The AP doesn’t mention that all of these people attacked Trump first, like John Lewis. And it doesn’t occur to the AP that Trump’s success might be in part because of, not in spite of, the fact that he defends himself against scurrilous attacks.

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The biggest news story of the day, apparently, is the dustup between Rep. John Lewis and Donald Trump, about which I wrote this morning. Although the story has little real significance, the Associated Press, the most influential news source in the U.S., spins it furiously to drive its anti-Trump narrative.

Start with the headline: “Trump unleashes Twitter attack against civil rights legend.” Most people only read headlines, and this one gives no clue that it was Lewis, not Trump, who started the fight by saying on Meet the Press that Trump will be an illegitimate president. And Lewis is identified as a “civil rights legend,” not as a hyper-partisan Democratic politician, which is what he is. Now to the article:

Donald Trump tore into civil rights legend John Lewis for questioning the legitimacy of the Republican billionaire’s White House victory, intensifying a feud with the black congressman days before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and as the first African-American president prepares to leave office.

Enough with the “civil rights legend”! That was 50 years ago, and has nothing to do with Lewis’s claim that Trump is an illegitimate president-elect, or Trump’s Twitter riposte to the effect that Lewis is an ineffective Congressman. Nor does the impending Martin Luther King day, or the departure of Barack Obama from office, have any relevance. These references are just thrown in so you know whose side you are supposed to be on.

And oh, by the way, did you know that Donald Trump is a billionaire? Is that going to be injected into the first paragraph of every story about Trump for the next four years?

Lewis, among the most revered leaders of the civil rights movement, suffered a skull fracture during the march in Selma, Alabama, more than a half-century ago and has devoted his life to promoting equal rights for African-Americans.

Oh, please. Lewis has devoted his life to being a hack Democratic Party politician. John McCain was a hero 50 years ago, too, but has that ever stopped the Democrats from criticizing him? No.

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 I certainly hope so, Paul !!!!  Trumps family seems to be a good start for the Country to start again with a CLEAN SLATE !!!!! 

well, well let's hope so

 I agree with you 100%  Philip, ........However Paul Simmon's assessment of the future is almost as foreboding as 8 more years of OBAMA !!!!

  Within the 8 years (hopefully) of a TRUMP Presidency, the AMERICAN PUBLIC must devise a DEMOCRATICALLY CORRECT way of returning the 2 Party system into a WORKING REPUBLIC AGAIN, without one or both Party's attempting to turn us into a Communist or Fascist State, a Socialist, Progressive, or any other type of Government that we have enjoyed up until 8 years ago when OBAMA tried unsuccessfully ( but damned near succeeded) in "screwing the pooch", BIG TIME. Thank GOD for the success of DONALD TRUMP  to save the day, and our Country in winning the PRESIDENCY......... but as we see, the FAR LEFT, COMMUNISTS and ANARCHISTS, etc. are trying their best to continue their fight to destroy us. This shall NOT occur if we AMERICANS stand together like we did for TRUMP and FIGHT LIKE HELL, to "PRESERVE OUR UNION", (without of course the CORRUPTION, and DIVISIVENESS of PROFESSIONAL POLITICIANS that has gotten us into the current mess we face today !!!!)

The FIGHT to PRESERVE AMERICA, is really just beginning !!!!!!! TRUMP will be the TARGET of our ENEMIES, which include the COMMUNISTS and other neanderthals in the Mainstream Media, Academia, and in the Entertainment Industry. These  miscreants are our home-spun enemies of a FREE and UNITED SOCIETY, who must be rooted out, exposed and treated with the same respect that they have been treating ALL of us !!!!!  The time to act is NOW !!!!! WE MUST PREVAIL !!!!!

@Eugene You and I are talking about the same thing. You just call it "democratically correct" because you might feel a need to be politically correct. I don't have that need. I say things the way they are and I do not pretend otherwise. The opposition is our enemy and Trump cannot tolerate it. Unity can only be achieved when the far left, communists and anarchists are eliminated. At best we will institute a sham opposition like they have in Russia to give future elections the aura of legitimacy. After all, we need to appease some of the left wing countries in the world. 

 Paul....... I haven't been POLITICALLY CORRECT since Sherman's March !!!!!!

I was simply referring to the "Democratically Correct" system of Government we have been enjoying since before the onset of OBAMA's TREASONOUS COMMUNIST ADMINISTRATION took over. If you read my last paragraph you will find the last part of it suggests we ............."SHOULD TREAT THEM WITH THE SAME RESPECT THAT THEY HAVE TREATED US WITH " !!!! Let your imagination fill in the spaces !!!!

Again, we are on the same page since we want to determine what is respectful and what an acceptable opposition is. True American patriots cannot allow any kind of opposition or political movement. We need to silence and even eliminate dissent that does not meet the criteria.

