Where would this country be without the elitist know-everythings at the Washington Post and the New York Times? Gee, we’d all we stumbling around in the dark, with no idea what to think about anything of any importance, wouldn’t we? After all, the Washington Post itself has decided to subtitle itself with the ominous phrase “Democracy dies in darkness” these days to remind us all just how vital and important the paper is to our collective survival. So surely all of us, including President Trump, should be grateful whenever the WaPo editorial board descends from its glorious mountaintop to spread its wisdom to the unwashed masses.
In that spirit, we’ll take a look at the WaPo editorial board’s latest offering, which constitutes another lambasting of Trump. In the editorial, they tell us that Trump flunked his leadership test in the wake of the Charlottesville protests. They also graciously rewrite his speech so that he can take notes for future reference. How magnanimous.
In the editorial, entitled “What a presidential president would have said about Charlottesville,” the editors – apparently forgetting that Donald Trump was elected, in many respects, exactly because he was not the typical “presidential” politician – saw fit to criticize his comments from their haughty tower.
“Here is what President Trump said Saturday about the violence in Charlottesville sparked by a demonstration of white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and Ku Klux Klan members: ‘We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, and violence on many sides. On many sides,’” they wrote. “Here is what a presidential president would have said: ‘The violence Friday and Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. Is a tragedy and an unacceptable, impermissible assault on American values. It is an assault, specifically, on the ideals we cherish most in a pluralistic democracy – tolerance, peaceable coexistence, and diversity.”
So let’s just stop right there. You can go to WaPo and read the rest of their “speech” if you so choose, but a good deal of it sounded exactly like what Trump ACTUALLY said, so there’s little point. But let’s just take this piece here. Because the main thrust – and WaPo is hardly the only entity making this point – is that Trump should have come down harder on white supremacists.
Well, tell us this: If no one had showed up to counter-protest…would there have been any violence?
See, it takes two to tango, and these KKKers, alt-righters, and whoever else…they didn’t go barging into some minority’s business and start scuffling with people. They came out to protest the removal of a statue and they were met with fierce, violent resistance. And little in the way of police protection, from the reports we’ve seen. So where, we might ask, is the “tolerance” for their democratic rights?
We weren’t there. We don’t know who threw the first punch. What we DO know, though, is that the media isn’t even willing to think for a second about the leftist forces of violence that were in Charlottesville this weekend. To the extent they do acknowledge it, they appear to condone it, as though by merely BEING a white supremacist, you’ve waived your right not to be assaulted. Is that what we’re to understand from all of this slanted coverage? That the only “hate” that matters is white hate?
The president doesn’t believe that.
That may be why America chose him.