• Brianna Lyman

DEBUNKED: 6 Common Accusations Against President Trump




President Trump has consistently come under fire from radical leftists who so badly want to believe that he’s a racist that they’ll go so far as to use unproven allegations, misinformation, and pure lies to try to convince Americans that our President hates non-white people. 


Here are the six most common accusations thrown at the President followed by The Hard Truth about each.


1. Trump fired black apprentice contestant for being over educated


What Trump Actually Said:


“You’re an unbelievably talented guy in terms of education, and you haven’t done anything. At some point you have to say, ‘That’s enough.’” 


Speaking to contestant Kevin Allen on The Apprentice, anyone with half a brain and the context clues of a third grader could deduce the meaning of this quote. Trump is saying that despite Allen’s extensive education and intellectual capabilities, he hasn’t done anything so he’s fired. In any job, regardless of intellectual capacity, if you’re not getting the job done you’re fired. Literally just ask any boss, they’ll tell you the same thing. 


Trump didn’t even insinuate he fired Allen for being black and smart. I’m quite flabbergasted that the media even insinuated such a preposterous claim. 


2. Trump called Mexican Immigrants rapists who bring drugs and crime 


What Trump Actually Said:

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people who have a lot of problems. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.”


ON DRUGS: 


According to Pew Research, 43% of illegal immigrants in the United States are Mexican, and a majority of illegal immigrants come from Mexico, Central and South America, followed by Asia, Europe and Canada. It’s fair to say that if you’re migrating from Central or South America, you are most likely obligated to cross through Mexico. Therefore, we have a huge portion of illegal immigrants pouring in through the Mexican-American border. According to USA Today, more than 90% of drug seizures in one year happened at the port of entry at the San Diego-Mexico border. In 2016, border control agents confiscated 83,000 kilos of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines and heroin. Since 2001, San Diego has found more than 60 smuggling tunnels into the country from Mexico.


What does this information tell us? Smugglers across the Mexican-American border smuggle in nearly 100% of drugs. To make matters worse, these are hard drugs that fuel the opioid crisis claiming hundreds of lives each year. 


ON CRIME

Jumping right off the drug stats, possession and distribution of the aforementioned substances is illegal. Right off the bat we have a ton of criminal activity generated from drug charges alone. 


Not to shock anyone, but crossing the border illegally, is, well, illegal. So now we’re 2/2 on the criminal charges. 


In January and February of this year alone, 1,555 other crimes were committed by illegal immigrants, while in 2019 more than 5,000 other crimes were committed by illegal immigrants. Charges include assault, burglary, DUI, drug possession and trafficking, illegally possessing weapons, and sexual assaults. 


Keep in mind, leftists have been actively pursuing legislation to end the opioid crisis, ban guns, and end sexual assault by starting the ‘#MeToo’ movement. Where is their outcry now?



3. Trump asked black Americans ‘what do you have to lose?’


What Trump Actually Said:


“You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58% of your youth is unemployed-what the hell do you have to lose?”


At the time of the above statement, black unemployment was 8.4%. Prior to COVID-19, black unemployment reached historic lows of 5.5%. 


Inequality in school districts for ‘rich’ and ‘poor’ communities, which have large minority populations, runs rampant. So yes, the schools are ‘no good’ when compared with schools that receive more funds through more tax revenue. President Trump has made ‘school choice’ a priority of his administration which offers families an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty. Florida is a great example, where Governor Ron DeSantis, at Trump’s urging, spent $126 million to expand school choice, allowing nearly 18,000 low-income students in failing public schools to attend private schools instead.


The President’s tax cuts expanded 529 college savings plans so that families can use tax-free accounts to pay for private tuition. The administration has also created federal tax credits worth $5 billion per year to provide scholarships for private education to help these same communities. 


If Democrats believe education is the most important tool for a successful future, then why aren’t they supporting policies like this? 



4. 'Trump called Nazis “very fine people”


What Trump Actually Said:

“What about the alt-left that came charging at, as you say, the alt-right. Do they have any semblance of guilt? I’ve condemned neo-Nazis. I’ve condemned many different groups. But not all of those people were neo-Nazis, believe me. You had many people in that group other than neo-Nazis and white nationalists. The press has treated them absolutely unfairly. You had some very fine people on both sides. Many of those people were there to protest the taking down of the statue of Robert E. Lee. This week it is Robert E. Lee. And I notice Stonewall Jackson is coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after? You know, you have to ask yourself, where does it stop?”

Not that this quote needs much of a further explanation, but apparently for half of America it is. The ‘you had some very fine people on both sides’ was not in reference to alt-left or alt-right protesters. It was referring to average Americans who did show up to the protests not because they shared a political affiliation with an extremist group, but because some people, as we’re seeing now, think statues should be left up, whether for historical purposes or the fact that that’s the ‘norm’. Either way, the President by no means lauded neo-Nazi’s or alt-right protesters. This is yet another example of biased media cutting quotes to fit their political narrative. 



5. ‘The President called Haiti and African nations ‘shithole’ countries’


What the President Actually Said:

“Why do we want all these people from shithole countries coming here anyway?”


Yes, the President did refer to Haiti, El Salvador and some African countries as ‘shithole’ countries. Was his language perhaps inappropriate for a President to use?


Maybe, but it seems most people didn’t elect the guy to be their moral compass. They elected him to get the job done.


Regardless, the aforementioned countries are by no standards ‘good’ countries. Let’s look at the facts.


  • Haiti has one of the highest poverty rates

  • Haiti has a literacy rate of 60%

  • Haiti has an unemployment rate of nearly 14% (more than 4x our pre-COVID-19 rate)

  • El Salvador has a nearly 30% poverty rate

  • Africa represents more than 70% of the world's poorest people due to lack of economic growth in these countries

  • In Haiti most rural areas have no healthcare; per every 100,000 patients, there’s roughly 25 doctors


I think it’s safe to say that by any standard, these aren’t desirable places to live. 


6. ‘The Trump Administration Caged Kids’


For starters, and hopefully I am stating the obvious, otherwise no one is in a position to make such an egregious comment, but those detention facilities were built, and run by, the Obama administration and opened in 2014. The Fake News circulated images taken during the Obama administration’s run of the facilities and circulated them during Trump’s presidency, misleading millions of Americans. 


Social justice warriors wouldn’t have cared less about those kids until they all thought it could be used as potential political ammo. 

Now, the ‘cages’ themselves aren’t even cages. They are (wait for it) CHAIN LINK FENCES. Thousands of families have chain link fences around their yard to keep their kids in. When the fence is around properties in New York, California, Connecticut, it's just a fence-but when a chain link fence is up in Texas, miraculously it is a cage.


So either CNN and other news outlets don’t know what a fence is, or they have rapidly depreciating standards of a cage. 


More important, why do we have these detention centers in the first place?


Illegal immigrants in these facilities are supposed to be held for 72 hours while ICE works things out. However, the amount of people illegally crossing the border has grown over the years leaving our system overstrained and flooded. What are our officials supposed to do? Let kids, teens and adults-none of who have been verified mind you- roam the streets? The consequences of a policy like that would be horrendous. Migrants getting kidnapped, getting lost, harming someone, just endless possibilities that we as Americans cannot afford to take. 



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