Most of us don't know Donald Trump. Personally, I mean. Those of us who voted for the man did so because we either liked what we saw, or believed in the promises he made to make American great again.
Or we were terrified of Hillary Clinton.
But the bottom line is, we don't really know what he's like behind closed doors. We don't know what it's like to know the man on a face to face level. So we don't really know if what his rivals have said about him was true- if he is, in fact, a racist, sexist, xenophobe and so on.
Sure, we can look at his record in public life, his policies, and the things he says to prove he's not any of those things, but really, it's only the people that know the man personally that know for sure. Maybe all the things the media said about Trump were true. Maybe, despite his impressive business record, best-selling books, and success on TV, the man is a deplorable monster.
Throughout the 2016 Presidential Election, we had to tolerate an unending barrage from liberals and the media. I say unending, because it's still going on. The left- so terrified of what an outsider like Donald Trump could do for our country- made it their job to demonize the man to such a degree, that if we were to believe them, we’d just elected the devil himself.
But is Donald Trump really all the things they say he is? Can a man that has run many successful businesses for decades, has been praised by people like Jesse Jackson, and effectively beaten Hillary Clinton, really be so terrible?
Or was the media just full of crap?
I have a feeling it was the latter, considering what we're hearing from people, now that the election is over.
Since winning the White House, Donald Trump has met with a litany of figures. From celebrities to business leaders to politicians, Trump has been culling the cream of the crop as he transitions into the highest office of the land. After meeting with the President-Elect, what do these people have to say? Are they pale-faced, mortified that they just sat down with Hitler-reincarnate? Not even close.
Here's what Bill Gates had to say:
“In the same way President Kennedy talked about the space mission and got the country behind that, I think whether it’s education or stopping epidemics, other health breakthroughs, finishing polio and in this energy space, there can be a very upbeat message that his administration is going to organize things, get rid of regulatory barriers, and have American leadership through innovation.” (via Breitbart)
Wow, that's pretty optimistic. Bill Gates, the legendary innovator and technology leader, compared the next President to beloved John F Kennedy. Do you think it had something to do with the fact that Gates was most likely impressed with Trump's intelligence, tact, and concerns for this country? Probably. Do you think Gates would have said those things about a monster? I don't think so.
But maybe Gates is being political. After all, he has his own causes to think about, so he said some nice things about Trump to get on his good side. Sure, you can go with that. You can also go with the idea that the earth is flat.
But here's what former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said about Trump:
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said in an interview Sunday that President-elect Donald Trump could go down in history as a "very considerable president."
"Donald Trump is a phenomenon that foreign countries haven't seen," Kissinger said on CBS's "Face The Nation."
"So it is a shocking experience to them that he came in to office. At the same time, extraordinary opportunity." (via The Hill)
Kissinger then went on to criticize our current administration's treatment of foreign nations and how Trump's would do a better job.
Kissinger's got nothing to gain from saying these things. He served this country for many years and now is in retirement. He has no charity to plug or cause to pander to the next President. So he most likely said these things, because he believes them.
The reality is that the left orchestrated a strategy to defeat Trump based entirely on a fake representation of the man. They knew they couldn't beat him on the issues; Trump was right about our economy, immigration, and terrorism. Plus he was running against an unliked candidate. So liberals put all their chips on the character assassination plot- and failed completely.
They deliberately ignored the many successes of the man and crafted lies to make him look downright evil. This is true in the case of his children. How could a man as terrible as they claimed Trump to be, have been able to raise impressive, successful children? He couldn't. So the media by and large ignored the talents and skills of Ivanka, Donald Jr., Eric and the rest of the Trump tribe.
Had Trump run on the liberal ticket, you would have seen unending articles about how great Ivanka Trump is. She is one of the top executives in her father's company, is a wife and mother, and is championing child healthcare. She could (and should) have been the poster child for every feminist and women’s magazine in the nation. Instead, she was ignored by the press for the most part.
Now that Trump's won, we are hearing good things about Ivanka and how she can and will be an effective force in the coming presidency. So only now, after Trump's win, are people copping to the truth.
This is the pattern we've seen all along. Trump was vilified during the election, but now that he's won, people love him. The hardliners on the left are still fighting, but many are now coming out in support of the President-Elect.
And then there's the biggest fish of them all: President Obama. Obama was strongly against Donald Trump during the campaign. He had plenty to say against the man, calling into question Trump's leadership ability, stance on foreign affairs, and temperament to lead.
When it became clear that Trump would be the next President, Obama was the first to congratulate the man and extend an invitation to the White House. After they had met, Obama had nothing but good things to say about Trump before the press.
Hmm. Do you think that maybe Obama knew about Trump's effectiveness before the election, but just refused to acknowledge it? Perhaps that's what we've been seeing all along.
The media and the left understood that Trump was an intelligent, effective, and clear-minded leader. They knew that as President he would do a lot of good for our country. But he was an outsider and conservative, so they wanted him to fail.
Now that he's going to be our next President, we see the truth come out. Gee, it would have been nice to hear this from the start. Perhaps the election wouldn't have been so painful, frustrating, and divisive.
But in the end, that's all we can expect from the mainstream media.