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De-Crowned Trump-Supporting Beauty Queen Gets Grated Like Cheese on CNN’s ‘New Day’ (Video)

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[Screenshot from CNN, https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=OomqjBQozpU]

 

On Sunday, I covered Miss Michigan Kathy Zhu’s loss of the Miss World America crown over her comments about, in part, trying on a hijab. The beauty queen released a video response to the accusations of racism and Islamophobia, in which she took up the mantle of liberty and diversity of thought (here).

Due to the controversy, CNN’s New Day invited the immigrant (in the accurate sense of the word) to discuss. But when Kathy got on air, she was grilled by host Alisyn Camerota as if she’d taken the witness stand.

Kathy touted fact and freedom of speech:

“You shouldn’t just take tweets out of context. I think it’s super important to see the full context of the tweet, and the full conversation. Everything I posted was statistics and my opinions, and I think that, you know, we should be empowering women’s voices and not just stripping them of their title only because of their opinions.”

Alisyn read a past tweet about black-on-black crime, which went as follows:

“Did you know the majority of black deaths are caused by other blacks? Fix problems within your own community first before blaming others.”

The host suggested to the beauty queen her comment possessed a “ring of racism,” and she tried to help Kathy woke up:

“Do you see how that could be seen as offensive? Why would you focus on blacks causing black deaths when the majority of white deaths are caused by white people? This is why people think that this has a ring of racism to it. You didn’t mention the white statistic.”



The shamed contestant attempted a defense:

“Again, this was in response to another person’s tweet talking about how cops kill black people.”

The former Miss World America had already informed Alisyn that her response was to the notion that “all cops are bad people” and that they “kill innocent black people.”

“And if you think statistics and facts are racist,” she said, “then I don’t know what to tell you.”

But Perry Maso– I mean, Alisyn, pushed:

“It’s just which ones you highlight, since, you know, you could have said the thing about white people.”

As for the Muslim headdress, the 20-year-old had once waxed philosophic on her campus’s “Hijab Awareness Day”:

Her tweet:

“There’s a ‘try a hijab on’ booth at my college campus. So you’re telling me that it’s now just a fashion accessory and not a religious thing? Or are you just trying to get women used to being oppressed under Islam?”

Kathy to Alisyn:

“I think that it’s really rude, to Muslims too, to wear their sacred garment on someone who isn’t a Muslim themselves. I wouldn’t want to put a Catholic rosary on someone if they aren’t Catholic.”

The host hammered:

“But that’s not what you said. You said it wasn’t that you felt badly for them, that you weren’t Muslim. It’s that you said, ‘Are you just trying to get women used to be oppressed under Islam?’”

Geez Louise.

Kathy contended there’s Muslim oppression of women in other parts of the world”

“There are so many women in Muslim countries right now who are being stoned to death because they don’t want to wear a hijab due to their husband’s requirement to do so. I think we should be focusing on that.”

Bill Maher agrees.

But Alisyn Camerota likely doesn’t.

Not-yet-21 Kathy Zhu got grilled on live television, over — it seems — things she didn’t mean to imply. Check out the full interview above, and let us all know your reaction in the Comments section.

To be fair to the Collusion Narrative Network, Kathy shoulda seen it comin’. They weren’t poised to be a fan, from the outset — witness the horror:

 

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Trump: The Squad Is A Very Racist Group Of Troublemakers…And Not Very Smart

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In this combination image from left; Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., July 10, 2019, Washington, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., March 12, 2019, in Washington, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., July 12, 2019, in Washington, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., July 10, 2019, in Washington. In tweets Sunday, President Donald Trump portrays the lawmakers as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to their home countries. In fact, the lawmakers, except one, were born in the U.S. (AP Photo)

 

Trump took aim at the Squad again this morning, tweeting:

The “Squad” is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border…And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!

This comment was prefaced on Sunday by the following tweet:

I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country. They should apologize to America (and Israel) for the horrible (hateful) things they have said. They are destroying the Democrat Party, but are weak & insecure people who can never destroy our great Nation!

No one cares to talk about the reasons for Trump’s criticism of these Congresswomen.

First, these women are racists and bigots. They constantly remind us that they are “people of color” as if that renders them immune to being tagged as racists. But, racism isn’t a one way street. It’s not a label reserved only for whites or Jewish people.

