White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders can certainly hold her own with the media. And she does it with a calm, matter-of-fact demeanor. Sanders gave a press briefing yesterday and announced that President Trump would visit the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum this weekend. He will take part in the grand opening there. A reporter asked during the briefing if Trump visiting the museum was appropriate or a good idea. American Urban Radio reporter April Ryan asked about various members of the NAACP and black ministers who are protesting the visit.
“There are comments from people from the NAACP from black ministers who are planning on protesting and boycotting this weekend for the President’s visit to the Civil Rights Museum. What say you?” Ryan asked. That was nice and insulting. What the hell is wrong with these people? Sanders called the pending protests very ‘sad’. She added:
I think that would be honestly very sad. I think this is something that should bring the country together, to celebrate the opening of this museum and highlighting civil rights movement and the progress that we’ve made and I would hope those individuals join in instead of protesting.
Ryan continued her inappropriate badgering of Sanders by asking if Trump’s statement on the riots in Charlottesville would be seen as an “insult” to those in attendance. Ryan said, “They take it as an insult that he’s coming. As we’ve had issues of Charlottesville. The President didn’t get his statement straight on Charlottesville…” I remember President Trump speaking out very forcefully against both sides there. You had the KKK on one side and Antifa and Black Lives Matter on the other. Both were violent… the KKK just upped it a notch. These people are ‘insulted’ because Trump also condemned leftist groups.
At this point, Sanders bluntly cut Ryan off, just as she should have. She put an abrupt end to that kind of divisive questioning: “I think his statement was very clear. He made it very clear. He’s against violence and bigotry.” I think he was very clear as well. Following the riots in Charlottesville, President Trump said, “We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.” That’s exactly what he should have said. President Trump released another statement soon thereafter stating: “Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including KKK, Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, and other hate groups are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans. Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America.”
“President Trump’s statements and policies regarding the protection and enforcement of civil rights have been abysmal,” NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson said in a statement. He called Trump’s planned attendance “an affront to the veterans of the civil rights movement.” “He has created a commission to reinforce voter suppression, refused to denounce white supremacists, and overall, has created a racially hostile climate in this nation,” Johnson added. None of that is true in the least. The NAACP is full of hatred for President Trump and they are making this all about race, when it shouldn’t be. Frankly, groups such as the NAACP and Black Lives Matter have made a mockery of the civil rights movement. President Trump should visit that museum and the NAACP should shut their commie, racist yaps over it.
Trump previously visited the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington this year. They screamed bloody murder over that too. The harsh truth here is that those such as the NAACP want racial chaos and strife in the US because they hate white people. That’s not easy to hear or think about, but sadly it is true. Before Barack Obama came on the scene, this country was well on its way to being color blind and race not being an issue anymore. But once Obama stirred everything up, those looking for an excuse to push the politics of race went for it. And here we are.
Colin Kaepernick and the kneeling at NFL games is also tied to this. Everything seems to be racially charged these days. The President should go to this museum and hold his head high. He’s not a racist and it will take a strong leader to reunite us. Sanders is handling the media over this just right.
H/T: The Daily Caller