During President Trump’s short time in office, the left-wing media in this country — which is essentially every single outlet there is, minus maybe one or two — has aimed for the fences with allegations that he’s some sort of horrible racist.
He’s been blamed for the violent protests in Charlottesville and for a slight resurgence in white nationalism despite the fact he has denounced these movements.
Then there was the whole snafu about his denouncing KKK bozo David Duke. Trump came out and condemned the man and his beliefs, but the fact he didn’t do it precisely when the media demanded it made them even more furious.
So does this mean that every politician needs to stand up and denounce every wackadoo who votes for them and has a national platform? Who has that kind of time?
What’s deliciously hilarious about the left’s outrage over this situation is the fact that Trump has been denouncing the likes of David Duke for a really long time.
Like 17 years.
via Conservative Tribune:
During an interview in 2000 with NBC host Matt Lauer, Trump said the Reform Party had been weakened by its association with former KKK leader David Duke, and its loss of then Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura as a member. Trump called Duke a “racist” and “bigot.”
“Well you’ve got David Duke just joined,” Trump said, explaining why he didn’t plan to run for president in the Reform Party. “A bigot, a racist, a problem. I mean this is not exactly the people you want in your party.”
Aside from Trump and the White House condemning hate groups several times over the weekend, this interview from 2000 should make Trump’s stance very clear.
Here are a few more details about Trump’s most recent slamming of David Duke and his racist ideology from CNN:
Donald Trump issued a crystal clear disavowal Thursday of former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke after stumbling last weekend over a question about the hate group leader on CNN.
“David Duke is a bad person, who I disavowed on numerous occasions over the years,” Trump said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“I disavowed him. I disavowed the KKK,” Trump added. “Do you want me to do it again for the 12th time? I disavowed him in the past, I disavow him now.”
The uproar started on Sunday when Trump was asked by CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” if he would disavow Duke and other white supremacist groups supporting his campaign.
I think it seems fairly clear here that President Trump has never been a fan or supporter of KKK member David Duke. Ever.
The attempt to tie him to the white supremacist has much to do with the fact that Trump took a hardline stance on the issue of immigration, an issue that is near and dear to liberal hearts as many of these folks are the ones who put them in office.
Strange how the left is perfectly fine with breaking the law when it comes to immigration and allowing non-citizens to vote.
Donald Trump isn’t a racist, nor does he support the work of evil, vile men like David Duke. If the left wants to oppose the man, they need to stick to the issues instead of making things up and hoping they stick.
Perhaps then folks wouldn’t be secretly laughing at them for their absurdities.