How would one characterize the following statements by Ilhan Omar? She once said that “Israel has hypnotised the world.” On another occasion, she called upon Allah to “awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” No one can forget the anti-Semitic remarks she made in February for which she was widely criticized. First, while explaining the reason U.S. politicians supported Israel, she said, “It’s all about the Benjamins, baby.”  The following month, after still more anti-Semitic tweets from Omar, House leadership considered introducing a resolution to condemn her. After much disagreement within the Democratic caucus, the resolution was watered down to condemn  “anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism and other forms of bigotry,” a bow to Omar’s progressive allies.

How about Ayanna Pressley’s remarks last week at the Netroots Nation conference a couple of weekends ago? Sounds a little racist to me. How about you?

I don’t want to bring a chair to an old table. This is the time to shake the table. This is the time to redefine that table. Because if you’re going to come to this table, all of you who have aspirations of running for office. If you’re not prepared to come to that table and represent that voice, don’t come, because we don’t need any more brown faces that don’t want to be a brown voice. We don’t need black faces that don’t want to be a black voice. We don’t need Muslims that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. We don’t need queers that don’t want to be a queer voice. If you’re worried about being marginalized and stereotyped, please don’t even show up because we need you to represent that voice.

They are also young and inexperienced. They’ve spent seven months in Congress. A reasonable person might want to familiarize themselves with the lay of the land, learn how things work in Washington, before trying to transform the country into a socialist republic. But not these four.

In February, one month into her first term in Congress, AOC started a revolution when she unveiled her Green New Deal, which is said to be the brainchild of her Chief of Staff, Saikat Chakrabarti. Presented as a climate change bill, it was a bid to take over the U.S. economy.

Surprisingly, the left piled on to this bold new proposal. Most of the candidates support some version of the GND. Against all odds, this 29-year-old former bartender has managed to pull the party to the left.

Anyone who dares criticize the Squad is labeled as a racist. Trump is a racist and so is anyone who voted for him. When pressed for a reasonable explanation, they point to the children in cages, the squalid conditions inside the border facilities, and separation of families at the border, all of which were the same during the Obama administration.

It’s always interesting to hear stories about college students who are read a statement which they are told was made by Trump. Here is an excerpt from a 2014 Obama White House address.

We are a nation of laws. Undocumented workers broke our immigration laws, and I believe that they must be held accountable, especially those who may be dangerous. That’s why over the past six years deportations of criminals are up 80 percent, and that’s why we’re going to keep focusing on threats to our security.

The students tore it apart, then were told Obama had said the words. And they were silent.

No matter. These ladies want to abolish ICE. According to them, our border control agents are Nazis and the detention centers are “concentration camps.” Oh, and Trump is a fascist.

AOC is seen crying at the border. Tlaib puts on an emotional performance in a House committee hearing. Is a detention center supposed to be a hotel? These migrants are trying to enter the country illegally. They’ve been told not to come. They know what to expect before they arrive. Furthermore, if the Squad is so concerned about conditions in these facilities, why were they the only four members of Congress to vote against an aid package to improve them?

Why is it considered racist to criticize these four women? As I see it, they deserve to be criticized. Not because, as they constantly remind us, they are people of color, but because of their anti-Semitism, their overreach, their own roles in stoking racial division and more.

They are headstrong, much like teenagers. Put another way, they don’t know what they don’t know. They’re in a hurry and don’t want to take the time to learn how things are done. As a result, they are making mistakes.

You would think liberals would like them. But their popularity is surprisingly low. Except for those on the far left, most Democrats find these women and their ideas too extreme.

Trump adds “and they’re not too smart.” Here’s an example. In a speech this morning to the NAACP Convention, Rashida Tlaib spoke about her “Boost Act.” In the video below, she tells the audience, “I’m going to take money from the rich and “give it back to the people, those who earned it.” Um…wait a minute.

And the best part of all is that Trump has managed to make them the face of the Democratic Party.

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Georgia Democrat Erica Thomas, Who Has Walked Back a Key Part of “Racism” Claim, Is a Big Jussie Smollett Fan

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FILE – In this May 20, 2016 file photo, Jussie Smollett attends the “Empire” FYC Event in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Smollett debuted a music video for “F.U.W.”, a song about injustice which he wrote and performs, on his YouTube page. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

As Red State‘s Elizabeth Vaughn wrote Sunday, Georgia State Rep. Erica Thomas (D) tweeted Friday that she was “verbally assaulted” in a Publix grocery store by a white man who told her to “go back to where she came from”:

Her attorney Gerald Griggs tweeted out her video recap of what she said happened during the incident:

Griggs’s tweet and Thomas’s have a combined total of almost 30,000 retweets as of this writing. Many of the people who shared the tweets and/or who responded to them believed the alleged incident happened because of the “send [Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)] back” chant that happened during a Wednesday Trump rally in North Carolina.

