Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) are four outspoken freshman congresswomen who are being described as AOC’s squad and women of color.
The Democrats and the media refer to the four congresswomen as progressive Democrats. Nothing could be further from the truth. AOC’s squad is not progressive, it is radical! The four women favor a socialist agenda. Two of them, Omar and Tlaib, have made a number of anti-Semitic statements and support the BDS movement whose sole purpose is to destroy the state of Israel. On two occasions Tlaib has called Trump a motherfucker, for which she is unapologetic, explaining that’s how her constituents talk.
Trump has justifiably attacked the four women because of what they stand for, socialism, and what at least two of them stand against, the Jewish people. But because they are women of color, Trump’s attacks have been deemed racist. ABC’s George Stephanopoulos has branded Trump’s attacks as “raw racist politics,” while leading Democrats have come out and flat called the President a racist.
On Sunday’s TV news shows, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker said that Donald Trump is “worse than a racist” and Rep. Elijah Cummings answered “No doubt about it” when asked if Trump is a racist. And Bernie Sanders has repeatedly called Trump a racist. Then there is Houston’s Trump-impeacher Rep. Al Green who said, “To condemn a racist President is not enough, we must impeach him.”
Rep. John Lewis, who along with Tlaib cosponsored Omar’s BDS-protection resolution, said this in reference to Trump: “I know racism when I see it. I know racism when I feel it. And at the highest level of government, there’s no room for racism.” Lewis has some nerve referring to Trump as racist when he supports BDS, a movement that would ultimately result in the genocide of Israel’s six million Jewish people … I know racism too, Mr. Lewis, and that’s pure racism!
Trump doesn’t help his cause by putting his mouth in motion before putting his brain in gear. That’s what he did when he tweeted:
So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run.
Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!
The problem with those tweets is that of the four women, only Ilhan Omar came from a foreign country, Somalia. And Trump failed to consider that “Go back to where you came from” is textbook racism.
On Wednesday, during a rally in North Carolina, Trump’s blistering of Omar caused the crowd to chant repeatedly, “Send her back.” This was immediately jumped on by the Democrats and the media as Trump stirring up racial hatred and dividing the country. The next day at the White House, Trump said of the chants, “I was not happy with it. I disagree with it.” But that rings hollow because he paused for 13 seconds before continuing his speech.
Actually, there have been accusations that Omar committed immigration fraud. Thursday’s Daily Mail reports that “Omar desperately tried to shut down accusations of bigamy amid claims she was briefly married to her BROTHER to ‘commit immigration fraud’ while she was still with her current husband.” She explained, “I am legally married to one and culturally to another.” If she did commit immigration fraud, lock her up and then send her back to Somalia.
Trump has been continually accused of racism since August 2017 when he said, “You also had some very fine people on both sides” about the rioting in Charlottesville, Virginia over a proposal to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee. The Democrats and the media immediately accused Trump of calling neo-Nazis very fine people. Trump in no way meant to praise neo-Nazis. There were people on both sides of the controversy who attended the demonstrations but did not participate in the rioting. These were the people Trump was talking about, and that should have been clear to everyone.
How times have changed. During the eight years he was in office, it was hard to find an unkind word in the media about President Obama, but it has been even harder to find a kind word about Trump since he became President. As expected, The New York Times is leading the media blitz against the President with numerous columns trashing Trump. Most recently, Times columnist Charles M. Blow called Trump “a raging racist” and Israel-hating columnist Thomas Friedman called the President a “racist, divisive, climate-change-denying, woman-abusing jerk.”
On July 16, Marvin Oswaldo Esquivel-Lopez was arrested in Des Moines for murdering a woman and her two young children. Esquivel-Lopez had been deported twice back to his native Guatemala. But he sneaked back into the US each time. You can bet that if Trump had called Esquivel-Lopez an illegal immigrant who came to this country and committed murder, the president would have been called a racist because the murderer is a Guatemalan.
Is Trump a racist? The Democrats and the media want to convince us that the President is one. Many of us are racist but won’t admit it. On Wednesday, Trump said “I don’t have a racist bone in my body.” That’s a red flag because those are exactly the first words spoken by a bigot in denying he is a bigot.
Whether Trump is a racist is besides the point. He attacks AOC’s squad not because the women are women of color, but because of their radical rhetoric, and because by their support of BDS, they are against the Jewish people. That is not racist!
On Saturday, in an Israel Hayom op-ed, Melanie Phillips described Trump’s attack on the squad as: “Trump is standing up for the defense of America and its values, for legality and due process and for the Jewish people.” And in Saturday’s The American Spectator, Rabbi Dov Fischer wrote: “Throw them out, the whole lot of them, from Pelosi on down. Throw them all out.” To that I would also specify Booker, Cummings, Sanders, Green and Lewis … throw them out of congress!
White House aide Stephen Miller said Sunday that ‘racist’ is “a label that has been too often deployed by the left Democrats in this country to try to silence and punish and suppress people they disagree with.” Miller went on to say he “fundamentally disagrees with the view that if you criticize somebody and they happen to be a different color skin, that makes it a race issue.”
Best of all, on Monday, Piers Morgan aptly described AOC’s squad as “shrieking socialist snowflake sisters.” And that is the only reason why Trump is attacking them.
Branding the President a racist damages the standing of the US throughout the world. This obvious attempt to destroy the Trump presidency emboldens our enemies. While they have every right to disagree with Trump, all good Americans, whether Republican or Democrat, should stand by our President and demand that the constant spurious racist accusations made against him must stop, and that the media should stick to criticizing him without branding him a racist.