Say What is the segment of Liberty Nation Radio where we unveil some of the most wacky, astonishing and damnable things uttered by politicians and the chattering class. Here is the latest episode:
Tim Donner: In another chapter of a story that’s become depressingly familiar, an Uzbeki Muslim terrorist, yelling “Allahu Akbar” mowed down a bunch of people near the Hudson River in New York City this week, murdering eight people and injuring about a dozen others. And while the elite media, as usual, downplayed this terrorist’s ties to Radical Islam, President Trump sure didn’t mince words, calling him …
Donald Trump: This animal who did the attacking.
Tim Donner: And the attack by, “this animal” prompted the president to call for an end to the Diversity Lottery Program that brought this man to America.
Donald Trump: I am going to ask Congress to immediately initiate work to get rid of this program. Diversity Lottery sounds nice, it’s not nice, it’s not good. It hasn’t been good. We’ve been against it. We want a merit based program, where people come into our country based on merit and we wanna get rid of chain migration. This man that came in, brought in with him, 23 people.
Tim Donner: Immigration based on merit, there’s a new concept. Now, the chain migration Trump referred to, is the process where one immigrant’s admitted to the country, then he or she sponsors relatives back home to come to the U.S. as well, and they, in turn, can sponsor yet more relatives. In other words, under current U.S. immigration policy, admitting one immigrant to the country who can sponsor family members can set off a chain reaction that brought, in the case of this terrorist, Sayfullo Saipov, 23 foreign nationals from Uzbekistan, into the country. But leave it to CNN and their intrepid White House “reporter” Jim Acosta, to make an inflammatory accusation about the president.
Jim Acosta: I think President Trump, broke, now has, the world record for injecting politics into the aftermath of a terror attack. In addition to regarding the U.S. Justice System as a joke and a laughingstock, he also called for sweeping changes to the nation’s immigration systems.
Tim Donner: Right, only Trump has injected politics into terrorists incidents. I mean, the Democrats never call for, say, more gun control after mass shootings. They never accuse the NRA of causing the shootings. They never blame Trump supporters for anything related to terrorism. Only Trump and the Republicans inject politics into terrorist incidents. But, the left poured more gas on the Trump dumpster fire they’ve been trying to build since their shocking defeat a year ago, after the White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly reignited the Confederate statue controversy by offering a contrarian view of history and defending both the statues and the vilified Robert E. Lee.
John Kelly: It shows you how much of a lack of appreciation of history, and what history is. Robert E. Lee was an honorable man, he was a man that gave up his country to fight for his state, which 150 years ago, was more important than country. It was always loyalty to state first back in those days. Now, it’s different today, but the lack of an ability to compromise led to the Civil War and men and women of good faith, on both sides, made their stand where their conscience had them make their stand.
Tim Donner: Four major assertions there. That we, as a nation, have lost sight of our own history. True. That before the Civil War, people identified with their states more than their country. Also, true. Then, the explosive ones, that Robert E. Lee was a decent man, and that the Civil War was caused by lack of compromise. That sent the left into a rage, typified by veteran journalist, Roland Martin.
Roland Martin: Here’s a man, who’s utterly clueless. For him to say that, “Well, we could have compromised.” Really? We did compromise. It was a thing called the United States Constitution, and do you know what that said? If you were black, you were three fifths of a human. Oh, you wanna talk compromise? How about the Hayes-Tilden Compromise, which was never written down, called The Great Compromise of 1877, that ended the 12 years of reconstruction and ushered in Jim Crow. They removed the federal troops from the last three remaining, Southern capitals. We can talk about compromise, the fact that we had a Civil Rights Act of 1866, and one of 1875, and we didn’t get another one till 1957. So, I need John Kelly, to actually, go back and read a history book, that my 12 year old nieces are reading right now, because clearly, he fell asleep in History.
Tim Donner: Now it is true that, there were many compromises made, since the dawn of our nation, to delay or defer settlement of the issue of slavery and subsequent institutional racism. So, unlike most of the inflammatory statements from the left, blaming a lack of compromise for the Civil War, would have trouble standing up to historical scrutiny, but we saved the best or worst, “Say what?”, for last. Just like the Jim Acosta clip we played earlier, the intellectual bankruptcy of the White House Press Core, which includes so many leftist advocates masquerading as journalists, was on full display with this question, posed to White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, by April Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks.
April Ryan: The question is, does this administration believe, does this President believe, slavery was wrong?
Sarah Sanders: I think it is disgusting and absurd to suggest that anyone inside of this building would support slavery.
Tim Donner: Yes, that woman actually asked whether President Trump, opposes slavery. That’s why we call this segment, “Say what?”. So, just when you thought Confederate fever might have loosened its grip on the nation, it’s back.