As it turns out, Thomas walked back a key part of her claim when interviewed by local journalists, as Fox News reports:

“He said, ‘go back,’ you know, those types of words,” Thomas said on Saturday. “I don’t wanna say he said ‘go back to your country,’ or ‘go back to where you came from,’ but he was making those types of references, is what I remember.”

“So, you don’t remember exactly what he said?” a reporter pressed.

Thomas answered: “No, no, definitely not. But I know it was ‘go back,’ because I know I told him to ‘go back.’”

Thomas and her attorney had a press conference this morning in which her attorney said she was called a “b” twice (which the accused admitted in a news segment). Her attorney also said that is the worst insult you can call a black woman. He claimed the Publix video proves her allegation (he didn’t note the video does not have audio).

He also says that, contra to news reports from local and national outlets, she has not walked back anything (even though she did). Over the weekend:

Today:

Also, just a reminder about the man she is accusing of racism:

Here’s what I think happened: Thomas took took too many items to a “10 items or less” checkout lane. Eric Sparkes (the accused) got upset and suggested she “go back” to her original checkout lane. A verbal altercation ensued where harsh words were exchanged and Sparkes called her a “b” a couple of times. Until the video(s) are released, we won’t know if he left the store and came back in to go off some more, as Thomas claims.

Twitter sleuths did some digging over the weekend and found this 2015 gem from Thomas about “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who concocted a hate crime hoax earlier this year by accusing two mythical Trump supporters of beating him up after he left a Subway restaurant in the wee hours of a January morning:

In fairness, no one knew in 2015 what Smollett would do in 2019. And we are also still finding out new information and waiting for the release of the video(s) in the Georgia case. Still, in light of Thomas retracting a key part of her initial claim, it was worth noting.

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Although Anti-Trumper Chris Wallace Tries To Stop It, Stephen Miller Shatters AOC, Omar Narrative

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In this combination image from left; Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., July 10, 2019, Washington, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., March 12, 2019, in Washington, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY., July 12, 2019, in Washington, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., July 10, 2019, in Washington. In tweets Sunday, President Donald Trump portrays the lawmakers as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to their home countries. In fact, the lawmakers, except one, were born in the U.S. (AP Photo)

 

Fox News’ Chris Wallace’s anti-Trump bias was on full display Sunday night during his interview with Stephen Miller, Trump’s Senior White House Adviser. When Wallace wasn’t interrupting Miller, or bashing President Trump for stoking racial tensions, he sat pursing his lips with a look of undisguised skepticism on his face. If only he had been half as aggressive when he hosted a town hall event for 2020 candidate Pete Buttigieg a couple of months ago.

Anyway, Miller was well aware he was in enemy territory and was fully prepared as the two debated the public feud between Trump and Rep. Ilhan Omar which had erupted the previous weekend with his “go back to where they came from” tweets and escalated when his supporters began an impromptu “send her back” chant at his N.C. rally.

I’ll present some of the highlights (emphasis mine) and the entire interview can be viewed in the video below.

Wallace began by showing a clip of Trump’s tweets along with several other remarks that he deemed to be racist. He asked Miller, “Why shouldn’t someone see all of that as racist?”

Miller replied:

I think the term “racist,” Chris, has become a label that is too often deployed by the left, Democrats in this country simply to try to silence and punish and suppress people they disagree with, speech that they don’t want to hear.

The reality is that this president has been a president for all Americans, whether you look at historically low black unemployment rates, historically low Hispanic unemployment rates, or if you look at what he’s doing on immigration to protect safety, security, rising wages for all American citizens.

I fundamentally disagree with the view that if you criticize somebody and they happen to be a different color skin, that that makes it racial criticism. You saw from Congresswoman Pressley this week that she was saying that if you are — if you’re brown, you have to speak like a brown person; if you’re black, you have to speak like a black person. That’s the kind of ideology the president is rejecting.

If you want to have a color-blind society, it means you can criticize immigration policy, you can criticize people’s views, you can ask questions about where they’re born and not have it be seen as racial.

Wallace criticized Trump for allowing supporters at his rally to chant “send her back,” noting that it lasted for 13 seconds before subsiding. 

