I didn’t vote for Trump. There are many things, including his hands off approach to healthcare reform, that I don’t like about him. But I’m not blinded by hatred for Trump. As Hamburg burns outside of the G-20 summit, back home the Left is slowly devolving in their arguments against Trump. What started as a juvenile exercise in aimless hate for Trump’s appearance, mixed with legitimate hate for his equal level of childishness and bad behavior, has now turned into a fake news gotcha fest. Each “story” is more ridiculous and irrelevant than the last.
Maybe Democrats are also tired of Obamacare. Rather than filling up twitter with defenses of Obamacare, as it slowly churns towards repeal, Democrats are more concerned about trivial fake news.
Take for example the Poland handshake snub imagined around the world. The Left was gleeful as the wife of Poland President Andrzej Duda initially didn’t shake Trump’s hand. She shook Melania’s. Not shown in CNN’s edited video of the event was Mrs. Duda shaking Trump’s hand twice. President Duda himself took to twitter to mock CNN for their phony reporting.
Then there was the content of Trump’s speech in Poland. Trump praised Poland for time and time again defeating Communism, Fascism, and terrorism. He talked extensively about how the Nazis tried to wipe out Western civilization and Polish culture, but Poland resisted. The Left hated him for it. Vox posted an op-ed about how Trump’s speech was an “alt-right manifesto”.
The only problem was, it wasn’t. Funny enough, his speech was anti-fascism. Apparently the leftist Antifa movement is also pro-fascism.
What alt-left Antifa fail to realize is that “western civilization” does not equal British descendants. Both the alt-left and alt-right misunderstand that term. When Trump talks about western civilization, he is talking about democracy, freedom, melting pot, all the things that Communism, Fascism, and terrorist religious extremism are not. When Trump talks about America being great, only the Left and the far Right (Ann Coulter types) think he is talking about white men. America isn’t great because it makes white men great. America is great because everyone here at some time in their family history came from somewhere to America to be Americans.
Today, the Left struck again. The target this time was Ivanka Trump, part of the American delegation to the G-20, who sat in for President Trump briefly one time. Immediately there were calls for Trump to be removed, attacks on Ivanka for being completely unqualified to sit in his chair, and charges of unprofessionalism. But the only people who actually care are former Obama officials and Trump critics. When asked about it, German PM Merkel said it was common for delegates to have someone from their delegation sit in if they are called out briefly. Nothing to see here.
Meanwhile, fakenews site Leftscoop.com went so far as to say Trump skipped “many of his G20 meetings today”. Of course, this isn’t true. Even CNN said he briefly stepped out of one meeting. Leftscoop suggested that the only reason we would even know this is because Russian media were able to sneak a shot of it. Also not true. But the fake story has stoked anger on the Left.
Maybe it’s just the Left being the Left. They are the most anti-women group in the country when it comes to a conservative woman holding any sort of power. But I suspect it’s something even deeper. The Left is so ready to jump, protest, and lose their minds about even the most irrelevant fake news, it could just be that they are out of real things to be upset about. Maybe they’ll prove me wrong and find an real issue that is still worth their time and effort.