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Video || Trump Bolts After Reporter Suggests He Said “Ask China” Since She is Asian American

CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang Monday asked President Trump why he was comparing U.S. testing for the coronavirus to that of other countries.

“Why does that matter? Why is this a global competition to you if every day Americans are still losing their lives?” asked Jiang. 

“They are losing their lives everywhere in the world,” Trump responded. “And maybe that’s a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me. Ask China that question, OK? When you ask them that question, you might get a very unusual answer.”

Jiang, who was born in China and raised in West Virginia, tried to ask why he was “specifically” telling her to ask China a question. Trump said it was a question for “anybody” and sought to move to another reporter. When a CNN reporter insisted on asking a question next, Trump ended the news conference.

Trump Campaign to Open Offices in Cities as Part of Effort to Gain Black Votes

This is a good idea on so many levels.

Politically, it makes sense. Even small gains among black voters could be decisive in the upper Midwest, Florida, North Carolina, and several other states.

And it’s time to show that Republicans care about the votes and the lives of African Americans. Conservative social and economic policies can ameliorate the problems in black communities and help create a more equal society, and the case has to be made directly to black voters. The Trump campaign is the first Republican presidential campaign to take this seriously, and to seem to care about it too.

They’ll get no credit from the media. But White House efforts like prison reform are sincere. I don’t think President Trump is a racist. And I think he would be personally gratified to receive a larger share of the black vote.

According to the Washington Examiner:

President Trump is opening 15 urban campaign field offices in an aggressive bid to improve his performance with black voters, who for decades have been an overwhelmingly Democratic constituency.

Sleek and situated in retail shopping districts to generate foot traffic, this unique collection of regional “community centers” is a critical component of the Trump campaign’s multimillion-dollar strategy to double in 2020 the 8% support the president received from black voters nearly four years ago. Senior Trump campaign officials unveiled office design mock-ups and fresh “Black Voices for Trump” merchandise during a Wednesday briefing for reporters.

“You’re never going to get the votes you don’t ask for,” said Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser. “Last time, it was, ‘What the hell do you have to lose?’ Now, we’re going to show them what they’ve gained from President Trump and what more they can gain if they get four more years.”

Five offices are slated for Florida: Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and Miami. In North Carolina, branches are opening in Charlotte, Raleigh, and Greensboro. Others will be located in Atlanta, Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Milwaukee. The hubs, among 330 field offices across the country, mark a departure from the typical ramshackle, strip-mall field office outpost.

Trump’s Repugnant, Racist Tweets

I generally have not agreed that President Trump’s various utterances and actions have been racist, or at least not thought them provably so. His comments about the conflict in Charlottesville in 2017, for example, are usually taken out of context — it is clear by “very fine people on both sides” he meant Southerners who felt they were supporting their heritage, not white supremacists. He specifically condemned the white supremacists.

But this time is different. In a heinous series of grunts emitted via twitter, Trump suggested legal immigrant citizens are not actual Americans and lumped together a group of nonwhite American women with names that lack white European provenance and suggested they should go back to their “countries.”

Here is what he said:

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!

Now, I don’t like the views of any of these women — Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. They are all progressives, and at least three them, Omar, Ocasio-Cortez, and Tlaib, have said some contemptible things of their own. Omar is almost certainly anti-Semitic.

It’s hard to work up much sympathy for them. But they are all Americans, and they have as much right as anyone to say “how our government is to be run.”

Trump’s branding them all in as foreigners is not just racist — would he have told a white American-born woman to go back to her country? — it’s race-baiting, an obvious attempt to appeal to racist voters.

The president’s comments were crude, nasty, and just kind of dumb. I don’t believe there was much of a strategy other than to excite the worst elements of his base and to vent against his opponents.

What particularly chills here is a president casting his opponents not just as un-American, which is bad enough, but as NOT American.

These women have at least two things in common: They are all red-blooded Americans — even if I suspect they don’t like this country very much. And they all have never had bone spurs.

It’s too bad. Trump has been a pretty good president. But there is no amount of success that justifies this kind of racism and intolerance.