Miller reminded Wallace that Trump did condemn the chant and said:

All the people in that audience and millions of patriotic Americans all across this country are tired of being beat up, condescended to, looked down upon, talked down to by members of Congress on the left in Washington, D.C., and their allies in many corners of the media.

Then, Miller went on the offensive:

You saw the quotes from Representative Omar saying ‘some people did something’ at 9/11. And yes, if you watch it in context, it’s worse. You saw the quotes from Representative Omar talking about how, ‘oh, well, we talk about al Qaeda in menacing tone — and by the way, she’s giggling throughout this interview, but we don’t talk about the Army in a menacing tone. And, yes, if you watch it in context, which I have, it’s even worse.

Miller brought up AOC’s comparison of ICE detention centers to “concentration camps.” He said:

And perhaps the most shocking of all, with the comments made by Representative Ocasio-Cortez saying that our border agents are running concentration camps, and therefore they are Nazis, and therefore, everyone in that audience and you and me and everyone who supports our border patrol are, by extension, Nazis sympathizers. We support Nazis if we support border agents.

I’m a Jew. As a Jew, as an American Jew, I am profoundly outraged by the comments from Ocasio-Cortez. It is a historical smear. It is a sinful comment. It minimizes the death of six million of my Jewish brothers and sisters. It minimizes their suffering and it paints every patriotic law enforcement officer as a war criminal, and those are the comments, Chris, that we need to be focusing on.

Wallace then played clips of Trump on the campaign trail calling Obama ignorant and saying that foreigners were laughing at us. He asked how Trump’s criticism of the U.S. was any different than that from the Squad. Wallace said there is “no question” that Trump was stoking racial divisions. This segment became especially contentious.

There’s a fundamental distinction between people who think that we need to lean into and strengthen America’s core values, whether it’d be our constitutional values, the rule of law, the principles of Western civilization, or people who think it would basically need to turn America into Venezuela. There’s a gigantic, enormous distinction between Donald Trump saying I’m going to get on the world stage and put America first in every single thing we do, versus a view that says America should never come first and American citizens should never come first, which is their view, and that’s what we’re going to take to the ballot box.

Next, Wallace brought up Trump’s criticism of AOC’s reference to the country as garbage. “She didn’t say the country was garbage. She said some of the policies she opposes are garbage.”

It’s literally impossible to read the quote that way. What she saying is there’s a debate in the Democratic Party in which some people want to improve, in her mind, 10% from garbage, which maybe we’ll say is Obamacare, where she wants to do, say Medicare-for-All, which she views being I guess 70% better than garbage. Her point is we’re starting at garbage, so I want to go a little better than garbage.

These four congresswomen detest America as it exists, as it is currently constructed. They want to tear down the structure of our country. They want it to be a socialist, open borders country.

If you, as Donald Trump says, want to destroy America with open borders, you cannot say you love your country. If you attack border agents the way that Ocasio-Cortez has, it means you have a deep-seated hatred of the nation as it exists. Miller concluded. That’s why you want to erase its borders, fundamentally transform the country and in the process, it doesn’t matter if American citizens lose their jobs, lose their homes, lose their livelihoods, lose their health coverage, and lose their very lives.

If one didn’t know that Wallace was a Fox News anchor, they might have thought they’d tuned into MSNBC instead. Miller not only managed to hold his own while Wallace played the agitator, but he succeeded in crushing many of the liberal talking points Wallace was parroting. Trump had to have been pleased with Miller’s performance.

Watch the whole interview below.

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VA Democrats call for Jamestown celebration boycott if Trump attends

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On July 30, a celebration will be held to commemorate the 400th anniversary of representative democracy in America at Jamestown, Virginia. Many distinguished guests were invited to attend by Governor Northam, Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox, and Virginia Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment. Friday night, Virginia Democrats issued a statement – if President Trump attends, they will boycott the event. Their message is “Send Him Back.”

The drama at this late date is all about capitalizing on the Trump versus the Squad kerfuffle. Virginia House Democrats issued their ultimatum. If President Trump accepts the invitation to attend and speak at the celebration, they won’t be there. This looks like a preemptive strike by the Virginia Democrats, though, because it is unclear if President Trump is even planning to attend the event. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was also invited, has declined to attend. The group in charge of organizing the celebration, American Evolution, notified both Pelosi and Trump Saturday of the Democrats’ statement. While Pelosi declined, President Trump has not announced his decision, according to the organizers.

