Racism, Sexism and Islamophobia: The 3 Myths of Donald Trump

Donald Trump is racist, sexist and Islamophobic!

I’m sure you’ve heard these words used to describe him before, even if you don’t care about politics.

If you’re politically inclined and do your own research, you would know that’s just a load of crap. As for those of you not into politics, I’m sure this narrative has been rammed down your throat.

Well I got news for you, the left have used this line of attack on conservatives every election cycle. It’s actually getting a bit stale and beat to death at this point.

It’s time Trump supporters disprove these myths placed on our new president. I’m sick and tired of hearing the same regurgitated insults that carry no weight whatsoever.

Liberals have their “evidence” to make these claims, but I will go through all three accusations and debunk them one by one.

What liberals fail to realize is that calling someone a fascist and bigot is quite an accusation. Or maybe they do and they simply don’t care. It’s probably the ladder.

Here’s the three myths of Trump being racist, sexist and Islamophobic analyzed and debunked:

1) The Myth of Racism

The accusation of racism is the most well known myth perpetuated by the left against Trump. If you haven’t heard Trump called a racist than you’ve probably been living under a rock.

Everything and everyone is racist these days. Being called a racist is pretty much the worst adjective to be described with in American society today.

The first charges of racism from the media came from, well, his announcement speech to run for the presidency. I remember it like it was yesterday, I watched it live on TV.

When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.

Donald Trump can be comical, but nobody expected the firestorm that would follow the remarks.

So let’s examine his comments.

First of all, and I can’t believe I have to point this out, “Mexican” is not a race. Not only did Trump not talk about race, he never even mentioned the term “Hispanic” in this comment.

Secondly, not everyone that crosses the border illegally is originally from Mexico, he wasn’t talking about “Mexicans.” According to Pew Research, in fiscal year 2016, more non-Mexicans than Mexicans were apprehended at U.S. borders.

When Trump famously declared, “When Mexico sends it’s people…” he was referring to the Mexican government sending problematic people, he’s not calling out a race.

And if you like open borders and honestly think there’s no drugs and crime coming over here than I don’t know how to help you. You live in a bubble.

Well what about the rapist part?

Yeah, rape happens along the border. Statistics show up to 80% of women are raped during their journey to this country. But again, he never said all Mexicans or Hispanics are rapists.

Trump further added fuel to the fire with his “hatred of Mexicans” by feuding with Judge Gonzalo Curiel.

“He’s a Mexican. We’re building a wall between here and Mexico. The answer is, he is giving us very unfair rulings – rulings that people can’t even believe,”

I hate to do this but we must point out the obvious. Judge Curiel is an American with Mexican ancestry. Technically Trump was wrong in his statement, the Judge has family from Mexico, but simply calling someone a “Mexican” is not racist.

Trump implied Curiel was biased as a Judge, and he probably was. Curiel is a member of La Raza, a Hispanic advocacy group. You can’t tell me that makes him impartial somehow.

Could Trump have chosen better words? Yes. Is he flat out racist? No. (This is a continuing theme.)

But let’s get off his racism towards “Mexicans,” and focus on a race that has actually been oppressed in this country’s past, Blacks.

His clear racism and contempt for Black people was exposed with a single tweet:

It goes without saying that these are false statistics and Trump shouldn’t have re-tweeted this. Yes, he was wrong to do so.

But facts are now racist? If I told you Blacks are shot by other Blacks everyday in Chicago would I be racist? No, because that would be a fact.

Facts don’t care about opinions and facts can’t be racist. Trump was wrong to re-tweet this, but it’s just fake statistics, nothing incendiary.

“Look at my African-American over there” and “I have a great relationship with the blacks” are indeed awkward and weird sentences that could’ve been worded better, but racist? We’re reaching now.

Liberals also look to the birth of Trump’s political career as evidence of racism: his questioning of Obama’s birth certificate. The birther movement as a whole is a complicated issue and really for another post another time.

What I will say, however, is that this had no bearing on the 2016 election. Trump never mentioned it and tried to avoid the topic multiple times.

