Yet at no time did the Democrats denounce Mrs. Pelosi for meeting with the Russian ambassador in 2010, the Clinton Foundation’s financial gains from the Uranium One deal with Russia, or for meetings that took place between Senator Chuck Schumer and Vladimir Putin.
If the left responds to every one of the President’s policies by accusing him and his staff of racism, xenophobia, and being pawns of Moscow, they will only ensure that they get their worst nightmare: a two term Trump presidency.
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump gave his first speech before a joint session of Congress. The 45th President of the United States outlined his administration’s forthcoming plans, which, for the first time in recent memory, mirror the promises made during a campaign. Polls of speech viewers were overwhelming positive. According to a CNN/ORC poll, 7-in-10 viewers stated that Mr. Trump’s remarks made them more confident in the direction the country is heading. Even forty percent of Democrats “somewhat approved” of his speech according to a CBS News polls. There was consensus across the political spectrum that his speech was more “presidential” than ones in the past.
However, by Wednesday evening, the conversation had turned completely from Mr. Trump’s speech and its optimistic tone to allegations that then-Senator Jeff Sessions had not disclosed a meeting with Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, on September 8, 2016. These reports were enough to send Democrats into a frenzy. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi demanded Mr. Sessions’ resignation as Attorney General, and the media began to harp incessantly on possible ties between Russia and the Trump Administration. However, there was no reliable evidence that the conversations between Mr. Sessions and Mr. Kislyak were ever improper. This is another example of the sort of hysteria that has characterized the attitude of the media and the Democrats towards Mr. Trump during and after his presidential campaign.
All the while, the real news was that the Dow Jones reached highs of 21,164 on Wednesday on investor confidence about the Trump administration’s pro-business policies. Despite naysayers such as Mark Cuban claiming that the markets would tank, investments have been making tremendous gains under Mr. Trump.
Nevertheless, many Democrats remain determined to discredit President Trump, and creating mass hysteria is their method of choice. The Democrats, aided by many media outlets, repeatedly exaggerate stories, engage in character assassination and name-calling, and appear to shy-away from any effort towards compromise or consensus.
One example is the left’s repeated claims that Mr. Trump is xenophobic and dislikes immigrants. Mr. Trump has stated repeatedly that though he is strongly against illegal immigration, he supports allowing qualified and productive immigrants to come to the United States. The left, choosing to ignore this rather simple distinction, instead engages in massive protests claiming that Mr. Trump is prejudiced and intolerant. These protesters, caught in a hysteria manufactured by the President’s political opponents, fail to realize that very few serious political actors are against immigration entirely. Rather, they oppose letting people enter the country unlawfully—hence the term “illegal immigration.”
Similarly, Democrats labeled Mr. Sessions a “racist,” even when his record did not bear out this accusation. Mr. Sessions had led several efforts to desegregate schools, walked arm-in-arm with Congressman John Lewis in 2015 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March at Selma, and was endorsed by a group of black church pastors. One of these pastors credited Mr. Sessions with “[bankrupting] the KKK in Alabama with a $7 million judgement.” Unfortunately, many well-meaning people believed unfounded allegations of racism, even when the evidence suggested the contrary.
Returning to the Russia issue, it seems as though the word “Russia” is the new trigger word for the left in its effort to cast doubt on Mr. Trump. Yet at no time did the Democrats denounce Mrs. Pelosi for meeting with the Russian ambassador in 2010, the Clinton Foundation’s financial gains from the Uranium One deal with Russia, or for meetings that took place between Senator Chuck Schumer and Vladimir Putin. All things considered, has any member of the Democratic leadership not met with the Russians? Are those on the left engaging in a situation of “It is not okay when you do it, but it is fine when I do”?
Unfortunately, this entire situation of mudslinging is aided by outlets in the so-called mainstream media, when they give air time to these dubious claims made by Democrats as they endeavor to smear Mr. Trump and his administration, even when his policies are stimulating in the economy to record heights and even when his remarks are turning some of his long-time critics into lukewarm supporters.
Let’s face the facts here: President Trump is now here to stay. We ought to give him the chance to grow the nation’s economy, improve its defense, and work with Congress, on both sides of the aisle, to create policies in the best interest of the American people. However, if the left responds to every one of the President’s policies by accusing him and his staff of racism, xenophobia, and being pawns of Moscow, they will only ensure that they get their worst nightmare: a two term Trump presidency.