The event had been planned as part of “American Evolution,” a series of events at Jamestown, the site of the first permanent English colony, to celebrate key events in American and Virginia history that took place in 1619, according to the event’s website. A July 30 gathering had planned to commemorate the first legislative meeting and would feature members of Congress, the Virginia legislature and other state legislatures.

It should be noted that the Virginia House has a Republican majority, as does the Virginia Senate. Governor Northam is a Democrat. Hey, remember that time some embarrassing photographs of Ralph Northam surfaced from back in his college days and he was in blackface for a frat party? I’m old enough to remember that and yet there he is – still the Governor of Virginia. Democrats united behind him as though it was no big deal. They moved on in order to keep Virginia in the hands of the Democrats. (You may also remember that Virginia’s Lt. Gov. has some real problems, too, but he’s still there.)

The Virginia Democrats who were fine with Northam’s past involvement with partying in blackface now are virtue-shaming President Trump. Maybe the Democrats think that racism comes in varying degrees. Apparently, it is a bridge too far for the Democrats in Virginia that President Trump spoke up and criticized congresswomen who so strongly bashed his administration’s immigration policies and the Border Patrol agents doing their jobs. Trump punches back. This is not breaking news.

On the chance that President Trump does agree to attend the event in Jamestown, the Democrat leadership in the House issued a statement and posted it on Twitter Friday night.

“The current president does not represent the values that we would celebrate at the 400th anniversary of the oldest democratic body in the Western world,” the statement reads. “We offer just three words of advice to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation: ‘Send Him Back’.”

According to the Richmond-Times Dispatch Saturday, “an individual familiar with the planning of the event” says the president will attend. Republican leadership issued comments and remind that it was a Democrat governor who issued the invitation in the first place to President Trump.

“Sadly, it is no longer exceptional when elected leaders make partisan concerns paramount in their decisions,” Norment wrote. “The decision by the Senate and House Minority Leaders, and the Senate and House Democratic Caucus Chairs, to boycott the commemorative session because of President Trump’s participation is disappointing and embarrassing.”

Cox spokesperson Parker Slaybaugh tweeted a reminder that it was a Democratic governor who invited Trump to come and that the event should not be politicized.

Like clockwork, former Governor and Clinton minion Terry McAuliffe jumped into the fray on Twitter after the Virginia Democrats weighed in. He described President Trump as a racist and a white nationalist, just in case there was any confusion with the meaning of the message.

Virginia Democrats can speak for themselves. The rest of us can note their lack of self-awareness and go on about our lives.

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A Real Deplorable! GA State Rep. Falsely Accuses White Man of Racist Comments; Activists, Celebrities Pile On, Then The Truth Emerges

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On Friday, Georgia State Rep. Erica Thomas, a Democrat, moved from a “slow” checkout lane at her local Publix supermarket into the express lane provided for those who have only ten items or less. She claims she had only fifteen or so items, but she is nine months pregnant and had a child with her.

No one knows what words passed between she and another customer next.

Thomas claimed she was “verbally assaulted in the grocery store by a white man who told me I was a lazy SOB and to go back to where I came from bc I had to many items in the express lane. My husband wasn’t there to defend me because he is on Active Duty serving the country I came from USA!”

Her attorney, activist and advocate Gerald Griggs, sounds like Al Sharpton back in his “Tawana Brawley” days. He posted a video of a tearful Thomas describing her painful encounter at the hands of her white oppressor. It must be seen to be believed.

Celebrities including Patty Arquette, Tom Arnold, Bill de Blasio, Ted Lieu and Beto O’Rourke joined the fray “using the  #IStandWithErica hashtag.” Thomas is/was scheduled to share her agonizing story.

Patty Arquette: “I’m so disgusted that man harassed you. I am mortified your daughter had to watch that.”

Tom Arnold: “Donald Trump is a disgusting f**king coward whose made it okay for disgusting f**king cowards to bully women. Especially women of color but it started when we allowed Donald Trump & his disgusting base of ignorant racists to threaten & bully Sec Hillary Clinton. #IStandwithErica

Bill de Blasio: “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: It begins with a tweet.
Then a chant. Now a racist attack on a 9-month pregnant lawmaker and military wife just trying to feed her family. #IStandWithErica

Ted Lieu: “Both @realDonaldTrump and @GOP have grossly underestimated the number of Americans who have experienced the racist “go back” insult. We all know how it hurts. And we are going to vote. I predict a Dem wave in 2020, just like we had in 2018.#IStandwithErica”

Beto O’Rourke: “These are the consequences of a president who foments hate every day—and sees our diversity not as a strength but as a weakness. Erica, thank you for serving your state and thanks to your husband for serving our country. We are better than this, and together, we will prove it. #IStandwithErica”

Then, the truth emerges. Thomas’ oppressor spoke to reporters and vehemently denied the allegations. This accused “racist” man turns out to be a “Cuban immigrant and a Democrat who just defended “The Squad” against Trump’s “racist” tweets, told the president to “go back to Germany and his Nazi roots,” and recently posted about his own experiences with “hidden and outright vocal bigotry, ignorance and racism” because his grandmother didn’t speak English, only Spanish.”

