President Donald Trump held a press conference on Wednesday morning following the 2018 midterm elections, where African-American PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor accused him of emboldening white nationalist. Trump quickly fired back with an insult of his own, putting Alcindor and her cronies in the mainstream media to shame.
During a campaign stop in Houston last month, President Donald Trump proudly proclaimed that he is a “nationalist,” igniting his base and horrifying the left all in one fell swoop. “You know, they have a word, it sort of became old-fashioned. It’s called a nationalist,” Trump said.
“And, I say, ‘Really? We’re not supposed to use that word,'” Trump continued. “You know what I am? I’m a nationalist. OK? I’m a nationalist.” As the crowd in the Houston Toyota Center roared with applause, he added, “Use that word. Use that word.”
Trump’s remarks followed a rebuke of “globalists,” whom he accused of putting other nations’ interests ahead of those of the United States. “Radical Democrats want to turn back the clock. Restore the rule of corrupt, power-hungry globalists,” Trump said. “You know what a globalist is, right?” he asked rhetorically.
“A globalist is a person that wants the globe to do well, frankly not caring about our country so much. And, you know what? We can’t have that,” he concluded, much to the delight of his enthusiastic audience.
Today, African-American PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor confronted Trump about the comment he made weeks ago in Texas. “On the campaign trail, you called yourself a nationalist. Some people saw it as emboldening white nationalists,” said Alcindor.
“I don’t know why you are saying that. Such a racist question,” Trump shot back. But, Alcindor wouldn’t let it go.
“There are some people that say now the Republican Party is seen as supporting white nationalists because of your rhetoric. What do you think of that?” she asked.
“Why do I have the highest numbers with African-Americans,” Trump countered. “That’s a racist question.”
Indeed, the president’s approval rating among African-Americans flies in the face of the narrative that he is a “racist.”
President Trump’s approval rating among blacks stood at 40% in a Rasmussen poll two days before Halloween. Rasmussen surveys are often friendlier to the president than those of other polling organizations, so critics are quick to dismiss them as outliers. In this instance, however, that could be a mistake.
Black voters are critical to Democratic prospects in 2020. Two years ago, blacks did not turn out in the numbers Hillary Clinton was expecting, and people in heavily black neighborhoods who did cast a ballot voted more Republican than they had in 2012. [Source: The Wall Street Journal]
A favorite tactic of the Democrats to shut down their Republican counterparts is to label them as “racists.” After all, there is no title considered viler than this one in 2018. Ironically, though, this proves that America is now less racist than ever, despite the fact that the political left screams about discrimination and division every chance they get.
If America were truly full of racists, we wouldn’t recoil in disgust over this label the way we do. When an entire nation loathes this word, it’s a definite sign that there is perhaps no better place to be a minority than here.
The left clearly hasn’t thought this one through, but it certainly wouldn’t be the first time that happened. Still, President Donald Trump has turned their favorite insult right back around at them, and now, they don’t know what to do with it. His press conference today was a masterclass in handling the liberal mainstream media.