Trump a racist? That's #FakeNews

To the editor:

Regarding Kathleen Parker’s Aug. 2 column, “Donald Trump’s Rhetorical Race War,” she writes that half of us think Trump is a racist. Could that possibly be due to Parker and her ilk telling us for three years that he is? That is partly why the term “fake news” came into play.

Example: Parker accuses Trump of defending white nationalists in the aftermath of the Charlottesville tragedy. That is a damned lie, there is no gentler way to put it. The whole of fake news repeated that lie, over and over, causing untold strife and division in the country.

Trump was clearly talking about the people on both sides of the argument over whether or not statues should be removed. He was not talking about any white supremist group. When the fake news blew the true meaning of his words, he clarified them the next day, stating clearly enough for the fakest of fake news to understand, that he was not defending any white supremist organization. But they ignored that, and continued to report the lie, as Parker did in her column.

As for his criticism of the “Squad” and Rep. Elijah Cummings, leftists seem to believe that the phrase “of color” exempts politicians from criticism, regardless of how inane their ideas are. Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez can compare the fine men and women defending our border to Nazis and say they are running “concentration camps,” but we are not allowed to criticize that? I don’t think so.

Cummings criticized the border situation, but what has he done to rectify it? Not a damned thing. His own city is becoming a Third World hellhole, with a high murder rate and garbage and rats everywhere. A third of the high schools do not have a single student proficient in math. The federal government has sent billions of dollars to Baltimore, but it just keeps getting worse. Seems to be a pattern with large cities that have been run by Democrats for decades. Even the former mayor said that “... you can smell the rats.” And Bernie Sanders said that “You would think that you were in a Third World country.”

You can tell when Democrats can’t argue the merits of their case — they call the opponent a racist.

ROBERT HUDSON

Pelham, N.C.

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