The Speech Trump Should’ve Given

 

This Jew Isn’t Buying It.

We are in cloud cuckoo land. The media, the Left (I know, I know… I repeat myself) and the Right are justifiably disgusted with what took place in Charlottesville. It was an embarrassment and stain on the nation, who collectively look at the Neanderthal group of Nazis on their tellies with vitriol and disdain. Approximately 200 neck-bearded basement dwellers marching goose-step with Nazi symbolism was abhorrent to every decent person from both sides of the political divide. Understood? Got that? Good. Now…

After months of zero traction from fake Russian stories, the Left suddenly had their 2018 campaign slogan locked in: See we told you the evil Trumpanzees and Rethuglicans are racist deplorables. This is the true face of the Right. Case closed. #LoveTrumpsNazis2018

The Right, never failing to be gobsmacked by how far the Left will go to color their enemies, fought back civilly, but defensively on pundit shows and newspaper articles trying to ‘splain that Nazis do not represent anything but hate, racism, and have nothing to do with Conservatism.

To wit, while we all know how horrible the white supremacist movement is, as insignificant in numbers as it seems to be, the Right tried to shine a light on the violent anarchist group Antifa which is doing some pretty Hitler-like fascist stuff to free speech at a university near you. Immediately the Left and the media (I know!) scream “No equivalence!!! Nazis! Holocaust! Trump!!!”

The unhinged, irrational nature of the Left’s response is so beyond the pale there are those who believe they doth protest too much. Daniel Greenfield states: “The media’s invocation of false equivalence is an admission of extremism. It’s a defense of their own extremists and their role in normalizing and mainstreaming the Alt-Left.”

Presidents before Trump would have come right out on Saturday and immediately identified the Nazi scum as just that. Even if they blamed the wrong folks (as Obama often did by responding prematurely) Trump wouldn’t have lost points even if he only simply adapted Elwood and Jake Blues: “Nazis. I hate Virginia Nazis.”

But as the Left and MSM always do, they viewed Trump’s words through their own lens of Trump derangement syndrome and quadrupled down on their criticism. Trump should have known better than feed the apoplectic media machine as they would only gain strength and attack more forcefully. CNN, WaPo, NBC and, well heck, even FNC’s afternoon shows, have all become Hulk Smash Trump cartoons.

If you just arrived from Mars and only heard the media, you would think the extremist Left wing group Antifa, which came to the Nazi march with baseball bats and other weapons intent on using them, were actually central casting for the ’70s Hilltop commercial. Instead of wielding pepper-spray canisters, those masked hoodlums were really flower-laden hippies singing “I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke.”

Should Trump have been more forceful in his words? Absolutely. But not for reasons the Left would want to hear. So, with all respect to President Trump and his speechwriters, I took the liberty of rewriting your Saturday afternoon speech and changed a few things around. Hope you don’t mind, Sir.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of bigotry, hatred, and violence on many sides, including Antifa and the Nazi’s… especially the Nazis. Yes, those people who call themselves Nazis, White Supremacists, whatever. They’re losers. Losers. Nazis slaughtered millions of innocent people. Men, women, and children were gassed, shot and otherwise murdered in the lifetimes of our Mothers and Fathers simply due to their religion and ethnicity. And now look at these people. Can you believe this?

But then I turned on the news and I saw the fake media and the failing New York Times were saying these people were alt-Right or right-wing … or whatever they called them. That’s why they are failing. Nazis… the definition of evil, do not represent anything the Right or Conservatism stands for. There is no place in America for these people. But, let’s remember New York Times, I hate to tell you, and you probably won’t report this… we’ll see. Nazis were Socialists! Believe me. Nazis were Socialists. They confiscated and redistributed wealth. They ignored free markets and classic Liberalism. They couldn’t build buildings or hotels like me. The State would have had to do it. This required ‘everyone paying their fair share’, and where do we hear that now?

