Over Independence Day weekend, the mainstream media abandoned any last scrap of “objectivity” and went into overdrive to stir more division.
Rich Lowry zeroed in on what happened: “President Trump gave a speech that was very tough on the woke Left, while largely celebrating America — its Founders, its ideals and freedom, its capacity for self-renewal, its astonishing variety of geniuses, adventurers, warriors, inventors, and great musicians and athletes. Then, his speech ended, and the press piled on with one of its most its unhinged and dishonest performances of his presidency, which is saying something.”
The Wall Street Journal summed up the attacks against President Trump: “Progressives deride his defense of America’s founding principles.”
“Contrary to the media reporting, the America Mr. Trump described is one of genuine racial equality and diversity. He highlighted the central ideal of the Declaration of Independence that ‘all men are created equal.’”
So let’s review what was actually in President Trump’s speech. (Click here or the image below for video and/or transcript.)
President Trump said, “Our Founders launched not only a revolution in government, but a revolution in the pursuit of justice, equality, liberty, and prosperity. No nation has done more to advance the human condition than the United States of America and no people have done more to promote human progress than the citizens of our great nation.”
And President Trump went on to call out the left: “[T]here is a growing danger that threatens every blessing our ancestors fought so hard for, struggled, they bled to secure. Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children. Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our founders, deface our most sacred memorials, and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities.”
As Byron York highlighted, “Trump specifically called out ‘cancel culture’ that is ‘alien to our culture and our values’ and is ‘a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance.’ ‘This left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution,’ Trump said. ‘In so doing, they would destroy the very civilization that rescued billions from poverty, disease, violence, and hunger, and that lifted humanity to new heights of achievement, discovery, and progress.’”
Make no mistake, the angry mob has taken over the Democrat Party. Potential Biden VP pick, Illinois Democrat Senator Tammy Duckworth made that clear Sunday when she said she was open to tearing down statues of George Washington.
Seriously. George Washington.
Bottom Line: While President Trump delivered a powerful call for unity at Mount Rushmore emphasizing how “the story of America unites us, inspires us, includes us all, and makes everyone free,” Joe Biden’s Democrat Party seeks to double down on making Americans ashamed of who we are.
Rapid Response Director
Republican National Committee