Opinion: Fake Outrage Over The Trump Shithole Comment
Well, Trump has done it again. He has caused liberals to lose their collective minds over his accurate representation of third-world countries (the term “liberals” is not to be meant as all-inclusive). Cries by liberals across the country were that Trump is racist because he called Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa “shitholes.” However, this is just another example of liberals having no positive policies for our country - no future plan, only outrage. Liberals’ game plan today is to cry racism, sexism, or accuse sexual assault whenever they do not like something. This outrage and cries of some form of “ism” are nothing more than a masked attempted to silence anyone who has an opposing viewpoint. Liberals no longer have the best interests of the United States at heart. The “shithole” comment has conclusively proven so. However, before diving into examining why liberals no longer focus on the best interests of the United States, let’s look at their overreaction to the term “shithole.” CNN alone is credited with saying “shithole” on the air dozens and dozens of times culminating in the accusation that Trump is racist because he called these countries shitholes. Don Lemon, for example, comes right out and says, “the President of the United States is racist.” Perhaps Don Lemon does not know the definition of what racism is. According to Merriam-Webster, racism is defined as (1) a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial difference produce an inherent superiority of a particular race; (2) a doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles, a political or social system founded on racism; and (3) racial prejudice or discrimination.
Furthermore, I believe that liberals are unaware that countries are not races. It is, racist to believe a country is of a specific race. For example, Haiti is not one specific race, nor is El Salvador, nor Africa. I am using Africa as a whole and not a specific nation as Trump referred to Africa and not specific countries within the continent. Let me break this down further: during the 2016 campaign, Trump said “when Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with them. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” Again, liberals called this comment racist. For this comment to be racist, Mexico would have to be of one singular race, but that is not the case either. The comment has also been misrepresented that Trump was discussing all Mexicans, which is not the case. In comparison, interestingly, President Obama once called Libya a “shit show.” Is this not the very definition of racism that liberals are using regarding Trump’s “shithole” comment? Where was the outrage when Obama said Libya was a “shit show” as thousands and thousands of Libyans died during his Presidency? This continues to prove that liberals only scream racism because they have no other policies that will help the United States. This brings me back to my point that liberals’ political strategy is to cry racism at everything, regardless if the claim is true or not. I would argue, and so would the majority of intellectually honest people out there, that believing a country is of a single race is actually racist. Not all Mexicans are Latinos, not all Haitians are African, not all El Salvadorans are Latinos, and not everyone living on the continent of Africa is of the African race. To believe otherwise is actually, by the definition of racist, racist.
To determine if Trump is truly racist or not is something we can only speculate about. Does Trump say things that are not politically correct? Absolutely. However, taking a non-politically correct comment and using it to speculate about a person’s true beliefs is ridiculous and intellectually dishonest. If Trump were truly racist, would not his actions back up his “racist” beliefs? Yet, Trump has countless minorities that have and do work for him. Trump has appointed numerous minorities to high ranking government positions: Ben Carson, Nikki Haley, and Alexander Acosta, to name a few. Perhaps the most interesting statistic of all, African American unemployment rates have dropped to record lows during Trump’s presidency. Now if Trump were racist, would any of these have occurred? A true racist who is the President of the United States would not need to hide his racism. He is already the President, why hide it? Perhaps, and I believe the facts back this position up, Trump is anything but a racist. He is a businessman who has never, nor will he ever, be politically correct. The one thing Trump’s shithole comment has shown conclusively is that liberals do not care about the United States. Trump’s position is he does not want people coming from these “shithole” countries, into the United States. We could debate the merits of that position for days, but the one thing that comment shows is that Trump wants what is best for the United States. I would argue that his campaign and time in office as President also reaffirms this belief. This is in stark contrast to liberals’ politics. Following Trump’s “shithole” comment, liberals across the United States were quick to point out that they believe the United States is the actual shithole. Liberals Stephen Colbert, Amanda Guinzburg (Huffington Post editor), Christian Christensen (Guardian contributor), and Michael J. McDonald have all lowered themselves to saying the United States is a “shithole.” Let that sink in for a second. Trump calls specific third-world countries “shitholes” and liberals respond by saying that the United States is a “shithole.” Let’s be honest for one second; third-world countries are not the nicest places in the world. This is not to say that Trump should call these places “shitholes,” but as someone who has been to Haiti, Trump is only off due to being politically incorrect. So, who really has the best interests of the United States at heart here: Trump, who is wanting to be selective on immigration to include people who will help grow and develop the United States, a policy that mirrors Canada, Germany, and even Mexico, or liberals, who believe the U.S. is a “shithole?” Perhaps it is time to call the liberals for who they are: a group that does not have policies to help the United States, and only revert to cries of racism, sexism, or accusations of sexual abuse when they have nothing constructive to add to the conversation.