By John Eidson
On August 12, 2017, a sad collection
of neo-Confederates, Klansmen, white nationalists, Nazi sympathizers and other
depraved racists held a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the
removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from a city park.
Counter-protestors showed up and a
violent race riot ensued.
the hatred, bigotry, and violence at the rally, President Trump subsequently
said there were “very fine people on both sides,” a remark that resulted in
heated condemnation by the mainstream media.
groups showed up at the rally, which I will label here as A, B, C and D.
Group A: The right-wing racists who staged the rally; armed with AR-15s for
self-defense, these loathsome Neanderthals chanted racist slogans while
displaying the Confederate flag and Nazi symbolism
Group B: Counter-protestors from left-wing “anti-fascist” organizations that crashed the
rally without a permit; as evidenced by the body armor & protective helmets
they wore—and the semi-automatic firearms, baseball bats & chemical sprays
they brought with them—these black-clad anarchists were intent on inciting a
Group C: Decent, principled, unarmed counter-protestors belonging to religious organizations
and civil rights groups that showed up to peacefully demonstrate against the
racists who staged the rally
Group D: Decent, principled, non-racist conservatives who showed up to protest the
removal of Robert E. Lee’s statue; members of this group were not affiliated in
any way with the rally organizers, did not participate in racist chanting, and
did not display symbols of racial hatred and intolerance
When President Trump said “very fine
people on both sides,” he was referring to members of groups C and D, peaceful
counter-protestors on the political left and peaceful non-racist protestors on
the political right.
In a reprehensible act of
journalistic fraud, the corrupt mainstream media twisted Trump’s words totally
out of context with the obscenely untrue charge that he purposely attempted to
draw a moral equivalence between the racist rally organizers and those who
peacefully protested against them.
While projecting a transparent air
of self-righteous moral posturing, Joe Biden, who knows the media’s incendiary
narrative about Trump’s statement is blatantly untrue, chose to use that fake
news narrative as the highlight of his race-baiting campaign rollout video.
The Trump economy has brought black
joblessness to the lowest level ever recorded and President Trump has reached
out to the African-American community in many ways, resulting in rising
approval ratings with black voters.
The Democrats’ greatest fear is
losing the overwhelming advantage they’ve traditionally held with the black
electorate. Biden will attempt to keep that advantage from evaporating by
painting Trump as a racist.
Good luck, Joe. Apparently you know
nothing about the racial bona fides of the president you and your rollout video
The living room of
In 1985, Donald
J Trump bought the 126-room, 62,500 sq. ft. Mar-a-Lago estate, the magnificent
Palm Beach, Florida seaside resort once owned by Post Cereals heiress, Margaret
The brash New York real estate developer was intent on
turning his newly acquired property into a private club that would compete with
other high society clubs in the area, nearly all of which barred blacks and
Jews from membership.
then 39, revealed that memberships at his proposed club would be offered
without regard to race or religion, the Palm Beach town council imposed
restrictions to prevent him from turning Mar-a-Lago into a club.
restrictions were intended to perpetuate the discriminatory practices of the
Old South social order in Palm Beach, Trump went head-to-head with the town
As part of his
strategy to bring long overdue social change to the upper echelon of Palm Beach
society, he sent the city commissioners a copy of the Sidney Poitier movie, Guess
Who’s Coming To Dinner, a film about upper-class racism.
the commissioners still wouldn’t budge, Trump filed a $100 million federal
lawsuit, and the rest is history.
ownership, Mar-a-Lago Club has been open from the beginning to anyone who could
qualify, regardless of race or religion. Influenced in part by Trump’s
ground-breaking example, other clubs in the area slowly began doing away with
discriminatory membership policies.
Today, all high society clubs in Palm Beach
are open to blacks and Jews.
Long before he
ran for president, Donald Trump was dismantling racial barriers in south
Florida, not the kind of thing a racist would do.
In many ways since being
elected, President Trump is fulfilling his promise to reach out to the African-American
Democrats say Trump is
Would a racist president do things
signs clemency plea for African-American woman who received overly-harsh
● Alice Marie Johnson was sentenced 22 years ago
to life in prison for a non-violent drug offense.
● Kim Kardashian brought Johnson’s plight to the
attention of President Trump, who ordered her set free.
● “I felt like I was losing hope. Thank you,
President Trump. I love you and I am going to make you proud that you gave me
this second chance in life.”
● Leftist Democrat Bill Maher fears “grateful
black folks” like Alice Johnson will cause Trump to rise in the polls.
injustice, Trump posthumously pardons black boxing legend, Jack Johnson
first African-American heavyweight boxing champion was convicted in 1913 by an
all-white jury for taking his white girlfriend across state lines for “immoral
conviction and imprisonment destroyed the boxing career of the “Galveston
Sylvester Stallone and former heavyweight champion Lenox Lewis at his side,
President Trump signed the pardon in an Oval Office ceremony.
● Previous presidents, including President Obama, rejected
bi-partisan requests to grant clemency to Johnson.
signs bill elevating Martin Luther King’s birthplace to full National Park
● With the
slain civil rights leader’s niece, Alveda King, looking on, President Trump
signed the bill on January 9 aboard Air Force One.
legislation gives the landmark attraction additional resources, including park
rangers and funding for community improvements.
turned down by presidents Bush and Obama, the long-championed bill was
sponsored by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), a vocal critic of President Trump.
considering posthumous pardon for Muhammad Ali
● The former heavyweight boxing sensation was sentenced in
1970 to five years in prison and his championship title revoked after he was
convicted of draft evasion.
● As a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, Ali refused
to serve in the military.
● The decision was overturned in 1971 in a unanimous Supreme
Court decision that found the Department of Justice improperly told the draft
board that Ali’s stance wasn’t motivated by his religious beliefs.
On June 8, 2018, President Trump extended an
olive branch to the NFL kneelers by asking them to send him the
names of African-Americans they feel were unfairly treated by the criminal
justice system, promising to have his administration review such cases and take
remedial action when warranted.
Donald Trump was never called
a racist until he ran for president.
What do African-American
voters have to lose by giving this “racist” president a chance?