President Trump has done more to help blacks, Hispanics, Jews and gays than any previous President
President Donald Trump has achieved more concrete progress for blacks, gays, and Jews than any other American president.False charges of racism, antisemitism, and homophobia have been common against the President. It is a part of the leftist tool bag of slurs aimed at political opponents without evidence. Meanwhile, the President's policies have lifted many of all these groups out of poverty. That fact is starting to be reflected in recent polling and that scares the heck out of the left.
That claim is sure to be disputed, if not mocked, by those for whom grievance and identity politics are a profession or a psychological crutch.
Yet it remains true — and was thrown into sharp relief this week, as the Jussie Smollett case turned from one of the most horrific attacks in recent memory to the worst hate crime hoax in history.
There are two reasons the media, Hollywood, and the Democratic political elite believed Smollett’s claims.
First, he belongs to several victim categories: black, gay, and even Jewish (albeit via his father), according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.
Second, he appealed to the left’s shared contempt for America in the Trump era: he claimed, for example, that the fact people doubted his story “says a lot about the place that we are in our country right now.”
The crucial detail in Smollett’s account, which ultimately proved its undoing, was the claim that his attackers had shouted, “This is MAGA country.” It was a gratuitous flourish in Smollett’s story, a “fact” that was not necessary to establish that he was a victim, but which pointed the finger directly at the president and his tens of millions of supporters.
Chicago is hardly “MAGA country,” given that it is overwhelmingly Democratic. Its politicians are also viciously anti-Trump: after the 2016 election, the city took down all of the honorary street signs it once erected in his honor, which were near the Streeterville area where Smollett claimed he was attacked.
But to the left, “MAGA country” is an idea about what the U.S. is, or has become. That is why so many hate crime hoaxes are believed.