Having apparently learned nothing from her 2016 presidential election defeat, failed Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has again taken to smearing President Donald Trump’s roughly 63 million strong supporters — this time as “far-right extremists” and “white nationalists.”
On Wednesday, exactly 31 months after she labeled the president’s supporters “deplorables,” Clinton tweeted a story from HuffPost — a virulently far-left “news” purveyor known for practicing what some have termed “garbage journalism” — about the president’s slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
According to HuffPost, the slogan has become a rallying cry for “far-right extremists” across the world. While it’s unclear what’s meant by “extremists,” the far-left outlet appeared to point to those who hold allegedly “[a]nti-immigrant, anti-Muslim” views. Given the left’s track record, it’s presumed this means any conservative who opposes illegal immigration and is critical of radical Islam.
Earlier this month an elderly Jewish man from California was berated at a Starbucks and called a “Nazi” who “hates brown people” because of his MAGA hat. Conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro, also a Jewish man, has faced similar accusations because of his conservative outlook on illegal immigration, affirmative action, religious liberty and a host of other issues.
Back to Clinton, here’s what she posted:
The white nationalists certainly think MAGA is a white nationalist slogan. https://t.co/Pp8Z7hBFRc
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 9, 2019
The underlying insinuation was the same it’d been 31 months ago, which is that every Trump supporter is an unrepentant racist who “hates brown people” and wants to “Make America White Again.”
The only difference between now and then is that this time Clinton reportedly isn’t running for the presidency, or at least not that anyone’s currently aware of. Other than for that, it’s like déjà vu:
This strategy of smearing people worked really well for your 2016 campaign. https://t.co/tb9ax6APkf
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 9, 2019
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) April 9, 2019
This such a divisive statement and a dangerous way of thinking. Why do you hate this country so much?
MAGA has rejected White Supremacists again and again. To define us by a tiny minority WHICH WE REJECT is at best naive and worst a deliberate attempt to stoke hatred towards us. https://t.co/9rkNZqwIBt
— Carpe Donktum🔹 (@CarpeDonktum) April 9, 2019
Gawd, you fucking #moron.
Still insulting people and scratching your head wondering why they didn’t vote for you?
— Trump’ssmirkinggrabembythepussyposse™ (@paulajarvis69) April 10, 2019
And this display of intellect right here is what made her think it was ok to store classified data on an u secure server.
“Nationalists” come in every color. Just like delusional leftists… https://t.co/xvWAcKzYsn
— Jason Gaynor (@macfhionnbhairr) April 10, 2019
If I were you Hillary I would be less concerned about what white nationalists think of hats and more concerned about what AG Barr thinks about the Clinton Foundation, your criminal mishandling of classified information and your role in obtaining a FISA warrant to spy on Trump. https://t.co/bkYNZDY9cw
— Kevin Seconds (@Kevin_M_Seconds) April 9, 2019
Just like the far-leftists at HuffPost, Clinton believes that the world is suffering from an epidemic of white supremacist/nationalist violence, and that this epidemic is the result of Trump’s rise to power.
But it’s a lie — one that’s nevertheless been repeated ad nauseam by the media. Not to mention Democrats like Clinton and socialist congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, among others:
White supremacists committed the largest # of extremist killings in 2017.
What the President is saying here: “if you engage in violent acts of white supremacy, I will look the other way.”
Understand that this is deliberate. This is why we can’t afford to sit on the sidelines. https://t.co/yUwUXzhBoE
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 18, 2019
The actual data shows something entirely different.
“Even a superficial glance at the record indicates that of the nearly 20,000 people killed in thousands of extremist killings in 2017, white supremacists were responsible for very few,” Seth Barron, the project directory of the Manhattan Institute’s NYC Initiative, noted in a report Monday.
“The worst terrorist event of 2017, according to the State Department, was the explosion of a truck bomb outside the Safari Hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia, which killed more than 580 people. This violent act is believed to have been the work of Al-Shabaab, which was responsible for 97 percent of the 370 instances of extremist killings in Somalia in 2017, accounting for about 1,400 deaths—mostly civilian.”
“The remaining violent acts were carried out by Jabha East Africa (ISIS-Somalia), a dissident Al-Shabaab splinter group.”
Who commits most of the world’s extremism? @AOC would have you believe it is whites. Evidence shows that isn’t true but for those who yell the loudest about brown & black lives, they don’t seem to care when those lives are taken by non-white extremists. https://t.co/3sHzzzrr4y
— Andy Ngo (@MrAndyNgo) April 8, 2019
The majority of extremist violence that’s occurred now and in the recent past was because of radical Islamists. However, members of the left, including Clinton, have repeatedly downplayed Islamic violence and terrorism, lest all Muslims be painted as extremists because of the actions of a “few.”
Yet Clinton and her ilk see nothing troubling about painting all Trump supporters (not to mention all white people) as extremists and bigots because of the actions of a few. It’s a telling sign of the infamous hypocrisy and double standards that’s defined the Democrat Party since its inception in 1828.
Besides being hypocritical, this attack is also disrespectful to the countless Trump supporters who’re not white. When liberals such as Clinton and Ocasio-Cortez speak about the president’s supporters, they act is if they’re all white. It’s almost as if they refuse to acknowledge the existence of those minorities — be they black, Asian, Hispanic or even Muslim — who dare to think outside the box.