The visceral rhetoric continues as the opponents of President Donald Trump pile on with accusations of racism and white supremacism. Over and over again, using every opportunity, this president is being characterized as a racist and white supremacist by Democrats and the media. The shootings in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH, fueled the flames of outrageous politicization of mass killings. Leaders of this country are so busy labeling people who disagree with them with derogatory names that the horror of what happened, the lives it took and impacted, are just a sidebar to a greater agenda. Shame on these politicians for wasting no time in using this crisis of death for political gain.
Democratic presidential frontrunner, Joe Biden (D-DE), told CNN, “This is a president who has said things no other president has said since Andrew Jackson. We went through this before in the ‘20s with the Ku Klux Klan, 50,000 people walking down Pennsylvania Avenue in pointed hats and robes…We went through it after the Civil War in terms of the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacy.”
The immediate past president also poked at Trump: “We should soundly reject language coming out of the mouths of any of our leaders that feeds a climate of fear and hatred or normalizes racist sentiments; leaders who demonize those who don’t look like us, or suggest that other people, including immigrants, threaten our way of life, or refer to other people as sub-human, or imply that America belongs to just one certain type of people.”
Trump responded to the shootings by stating: “In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy. These sinister ideologies must be defeated. Hate has no place in America. Hatred warps the mind, ravages the heart, and devours the soul.”
Then he went on to reasonable solutions to the problem—1) identifying early warning signs to detect mass shooters before they strike; 2) stop the glorification of violence in our society, including the gruesome and grisly video games; 3) reform mental health laws to better identify mentally disturbed individuals who may commit acts of violence; and 4) ensure that those posing a grave risk to public safety do not have access to firearms, and that, if they do, those firearms can be taken through rapid due process.
Every instance is being used to characterize Trump and those who may support him as racists, bigots, and white supremacists. Other than banning guns—which is proven not to work in California, Chicago and Baltimore—they have no concrete solutions.
But who is offering condolences, condemnation of these accusations, and solutions to the problem? Who is saying, “Now is the time to set destructive partisanship aside—so destructive—and find the courage to answer hatred with unity, devotion, and love?” Trump, that’s who.
Who is fanning the flames of division?
Christ said in Matthew 12:25, “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.”
He also asked how can Satan drive out Satan. Indeed.
Have a blessed and powerful day,
The Daily Jot Staff