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In Investor’s Business Daily: “Yes, Sticks And Stones Break Bones, But Calling People Names And Lying About Racism Hurts, Too”

26 Aug , 2017  

Dr. John Lott has a new op-ed in Investor’s Business Daily about the continued false statements by the media Donald Trump.  The piece starts this way:

Does it hurt to accuse someone of being a Nazi or a racist who is neither of those?  How about calling someone those vile terms when he has spent his life supporting Jewish and black causes?

Over the weekend, the Democratic Party’s Deputy Chair, Keith Ellison, put out an email claiming: “even with Steve Bannon gone, Donald Trump’s inner circle still includes prominent white nationalists and enablers of white supremacy.”  Ellison labeled one senior advisor as “a member of a Hungarian Nazi organization.”

On Saturday, Howard Dean, the former chair of the Democratic Party, said: “If you want to vote for a racist in the White House, then you better vote for Republicans.”  Other Democrats keep echoing those charges.

The venerable Foreign Policy magazine ran an article the end of last week asserting: “For the first time in our history, a Nazi sympathizer occupies the Oval Office.”  Foreign newspapers like The Independent or The Guardian have headlines: “Donald Trump’s Defense of neo-Nazi” and “The president of the United States is now a neo-Nazi sympathizer.”

Sunday morning’s national television talk shows, such as “Meet the Press,” only could find Republicans who were critical of Trump.

If you believe what the media are telling you, we now supposedly have the first Nazi sympathizer as president, but who is also the first president to have an orthodox Jewish daughter and grandkids.  A president who pledges unwavering support for Israel and who has been a friend of the current Israeli PM for decades. Nazis are socialists, yet Trump supports less regulation and lower taxes.

Before running for the president as a Republican, Democrats had wonderful things to say about Donald Trump regarding race.  In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Jesse Jackson frequently praised Trump for his “lifetime” of helping the black community.

Days before Democratic Party’s Deputy Chair Keith Ellison sent out his weekend email, the experts interviewed by the liberal PolitiFact had already shot downthose claims. “Are any of these four officials white nationalists? When we asked this question of several independent experts, they all agreed that none of the four were white nationalists themselves.” . . .

The rest of the piece is available here.

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