Trump promises 'major investigation' into alleged voter
By Adam Shaw
President Trump announced Wednesday that he will be
asking for a “major investigation” into alleged nationwide voter fraud -- a day
after his press secretary was grilled on Trump’s claims that 3 million to 5
million people had voted illegally in November.
Trump Doesn’t Need Mainstream Media and They’re Mad as
By Raynard Jackson
As I reflected on President Trump’s inauguration last
week, I can’t help but think upon one of my favorite quotes by former British
Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. Churchill once said: “To every man there
comes a time in his life when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and
offered the chance to do a great and mighty thing; unique to him and fitted to
his talents. What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified
for the moment that could be his finest hour.”
On June 16, 2015, Trump was “literally” tapped on the
shoulder and declared his candidacy for the presidency of the United States.
The God I serve must have pre-ordained this event from Trump’s mother’s womb.
Trump’s declaration to seek the presidency provided him
an opportunity to do a great and mighty thing. To seek and to become the
President of the United States would be anyone’s crowning achievement of their
Trump’s candidacy and his campaign style were without a
question unique to him and fitted to his talents. There is no other human on
Earth that could have campaigned as Trump did and still win. Trump is a once in
a lifetime candidate. He defied all conventional approaches to politics and
Trump has an innate ability to tap into the concerns that
the voters most care about, without having a pollster telling him what the
The liberal media has already declared that this moment,
Trump being president, has found him unprepared or unqualified for the moment
that could be his finest hour.
What the media refuses to accept is that Trump has
changed the whole approach to the presidency. Trump doesn’t need to adjust to
the media; the media must adjust to him. The media is no longer the fourth
estate; they are merely fleas that need to be swatted away.
Trump need not be beholden to the dishonest media when he
can go directly to the people, unfiltered and uncensored.
Never has a U.S. president frequently and accurately
labeled the media for what they are —dishonest!
Trump is the Michael Jordan or the Johnny Gill of
Jordan attended the University of North Carolina (UNC)
and was coached by the legendary basketball icon, Dean Smith. Smith’s assistant
coach at the time, Roy Williams, tells a fascinating story about how they got
Jordan to attend their school after Williams spotted the best 6-foot 4-inch
high school player he’d ever seen one fateful afternoon at the Carmichael Gym.
Johnny Gill, the R&B legend was signed to his first
recording contract at the ripe old age of 16. Gill had such a booming,
thunderous, mature voice for a 16 year-old and the music industry didn’t know
what to do with his untapped potential.
His first album and label deal didn’t do too well.
Instead of trying to change Gill to fit the current trends, his next label,
Motown, decided to write their songs to fit who Gill was. Wow, what a novel
In a similar manner, this explains the Trump phenomenon.
June 16, 2015, Trump publicly acknowledges his “tap on
the shoulder” and surrounded himself with the brilliance of people like Corey
Lewandowski, his first campaign manager.
Corey was like the music producers for Johnny Gill, who
came to understand that you don’t play to the current trends in music and in
Trump’s case politics; instead you play to the strengths of your candidate and
build your campaign around these strengths.
Corey was brilliant enough to understand this simple
principle. Without Corey Lewandowsky, there would be no President Trump.
George Bernard Shaw once told me that “the reasonable man
adapts himself to the world, the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt
the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”
Lewandowsky was unreasonable enough as campaign manager
to let Trump be Trump.
Trump was unreasonable enough to ignore the polls, run
with a skin and bones campaign staff, and to speak directly to the American
people by going around the dishonest mainstream media.
As long as Trump embodies an “unreasonable” approach to
the presidency and governing, I think he will be a very successful president.
But the moment he decides to be a “reasonable” president, he will have a
Being reasonable has gotten this country into a $ 20
trillion deficit; being reasonable has gotten us a totally dysfunctional
educational system; being reasonable has made us into a weak country,
God has given our new president everything he needs to be
a truly great president; one who can “Make America Great Again.”
President Trump, what a tragedy if this moment finds you
unprepared or unqualified for the moment that could be your and America’s
Jackson is founder and chairman of Black Americans for a Better Future (BAFBF),
a federally registered 527 Super PAC established to get more Blacks involved in
the Republican Party. BAFBF focuses on the Black entrepreneur.