Opponents of President Trump have been desperately trying to paint him as a racist ever since he first began to gain momentum back in 2015. While calling their opponents racist has become a bit of a go-to strategy for the left, it’s been especially bad with Trump, whose brash style, unfiltered remarks, and high seat of power make him an obvious target.
The latest charges of racism against Trump come after he allegedly referred to poor, third-world countries such as Haiti as “sh**holes” in a private meeting. The White House claims that this wording was never used and that the reports are false, however, the liberal media has still had a hay-day with their latest opportunity to paint Trump as a hateful racist.
Now, though, one testimony by Sen Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) is delivering a serious blow to the “racist Trump” narrative. When asked about the president’s alleged comments on NBC’s “Meet the Press”, Paul said, “You know, I don’t think the comments were constructive at all, but I also think that to be fair we shouldn’t draw conclusions that he didn’t intend.”
“I know personally about his feelings towards Haiti and toward Central America because when I was not a candidate for president and he wasn’t a candidate for president I went down there on a medical mission trip,” Paul continued. “I did about 200 cataract surgeries with a group of surgeons in Haiti and the same in Central America, and when we asked Donald J. Trump as a private citizen to support those trips, he was a large financial backer of both medical mission trips.”
Paul continued, saying, “So I think it’s unfair to sort of draw conclusions from a remark that I think wasn’t constructive is the least we can say, and it’s unfair to all of a sudden paint him as ‘he’s a racist’ when I know for a fact he cares very deeply about the people in Haiti because he helped finance a trip where we were able to get vision back for 200 people in Haiti.”
Though Rand Paul is indeed a Republican senator, he has shown throughout his career a willingness to hold a person’s feet to the fire if he disagrees with them, regardless of their party affiliation. You can just about rest assured, then, that his testimony about the president’s contributions to Haiti is true and genuine.
This paints a picture of President Trump completely at odds with the constructed narrative thrown around by most of the media. Surely, a man who hates people of color and people from third-world nations would not donate large sums of his own money to help them.
In reality, though, Paul’s remarks about what Trump did for Haiti are completely in-line with the president’s past as well as what we have seen out of him since he took office. In Trump’s case, actions speak louder than words, and there are many instances where Trump’s brash remarks were followed by genuine, well-thought-out actions by him and his administration.
Assuming the president did refer to third-world countries as “sh**holes”, these remarks pale in comparison to the actions he has shown to help countries such as Haiti. This, of course, assumes Trump really did say what is being reported — a big assumption given the fake news he has been plagued with and his abject denial that this was the wording he used.
Regardless, one thing that is for certain is that those on the left don’t really, truly care how Trump refers to third-world countries in private meetings. To some degree, they don’t really even care what his policy or actions are toward those countries. Their number one goal is and always has been bringing Trump down, and any remark he makes (or allegedly makes) that could serve as ammunition for that cause is no doubt going to be the talk of mainstream media until it inevitably fizzles out.
In light of this reality, it’s good to hear from time to time about a different side of President Trump – one who donates his own money to help hundreds of Haitians receive better eyesight in the face of the worst tragedy the country has ever experienced.
~ Liberty Planet