And let’s not forget Trump’s clearly anti-Semitic tweet:

What? You didn’t catch the antisemitism? The six pointed star, the Star of David, with money in the background! Proof Trump is anti-Semitic and hates Jews.

Besides the tweet being absolutely true about Hillary being the most corrupt candidate to run for office, Trump’s daughter and son-in-law are Jewish. To follow along this logic, apparently he hates part of his own family.

I don’t really need to point out how ridiculous it was that Trump was called into question for this, I know the I.Q. of my readers are smarter than that.

And finally, liberals claim Donald Trump is a fascist, the new Hitler, because he wants a country free of illegals and jihadists. He’s another racist Republican that sends out dog-whistles to white supremacists.

The perfect example of Trump’s “dog-whistle politics” came when the media piled on him for not immediately denouncing white supremacist and former Klansman David Duke’s endorsement.

Public figures are not responsible for the actions of those who follow them.

Trump didn’t rebuke the endorsement since he didn’t know who David Duke was. In fact, him not knowing who David Duke was is probably a good thing.

Surely not all of his supporters are racists because half the country voted for him.

It goes without saying that not all conservatives are redneck racists, just as not all liberals abuse the welfare system and look like Michael Moore.

Donald Trump has made comments he could’ve framed better, but he’s not a racist.

2) The Myth of Sexism

(Women’s March Washington, DC by Rosa Pineda, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0)

The second most popular accusation the left loves to use against the president is that he’s also a sexist. Women are even marching in the streets against this misogynistic pig of a president.

The media seized on this opportunity when Trump replied to charges of sexism at the first Republican debate by famously saying “Only Rose O’Donnell.”

Harsh words, but is anyone denying she looks like a pig?

Then followed the Megyn Kelly-Donald Trump feud. A cringe-worthy and weird drama between a “reporter” and a presidential candidate.

After his mean tweets about her, Megyn soon turned into a never Trumper. That’s okay though, she’s now gone from Fox and off at some network that has no views.

In an interview with Don Lemon, Trump described the feud. And staying true to character, he didn’t back down:

“She gets out, and she starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions. And you know, you can see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever, but she was, in my opinion, she was off base.”

Everyone thought Trump alluded to Megyn being on her period with the “blood coming out of her wherever” remark. The media thought they struck gold as charges of sexism and misogyny pursued.

Trump said this causally, almost too casually for his normal attacks. When listening to the actual audio it almost appears as if he doesn’t know what to say so he just uses a “whatever” as a fill in.

If this was an attempt to make a sexist remark, it was a pretty bad one on Trump’s part.

If anything, it proves he never holds back. Even if it’s a women.

I thought brainwashed feminists didn’t believe in differences between men and women, that’s why men can’t hold the door for them.

You can’t have it both ways. Either men and women are different or they aren’t. Feminists in theory should love that Trump attacked Megyn Kelly in the same way he attacks other men.

But then again I’m trying to make sense of feminists, my fault.

The media also insinuated he was a sexist for his comment on fellow Republican candidate Carly Fiorina.

” Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?

Disclaimer: I don’t condone everything Trump says, but sexism? He joked about her appearance.

He wasn’t degrading her gender, he was degrading her looks. He called her ugly, it had nothing to do with her being a women.

Men judge women on looks and women judge men on their looks, this is not rocket science.

Trump is a counter puncher, does that make it right? No, call it what it is. That’s not sexist, he just called her ugly.

And of course, the bombshell you’ve been waiting for me to talk about.

The Access Hollywood tape almost destroyed Trump’s campaign and was the October surprise every pundit had been waiting for. The media dug up this hot mic incident involving Trump and Billy Bush back in 2005.

Trump: “Yeah that’s her with the gold. I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful… I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything.”

Bush: “Whatever you want.”

Trump: “Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”

This tape sent the Trump campaign into chaos. Endorsements dropped left and right as every political figure condemned what he said.

So let’s examine this. This is from 2005, had absolute no bearing on Trump’s campaign in 2016 and was a hot mic (private) conversation.

