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Why Trump Doesn’t Have to ‘Denounce’ White Supremacy

Meaningful actions speak so much louder than empty words.

After the September 29 debate, politicos and reporters couldn’t wait to get to their desks to report President Donald Trump’s response to Chris Wallace’s biased question regarding white supremacy.

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Headlines label the president as having failed to denounce white supremacy that evening. It was as if the mainstream media suffered acute amnesia from Trump’s prior condemnations.

Trump’s response may have emboldened voters who already believed him to be a “racist.” It appears these people haven’t been paying attention. Here’s what they missed:

I’ll start with who he actually denounced — antifa, a Marxist organization on a mission to create civil unrest between the rich and the poor, whites and blacks, and nonbelievers and Christians. With most of the members being white, Trump in fact denounced a white supremacy group — just not the one the media was hoping for.

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In fact, just days before the debate, Trump announced that he vows to designate both the Ku Klux Klan and antifa as terrorist organizations. He revealed this during his Black Voices for Trump rally held in Atlanta. Black conservatives know good and well that these two organizations are no different from one another and that both have racist roots. But to the mainstream media, it was as if this declaration never happened.

Speaking of obligatory ignorance, the progressive media also forgot to mention Trump’s “Platinum Plan.” Introduced to a large crowd of black leaders and voters, the plan includes pledges designed to uplift black communities, improved access to business capital, a second step toward criminal justice reform, enhanced educational opportunities, naming Juneteenth as a national holiday, and making lynching a national hate crime.

As black people across the U.S. were celebrating this critical step forward, the media wasn’t paying attention at all. How’s that for white privilege?

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The media can write all the headlines they want from the debate. But I come from an upbringing where you put your money where your mouth is. Trump, before and during his presidency, has done just that, keeping his promises and never backing down in front of a challenge.

No, President Trump actually doesn’t have to use words to denounce white supremacy. I believe the black community has had decades of lip service from Democrats, enough to be mad as hell that change never came. Statistics show it, but all one has to do is go to an urban Democrat-run community with a high population of black Americans to see the ruins and remains of a community that once was.

We hear with our ears and then see with our eyes to decide whether something is true. What we’ve heard are progressive leaders tell lies about what the black communities actually need — as we’ve seen with Chicago, Baltimore, and Detroit, to name a few. In contrast, what we are seeing is Trump taking action — once again — to make things right for black communities across the nation.

The 1991 hit song by the rock band Extreme titled “More Than Words” puts it perfectly — actions speak louder than words.

Saying I love you
Is not the words I want to hear from you
It’s not that I want you
Not to say, but if you only knew
How easy it would be to show me how you feel

More than words
Is all you have to do to make it real
Then you wouldn’t have to say that you love me
‘Cause I’d already know

What would you do if my heart was torn in two
More than words to show you feel
That your love for me is real

What would you say if I took those words away
Then you couldn’t make things new
Just by saying “I love you”

Originally published on The Patriot Post.

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Patrick D. Hampton
Patrick D. Hampton is the host of The Patrick Perspective.


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