish prime minister personally to secure his release and tweeted about it to his millions of followers.
Wouldn't a racist president be freeing only white people and focusing his attention elsewhere?
Here's another place the president is focusing his attention: on executing a white supremacist on death row. Attorney General Bill Barr announced this week that after a decadeslong hiatus, the federal government is resuming the death penalty. Top of the list? Daniel Lewis Lee, a real racist who brutally murdered a family of three in 1999. He's scheduled for execution Dec. 9.
So the next time Americans hear a Democrat or the media echo chamber falsely label the president a "racist," they should look at the president's actions. That's a far better barometer than any slur or sound bite coming from his enemies.
I happen to be reading “The Art of The Deal” by Donald Trump. It was written over 30 years ago, and has old pictures in a set of plates in the center of the book. From the text, written long before Presidential Aspirations, and the pictures which are old and not photoshopped, one can only infer that Donald Trump judges people NOT by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Come on, people, you've played the race card so often you've worn it thin enough to see through it...and what we see is a person who isn't smart enough to examine the statement for what it is. Nope...you've played it too much. It now is meaningless, other than to denote a stupid person who can't form a cogent response to a statement.
Actually, you don’t even need to read through all this, just ask yourself -
Why is it we did not see him called racist ONE TIME in 40 years as a celebrity, then he suddenly turns into a racist at 70 years old when he runs for president????
HE was given an award for everything he did for the black community years ago in New York...that’s how a racist acts?
He sued Palm Beach (and won) to force them to eliminate restrictions and regulations against his golf course there, because he intended to allow blacks to have memberships. Resulting in the first golf course in that area to allow them. That’s a racist?
He found out a woman who worked for him had divorced her husband, who turned violent, and she ended up with no place to live, no clothes or car, he put her in Trump Tower for over a year rent free, he and his family helped her until she got back on her feet, She was black, I saw her interviewed. That’s how a racist does things?
Not one thing I’ve seen in all the research I’ve done to find out what Donald Trump is really like indicates he is or ever was a racist...and several things I found out indicate the exact opposite.
The race card is all they have. I think they are very quickly rendering it useless.
Why is Trump racist? Because he doesn’t carry hot sauce around or speak with that embarrassingly disingenuous “Ebonics” inflection when meeting with Black people, unlike Her Heinous? Or is it because he doesn’t ASSume every 7-11 is owned by someone from India unlike Creepy Joe?
As I said elsewhere today,we all know the liberals deliberately lie about his supposed racism. They can’t honestly believe this hyperbole and slander.
Someone said “What if President Trump actually started acting like they portray him? Clamp down on enemies, elimination of rights for his accusers,welcoming racists to the White House (like Obama did with police killing advocates for BLM several times), disappearance of foes during the night,specific denunciations of races and nationalities and so on.”
Dems know PJDT invited black leaders to meet about their needs and problems as soon as he was president and they mocked him,refused and boycotted anyone black who did meet with him. He proudly pointed to the most black people employed and increasing average wages and household income for black people.
He is not a white racist. He was a supporter including financially of black charities and foundations for decades and has photos of happy leaders shaking his hand. He has helped Al Sharpton and many others with projects.
Not a very active “racist.” As in, NOT a racist. The Dems know this. They now refuse to allow him to help anyone black because it doesn’t fit their false narrative.
It’s called “THE BIG LIE”.
When someone says “Trump is literally hitler”, I just ask him, “When was President Trump’s ‘Night Of The Long Knives’? You know, that night when he had his cronies eliminate everyone who stood in his way, even some old allies. Did I miss it?”
True - Trump works to uplift all Americans with jobs, dignity, and freedom.
REAL racist - the democrat types - pretend crime and graft in democrat inner cities doesn't exist and that no one is allowed to notice the billions of dollars sent to help inner city communities is skimmed off by democrat poverty pimps and criminal nonprofits.
Trump attained the age of 65 without ever having the authority of a government office, and without being known as anything worse than a womanizer. The newspapers loved to publicize scandal associated with him. And that was bad enough for me to initially oppose and fear his candidacy. He didnt have the right enemies. But the instant he declared as a Republican, suddenly he "was Hitler."
Hitler didnt reach the age of 65 without being accused of racism. Hitler loudly boasted the superiority of the Aryan race, launched a war to seize land for the breeding of more Aryans, ordered the murder of millions - and committed suicide by the time he was 55.
The comparison seems a bit remote . . .
RE:phony label racist versus real racist Dems in urban areas——
Link to Trump photo with Sharpton & Jackson- back when he was a registered Democrat in NYC.
Indeed. Some of those pictures are in the Book I am reading.
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