Monday, March 07, 2016

NPR finally explains Trump support

After 6 months of attacking Donald Trump, NPR radio finally had a couple of guests yesterday supporting him. Here is one:
MARTIN: You think Donald Trump can actually fulfill his promise to deport 11 million illegal immigrants?

REID: I don't know. I think that it's unfair to ask him all the details about it. But the fact that somebody says - I will do it if I get in office. I'll find the people to help me, and I will build a wall. All those things can be done if we have the resolve to do it. And if we don't have the resolve to do it, let's just fold our tent and forget that we're a country and become a Greece.

MARTIN: How are you making the case to your friends and family who are still not sold on Donald Trump as the guy who should be the Republican nominee?

REID: Exactly the way I'm making it to you now, and I'm not convincing all of them. But I feel very confident that I'm correct. I will tell you this, though. Trump is redefining the Republican Party. And for conservatives like me, once this thing is redefined, we may not be so happy with it. I'm not sure of that. I'm very - a strong - a social conservative. I don't believe Trump is. But social conservatism can be put on hold for four years. Doing something about illegal immigration, security of our country, building up our military, doing something about our national debt and the jobs - that can't wait. Otherwise, nothing else matters.
Tbat's right. Social conservatives want a socially conservative culture, and that will not be possible if the USA is flooded with immigrants who are opposed to the concept.

The Left is out to destroy America as we know it. Maybe Trump cannot stop them, but at least he promises to put up a fight.

NPR also found a black Trump supporter:
Charles Evers, brother of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers, recently endorsed Donald Trump. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to him about why. ...

MARTIN: Most recently, he found himself in a situation during a TV interview where he did not explicitly denounce support from David Duke who's the former grand wizard of the KKK.

EVERS: Right.

MARTIN: It took him some time. Eventually, Trump did unequivocally denounce him and his support. How did you see all of that unfold? How did that sit with you as a longtime civil rights activist?

EVERS: It didn't bother me at all because he's running for president of the United States - the president of everybody, including the David Dukes. And I have no problem with it, frankly, because David's just one man. He's out there by himself. And most people now have gotten away from that. Look how far we've come since Medgar's death 50-something years ago. So you know, we have to stop living in the past and live in the present and the future.

MARTIN: Do you think he is a unifier?

EVERS: I hope so. Is President Obama a unifier? Will Hillary Clinton be a unifier?

MARTIN: Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama - you don't see them as having that capacity?

EVERS: What I'm saying is that - I'm saying - did they unify? They tried. I know President Obama tried, but he couldn't.

MARTIN: May I ask - did you vote for Barack Obama?

EVERS: Oh, yes. Yes, ma'am. Yes. ... I want him [President Trump] to be president of all the people equally. That's all I want everybody to do.
The Jewish race-baiting leftists hate David Duke. I don't think blacks care. The KKK is just a footnote in their history books, and as Evers says, we have to stop living in the past.

The President should not go around unequivocally denouncing anyone. As far as I know, Duke has not been convicted of any crime and does not advocate any crime or violence. He is just a citizen with a point of view. He advocates for the ethnic group that he identifies with, but so do millions of others.

Update: This morning NPR had a story on Teamsters supporting Trump. It said that some Teamster members are supporting Sanders or Kasich.

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