There are two videos in the tweet below.

In the first video, Thomas confronts this man. He tells Thomas that she made the accusation for political purposes. He says he a Cuban and a lifelong Democrat. Thomas says “You are white.”

In the second video, a more calm Thomas walks back her claim. It sounds as if the man told her to “go back” to the other lane because she had too many items for the express lane. Thomas sees an opportunity to turn this into “go back to where you came from” and runs with it.

Please watch the following clips:

Like the #MeToo movement, all a “person of color” has to do is make an accusation against a white person and they are instantly believed. Democrats, especially celebrities, are quick to pounce on the accused with attacks of their own. The news spreads fast. Suddenly, someone who has done nothing wrong becomes Public Enemy #1.

This story illustrates the anatomy of a false racial smear and the ease with which one begins and how rapidly it can accelerate.

If this man did not have a social media history showing his dislike of Donald Trump and his support for “The Squad” in the latest feud, this story would surely escalate.

Georgia Rep. Erica Thomas should be forced to resign for her false accusations against this man. But she won’t.

Here’s another hashtag: #FireEricaThomas

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Michelle Obama, Hillary slam Trump on “send her back” comment

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Two former First Ladies weighed in on President Trump’s “send her back” comment Friday. Michelle Obama posted a tweet and Hillary Clinton delivered a call to action in Atlanta. Both women produced eye-roll worthy moments.

Hillary Clinton posted a tweet Thursday that set the tone for her speech Friday at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta. President Trump is a threat to our democracy, you know.

In Atlanta, Clinton called for the attendees to mobilize and get out the vote in 2020. “We are better than this, but we better start proving it, not just saying it.”

“It can’t just be a battle fought on Twitter. It has to be fought and won at the ballot box – which is the only place that matters.”

She cynically went to a particularly ugly time in our nation’s history to try to paint Trump’s America as the 1950s. It is as though Hillary Clinton thinks there are protesters being blasted with fire hoses or “whites only” signs being placed in store windows. Did she forget that Barack Obama served for two terms as President of the United States? It is as though when Hillary looks in a mirror she sees Rosa Parks.

“There’s no doubt the struggles we face now are as consequential as those we faced in the 1950s,” she said, but added that activists need to “do a better job of persuading young people to join this cause.”

“There are so many fights to be waged. Because when our civil and human rights are being trampled on every day, the need for a just society becomes starker.”

One of the most privileged women in the world wanted her audience to know that she’s down for the struggle. Clinton’s hyperbole is ridiculous. Hillary was given the Recognizing the Dream award.

Michelle Obama, not to be left out, posted a tweet Friday with a very different message than she started out with about a dozen years ago. I’m old enough to remember when Michelle was in Wisconsin campaigning for her husband during the state’s primary before he won the Democrat nomination. She said, “For the first time in my adult life, I am really proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.” That was quite a statement. Now she’s scolding President Trump. It’s “our America”.

There is a new poll that was released Thursday that may be enough of a jolt to Hillary Clinton to make her throw a lamp. The poll, conducted by YouGovUS ranked the most admired people in America. Melania Trump is more admired than Hillary Clinton. Michelle Obama takes first place and Melania is in third place. Second place was won by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Hillary is now in eighth place, a drop of four points in one year’s time. In the men’s category, Barack Obama is in first place, followed by President Trump and Clint Eastwood in second and third place. Just imagine all of the exploding heads when Trump rises to number one.

I think people are suffering from Hillary fatigue. She will not leave the stage. Instead of gracefully going into semi-retirement mode and enjoying her life, she continues to roam the country lecturing anyone who will listen and acting as though she is still on the campaign trail. None of the Democrats running for president accepted an invitation to attend the event. They must all be tired of Hillary, too.

The responses are part of a larger poll that ranked the most admired people in the world. Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Angelina Jolie were the top three winners for women. Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Jackie Chan were the top three men.