So, I was saying our friends on the Left are quick to call Nazi’s, this hateful group, they call them Right wing or “Alt-Right”. Sorry… Sorry, but they came from the Democratic Party. The dishonest media won’t tell you, but I will. I will. The KKK was originated by the Left. By the Left! It was the Left that fought against and voted against Civil Rights. It was the Left that defended slavery. It was the Left that started the Civil War. It was Democrats that opposed Reconstruction. And, as I said, Democrats founded the Ku Klux Klan. They imposed segregation. Democrats perpetrated lynchings. This was all the Democrats folks. Democrats!

And it was the Republican Party that led the battle against slavery and upheld the Union, won the Civil War and opposed segregation, under the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln! And they shot him! That John Wilkes Booth guy? Democrat! Can you believe it?

Yes, yes I know what the media is saying. The dishonest media. Fake media. They’re saying “But that is history! It’s changed!” I will tell you… If the media want to report the truth, I will tell you… you are right, today it is different. It’s worse. Worse! The Civil Rights Act in 1964 was fought against by Democrats. When it finally passed with Republican support, President Lyndon Johnson created the “Great Society”, and you know what he said. You know. C’mon. I can’t say it, but you know. Maybe there’s an honest reporter who will say, but I can’t. You know what the press would do if I said what Johnson said? Oh, they would love it if I said that because it’s awful. But Johnson got his way! Can you believe that? The Great Society has not only enslaved inner city Blacks into a generational cycle of dependency and welfare but has perpetuated the greatest lie of our time, that the Right is racist. This way, Blacks will continue voting for Democrats for another 200 years. Yes… We all know what Johnson said. He got his way. Just look at Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago. Just look.

So… I will tell you this. This is the mess we are in. I am here to clean up. Sixty years of racism disguised as compassion, and we will work within the inner city, one person at a time so they learn the truth. Oh, they will learn the truth. Believe me. They will learn how to become business owners. We will provide them a real lifeline, not generational enslavement. They will learn how to break free from the chains of oppression by their modern day slave masters, their same masters as before: The Democrats.

So, as the Antifa losers, and they are losers, as they march at the Jefferson Memorial next, maybe someone in the media, and I doubt they will, I doubt they will, maybe someone will educate these people on the Democrat Party’s history. As these people tear down statues and eventually burn books … oh, that’s coming, you just watch, it’s coming, that’s what the real Nazis did by the way. As they try to remove American history from our country like the Taliban does, we will remind them how the Democrat Party is the party of Jim Crow and Robert Byrd.

This is the Democrats history and we will remind them every day who they really are. Today they project their own history on us, the Republicans, on conservatives and good people, the very people who freed a great nation from the darkness of slavery, and who now wish to unchain those who still suffer under the Democrats grip on the inner city. My administration aims to do this, and as a result, we will all come together with a stronger more prosperous country where everyone truly is equal.

There are 37 comments.

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  1. DocJay Inactive

    Good stuff dude!

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    • August 16, 2017, at 8:00 PM PDT
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  2. Kevin Schulte Member

    Love your rewrite Dave. :)

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    • August 16, 2017, at 8:13 PM PDT
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  3. Danny Alexander Member

    Particularly in the paragraph about the origins of the KKK, I would take every instance of the word “Left” and simply replace it with “Democrat(s)” throughout. The risk is too great that some nudnik like me would point out that Nathan Bedford Forrest was not a Marxist acolyte, and then deviously proceed to divert the whole discussion into more nitpicking about historically accurate versus inaccurate labels and affiliations.

    Plus, if you consistently stick with “Democrat(s)” straight through, you can justifiably say that it’s a party that has always run on hatred and division, even if the party cadres have cynically shifted and manipulated the objects of said hatred and division across various time periods.

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    • August 16, 2017, at 8:48 PM PDT
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  4. MarciN Member

    I love this. I just wish he had given this speech during the campaign.

    • #4
    • August 16, 2017, at 8:52 PM PDT
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  5. Al Kennedy Member

    Thanks very much @davesussman. Great post and a fantastic rewrite of President Trump’s speech.

