Any credibility The Economist once had is now gone after their deplorable magazine cover depicting President Trump speaking through a megaphone resembling a KKK hood. Their duplicitous piece is titled “Donald Trump has no grasp of what it means to be President.” Obviously, the American people who voted President Trump into office would disagree with this fallacious assertion, especially when the President’s accomplishments are taken into account. Further coverage on that matter will come later.
The depiction of President Trump speaking through a KKK megaphone is utterly wrong and deceptive. It cannot go unchecked. Ever since Mr. Trump announced his decision to run for President, the mainstream media, Hollywood, and other outlets have been relentless in their baseless attacks. They are afraid of President Trump. He cannot be bought, and he is unafraid to call people out and articulate unpopular realities.
The Economist, and others who share their misguided beliefs, seem either incapable or unwilling to recognize that President Trump has repeatedly denounced white supremacists and other racial hate groups for decades. The most recent denunciation was three days ago, which reads as follows:
“Racism is evil -- and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”
When Trump critics are confronted with this reality, they engage in one or both of the following behavioral patterns. They either, one, claim he was reading from a teleprompter and was therefore insincere, or two, cite his recognition of the roles that both the Alt Right and the Alt Left [also known as Antifa] played in the Charlottesville attacks:
“What about the 'alt-left' that came charging at, as you say, the 'alt-right,' do they have any semblance of guilt? What about the fact they came charging with clubs in hands, swinging clubs, do they have any problem? I think they do. You had a group on one side that was bad and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. Nobody wants to say it, but I will say it right now.”
These past few weeks have truly highlighted the ignorance among people who believe the lies of silly platforms with an agenda like The Economist. For starters, both the Alt Right and Antifa are responsible for the mayhem in Charlottesville, Virginia. Both groups were violent and engaged in physical fights. There are ways to oppose the Alt-Right without stooping to their level. Antifa’s decision to show up with communist flags and fight in the streets makes them no better than the Alt-Right. It takes two to tango.
For as wrong as the Alt-Right are, physically attacking them is not the way to go about protesting their backward ideologies. President Trump was correct to mention this. Calling out Antifa for the negative role they played in Charlottesville is not the same as being an apologist or advocate for white supremacists.
Depicting the President as a supporter of a group that has targeted Jewish people, black people, and other groups is libelous. The Economist should be ashamed of themselves, and their actions will have social consequences. President Trump is not a racist. He is not a white supremacist. He is not a Nazi. Likewise, the President is also not an apologist or supporter of racists, white supremacists, or Nazis. An excellent video put together by conservative commentator Mark Dice showcases a plethora of clips where President Trump repeatedly condemned racial hate groups going back decades. Perhaps The Economist writers should view this footage before linking President Trump to the KKK.
Another erroneous part of The Economist’s piece about President Trump is the assertion that he is “politically inept, morally barren and temperamentally unfit for office.” For a politically inept leader, Mr. Trump sure has done an outstanding job at adding over one million jobs to the economy within six months of his Presidency. For a morally barren leader, President Trump’s signed bill to help promote women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is quite impressive. For someone who is temperamentally unfit for office, the President did an excellent job at halting the rising tensions between America and North Korea. The Economist does not have to be in the President Trump fan club, but their writers should truly get their facts straight before publishing flagrant lies that can easily be debunked and disproven.
The entirety of The Economist’s hit piece on President Trump is grounded in lies which de-legitimizes any and all of their assertions. The 45th President of the United States is not a racist. He has never faltered on condemning white supremacists, as cited above in excerpts and footage of Mr. Trump speaking in Mark Dice’s YouTube video. President Trump’s service in office has been nothing short of excellent. Despite the deceptive polls [which survey considerably more Democrats and Independents than Republicans], countless people are pleased with how the President has chosen to govern thus far.
In the Economist’s attempt to demean President Trump’s service in office, they failed to give any recognition or credence to his admirable feats such as job creation, the prevention of a possible war with North Korea, and more. The Economist is yet another example of the dishonest press, more commonly referred to as the fake news. As long as outlets continue to blindly bash the President and publish outright lies, staunch supporters, like myself, will continue to speak out.
We the people live another day to fight the good fight against fake news.