Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Trump’s Real Record on Race

 

As president, Trump pardoned Alice Williams, an African-American grandmother and first-time offender convicted on a nonviolent drug offense. Ms. Williams had received life in prison, under Biden’s 1994 crime bill, which disproportionately imprisoned black Americans for nonviolent offenses.

Even Democrat Van Jones, the leftist, African-American CNN pundit and prison-reform advocate, effusively praised Trump, calling the First Step Act a “Christmas miracle.”

Another Trump accomplishment ignored by Obama-Biden? Aid to black colleges.

Trump provided a substantial financial bailout to the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), again, something that Obama-Biden ignored.

In the Economist on September 19, 2020, Kentucky State University President, M. Christopher Brown said that President Trump “has been beating the drum on HBCUs as a cornerstone of his education platform from month one of his time in office.”

Chrichanni Watson, a minority student at Florida A&M University praised Trump in an op-ed for Breitbart. “That (HBCU support) directly impacts us, as HBCU students, and that’s something that cannot be said for the last administration… you’ve got to give the man some credit.”

Trump gives money and Wall Street real estate to Operation Rainbow, files a lawsuit to protect blacks and Jews in Florida, then as President, passes prison reform and bails out HBCUs, and he’s a racist? A “white supremacist?”

But let’s examine another part of the record: Trump’s multiple “disavowing” statements, responding to questions about racism, relit without end from the leftist media.

  • March 3, 2016, GOP Primary debate: Trump says, “I totally disavow the Ku Klux Klan. I totally disavow David Duke.”
  • March 6, 2016, Face the Nation: “I reject David Duke, …. I rejected the Ku Klux Klan; from the time I was five years old.”
  • August 15, 2017, commenting on Charlottesville immediately after saying they were “very fine people on both sides,” referring to the legitimate debate about confederate statues, Trump added “and I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and the white nationalistsbecause they should be condemned totally.”
  • October 1, 2020, Fox News: “I condemn all white supremacists, I condemn the Proud Boys. I don’t know much about the Proud Boys, but I condemn that.”

Facts matter.

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  1. Old Bathos Moderator

    Facts do matter. That is why it has been so important for so many to suppress them.

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    • October 24, 2020, at 2:09 PM PDT
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  2. Saint Augustine Member

    MISTER BITCOIN:

    Facts matter.

    Indeed. Like the employment numbers before the virus.

    And which ethnicity gets aborted the most? And can anyone remind me which party is the abortion cheerleading party?

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    • October 24, 2020, at 4:37 PM PDT
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  3. Arahant Member

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    Facts do matter. That is why it has been so important for so many to suppress them.

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    • October 24, 2020, at 6:13 PM PDT
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  4. Randy Webster Member

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    Facts do matter. That is why it has been so important for so many to suppress them.

    Has he quit going by Iowahawk?

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    • October 25, 2020, at 2:58 PM PDT
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  5. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    MB, I think that you have a typo in the name of the woman discussed in the first paragraph — I think that you’re referring to Alice Marie Johnson, not “Alice Williams.”

    I’m doing a separate post about her, because I think that you have the facts wrong and I’ll need more space to respond. (I’ll add another link in these comments once my post is done, and I’ll link your post in mine.)

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    • October 25, 2020, at 3:31 PM PDT
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  6. Arahant Member

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    Facts do matter. That is why it has been so important for so many to suppress them.

    Has he quit going by Iowahawk?

    Nope.

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    • October 25, 2020, at 4:10 PM PDT
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  7. Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… Member

    A follow up: Here’s the link to my post on the Alice Marie Johnson case.

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    • October 25, 2020, at 4:21 PM PDT
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  8. MISTER BITCOIN Member
    MISTER BITCOIN

    Jerry Giordano (Arizona Patrio… (View Comment):

    A follow up: Here’s the link to my post on the Alice Marie Johnson case.

    Thanks for catching my mistake… Apologies to all

     

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    • October 25, 2020, at 7:14 PM PDT
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