Perhaps the most awkward example for dishonest leftists is the October 16, 1986 ceremony in which Donald Trump was honored with the Ellis Island Award, along with civil rights icon Rosa Parks and boxing great Muhammad Ali.
As reported in the New York Times, the trio were honored by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations for their “integrity, passion, gravitas, humanitarian and ethnic heritage.” Already, Trump had built a record of promoting equality in his business that won serious recognition.
In a November 19, 1991 interview with Larry King on CNN, the New York real estate developer first spoke out against white nationalist David Duke. King asked him about the strong vote Duke received in a Louisiana election.
“I hate seeing what it represents, but I guess it just shows there’s a lot of hostility in this country. There’s a tremendous amount of hostility in the United States.”
In a Matt Lauer NBC interview on February 14, 2000, Trump continued his criticism of David Duke while explaining he was leaving the Reform Party.
Well, you’ve got David Duke just joined–a bigot, a racist, a problem. I mean, this is not exactly the people you want in your party.”
Flash ahead to 2015, and Bloomberg News asked candidate Trump about David Duke expressing support for his presidential bid.
I don’t need his endorsement; I certainly wouldn’t want his endorsement. I don’t need anyone’s endorsement.”
When he was asked whether he would flat-out reject Duke’s support, Trump replied, “Sure, I would if that would make you feel better.”
In 2016, the media focus switched to the “alt-right” in their unrelenting drive to try to trip up candidate Trump. CNN reported how Trump explained his opposition to the “alt-right” to the New York Times editorial board.
I don’t want to energize the group, and I disavow the group.”
Donald Trump doesn’t have a record of just speaking out. He’s taken strong action as well.
Upon purchasing the private Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach in 1997, he opened up membership to African Americans and Jews, which put his property at odds with other exclusive clubs in Palm Beach.
In order for the change to take hold, he had to secure approval from the Palm Beach town council. When the council refused to lift the restrictions, he sued them in U.S. District Court, alleging discrimination by the council against Mar-a-Lago.
Trump’s bold action ultimately succeeded, prompting changes in membership at the other clubs as well. For his efforts, he received praise from the Anti-Defamation League.
Does this sound like the record of a racist, white nationalist? The fake news media and politicians keep spreading the lies because they’re adhering to the mantra of Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels: “If you repeat a lie enough times, people will believe it.”
Fortunately, the American public isn’t being fooled. Recent polling shows majority support for President Trump’s stance regarding the removal of Confederate statues.
Of course, the Democrats and their comrades in the media will try to spin that as evidence that the United States is a racist country. That flies in the face of history because the USA has the world’s greatest record of promoting human rights and welcoming people from around the world to settle here over the past two centuries.
But then, it’s obvious how the hard left and their media comrades feel about history.
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