We are in a war with the left for the soul of this country. Globalism, unlimited immigration that cannot be absorbed into the culture, political correctness, the deep state, and a rejection of our history threaten the foundations of our society.

But Trump cannot lead the struggle if he allows rottenness to fester in his own soul.

Racism Has Declined Under Trump

That’s right. It’s according to a scientific study.

And the Washington Post for forced to report it:

Racial prejudice has not increased among white Americans since the explosive 2016 election, argues political scientist Daniel J. Hopkins. It has actually decreased by some measures, he found, possibly as a reaction to Trump’s unexpected ascension to the White House.

Hopkins told The Washington Post that the results initially surprised him. Upon reflection, however, “it’s quite conceivable that Trump has simultaneously galvanized a small number of highly prejudiced white Americans while also pushing millions more to affirm that they are not as prejudiced,” he argued.

In other words, Hopkins believes the study provides evidence that the racially incendiary rhetoric and policies issuing from Trump’s White House have pushed the majority of Americans in the opposite direction.

The specialist in race and political behavior acknowledged that his findings speak only to professed bias and not to concrete behavior, such as whether Americans are moving into heterogeneous neighborhoods.

Of course, the Post spins this many ways. But the statistics do not lie, even if some find the disappointing.

Republicans Think Trump has a Chance to Gain Black Votes

The press doesn’t cover it much, but President Trump has done extensive outreach to African Americans, including criminal justice reform, grants of clemency, an economy that benefits blacks, and meeting with black leaders willing to shake his hand.

Not to mention Kanye.

He may meet with more African Americans than Barack Obama did.

Trump doesn’t need many black votes to help him win critical states. He just needs some African American voters to like him and vote for him, or enough to not hate him so that they stay home and don’t vote for his opponent.

From the Washington Examiner:

Republicans are confident that President Trump in 2020 can pick up support among black voters and that this overwhelmingly Democratic bloc could even provide Trump the winning edge in key swing states.

“I can give an unqualified ‘yes’ on the idea that the president will be more popular on Election Day with blacks in 2020 than he was in 2016,” said Horace Cooper of Project 21 Black Leadership Network, a conservative public policy group. He pointed to the African-American unemployment rate, which reached a record low in 2018 of 5.9 percent, and the large number of African-Americans who no longer need food stamps under Trump.

African-Americans have reliably voted Democratic since 1948, a trend that is unlikely to change. But a Morning Consult poll taken March 15 shows Trump’s approval rating among blacks sits at 12 percent, four percentage points higher than the eight percent of black Americans who voted for Trump in 2016.

And according to Cooper, a two or three percent shift in the black vote in certain states, such as Wisconsin, Florida and Texas, could make a big difference in the election — though Cooper predicted an increase of four to five percent of the black vote for Trump, which “would put between four and six more states in play that Trump didn’t carry last time.”

Pennsylvania and Michigan are other states with relatively large African-American populations where the vote was about as close as it could be in 2016, with Trump barely winning.

Trump Endorses Sentencing Reform – But Press Doesn’t Care Because He’s “a Racist”

President Trump Tuesday endorsed the “First Step Act,” a measure that would overhaul sentencing laws and disproportionately benefit African Americans, and while the press dutifully reported on it, no one in the MSM that I saw presented the move as perhaps belying claims that Trump is a racist.

And it’s mostly not highlighted in on news websites this morning. The New York Times does have it near the top but mentions Trump’s role almost in passing. Axios suggested Trump was dragged kicking and screaming into supporting the proposal.

Trump said during an event at the White House:

Today, I’m thrilled to announce my support for this bipartisan bill that will make our communities safer and give former inmates a second chance at life after they have served their time. So important . . .

And we’re all better off when former inmates can receive and reenter society as law-abiding, productive citizens. And thanks to our booming economy, they now have a chance at more opportunities than they’ve ever had before. It is true. Our economy is so strong, that when people are getting out of jail, they’re actually able to find jobs.

And I have three instances of companies that hired people coming out of prison, and they are so thrilled by the performance of these people. And now they’re doing it more and more and more. And a lot of people are seeing this. It’s great . . .

Our pledge to hire American includes those leaving prison and looking for a very fresh start — new job, new life.