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Rassmussen Poll ShOne-Thirdhird of Democrats Believe Criticism of POC Members is Racism; Fewer People Believe Them as a Result

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New poll shows the “racist” charge in not simply policy, but ingrained in the party.

It stands to reason that when a party uses identity politics as its core belief system then the positioning of every issue as being racial will be held by growing numbers of members. Following a week where the charge of racism has been levelled at the president regarding his comments about the select members of Congress the discussion has been pointed, and inflammatory.

While Trump’s tweet-storm was ill-advised (or, more accurately, the result of no advisory on his account) the automatic charge of “racism” has raised some questions. Since he had named no one specific – he alluded to a group – and other aspects of his comments can also be parsed, the question would be, “To what race was he being intolerant?” Is merely having disagreeable words with select members enough to be constituted as “racist”?

For a large number of Democrats that answer is “Yes”. Rassmussen just conducted a poll and the returns showed that a significant segment of party members consider merely being critical is enough to earn the accusation of intolerance.

Voters are closely divided over whether President Trump is a racist, but one-in-three Democrats think it’s racism any time a white politician criticizes a politician of color.

Note the significance here; it is not racially-charged language itself, but any criticism is considered racist. This reflects on what we have been seeing play out in the media for months now since the mid-term election. Anytime policy ideas have been challenged, or some of the many factual errors which these freshman members have discussed are pointed out there has been a knee-jerk reaction that it is rooted in racism, or sexism – or even both.

Tellingly, within this same poll, it is seen that this tactic is not having the intended effect.It is important to note, the poll was conducted on July 15-16, the days following Trump’s tweets and right in the midst of the media firestorm. Despite that emotionally-charged environment the number of people who believed Trump to be racist actually dropped in comparison to a previous poll with similar questioning.

In the poll 47% of respondents believed the President to be racist, which was down 3% from a similar poll held in January. Additionally, more believed the President is not racist (49%) and those believing the use of racism is being done for political gain rose by 6% from that earlier survey. These are the revealing metrics in this poll.

Understand, the respondents were asked about these issues during the Democrat and media effort to establish Trump’s words were deeply racist. Yet while they loudly trying to sell the nation on this notion the result was fewer people believing he is racist, and more people seeing this as a purely political effort to smear him. That is a detail very few in the media are going to be pointing out.

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If Trump Isn’t This Clever, Then He’s The Luckiest President In History

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Time after time, we’ve heard from a good many people that Trump is playing 3-D chess against his political opponents. And, time after time, we’ve heard his critics (myself included) say that there’s no way he’s that clever.

But, you have to admit that, at the very least, he’s received the blessings of many a coincidence.

Nancy Pelosi is embroiled in a bitter civil war with The Squad, and she is desperate to get them to tone it down and get out of the spotlight. Donald Trump tweets out messages about The Squad that are condemned as “racist,” which forces Pelosi to defend them. They hold a press conference, crying foul and immediately calling for impeachment.

At that point, Pelosi had to be pulling her hair out.

You may not remember this, but the 2020 contenders for the Democratic nomination have a debate next week, and no one is paying attention. Those candidates are talking about The Squad. The media is talking about The Squad. The Republicans are talking about The Squad. The Democrats are talking about The Squad.

Trump? Well, he walks away from “Send her back” chants that started at his own rally. He separated himself from them. He’s free to say what he wants again.

Meanwhile, the Democrats and their allies are focused on The Squad.

Look, if that’s not a planned political strategy, then Trump has to be the luckiest guy on the planet. At the very least, SOMEONE with some savvy is advising him and he’s listening. It’s just way too big a coincidence for me to really believe that this is a matter of luck.

You can’t really say it’s too clever by half, because it’s working and there is very little detriment to it working. All of the media coverage is off the 2020 election and focused squarely on four U.S. Congresswomen who aren’t even in the running. It’s not like they can run, either. They will be facing primary challenges (if the Democratic operatives who spoke with Jake Tapper are to be believed) for their own seats.

So, it’s not like they’re actually relevant to 2020 in the grand scheme of things… unless someone makes them relevant, which appears to be what’s happening here.

Maybe I’m wrong here. Maybe this is a big coincidence. Again, if that’s the case, Trump is the luckiest man I know and the luckiest president in American history.

Like we mentioned earlier this week, there is polling that shows that the more The Squad gets recognized nationally, the less popular they become. Swing voters hold Omar in contempt, and Ocasio-Cortez isn’t fairing much better. They are too far left for moderate Democrats and swing voters.

