Tweet Response Betrays Liberals’ Efforts to Divide America

Emery McClendon

President Donald Trump’s tweets about The Squad – freshman U.S. Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley – don’t worry Project 21 member Emery McClendon. He doesn’t find them racist or sexist or anything that the liberals and the establishment media are calling them. If he did, he writes in a commentary at the Politichicks website, he’d be falling into a “political trap.”

“Liberals live to contrive bad emotions to destroy our nation and keep us divided,” Emery writes.

In his commentary, he laments that Senator Tim Scott has “played into this strategy” designed to “stifle the reforms and progress of the Trump Administration by stoking dissent and chaos.”

Emery makes no effort to minimize how “go back to Africa” might have affected and still affects some people. But, he writes, this is not how he interpreted the President’s remarks. In fact, President Trump never invoked race in those tweets.

Emery writes:

Even though some blacks lived through the era of being told to “go back where you came from” or “go back to Africa,” those who endured such scorn are few and far between these days. That’s not to say people still aren’t using these inappropriate taunts, but it’s diminished markedly since the Civil Rights Era.

And, in this case, there were no racial taunts. The President never invoked race in his tweet…

President Trump didn’t seem to have anything racial in mind. Like many of us, he is tired of people – especially those elected to lead it – degrading our country for political purposes and trying to force us into political correctness. As Horace Cooper, the co-chairman of the Project 21 black leadership network, said on the Fox News Channel: “The President called them out because our President loves this country.”

But liberals love to use racism to divide us.  They rely on the past to pull out the worst connotations they can out of their Bullwinkle’s hat of political dirty tricks. It’s unfortunate, dishonest and disgraceful.

What gives Emery the authority to write about the feelings involved in being told to leave the country? He’s actually experienced such taunts firsthand. But in this instance, he believes the outrage is more for political gain than to create a more polite society:

When I say few can recall being told to go back to Africa during the Civil Rights Era, I count myself as one of those few. But I recognize now that times have changed. The meaning of words and terms have changed. Progressives lead the way in that department by using terms and slogans to mean one thing while saying something else to achieve their agenda. This is one of those times.

Political correctness is only beneficial when it supports their cause.

“The Squad used anti-American rhetoric to benefit their cause,” Emery explains. “Let’s not allow it to destroy ours.”

To read all of Emery’s commentary – “Stop Putting Words in Our President’s Tweets!” – at the Politichicks site, click here.

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