In polite society, you can’t say Trump does anything beneficial for black people. No matter that he supports sentencing reform and regularly meets with African American groups. But if Trump reacts poorly to three African American reporters, two of whom asked questions that focused on the idea that he and Republicans are allegedly racists, that gets tons of press.

One person on the left, Van Jones, gave Trump some credit. I kind of like Van Jones. He’s very liberal, but he’s smart, he seems to actually care about issues at least as much as he cares about promoting himself, and he’s an iconoclast, not always in line with the MSM herd of sheep.

Why is an Ad About Illegal Immigration Racist Because it Features an Hispanic?

One of the perils of illegal immigration is that some among those who enter are criminals. The notion that an American can be killed or otherwise harmed by someone who is not supposed to be in this country in the first place is frightening to many voters.

It is a legitimate and time-worn political tactic to take a fear voters have and amplify it. Democrats do it all the time on issues like guns, race, health care, and Social Security. If you follow the MSM and listen to Democrats, you know that, of course, every supporter of President Trump is a closet white supremacist.

Trump a few days ago tweeted out an ad that featured blood-curdling footage of a maniacal cop killer, Luis Bracamontes, an illegal immigrant and murderer.

Sure, this ad preys on our fears. But that’s politics.

Almost immediately, because Bracamontes is Hispanic, Trump was accused of releasing a racist ad, and the echo chamber in the press convinced itself not that this was not an opinion, but a fact. In a November 3, piece, for example, the New York Times just casually refers to the ad as racist, as if the contention was indisputable:

Anna Greenberg, a managing partner of the Democratic polling firm Greenberg Quinlan Rosner, said that Mr. Trump’s dark view of immigration, articulated in a racist video posted to his Twitter account and several fiery speeches, was likely to repel suburban and educated women.

And of course, it goes without saying, the man who tweeted it must be racist as well.

CNN refuses to run it, which frankly is an attack of free political speech. As is the New York Times characterization of it as racist in a supposedly neutral news article.

Now, let me ask you, if you’re going to do an ad about the threat posed by illegal immigrants, who are you going to put in it, a bunch of Scotsmen?

How do we know this ad is racist? Why is using an evil person who is also Hispanic ipso facto a racist thing to do? Just because some people might react to it in a racist manner does make the intent of the ad racist. The intent is clearly to show an evil person and the threat represented by allowing millions of people into America whose first act in this country is to break the law by not entering properly.

So here’s the rule: No negative portrayals of a Hispanic when criticizing illegal immigrants. That is, no criticizing illegal immigrants at all.

Because at heart you’re just a racist, not someone trying to preserve and defend the country.

The characterization of this ad is just another example of the weaponization of political correctness. Fortunately, most people know better than the Leftists and elitists who try to demonize political opinion.

The Press Finally Starts Talking About Antifa Attacks on the Press

Well, it took until Monday night, but the Washington Post finally put a story up about Antifa’s attacks on the press Sunday and notes that the entire movement condones violence: Antifascists, according to their own doctrine, fight fascism. Sounds simple enough. Granted, members of the loosely organized Antifa movement define “fascism” vaguely — to include… Continue Reading

Elizabeth Warren Called Out for Saying Criminal Justice System “Racist” from “Front to Back”

This is great. Elizabeth Warren faced the following question at a town hall Thursday: As a young American of color, your recent comments that you made a new Orleans are just a little bit concerning to me. You said that the justice system . . . is racist from front to back. I’m just concerned… Continue Reading

Trump Thanks Kanye for “Great Service to the Black Community”

Right on target. Democrats have been taking black votes for granted for far too long. Only conservative policies will improve the economic lot of African Americans and maybe start to save the black family. Not that the white family doesn’t increasingly need saving too. I hope Kanye sticks to his guns. He’s going to be… Continue Reading

Kanye West’s Support for Trump is Bad News for Democrats

Democrats have a lock of the black vote. They know they can’t afford any leaks in this ship, because if just a few African American voters start to move over into the Republican column, Democrats could lose a lot of races. Rapper Kanye West is now unequivocally supporting President Trump. And that could influence a… Continue Reading