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    • August 16, 2017, at 9:12 PM PDT
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  6. LisaKoers Inactive

    Believe me… this is a tremendous speech you wrote! Yuge! Hundreds, no… thousands of people have told me how very, very tremendous this is! Those who don’t think so are sad. Dave… you’re hired!

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    • August 16, 2017, at 9:13 PM PDT
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  7. Nanda "Chaps" Panjan… Inactive

    They shoulda called you, DS…Pitch-perfect!

    • #7
    • August 16, 2017, at 9:14 PM PDT
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  8. Dave Sussman Contributor
    Dave Sussman Post author

    Danny Alexander (View Comment):
    The risk is too great that some nudnik like me would point out that Nathan Bedford Forrest was not a Marxist acolyte, and then deviously proceed to divert the whole discussion into more nitpicking about historically accurate versus inaccurate labels and affiliations.

    Had to look that one up to remind me.

    Forrest was accused of war crimes at the Battle of Fort Pillow for allegedly allowing forces under his command to massacre hundreds of black Union Army and white Southern Unionist prisoners. However, Sherman investigated the allegations and did not charge Forrest with any improprieties.

    He was a pledged delegate from Tennessee to the New York Democratic national convention of 4 July 1868. Forrest was an early member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). Historian and Forrest biographer Brian Steel Wills writes, “While there is no doubt that Forrest joined the Klan, there is some question as to whether he actually was the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.”

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    • August 16, 2017, at 9:34 PM PDT
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  9. Dave Sussman Contributor
    Dave Sussman Post author

    LisaKoers (View Comment):
    Believe me… this is a tremendous speech you wrote! Yuge! Hundreds, no… thousands of people have told me how very, very tremendous this is! Those who don’t think so are sad. Dave… you’re hired!

    Lol, the first speech writer to actually include Trumpisms in the text may not last too long.

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    • August 16, 2017, at 9:36 PM PDT
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  10. Doug Watt Member

    Let me say after reading your first paragraph I’m glad that I took the time to shave this morning.

    I liked your rewrite. We know that President Trump is capable of giving a good speech, unfortunately we also know that he feels compelled to revisit, usually within 24 hours, the same issue with additional comments. Your rewrite is good but I suggest you take his Blackberry away from him the moment he steps away from the podium for at least 48 hours, or longer if possible.

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    • August 16, 2017, at 9:46 PM PDT
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  11. Dave Sussman Contributor
    Dave Sussman Post author

    Doug Watt (View Comment):
    but I suggest you take his Blackberry away from him the moment he steps away from the podium for at least 48 hours, or longer if possible.

    Is Blackberry still a thing?

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    • August 16, 2017, at 10:20 PM PDT
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  12. LisaKoers Inactive

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):
    but I suggest you take his Blackberry away from him the moment he steps away from the podium for at least 48 hours, or longer if possible.

    Is Blackberry still a thing?

    I WISH crackberries were still a thing… I could type with one hand & drive! (Shhh!) miss an actual keyboard

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    • August 16, 2017, at 10:33 PM PDT
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  13. Brian Watt Member

    Pitch perfect. Well done, Dave. Now to work as a speechwriter for Mr. Trump, my understanding is that you have to sign a lifetime non-disclosure agreement. That’s not a problem, is it?

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    • August 16, 2017, at 10:41 PM PDT
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  14. Melissa Praemonitus Member

    Beautiful, just beautiful, Dave!

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    • August 16, 2017, at 10:44 PM PDT
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  15. LisaKoers Inactive

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):

    LisaKoers (View Comment):
    Believe me… this is a tremendous speech you wrote! Yuge! Hundreds, no… thousands of people have told me how very, very tremendous this is! Those who don’t think so are sad. Dave… you’re hired!

    Lol, the first speech writer to actually include Trumpisms in the text may not last too long.

    Maybe… but that’s why you’re the eloquent speech writer & im the non fireable cheerleader on the Trump Train ? :-)))

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    • August 16, 2017, at 11:25 PM PDT
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  16. civil westman Inactive

    Amen and amen! Daniel Greenfield has been prolific in describing what is going on – laying bare the evil and dangerous strategy of the left. See here for more of his analysis.

