Trump and Racism
March 05, 2019
It’s quite common to hear both the words “racist” and “Trump” uttered in the same sentence these days. One very likely place you’ll hear these magic words echoed is the halls of Congress. Ironically, they are bandied about most often by left-wing Democrats who advocate policies that, at least to any honest observer, result in outcomes that penalize minorities far more than the policies enacted by Trump.
Sadly, the very term racist has been so politicized by the left it has lost almost any objective meaning. Instead of calling out actual and hateful abuse based on skin color; it is now tossed about by uneducated (a nicer word than moronic) left-wing ideologues more interested in defaming Trump as a distraction from their own radical agenda.
Consider the case of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez whose celebrity rates her a three initial moniker like JFK, FDR, and LBJ. One reason for her notoriety is that AOC frequently cries racism whenever Trump’s name is invoked. Also fond of assigning racist motives to Trump are the two new Muslim members of Congress, the national leadership of the Democratic Party, and every Democrat candidate for president.
They don’t actually attempt to outline the evidence for their accusations — they have none. In fact, the evidence all points to the opposite.
As a businessman, Trump hired thousands of minorities and promoted many to responsible positions.
More recently, as President, Trump has focused on improving the quality of life for minorities in America. That’s important because for decades politicians on the left, have promoted big entitlement programs intended to make them look like they’re doing something to solve poverty. More often than not, though, those programs have worked to lock people into dependence and permanent under-class status.
Not so with Trump. His policies have resulted in historic levels of prosperity for minorities, including women. New job creation is highest in 5 decades, wages are on the rise, the number of blacks and Hispanics rising into the middle-class is increasing, and many people trapped in poverty and hopelessness for generations are finally finding a path forward.
About the only thing the socialists offer to justify their allegation that Trump is a racist is that he is committed to a secure immigration and border policy. In other words, because he wants to keep America safe from drugs, gangs, terrorists, and migrants who flout our border laws; Trump is a “racist.”
Donald Trump wants stronger security safeguards on our southern border. He doesn’t want to burden American taxpayers with the added stress to our social welfare system of immigrants here illegally. He wants to deport or imprison those illegals guilty of crimes — drug smuggling, human trafficking, rape, and murder.
He also wants to make certain that any visitors from the Middle East get the total vetting needed to assure they don’t intend harm against Americans. He believes we have every right to know who wants in, what they believe, and why they are coming. He also believes we have the right to find out whether they have enough money to support themselves while they’re here.
It’s hard to believe anyone could fault him for wanting to keep Americans safe and American tax dollars secure.
Of course, we feel for the poor people in Syria who have had their country blown to bits by a Hamas-led coalition, supported by an evil dictator propped up by Russian thugs. And we should certainly feel empathy for those from Mexico and South America who live a less that ideal life. I’m fully supportive of providing military, technical, and economic counsel to the people in those countries who want change.
BUT it is not the sole responsibility of the American taxpayer to solve the plight of every individual difficulty. Even if we wanted to, we simply don’t have the resources without decimating our already fragile culture and society.
Let’s not forget either that while the leftists want to run up the tab to care for anyone who crosses our border, legally or not, they also insist on a myriad of government programs from free health care to a “Green New Deal” that at last estimate will cost well over $100 trillion.
The truth is the whole racist taunt is just a ploy to hide the radical left wing agenda of the Democrat base. It’s a truth in politics that if you can’t win on your own platform, then make the other side’s platform look ugly and unacceptable. How better than to pin racism on Donald Trump and deny the truth of racist outcomes from the implementation of your own ideas.
John Philip Sousa IV is an entrepreneur, political activist, author and accomplished business person. John has worked in the financial services industry for over 40 years, built a highly successful marketing company, ran for congress at age 24, and in 2016 created and led the successful movement to draft Dr Ben Carson into his candidacy for President of the United States. John is author of John Philip Sousa, A Patriot’s Life in Words and Pictures and Ben Carson, RX for America.