 

I'm with you there, Paul......All the way !!!!!  When you let them go after they try to KILL YOU, they will  only try and try again until they succeed. NOT FOR ME !!!! They keep getting closer and closer to winning the whole ENCHILADA !!!! Obama almost succeeded but fell short of his "Communist backed GOAL", thanks to the emergence of DONALD TRUMP on a White Horse and Stetson to match........both GUNS a BLAZI'N !!!!!!!The enemies fell before him like wheat under the blades of a Harvester !!!! The ONLY thing left for the ENEMIES OF AMERICA is to STOP TRUMP IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE !!!!  The Secret Service, FBI, National Guard and Police from around the Country, will be a safeguard for our PRESIDENT, as will "THOSE WONDERFULLY NASTY  BIKERS from NEW YORK who will ALSO be PROTECTING the MAN, but won't be held back by and RULES of ENGAGEMENT imposed by government Lawyers !!!!! They take no prisoners AND THE AUTHORITIES will have difficulties separating the SLIME PROTESTERS from  NATURAL ROAD KILL !!!!!!

It should be a really interesting Day, I hear Rosie O'Donnell is showing up on her "REINFORCED" Harley, with her "SHRINK" in the Side Car, Flying the ISIS Battle Flag from his ARSE !!!!  As usual....... a very sophisticated entrance from the "BLOATED BITCH OF LEZBIVILLE"!!!!!  All the other HOLLYWOOD MISCREANTS will follow her in their Parade !!!! They say it would be the LARGEST CONGREGATION's of "BENTLEY'S" in the world. Some 5000 last count.

I never heard of this clown Lewis.  If he is such a great civil rights legend for several decades - then why in HELL are there still so many slum GHETOS?  Valerie Jarrett as chief council to Obama is also a slum landlord in Chicago.  Democrats and RINOs are so convinced that Marxist - control - subversion and deceit coupled with hypocrisy are the keys to the pursuit of Happiness?

Gee, you don't think because they are demorats?

  JOHN LEWIS is only someone who, like thousands of other Blacks and Whites who were Beaten and Vilified for standing against SEGREGATION but "Lewis" was somehow designated as a HERO for doing what the other thousands did, yet never were given the notoriety. Now LEWIS is trying to CAPITALIZE on his HERO STATUS by calling DONALD TRUMP, the OFFICIALLY ELECTED AND CERTIFIED PRESIDENT-ELECT of the UNITED STATES....... " ILLIGITIMATELY ELECTED" !!!!!! LEWIS IS NO HERO !!!!!  HE IS A COMMON AGITATOR AND RACE BAITOR like AL SHARPTON and has LOST ALL CREDIBILITY as a FAIR AND REPRESENTATIVE ICON of the CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT let alone the person who should decide the LEGITIMACY of ANYONE, especially the MAN who has won, Fair and Square the "PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES" !!!!!

Sit back Mr. LEWIS and dream about your past glory's in Selma, and leave the PEOPLE of AMERICA to decide and to rejoice in the ELECTION of an HONEST and JUST Leader of a Nation that has so much to offer us and the WORLD !!!!

You forgot his extraordinary hearing.  Remember he was the one on the capitol steps who heard a tea party member call him the "N" word.  no one else heard it, none of the recording devices heard it, none of the TV Cameras picked it up.

To me it just proves brain damage from his concussion.  He hears voices.

 Or he "INVENTS" them, Eugene...... as MOST "LEFT WING COMMUNISTS" do, if it serves the Narrative !!!!!

The Democrat Party, Hollywood, the Mainstream Media, and Academia, are RIFE with these MARXISTS and in this past election, the PEOPLE of the UNITED STATES rose in unison to refute their claim to AMERICA as a COMMUNIST STATE, and voted into Office, DONALD TRUMP, the antithesis of COMMUNISM, and the most ardent supporter of CAPITALISM that we could have found in America to combat the forces of an Ideology crafted to destroy us.

  Let's join ALL our Forces together now and ACTIVELY SUPPORT DONALD TRUMP, in MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN !!!!!!!!

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Trump National Diversity Coalition's Bruce LeVell: President’s Support Among Blacks, Hispanics Will ‘More Than Double’ In 2020

Bruce LeVell, the National Diversity Coalition for Trump executive director, said on Sunday evening he predicts President Donald Trump will win even higher levels of support in the black and Hispanic communities in 2020 than he did in 2016.

“Pastor Darrell Scott is the CEO, we started this back in 2015,” LeVell said on Breitbart News Sunday on SiriusXM 125 the Patriot Channel on Sunday evening about the National Diversity Coalition for Trump. “It is the largest diversity coalition platform in history for a Republican candidate, not to mention a sitting president, and there are millions of guests that sign on and sign up that are part of this. If you look on the website, you see African Americans for Trump, Haitian Americans for Trump, Korean Americans for Trump, Chinese Americans for Trump, Hispanic Americans for Trump–all very large. They all stand in one agreement that they believe in this great president and that he is here for all and wants everyone to be successful. It’s pretty flattering, honestly, to be a part of this. It just totally debunks everything that they try to make him out to be–a racist, which he’s not. The numbers prove that he’s not. You can see where he’s rising in terms of the Hispanic vote, and the African American vote. It’s just really going to be mind-boggling on the next go-around. I guarantee it. It’s going to more than double because people are happy; they’re working.”