That’s bad news for the Democrats, and if the previously mentioned conversations with Tapper ring true, then the party knows it. But, the Democrats have allowed for attention-seeking upstarts to set the narrative, and now they are dealing with the results.

Pelosi didn’t have to allow racism to become the Democrats’ favorite pushback against Trump. The 2020 candidates didn’t have to jump on the Green New Deal bandwagon. The Democratic Party didn’t have to latch on to collusion and obstruction as the silver bullet to get rid of Trump. But, these are all things they chose to do, and only now is it dawning on them that they’ve allowed it to go too far.

Meanwhile, 2020 has never looked so promising for Trump.

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Kira Davis: The Term “People of Color” Hijacks Black America’s Hard-Earned Legacy and I’m Sick of It

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Black people in this country have gone by all kinds of “official” names over the years – Negro, Colored, African-American, Black.

We’ve never been just American…there’s always been a qualifier of some sort, good or bad. That’s because the plight and the history of Black America has had a unique trajectory. It is unlike that of any other minority population in the world. In fact, Black Americans have been so utterly effective in their struggles to be seen and afforded their God-given rights that it opened up the rest of the country to other minority populations from around the world.

We are a “melting pot” not only because of immigration, but because of how Black people made America a desirable place for all people of color.

And that’s what leads me to this op-ed. Since the “Broad Squad” came on the scene we have been incessantly barraged with rage rants about “people of color” and “women of color” and “brown people”. I myself have come to use these terms more than I care to, only because they are now a part of the vernacular.

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t resent it.

Being a “woman of color” is not the same things as being a Black woman, and yet the progressive Left has decided it is. A woman of Indian or Mexican heritage may possibly find herself coming up against some kind of discrimination here and there but it is not, nor will it ever be the same thing as what Black women have faced in this nation historically and to this day.

Not even close.

I resent having to tie my heritage to that of other people who may have no history in this country prior to 40 or 50 years ago; people who don’t have communities that still deal with the fallout of slavery, Jim Crow, and the bloody civil rights struggle. Why should Ayanna Pressley be forced to share the national stage with three other women whose communities and ancestors have absolutely zero ties to the struggles of Black Americans?

It isn’t fair and when I see Pressley standing with the rest of the Broad Squad I think she knows it…and I think she resents it. She is by far the most articulate and intelligent member of that crew, and the only one with actual ties to the minority community that literally built this country on their backs. Yet she’s standing in the background, only getting the mic when AOC decides it’s time.

It is erasure of the saddest kind.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m fine if other minority groups want to lump themselves in with each other with this whole POC thing. There’s a shorthand in it all that’s valuable and I get that. I just don’t think Black Americans want or deserve to be tied to their watered-down version of “the struggle”.

Because that’s what this is – a naked attempt to hijack the unique civil rights struggles of Black America in order to hitch a ride to Victim Town. When women like Pressley are forced to lump her heritage and American experience in with those who are not “African-American/Black” she is being forced to pour water into her ancestral soup. She is forced to be brown instead of Black.

There is so much power in blackness that these women and others like them on the Left are desperate to pretend they know the struggle to siphon off even a little bit of that power.

They have no right and I won’t participate in it.

Maybe people like Rashida Tlaib experience discrimination but she doesn’t experience the legacy of discrimination. Black America is still digging out from a legacy that began in chains. Sometimes we’ve helped ourselves and sometimes we’ve hurt ourselves but the reality is that roots matter, and Black American roots are deep.

No other minority community in this country has experienced the same rates of poverty, unemployment, broken homes, under-education or incarceration as the Black community. How dare anyone try to pretend that being “brown” is the only thing you need to be able to tailgate on the Black experience? It is an offense of the highest order. That the progressive Left keeps getting away with it is infuriating.

What is worse, they’ve only made things worse for the Black community they’re using as a stepladder. They’ve been playing the POC race card so often and so easily that the term “racism” has become nearly meaningless. It is still a term that has deep meaning for the present and past of Black America, but now it’s been reduced to a hashtag, weaponized for the use of people who have neither the experience nor heritage to understand what it truly means in this country.

Keep your WOC, your POC, your whatever. I don’t care.

Leave Black folks out of it. At the end of the day, the “POC” crowd is no better than the “white supremacists” they claim to fight…they’re just erasing Black representation and calling it “help”.

They’re users.

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