It’s embarrassing that Trump failed to get with a married woman, but who really cares, that’s not the “sexist” part.

Trump was right, this really was locker room talk. And honestly, if you think guys don’t talk behind closed doors than you live in a sheltered safe-space bubble. This is guy talk.

So he states that he start kissing beautiful women when he sees them. Liberals everywhere claimed sexual assault, which is ridiculous, as Bill Clinton was a rapist yet they were silent.

Sorry, consent is not rape. Unless any of these women never consented to this, than this is fine. He’s a business mogul and TV star, celebrities act like celebrities.

Grabbing women by their (let’s just say, down there) is very awkward to say, nobody my generation would use that slang. But again, if women let him “do anything,” then again that is consent. You need proof he did any of this without consent.

But women came forward with claims! Yeah , claims.

If Soros paid protesters, who’s to say these women weren’t paid by the Clinton campaign? And all these claims were pretty conveniently timed, might I add.

Most if not all of these women have already been proven wrong, whereas Bill Clinton settled his rape cases. Yes I said that right, very different stories. You can’t even compare the two.

So idiots waving signs saying nobody should grab their Vagina are stupid, you clearly can’t rationalize and interpret for yourselves. You want to be mindless victims.

Trump calling Hillary Clinton a “nasty women,” is not only too generous, but it doesn’t even compare to what Hillary has done to Bill’s Victims.

Every other comment comes from decades before he announced his candidacy. Nobody called Trump a sexist before he ran for office.

For the sake of this list, “evidence” for sexism must’ve been committed during the 2016 election cycle. I could care less if he’s said offensive things in his past.

It’s not the media’s job to go on a witch hunt and bring up comments from the past. Voters care about actions and beliefs, not incentive comments.

It would literally take all day long going through everything Trump has said or done that liberals deem sexist in some way.

No he’s not the misogynistic pig falsely conjured up by the zombies in the women’s marches. Trump is not a sexist.

3) The Myth of Islamaphobia

And last but not least is the charge that Trump hates Muslims.

Sure, every Republican candidate vowed to fight “radical Islamic terrorism,” three words Obama would never dare utter. But what made Trump the main target for this line of attack was the ban that he called for on December 7, 2015.

Everyone thought he had crossed the line and that any chance he had of capturing the presidency was over at that point. How wrong everyone was, including myself.

Republicans since the Bush years have taken a strong stance on radical Islam, and everyone knew Trump was tough on immigration, but nobody expected the blanket ban he announced:

“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”

Again we’re not here to debate whether or not this is a good idea. I’m simply addressing whether this piece of “evidence” is enough proof to claim that Donald Trump hates Muslims.

Trump later reversed this policy by targeting countries instead of religion, which was more responsible and something I got behind as well. So debating whether he is Islamophobic over a policy he never implemented seems silly.

In regards to his first travel ban policy, more Americans support than oppose it. Does that makes most of America Islamaphobic as well?

If we don’t address the Islamic threat to not only America, not only Western Civilization, but all over the world, then we are doomed as a species.

America fought the ideologies of fascism during World War II and communism during the Cold War. Now it’s time to fight the ideology of radical Islamic terrorism.

I’ve got news for all the liberals secluded in their safe spaces. We’ve been fighting jihadists. Ever since 9/11 our country has been at war.

Liberals were furious at Trump’s first travel ban despite it being a campaign pledge of his, it’s not as though this was completely unexpected.

The media and all the social justice warriors were absolutely silent when Obama bombed seven out five of these Muslim countries!

If you libs disliked how the Iraq War was handled (and I hear you) then where exactly were you protesting the last eight years? You were silent weren’t you.

But because apparently we have a racist, sexist, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, homophobic, anti Semitic, white-supremacist in the White House, now you’re butt-hurt? No, it doesn’t work like that, no excuse!

You don’t really care about this issue, you just want to complain and scream he hates all Muslims to further push your agenda.

You’ve over used these words to the point where they have no meaning. The average American doesn’t care about offending Muslims, they want security.

But Trump spreads false information about Islam!

