In her October 25, 2020 “60 Minutes” interview, Kamala Harris called President Trump a racist, a charge she has made before. This was one of the few times that she actually answered a question without laughing — or even answered a question at all — and she even offered arguments for her charge:
“You can look at Charlottesville, when there were peaceful protesters, And on the other side, neo-Nazis and he talks about fine people on either side. Calling Mexicans rapists and criminals. His first order of business was to institute a Muslim ban. It all speaks for itself.”
And she was a prosecutor? These are weak arguments.
First, Islam is not a race, it is an ideology, a belief system. Muslims come in all faces and all ethnicities. Many are Caucasian.
Mexican isn’t a race either – it’s a nationality. “Hispanic” isn’t a race either, and a significant number of Spanish people are Caucasian as well. BTW, Kamala, the people who first brutally conquered and colonized the new world, slaughtering indigenous peoples, were Spanish.
Finally, the Charlottesville narrative is a lie told so often by the Left that progressives like Harris may actually believe it’s truth. Trump was saying there were good people on both sides of the Confederate monument debate.
Here is what Trump said: “Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo-Nazis, and you had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group – excuse me, excuse me, I saw the same pictures you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name. He later added, “I’m not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally.”
The pot is calling the kettle black. Ugly attacks have become a substitute for reasoned debate. Trump is guilty of personal attacks – his detractors are doing it too. You don’t unify a nation with divisive remarks. By calling Trump racists, Harris paints Trump voters as racists by association. This is not taking the high road and a campaign built on falsehoods and name-calling doesn’t bode well for the future of the Republic. We will all pay the price. Is it bug out time?