Trump Supporters Fighting Back: “We’re All Tired of Being Called Racists”
After President Trump’s rally in Ohio Thursday night, The Atlantic published a piece by Elaina Plott Friday addressing what the report suggests is an increasingly prominent sentiment among Trump supporters: “They are tired of being called racists.”
It’s so true. It’s a garbage political scheme by the left and we all know it. They’re only fooling themselves.
The Daily Wire reported,
After detailing Trump’s recent criticisms of “The Squad” and Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings — which Democrats and their allies in the left-leaning media quickly branded “racist” — Plott presents a notable quote from Donald Trump Jr., who revved up the crowd Thursday in part by addressing the concerted effort to vilify his father, and implicitly his father’s supporters. Racism is still an issue, Trump Jr. stressed, but the Left’s habit of resorting to cries of “racism” makes a “mockery” of the term and ultimately “hurt[s] those that are actually afflicted by it.”
“It’s amazing that when Donald Trump makes a comment about Baltimore, it’s racist, it’s terrible, it’s this. But when the mayor of that town, when the congressman from that town, says the exact same thing, ‘Oh! No problem!’” Trump Jr. proclaimed in reference to a statement back in 1999 that Cummings made, calling Baltimore “drug-infested.”
Donald Jr. continued, “It’s sad that using ‘racism’ has become the easy button of left-wing politics. All right? Because guess what? It still is an issue … But by making a mockery of it by saying every time you can’t win a fight—‘Oh! We’re just gonna push the button! It’s racist’—you hurt those that are actually afflicted by it. People hear it, they roll their eyes, and they walk on. And that’s a disgrace, and that’s what you’ve been given in the identity politics of the left.”
According to The Atlantic,
The crowd erupted in jeers and boos. It was a segment of Jr.’s speech that in many ways echoed that of a speaker who’d appeared before him, Brandon Straka, a gay Trump supporter who founded the WalkAway movement to encourage people to leave the Democratic Party. “Insinuations of bigotry and racism,” Straka claimed, were “divisive tactics” used by the “liberal media to control minorities in this country.” “This is a president who serves minorities,” he said, “because he loves minorities.”
As speakers mounted their defenses of the president, it seemed apparent that supporters were cheering them on as a means of affirming not just Trump, but also themselves. Because to accuse a politician of holding virulent racist beliefs is also, if only implicitly, to condemn his or her voters of harboring those same tendencies.
The Daily Wire continued saying,
“We’re all tired of being called racists,” one 74-year-old white Trump supporter told Plott. “You open your mouth, you’re a racist. My daughter is a liberal, and she’s [using the word] all the time. We don’t talk politics; we can’t — all the time she always accuses me of hate.”
Plott notes that the supporter had just returned from Thailand after doing “missionary work for 15 years with impoverished children.”
“I’m sick to death of it,” said another supporter about Trump and his fans being branded racist. “I have 13 grandchildren—13. Four of them are biracial, black and white; another two of them are black and white, and another two of them are Singapore and white. You think I’m a racist? I go and I give them kids kisses like nobody’s business.”