A funny thing happened on the way to the Trump impeachment, the Russia story has vanished. Despite months of hyperventilating about the President being involved in nefarious “Russian collusion,” no evidence was actually produced. Despite a biased media, a biased special counsel and a legal team selected from the donor roll of the Democratic Party, Donald Trump is still President and still claiming that the whole campaign is a “witch hunt.”
With the Russian story going nowhere, the anti-Trump media, along with their deep state and political establishment colleagues, have found a new “cause celebre,” the President’s response to the Charlottesville, Virginia riots of last Saturday.
Twice this week, the President specifically denounced the violence, bigotry and hatred of the KKK, neo-Nazis and white supremacists who were involved in the “Unite the Right” rally last Saturday. He also condemned the loathsome behavior of “both sides” who were involved in the riot. Not surprisingly, this balanced approach has been greeted with intense criticism as his many detractors are looking for any opportunity to denounce him.
On CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and other media outlets, the President’s comments were labeled racist, with some commentators opining that he was a virtual white supremacist. Such criticism is total nonsense, but it is the type of commentary masquerading as journalism that is presented on a daily basis by the national news media.
In response to his supposedly controversial statements and with cheerleading from the President’s enemies, all of the members of the presidential arts commission resigned, as well as 15 members of the President’s economic advisory council. This coordinated display of politically correct outrage led the President to disband the economic councils altogether.
Democrats are joining the media is focusing their rhetorical fire on the President. In fact, one Democrat Missouri State Senator, Maria Chappelle-Nadal, went way too far by commenting on social media that she hoped “Trump is assassinated.” In previous years, such comments would have warranted a visit by the Secret Service or an arrest, but Chappelle-Nadal, is receiving support from fellow Democrats. An online petition defending the State Senator has been started. While some Democratic Party leaders have called for her resignation, Chappelle-Nadal refuses to apologize. When asked whether she will resign, the Trump assassination advocate claimed, “Hell no.”
With leaders in the Democratic Party and overrated Hollywood stars calling for the President’s assassination, it is shocking that almost no one in the Republican Party has come to the defense of Donald Trump. To the contrary, numerous GOP Senators, such as Marco Rubio, John McCain, Bob Corker and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), have joined Democrats in condemning the President’s post-Charlottesville comments.
The GOP Trump bashing continued this morning as the spokesman of establishment Republicans, Mitt Romney, demanded that President Trump “apologize” for his comments about the Charlottesville riots. Romney wants the President to “State forcefully and unequivocally that racists are 100% to blame for the murder and violence in Charlottesville.”
The problem with this demand is that it is factually incorrect. In Charlottesville, there were neo-Nazis, white supremacists and KKK members among the “Unite the Right” rally. All of these hate groups were rightly denounced by President Trump for they are despicable and hold views which are antithetical to American values.
What Romney, the business leaders, establishment politicians and all of the other Trump critics refuse to acknowledge is that the other side in the protest were not angels carrying flowers. The leftist protesters included members of the notorious hate group Black Lives Matter, Antifa (anti-fascist) thugs and members of organizations affiliated with the Communist Party.
As numerous photographs document, the left-wing protesters used bats and pepper spray to attack the “Unite the Right” rally-goers. In addition, these “angels” also hurled bags of urine and feces at them. With police nowhere to be found, there was significant violence on both sides.
President Trump was right to condemn violent participants on both sides of this riot. The fact that his opponents are attacking his reasonable response is very telling. It shows that there is an organized movement underway to not only undermine his agenda, but also to remove him from office.
The problem with this obviously deceitful and nefarious campaign is that Donald Trump legitimately won the 2016 presidential election and he has not committed any crimes or misdeeds that would in any way warrant his removal.
These anti-Trump forces are trying to negate an election result and destroy a President that they despise. They hate his agenda, his temperament and his 63 million supporters; however, they are not being honest about their true motivations.
If this confederacy of cowards is successful in removing a duly elected President from office, there will be a response from his supporters that will make the events of the past week look like child’s play. It will be reminiscent of what Ronald Reagan said as he began his second term as President, “you ain’t seen nothing yet.”
Instead of such madness, let’s hope sanity prevails. In the meantime, all Americans should pray for the success of our President and, most importantly, the well-being of our countrymen and our beloved country.
Jeff Crouere is a native New Orleanian and his award winning program, “Ringside Politics,” airs locally at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and at 10:00 p.m. Sundays on PBS affiliate WLAE-TV, Channel 32, and from 7-11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990-AM & www.Wgso.com. He is a political columnist, the author of America’s Last Chance and provides regular commentaries on the Jeff Crouere YouTube channel and on www.JeffCrouere.com. For more information, email him at [email protected]