Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Family Research Council tries to clean up Trump's racist attack on Baltimore by distorting the controversy

Tony Perkins (bottom) and his group, the Family Research Council, are trying to clean up Donald Trump's (top) racist comments about Baltimore by distorting the entire controversy.

Donald Trump recently said some awful things about the city of Baltimore as part of an attack on Congressman Elijah Cummings. Cummings, a long-time critic of Trump, is the chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee which has apparently opened 23 investigations into the Trump Administration. Last week, the committee authorized subpoenas for records of senior White House officials' use of personal email and text services for business purposes.

This is what led Trump to say the following via tweets last week:

"Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA," Mr. Trump said in the first of several tweets. 
 "As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place," Mr. Trump continued. He threatened to investigate the federal funds sent to Cummings' district, and said that "no human being would want to live there."

The firestorm was enormous as Trump faced a huge blow back of criticism, with many pointing out how the tone of these attacks fit a racist narrative he applies to the black community.

'Lil Nas X - black, gay, and making history' & other Wed midday news briefs

Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X Is Gay And No. 1 And You Heaux Will Deal - Gay, black, and just made history. Yes this is a big deal.

6 LGBTQ Icons Forged in Baltimore - Trump's nasty attack on Baltimore did NOT go unchallenged.
Mario Lopez: It's 'dangerous' for parents to support transgender kids - And he is catching hell for it as he should. Why is it when it comes to trans issues, the media rarely talks to trans people or medical professionals who have experience dealing with the issue? They either talk to idiots or self-anointed "experts" from anti-LGBTQ groups who do nothing but repeat false talking points. 

In rare TV appearance outside of Fox, Alliance Defending Freedom attorney repeatedly misgenders trans athletes - To be fair, NBC did talk to a trans girl. But still there are problems with this segment.