DONALD TRUMP AND BARACK OBAMA HELD TO TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT STANDARDS
|| By FITSNEWS || Billionaire real estate mogul and 2016 “Republican” presidential candidate Donald Trump has been milking the furor over his controversial statements regarding Mexican immigrants … burnishing his credentials as a leading opponent of illegal immigration and crony capitalist trade deals.
Now he’s got a new angle to exploit: The double standard employed by the nation’s “politically correct” police in manufacturing outrage.
In his 2016 presidential announcement last month, Trump caused a furor when he said that Mexico wasn’t sending its “best” people to America.
“They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people,” Trump said.
Predictably, mass revulsion ensued … including a decision by New York-based Univision (the world’s largest Spanish language network) to ban the Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants co-owned by Trump. Additionally a Univision executive – Alberto Ciurana – responded by likening Trump to 21-year-old white supremacist Dylann Storm Roof, the confessed perpetrator of last month’s “Holy City Massacre” in which nine black South Carolinians were murdered in their place of worship.
NBC Universal also severed its ties to Trump’s organization.
It was the classic P.C. blackball …
Fast forward to this week, when U.S. president Barack Obama attended a town hall event in Nashville, Tennessee.
“We should not be encouraging illegal immigration,” Obama said.
Wait … what?
All this president has done is encourage illegal immigration.
“What we should be doing is setting up a smart legal immigration system that doesn’t separate families but does focus on making sure that people who are dangerous, people who are, you know, gang-bangers, who are criminals that we’re deporting as quickly as possible,” Obama continued.
Hold up … gang-bangers? Criminals?
Obama basically said the same thing Trump did – albeit with a mild filter (something Trump clearly doesn’t have).
Of course depending on how you define “gang-banger,” Obama’s statement could be interpreted by some as being worse than what Trump said.
Yet while Trump is pilloried, there’s zero outrage against Obama.
Selective application of the politically correctness, that’s what.
In case you’ve forgotten, we live in a world where what we are allowed to say depends on who we are … not the unavoidable, unpleasant realities of our shared experience.
That’s a shame.