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    • August 17, 2017, at 7:38 AM PDT
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  17. Susan Quinn Contributor

    I want to give you a ton of great big hugs!! What an excellent re-write. In one way or another, I’ve been trying to say this on my own behalf on other OPs and you nailed it. You should send this to the WH. Someone needs to publish this. Okay, okay, sorry to go so overboard, but it is precisely the point that the Left needs to hear from all of us, over and over again. Thanks, Dave.

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    • August 17, 2017, at 7:42 AM PDT
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  18. Hang On Member

    Dave Sussman: The Right, never failing to be gobsmacked by how far the Left will go to color their enemies, fought back civilly, but defensively on pundit shows and newspaper articles trying to ‘splain that Nazis do not represent anything but hate, racism, and have nothing to do with Conservatism.

    And of course this was their mistake. You do not fight these people civilly. Can’t be done. You do not have civil and logical conversations about that which is primal – and until that is learned, the Right is hopeless.

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    • August 17, 2017, at 7:48 AM PDT
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  19. I Walton Member

    It’s not too late. Is there anyone on the Trump staff capable of writing this speech and convincing him to give it? And not ruin it with follow-up off the cuff remarks.

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    • August 17, 2017, at 7:52 AM PDT
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  20. Tom Meyer, Common Citizen Contributor

    Dave Sussman: It was an embarrassment and stain on the nation, who collectively look at the Neanderthal group of Nazis on their tellies with vitriol and disdain.

    Hey, let off the Neanderthals! ;)

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    • August 17, 2017, at 8:09 AM PDT
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  21. Dave Sussman Contributor
    Dave Sussman Post author

    Brian Watt (View Comment):
    Pitch perfect. Well done, Dave. Now to work as a speechwriter for Mr. Trump, my understanding is that you have to sign a lifetime non-disclosure agreement. That’s not a problem, is it?

    My NDA states I can’t discuss my NDA. Ask Peter about that.

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    • August 17, 2017, at 9:13 AM PDT
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  22. Brian Watt Member

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):

    Brian Watt (View Comment):
    Pitch perfect. Well done, Dave. Now to work as a speechwriter for Mr. Trump, my understanding is that you have to sign a lifetime non-disclosure agreement. That’s not a problem, is it?

    My NDA states I can’t discuss my NDA. Ask Peter about that.

    I would but I’m under NDA and restricted in talking to Peter about it. We didn’t have this conversation. What was your name again?

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    • August 17, 2017, at 9:52 AM PDT
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  23. Umbra Fractus Inactive

    Except for the part where I don’t think he actually believes the stuff about free markets, well done!

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    • August 17, 2017, at 10:05 AM PDT
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  24. Umbra Fractus Inactive

    Addendum: Also well done, @davesussman, for capturing his voice so well. I heard him as I was reading it.

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    • August 17, 2017, at 10:31 AM PDT
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  25. Columbo Member

    “Protesters standing up for human rights” … according to Apple’s Tim Cook …

    “Stupid ignorant white supremacist losers, especially those who brought nazi flags” … according to Everybody. Duh.

    They look the same to me. And without any false equivalency.

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    • August 17, 2017, at 10:35 AM PDT
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  26. Doug Watt Member

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):

    Doug Watt (View Comment):
    but I suggest you take his Blackberry away from him the moment he steps away from the podium for at least 48 hours, or longer if possible.

    Is Blackberry still a thing?

    I think Hillary wasn’t able to recycle all of them.

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    • August 17, 2017, at 10:37 AM PDT
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  27. Dave Sussman Contributor
    Dave Sussman Post author

    civil westman (View Comment):
    Amen and amen! Daniel Greenfield has been prolific in describing what is going on – laying bare the evil and dangerous strategy of the left. See here for more of his analysis.

    Great article CW. Everything Daniel writes is worthy of a read and consideration. He is a gem.

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    • August 17, 2017, at 12:52 PM PDT
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  28. civil westman Inactive

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):

    civil westman (View Comment):
    Amen and amen! Daniel Greenfield has been prolific in describing what is going on – laying bare the evil and dangerous strategy of the left. See here for more of his analysis.