LeVell, when asked for his rationale on why he thinks Trump’s support in 2020 among blacks and Hispanics will more than double, attributed it to the results President Trump has gotten for those communities.

“Sometimes you have to speak things into existence,” LeVell said. “The president said, ‘What do you have to lose?’ That challenge, especially in the underserved communities, well, yeah, what do we have to lose? We tried it this way for 30 or 40 years. Some of these cities and municipalities were under Democrat rule, as you might say, for many years, and then you say, ‘You know what? Let’s make the ask.’ You know, the president made the ask. Sometimes, you just have to ask, ‘Hey, what do you got to lose? Try this.’ Let’s try one of the biggest, strongest bills that he’s signed, that was so beneficial, called the Opportunity Zones. This bill right here alone is bringing a lifeline to some of these underserved communities and is projected to bring in over hundreds of billions of dollars in these underserved communities, which are predominantly African American communities. For example, in Atlanta, there are minority business contractors teaming up with other business contractors building a hotel in an Opportunity Zone. This community has just been blighted for God knows how long. These are the things that people are starting to see–the light at the end of the tunnel. Here’s a businessman that understands what I call a balance sheet, a P & L sheet of profit and loss. The president wants to see the country profitable, not losses. So that’s what he does. He says, ‘Okay, where can we improve? What can we do?’”

He continued, “Like I said earlier, I think the Opportunity Zones is a sleeper; it has so many moving parts to it where you can sell a piece of property for $2 million and instead of paying that very high capital gains [tax] you can identify those funds over the zone, and then, you can build another little hotel or a shopping center for economic empowerment for that community. So there’s so many initiatives out there for people of color, like myself, who see opportunities. You know, how about this? You live in a black community under the Trump administration, you walk down the street and say, ‘Wow, 98 percent who live in the community are African American,’ and you say, ‘Why don’t you build that grocery store? Why don’t you build that gas station?’ Wow, you’re right. I can. The programs that are out there, like in the Small Business Administration, you get as little as five or ten percent down, and they can maturize it to 30 years, and if you’re a veteran, they waive the fees. There are so many tools out there, and you saw the president when he adjusted Dodd-Frank last year; that was a terrible, terrible deal they did in 2009 and 2010 that literally almost just choked and killed the business community because of the Dodd-Frank, going in there and regulating these small community banks, which were life support for these small communities especially in the African American community, where he readjusted that last year and made it work. These are the things this president understands that as a businessman he can bring his lifelong talents to the White House and can help America. The biggest thing about this is, remember, the president is not beholden to any special interest group; this is a very key part of this conversation right here because he can go in there and govern without having to worry about paying back favors.”

According to NBC News analysis in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 election, Trump actually outperformed now-Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT)–then the former governor of Massachusetts–in the 2012 election when it came to both the black and Hispanic communities.

“Trump claimed 29 percent of the Hispanic vote on Tuesday, compared to Romney’s 27 percent in 2012,” NBC News wrote. “With blacks, exit polls show Trump claimed 8 percent of the vote to the previous Republican nominee’s 6 percent.”

If Trump is able to double support in the black and Hispanic communities in 2020, as LeVell predicts he will, no Democrat will stand even close to a chance of defeating him; the margins they would need for victories in a number of states would be significantly eroded. Perhaps that is why the Democrats are now attempting to paint Trump as a racist amid his battle with the so-called “Squad” of socialist Reps. Alexandria Ocasi0-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). The new faces of the Democrat Party, the “Squad,” in other words, is worried they may lose the election in 2020 if LeVell and other Trump backers are right. But the scurrilous accusations of racism for quick political gains, which have also been leveled at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Vice President Joe Biden in recent weeks, LeVell warns, may undermine the ability to stand up to actual racism where it exists.

“At first, it was kind of bizarre,” LeVell, who knows Trump well and has known him prior to his run for president, said of the false racism accusations. “Now, it’s just plainly un-American. It’s so anti-patriotic. You know, the interesting thing about it for me as a black conservative or Republican–I like to define myself as a Frederick Douglass Republican–most of the name-calling comes from people who actually look like me, 90 percent of it. It’s bizarre, and it’s because our thinking process is not lining up with theirs. It’s the only playbook they have, like I said earlier, which is, ‘Let’s just use the race card.’

LeVell went on to say, “Getting back to the president, I’ve been around him–I was just with him at the rally–in very intimate settings, behind the scenes at the rally, and you’re right: I’ve traveled with him, been on the plane with him. I’ve been in private meetings with him. I’ve talked with him, and you know–let me tell you something: I’m 55 years old, I’ve lived my whole life in the South, and I’m world-traveled. Let me tell you: I know racism when I see it. This man is nowhere near being a racist. It’s so sad because it does such a disservice to this great nation that they would throw that name and throw those words around. I mean, you have people calling Biden racist. They’re calling Pelosi racist. They’re calling the dog-catcher racist because he impounded the black dog instead of the white dog. Come on. What’s next? You know, it’s kind of sad because it’s pretty much watered down things that are legitimate, to where people are just going to get so numb with it, and people are just being like, ‘Wow, are you serious?’”

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