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.
Tim Donner: Even deep in the heart of summer, President Trump can’t help but make one bombshell statement after another. This week, after that dust-up over members of the Squad visiting Israel — first they were going, then they were barred from the country, then they were unbarred and decided not to go anyway — Trump chimed in. He said, then later repeated, about the blatantly anti-Semitic members of Congress like Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MN):
President Trump: Where has the Democratic Party gone? Where have they gone where they’re defending these two people over the state of Israel? And I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or a great disloyalty.
Tim: Of course, that statement unleashed a torrent of attacks from leftists, particularly on the historically sensitive charge of disloyalty used against the Jews for centuries. But clearly Trump meant disloyalty to their people, to Israel, not the US. But, of course, that didn’t make the Democrat talking points. Democrats like Ted Deutsch of California tried to say that Trump meant loyalty to him.
Rep. Ted Deutch: It’s outrageous, it’s offensive, and it’s dangerous. I don’t know who the president is talking about, or is he suggesting we’re being disloyal to him? Is he suggesting that he knows what it means to be loyal to my religion? It creates an environment that puts Jews at risk.
Tim: But, wait, that’s not all, New York Times contributor Wajahat Ali went on CNN, of course, and took the argument to its limits, claiming hysterically that despite their constant terrorist attacks on Israel and their calls for the elimination of the Jewish state, he and his fellow Muslims stand with the Jews.
Wajahat Ali: What I want to tell all my Jewish cousins from other mothers is that the Muslims are with you and that we see through this. We’re not going to let him use Jews and Israel antisemitism as a wedge to divide us along the religious and racial lines. We’re in this together. We know he attacks black women, Muslims, women, Latinos, immigrants and Jews, and we know that white supremacists are the number one domestic terror threat in America coming for all of us. We’re going to unite. We’re going to have our disagreements about Israel, that’s fine, but we’re going to unite against the common threat that is coming against all of us, which is white supremacy.
Tim: I’m trying to remember a single occasion where Trump said anything negative about Jewish people, but, nevertheless, the white supremacists are coming for all of us, which actually begs the question: Have any of you ever met a white supremacist or a neo-Nazi? I never have. Not once.
But lest you think Trump was the only one being attacked by the angry left this week, listen to a statement from a guy who’s usually a darling of the left, Bill Maher, but who dared to put the lie to the whole boycott, divest, and sanction (BDS) movement against Israel, supported by the radically anti-Israeli left.
Bill Maher: BDS is a bulls*** purity test by people who want to appear woke but actually slept through history class. It’s predicated on this notion, I think it’s very shallow thinking, that the Jews in Israel are mostly white and the Palestinians are brown, and so they must be in a sense incorrect and the Jews must be wrong. As if the occupation came right out of the blue, that this completely peaceful people found themselves occupied. Forget about the intifadas, and the suicide bombings, and the rockets, and how many wars-
Tim: Is it just me or is that something you’d expect Trump to say? But, no, it was Maher. And after he said that, the Squad went on social media and tried to spark a boycott of Maher’s show. Of course, they did. That’s what they do.
Another thing the left is good at is apologizing for their whiteness, their maleness, or in the case of Fauxcahontas, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), going in front of a group of actual Indians with a phony apology for pretending to be an Indian.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Like anyone who’s being honest with themselves, I know that I have made mistakes. I am sorry for harm I have caused. I have listened and I have learned a lot and I am grateful for the many conversations that we’ve had together. It is a great honor to be able to partner with Indian country, and that’s what I’ve tried to do as a Senator and that’s what I promise I will do as president of the United States of America.
Tim: So how many times do you think she’ll apologize for pretending to be an Indian? Well, apparently it’s not hurting her. Fauxcahontas is on the rise in the Democratic presidential nominee race, but the real story flying under the radar is that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), thought to be on the rise after attacking Joe Biden in the first debate, has been dropping like a rock in the polls. And as Gloria Borger, longtime political journalist, pointed out on CNN, Kamala is having trouble squaring her rhetoric of identifying herself as a social justice warrior with her record as an aggressive prosecutor.
Gloria Borger: She was kind of like this souffle that rose after she took on Joe Biden during that first debate. And she did really well and people said, “Wait a minute, I’m going to give her another look.” And what happens when you get a second look is you go under a magnifying glass and you either continue to rise or you plateau or deflate. Effectively, people are saying, “Wait a minute, how about describing your record on crime when you were a prosecutor in California?” You were tough on crime, not a bad thing, but now you’re saying that, well, Joe Biden was too tough on crime, so are you a bit of a hypocrite there?
Tim: Kamala will be in the next debate coming up in September, along with about a dozen of the other candidates, about half the field qualifying for that debate as of now.
We close today with Fredo, the name that will now be attached to CNN commentator Chris Cuomo in perpetuity after he went postal last week on a guy who called him Fredo and threatened to, among other things, throw the guy down a staircase. This week, the Trump-deranged younger brother of one New York governor and son of another went on CNN and said Trump doesn’t worry enough about the things a president should worry about and he sleeps way too well.
Chris Cuomo: Shouldn’t that visit his sleep every night? Shouldn’t he process that pain and lose sleep? Isn’t that what the job is about? Doesn’t he see their faces? Can you imagine all of this on your shoulders? How about this — care more, Mr. President, you may sleep less.
Tim: I wonder if Chris is aware that Trump famously sleeps only about four hours a night to begin with, but that’s way too much for Fredo Cuomo. Is this guy a sad sack or what?