The usual basis for this claim is from the “controversy” that surrounded candidate Trump when he talked about Muslims cheering in the streets after the September 11th attacks.

“There were people that were cheering on the other side of New Jersey, where you have large Arab populations. They were cheering as the World Trade Center came down. I know it might be not politically correct for you to talk about it, but there were people cheering as that building came down — as those buildings came down.

False information? Sadly, no.

While it’s unconfirmable if thousands of people were cheering (Trump was probably over-exaggerating), this surely happened.

Breitbart found this from a New York Post editorial written on September 14th, 2001.

Here in New York, it was easy to get angry listening to Egyptians, Palestinians and the Arabs of nearby Paterson, N.J., celebrate as they received word of the murderous attack in New York and Washington.

Just listen to these calls into The Howard Stern Show after 9/11. It’s not crazy to believe radical Islamist’s would celebrate that day.

But if you even mention the radicals and the fanatics liberals assume you paint the entire religion under one brush.

What happened to journalistic integrity? Why should anyone have to appease some group of people by withholding the truth?

But of course, the screams of Islamophobia and bigotry grew after the one DNC speech that received the most coverage.

Khizir Kahn, the father of a Muslim-American Army captain killed in Iraq, used his speech at the Democratic National Convention to bash candidate Republican nominee Trump.

“Donald Trump, you’re asking Americans to trust you with their future. Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy. In this document, look for the words, look for the words, liberty and equal protection (under) law.”

He used all the Democrat talking points and spoke of how Trump has never sacrificed anything or anyone like he has.

All Americans should appreciate his son’s service and we should honor Gold Star families, but it’s not very humbling to call others out for a lack of sacrifice. Those in the military will tell you the same.

They fight the good fight for their country so hopefully the next generation will live in a more peaceful world.

No family should disparage others for not serving. Service is a choice. (Skipping the draft is a completely different situation.)

And of course his stupid jab at reading the Constitution was just a talking point to get applause, and it worked.

We have a history at this point of Trump hitting back. No matter if it’s a man or women, or if it’s a journalist or a Gold Star family. He said this in an interview:

“If you look at his wife, she was standing there, she had nothing to say. She probably, maybe she wasn’t allowed to have anything to say. You tell me.”

Trump shouldn’t have brought the wife into this feud, it infuriated a lot of people. Yes, a dumb comment, but let’s be realistic here.

The Kahns are immigrants from Pakistan. Pakistan ranks third on the list of most dangerous countries for women.

She also wears a burka in a free country. Men making women cover up is a disgusting and regressive ideology rooted in the Third World.

Since they both say she simply didn’t want to give a speech, I take them at their word. Trump shouldn’t have dragged her into this, but I can understand where he was coming from.

He didn’t join the neocons by voting for the Iraq War, that was Hillary Clinton. He even called Captain Kahn a hero, and rightfully so.

He definitely should’ve just stuck this one out, it’s bad press to get into a war of words with a Gold Star family, even if they attacked you first. Sometimes it’s best to not even waste your time.

Continuing themes are just that, and I’ve said this before: Could Trump have acted differently? Sure. Is he Islamophobic? Nope.

Again I’m not here to endorse all of Trump’s decisions, I’m just here to defend him against these three myths that have been perpetuated by the left.

Always look at quotes in their context and entirety, and always try to empathize and understand other points of view before instantly throwing your -isms and -ists out at people you disagree with.

We live in a highly sensitive culture where if you say anything about any-given minority, your a (fill in the blank).

Enough with the crap, until we can have reasonable conversation and debate the issues without demonizing others, we’ll never understand each other.

The liberal lunatics that are brainwashed are probably gone at this point. But for those who are neutral about these claims, do some research before spreading stupid hashtags.

It was important to write this since the left has been successful in spreading their propaganda to the young by convincing them that Donald Trump is this larger than life evil villain that is literally the next Hitler.

We’re 5 days into his presidency and that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Stop spreading these three myths.

You can rest assured, President Donald Trump is not racist, sexist or Islamophobic.

By |2018-11-19T20:43:48+00:00March 13th, 2017|Commentary, Editor's Pick, Lists|

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