Liberty Nation’s Sarah Cowgill embarks on this three-part series to examine not only how Donald J. Trump became President of the United States, but also why. And what was it in his background that gave him the skills, personality, and drive to achieve what just 43 other people have managed? You can catch up with part 1 here, and part 2 here.
In our third installment, we continue to do our due diligence as journalists and dive deep into this man we elected president. Trump is basically a great guy, a brilliant businessman, and an empathetic and patriotic citizen of the U.S. who has been the target of an unrelenting witch hunt by the leftist media and the desperate Democratic Party.
The term racist, slung incessantly by Democrats and the leftist media at President Trump and his deplorable supporters, has been so egregiously and grossly overused that Americans are becoming desensitized to its disturbing definition. It’s now commonplace; racist is the go-to word when one has no valid point in a discussion.
The leftists refuse to blame their anointed one, Barack Obama, although the culpability lies at his wing-tipped feet. Instead, they focus on then-candidate Trump, who was delivering his lines truthfully, oft-times brutally, and without a care of whose feelings he tromped over. His goal was to bring America back to her former glory.
Did he misspeak along the way? Of course, he is human. Is he a racist, as the Democrats and media claim? Hell no, and with 40 years in the spotlight, we would’ve labeled him ‘bigot’ years ago if he were.
The Colorblind Businessman
President Trump has treated men and women across the color, creed, and religious spectrum consistently, with respect and care, in both his personal and business life. In the political world, he negatively campaigned against anyone and everyone, regardless of party affiliation, and without much tact.
As the 2000 election cycle approached, Trump appeared on Face the Nation and gave the public his full brash and combative style, saying his opponent Pat Buchanan was a “Hitler-lover” and wondered how anyone would vote for this man. “He doesn’t like the blacks, he doesn’t like the gays, it’s just incredible anyone could embrace this guy.” And then he offered up his ideal running mate; Oprah Winfrey.
Just two decades ago, Trump was a popular guy. So popular that during his Reform Party days, Democrats and Republicans, under many furrowed brows, commissioned polls (when polls were legit) about it. What they found was shocking to both parties. As reported by Fortune in April 2000:
“In an 800-person survey conducted by Democratic pollster Rob Schroth, Trump scored a 67% favorable rating among blacks (vs. 21% unfavorable), 62% among Hispanics, and 66% among whites earning under $25,000, substantially higher than either Al Gore or Bill Bradley in each category. Real estate agents say Trump is also big among immigrants, many of whom flock to his buildings. Admiring rap artists have recorded odes like “Black Trump” and “Trump Change.” “I think people say, ‘If I won the lottery, that’s how I’d want to live,’” says Roger Stone. “The plane, the boat, the estate in Florida, the beautiful girls — our polling showed that people identified with it.”
Trump is, in short, a workingman’s plutocrat: a non-businessman’s idea of what a businessman should be. (Supporters standing in line at a Trump Tower book signing included a Greenwich Village artist who was “attracted to the power of myth in our society,” an Orthodox rabbi who “heard he loves the Jews,” and a soccer mom who noted, optimistically, that “he’s never been indicted.”
Amazing poll numbers. A workingman’s plutocrat. Maybe Trump should be asking Hillary’s overused question: What happened?
But we already know. The media machine happened, churning out fake news 24/7, brainwashing the weak, and encouraging violent racial divides Americans had hoped to see end long ago.
Funny how they didn’t get around to asking Robert Utsey, a veteran cop and a black American hero caught up in layoffs of 19,000 municipal workers, what he thought of Trump. In September 1975, Utsey was in desperate need of employment and answered an ad to become a bodyguard for Donald J. Trump. As he stated in the documentary, Trump: the American Dream, “I’m a positive person so I look for solutions, not problems.” Utsey interviewed for the job and received it, along with good pay and benefits, saying to himself, “Wow, this guy’s got it going on.” And there are scores of Utseys on Donald’s friend’s list.
SurveyMonkey conducted a poll on Trump’s approval ratings over the course of 2017. It was a relatively large sampling of 605,172 Americans, and they uncovered something the media has greatly downplayed:
“In all, 23 percent of black men approved of Trump’s performance versus 11 percent of black women. “The outlier here isn’t [black] men … it’s [black] women, where you have near-universal disapproval of Trump,” said Cornell Belcher, a Democratic pollster who studies African American voters. Still, black men are one of the few groups for which Trump’s 2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share. Among Hispanic men older than 50, Trump’s approval — strikingly — exceeded 40 percent.”
Maybe Kanye is not the Lone Ranger after all.
At the end of the Day
The unintended consequences of liberal hate speech, with a former president, party leaders, and the all-intrusive, disingenuous media fanning the divisive flames, is that this nation has regressed to racial tensions not seen since the 1960s. It’s reckless, self-serving, and failing on an epic level.
To conveniently label President Trump a xenophobe, a racist, and whatever else the left can imagine, speaks to the desperation Democrats have sweated since 2015 when Trump announced he was going to “Make America Great Again.” But we collectively knew this day would come, and will probably come once again in November 2020, should Trump revisit a happy déjà vu of sorts. The gauntlet, thrown by the left, was collected, retooled, and is now a weapon for conservatives to wield in the battle for our country. Way to think it through, Democrats. Trump will leave the Oval Office when he is damn good and ready. Your low-down cheating efforts have been in vain. Again.