LOS ANGELES, November 15, 2016 — Still shellshocked over losing the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton supporters are in perpetual campaign mode. She has disappeared, but the scorched earth tactics of the left are just getting started. Rather than debate policy, liberals have already decided that President-elect Donald Trump is a racist, sexist, bigoted homophobe who kicks puppies and kittens for field goal practice.
While it would be nice to come together and unify, it is impossible to have a discussion with a racial or ethnic arsonist.
Any person who spends one minute of their life claiming that Donald Trump is a racist or bigot is spreading poison.
Now Trump is being accused of anti-Semitism because of his decision to bring Steve Bannon into his inner circle. Bannon’s sin is heading up the Breitbart empire.
The notion that Breitbart News is anti-Semitic is insane.
Andrew Breitbart was Jewish. Their top editor Joel Pollak is an Orthodox Jew.
Their foreign correspondent Adelle Nazarian is Jewish.
Trump’s daughter Ivanka is an Orthodox Jew. His son Eric is married to a Jewish woman. His grandchildren are Jewish.
Trump’s first action after winning was to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House.
The same people bending over backwards to explain why actions hostile to Jews and Israel were really not hostile are now explaining why a guy who likes Jews really does not.
Those who really care about Jews and Israel should forget about Steve Bannon. Louis Farrakhan sympathizer Keith Ellison is being touted to head the Democrat Party. If Ellison does not drive Jews out of the Democrat Party, nothing will.
Trump is also being accused of bigotry against blacks.
A new liberal narrative is that he won the 2016 election due to racism. In loony liberal land, a white man defeated a white woman for president because of white backlash against a black president. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama was reelected in 2012.
Ummm, come again?
One reason Hillary Clinton lost is because many blacks who voted for Obama did not turn out for Clinton. Was that because she was white? Does that make them racist?
Trump was accused of discriminating against blacks in the 1970s by refusing to rent Trump properties to them. He was 24 in 1970. His father Fred owned the company. Donald was fresh out of college. Fred is not alive to defend himself. There is no evidence Donald J. Trump has ever been a racist.
Donald Trump sometimes speaks inartfully. He can be uncouth. He is often not polished or graceful.
However, the idea that he has hatred in his heart for people of different skin color or ethnicity has zero basis in fact.
He has been accused of being anti-Hispanic.
The real Donald Trump knows the difference between legal and illegal immigrants. In his very first press conference when he announced his candidacy, he pointed out that Mexicans are bringing drugs and crime to America. He said that many of them were rapists and murderers, and that “some of them are good people.”
This was phrased very badly. He should have said “most are good people.” However, there is no evidence that he has ever discriminated against Hispanics. None.
He has been accused of being anti-Muslim.
He knows the difference between Muslims and radical Muslims. He knows that all Muslims are not terrorists. Democrats keep citing the Khan family, but they are liberal political activists using their religion to score political points. They have no credibility. They attacked Trump first.
He did say he wanted a ban on Muslim immigration, but he quickly realized that he spoke incorrectly. He clarified that he wants a ban of people from countries where those nations are sponsoring terrorism. There is no evidence that Trump has ever discriminated against Muslims.
Look at his life’s body of work. He was never declared a bigot until he became the Republican nominee for president. Every GOP presidential nominee is labeled a bigot.
Unless there is hard evidence (Huffington Post blogs or New York Times editorials are not evidence) that Trump has ever been a bigot, this illegitimate line of attack must stop.
Otherwise, Americans cannot and will not ever come together. Labeling Trump a bigot automatically labels his supporters bigots. Mainstream conservatives cannot, should not, and will not ever accept anyone who labels them a bigot simply for voting Republican.
When liberals call conservatives bigots and racists, what they really mean is they disagree with the conservatives. Demonizing them personally is a way of avoiding discussing policy, where liberals routinely get slapped down. Liberals win elections by demonizing conservatives. They cannot win by being for what they are for. They can only win by tearing conservatives down.
That is why they spread racial and ethnic poison. It is about power at any and all costs, and it must stop right now.