    Great article CW. Everything Daniel writes is worthy of a read and consideration. He is a gem.

    Daniel actually replies to emails, and now that I search my emails, I see you interviewed him for Ricochet. Around that time I had suggested he join us on Ricochet, but I guess he did not wish to on a regular basis. I count on him and Victor Davis Hanson to make some sense of all the insanity. I can’t find the quote from “Slouching Towards Gom0rrah,” but Bork described what turns out to be our present society as “bleak” and avers it would be difficult to live in. Prophetic words, indeed. I am actually finding it difficult to cope with what is clearly an explosive atmosphere and it being continuously increased in volatility by the left. We are close to widespread violence, I fear. Your proposed speech by the President could help.

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    • August 17, 2017, at 1:27 PM PDT
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  29. Dave Sussman Contributor
    Dave Sussman Post author

    civil westman (View Comment):

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):

    civil westman (View Comment):
    Amen and amen! Daniel Greenfield has been prolific in describing what is going on – laying bare the evil and dangerous strategy of the left. See here for more of his analysis.

    Great article CW. Everything Daniel writes is worthy of a read and consideration. He is a gem.

    Daniel actually replies to emails, and now that I search my emails, I see you interviewed him for Ricochet. Around that time I had suggested he join us on Ricochet, but I guess he did not wish to on a regular basis. I count on him and Victor Davis Hanson to make some sense of all the insanity. I can’t find the quote from “Slouching Towards Gom0rrah,” but Bork described what turns out to be our present society as “bleak” and avers it would be difficult to live in. Prophetic words, indeed. I am actually finding it difficult to cope with what is clearly an explosive atmosphere and it being continuously increased in volatility by the left. We are close to widespread violence, I fear. Your proposed speech by the President could help.

    My outlook isn’t so bleak. If we turn off the incessant rating driven news and focus on what we can control in our own lives, things aren’t that bad. Taking a break from it all is healthy. Unfollow your unhinged lefty “friends”, read your favorite folks on Rico and others like Daniel and VDH and don’t frequent any Nazi/Antifa rallies. This country has survived worse. In fact, I think this is all not such a bad thing. We are seeing the Left unraveling.

    In fact, I think this may work out fine. We and everyone else are seeing the true Left, and they are unraveling.

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    • August 17, 2017, at 1:39 PM PDT
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  30. civil westman Inactive

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):

    civil westman (View Comment):

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):

    civil westman (View Comment):
    Amen and amen! Daniel Greenfield has been prolific in describing what is going on – laying bare the evil and dangerous strategy of the left. See here for more of his analysis.

    Great article CW. Everything Daniel writes is worthy of a read and consideration. He is a gem.

    Daniel actually replies to emails, and now that I search my emails, I see you interviewed him for Ricochet. Around that time I had suggested he join us on Ricochet, but I guess he did not wish to on a regular basis. I count on him and Victor Davis Hanson to make some sense of all the insanity. I can’t find the quote from “Slouching Towards Gom0rrah,” but Bork described what turns out to be our present society as “bleak” and avers it would be difficult to live in. Prophetic words, indeed. I am actually finding it difficult to cope with what is clearly an explosive atmosphere and it being continuously increased in volatility by the left. We are close to widespread violence, I fear. Your proposed speech by the President could help.

    My outlook isn’t so bleak. If we turn off the incessant rating driven news and focus on what we can control in our own lives, things aren’t that bad. Taking a break from it all is healthy. Unfollow your unhinged lefty “friends”, read your favorite folks on Rico and others like Daniel and VDH and don’t frequent any Nazi/Antifa rallies. This country has survived worse. In fact, I think this is all not such a bad thing. We are seeing the Left unraveling.

    In fact, I think this may work out fine. We and everyone else are seeing the true Left, and they are unraveling.

    I really hope you are right. BTW I emailed the White House, offered support, sent a link to your post and suggested he read and deliver your speech. It would be a great thing if he did!

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    • August 17, 2017, at 1:45 PM PDT
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