Notwithstanding the cockamamie idea of impeaching Donald Trump, there are two primary strategies Democrats are using in the lead-up to the 2020 election: seeding a politically induced recession, and personifying Trump as an unmistakable racist.
The Washington Post went full throttle this week with the latter method, unashamedly asserting that Trump “is vexed by a branding crisis of his own: how to shed the label of ‘racist.’” The Post pontificates, “As the campaign takes shape about 15 months before voters render a verdict on his presidency, Trump’s Democratic challengers are marking him a racist, and a few have gone so far as to designate him a white supremacist.” The article then claims:
Throughout his career as a real estate magnate, a celebrity provocateur and a politician, Trump has recoiled from being called the r-word, even though some of his actions and words have been plainly racist. Following a month in which he used racist remarks to attack four congresswomen of color, maligned a majority-black Baltimore district as a “rat and rodent infested mess” and saw his anti-immigrant rhetoric parroted in a statement that authorities believe was written by a mass shooter, the risk for Trump is that the pejorative that has long dogged him becomes defining. … Trump recently called himself “the least racist person anywhere in the world,” but his history is littered with racist and racially charged comments and actions. [Emphasis added.]
Importantly, the Post isn’t accusing Trump of having used racist language. It’s effectively saying with certitude that he has and is using racist language. Which effectively makes him a racist. We won’t debunk every incident provided by the Post, but some reflection on the first assertion — that Trump “used racist remarks to attack four congresswomen of color” — provides all we need to know about its universal lack of impartiality.
Recall that Trump stated, “Why don’t [Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley, and Rashida Tlaib] go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came[?] Then come back and show us how it is done.” To which our Nate Jackson responded, “Trump said what he said poorly, leaving himself wide open for the very assault he’s facing. He said what we think he meant far better in defending himself later. ‘These are people that hate our country,’ he said. ‘If you’re not happy in the U.S., if you’re complaining all the time, very simply, you can leave.’”
Jackson concluded: “Buried under Trump’s garbled prose is a legitimate point, and it has nothing to do with race. It has to do with loving or hating America and the political party guilty of the latter.” But the Post isn’t interesting in making that point. It’s only agenda is portraying Trump as a racist to bolster support for Democrats in 2020 — the same strategy that’s behind the Left’s seeding a politically induced recession.
Amazingly, the Post in a separate piece claimed, “From race to plastic straws, Trump dials up culture wars in divisive play for 2020 votes.” It was the Left that dialed up the culture wars to obtain more votes. And it’s now steadfastly using the “racist” label to obtain even more votes.