Updated: Nov 1, 2020
The media has successfully framed this election as a referendum on President Trump, whom for years we've been told is a racist, a fascist, a bigot, a Russian operative, and the list goes on. These defamatory assertions have been extended to all Republicans. The "evidence" for all of this is a remarkable display of specious reasoning, or outright fabrication (think the Steele Dossier). You can like or dislike Trump, his Tweets, or his aggressiveness, but it's crucial to pay attention to what people actually say and do--not to what their detractors say they say and do. Everyone needs to vote, but vote based on the truth. Here's a dose.
This isn't meant to be an exhaustive point-and-counterpoint to everything anyone has said about President Trump. I'd never finish writing. But here are the greatest hits--the most pernicious, most frequently repeated lies about the President. These aren't my opinion--I'm simply presenting the independently verifiable evidence the media won't show you, and each one takes only a couple of minutes to review and learn the truth. That is, for anyone who cares about the truth.
Myth #1: Trump called white supremacists "very fine people"
A cherry-picked statement from a press conference after Charlottesville is the basis for which millions have spun and spread the lie that President Trump defended neo-nazis and white nationalists. See the truth for yourself in the actual video footage below from CNBC.
The video starts at 0:59 seconds, just before the infamous "very fine people on both sides" line. What the media and the left have completely buried is that President Trump was speaking explicitly about protestors and counter-protestors regarding a Confederate statue. He was NOT speaking about the Unite the Right rally.
But don't take my word for it--keep watching. Less than one minute later, at 1:58, he says, "I'm not talking about the neo-nazis and the white nationalists. They should be condemned, totally." You've been lied to; a lie propagated by wolves with an agenda. Will you be a sheep?
Myth #2: Trump Implemented a "Muslim Ban"
Review my brief article easily debunking this lie with cold, hard facts.
Myth #3: Trump Refuses to Condemn Racism
This is an easy narrative to push when you deliberately bury the countless times he's done so. Here's a montage of him denouncing racism and white supremacy repeatedly over many years.
Myth #4: Trump Lied, 220,362 People Died
If you really believe Trump caused the global SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, you're just a deranged idiot. I'm sorry, I can't help you.
If you even think that he did nothing or handled the pandemic phenomenally worse than anyone else, holding to his constitutional authority, there's still not much I can do for you.
Myth #5: But, But, But!
"R" (for "racist") is the new Scarlet Letter, and these days, anything and everything proves racism. Below is just a sampling of the things people say to "prove" President Trump is racist. Before you can evaluate whether these are racist, you have to have a definition of racism.
Contrary to what the modern progressive left would have you believe, it is not defined as: "anything critical of anyone who isn't white" or worse, "whatever someone I don't like does."
Even Mirriam-Webster, which keeps changing definitions to appease the woke left, defines racism as: "a believe that race is a fundamental determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race."
My own simple definition of racism is: "treating people as inferior on the basis of race."
So evaluate the things below and ask yourself honestly whether any of these are reflective of any actual definition of racism:
Trump called Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas": remember, Elizabeth Warren was exposed lying about being Native American to get ahead at Harvard. She finally took a DNA test which showed that she's only slightly more Native American than I am German Shephard. So was he racist to call her Pocahontas? Sure, if she were actually Native American. Or do you think he was being sarcastic and derogative about her lies?
Trump took out full-page ads in the New York Times about the Central Park Five: if you've only heard about this issue from Don Lemon or Netflix (of "Cuties" fame), you don't know the first thing about it. Read up on it just a little bit. Here is a piece on the WSJ from someone actually involved. There were numerous attacks in Central Park that night, and multiple people were hospitalized, not just the rape victim in question. Moreover, more than a decade later, the accused were not "exonerated" based on exculpatory evidence--their sentences (most of which were already served) were vacated after a sudden confession from Matias Reyes, who really didn't have much to lose. There's an enormous difference. Whether or not you believe the Central Park Five were guilty, ask yourself honestly whether you believe Trump's ads were attacking race, or crime.
Trump called all Mexicans "rapists": Naturally, he did no such thing, but again, don't take my word for it (or CNN's). Watch what he says for yourself on the C-SPAN video here. I've set the video to start at his comments about Mexico, but if you watch from the beginning, he talks about the U.S. getting our hat handed to us by many countries in a variety of contexts. Of Mexico he says, "They're killing us economically" before he goes on to say Mexico isn't sending their best (which for anyone with intellectual honesty clearly shows he's not making a blanket statement based on race), but pay special attention at 3:54, he says, "and some, I assume, are good people." Isn't it ironic that the media bury the clip of him calling Mexicans good people, but then assert that he called white supremacists at Charlottesville "fine people" while burying his explicit condemnation of white supremacists? You're being played. So again, ask yourself whether his comments about the drugs and crime coming across our southern border are true or false (remember El Chapo?), and ask yourself whether that recognition has anything at all to do with race.
Trump called COVID the "China Virus": for those who aren't deranged idiots who think Trump caused the pandemic, you do remember that Trump was in a trade war with China before COVID-19, yes? You do remember where this virus originated, yes? You do remember that the Chinese Communist Party suppressed all information about the virus until it was simply beyond containment, yes? You do remember that the Chinese Communist Party is Communist, yes? You do remember that Communism is an evil, insidious ideology responsible for more death and human suffering than any other socio-economic system in human history, yes? So yet again, ask yourself whether you think his branding of COVID-19 as the "China Virus" has anything to do with race. And just in case you doubt what the hatred and narrative is really about, I was lambasted for proposing to instead call it the "Communist Virus."
Promises Made, Promises Kept
Whether you like him or not, President Trump does what he says he'll do, and what he actually does tells the true story. But don't take my word for it, review his actual executive orders here, and his list of accomplishments here, which includes peace breaking out in the Middle East. The fact that his detractors call that a "distraction" really tells you all you need to know.
So go vote, but before you buy into what "everyone knows," question it. Just use your own logic and self-honesty, and exercise your right to think for yourself. Sometimes, what "everyone knows" isn't worth a hill of beans. Just ask Galileo.