If President Trump addresses 50,000 Indians, and the major-network news shows ignore him, does he make a sound? This rhetorical question has real-world significance given the Left’s Big Lie that Trump is an immigrant-hating, racist anti-Semite.
“We’ve got a president right now, who is a racist,” Senator Bernie Sanders (Socialist-Vermont) claimed Saturday in Iowa. Senator Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) said last month in Las Vegas, “We have a president that [sic] contributes his bigoted, racist rhetoric.”
Even worse, the old-guard media cover up President Trump’s outreach to immigrants, blacks, and Jews.
• On Sunday, President Trump saluted some 50,000 immigrants from India and Americans of Indian descent at Houston’s NRG Stadium. Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi generously introduced Trump at a gathering dubbed “Howdy, Modi.”
“We have met a few times. And every time, he has been the same — warm, friendly, accessible, energetic, and full of wit,” Modi said of Trump.
Trump’s remarks were equally positive and hospitable.
“I have come to Houston to celebrate everything that unites America and India: our shared dreams and bright futures,” Trump said. “I’ve also come to express my profound gratitude to the nearly 4 million amazing Indian Americans all across our country...We love you.”
Significantly, Trump added: “Illegal immigration is deeply unfair to millions of wonderful, legal immigrants who work hard, pay their taxes, follow our rules, and obey our laws.”
Trump and Modi’s love-in received zero coverage on Sunday’s "NBC Nightly News." However, it devoted two minutes and 35 seconds to the 25th anniversary of "The Shawshank Redemption."
Likewise, as the Media Research Center reported, ABC’s "World News Tonight" totally spurned Trump’s Indo-extravaganza. However, it focused for one minute and 45 seconds on Katie, a Border Collie that was lost in Montana and found, alive, 57 days later.
Football eclipsed that night’s "CBS Evening News."
• On September 10, President Trump spent 30 minutes before the 2019 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference in Washington, D.C. Trump updated black educators and scholars on his concrete steps to boost these 101 campuses.
Trump explained that, among other things, he has extended Pell Grants to summer school, which many HBCU students attend. He has directed NASA to seek HBCU enrollees interested in space careers. He has asked businesses to develop apprenticeships for HBCU students. And, in February 2017, Trump opened a White House office to shepherd these initiatives.
Trump added: “Every day of my presidency, we’ll strive to give every child, of every background and every race, religion, and creed, the best chance to reach that beautiful American Dream.”
Here, too, all three evening-news shows entombed this story. Instead, ABC spent 15 seconds on the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders doubling their pay. CBS delivered 22 seconds on the medical benefits of twice-weekly naps. And NBC broadcast one minute and 34 seconds on a 9-year-old Ohioan who was “lunch-shamed” at his school.
• On May 2, just five days after a Jew-loathing gunman fatally attacked southern California’s Poway Chabad, President Trump said at a Rose Garden ceremony: “We will fight with all of our strength and everything that we have in our bodies to defeat anti-Semitism.”
Trump welcomed Yisroel Goldstein, that synagogue’s rabbi, to the podium. “Mr. President, when you called me, I was at home weeping,” Goldstein said. “You heal people in their worst of times.”
As rattled Jews and gentiles yearned for this message, the networks concealed it. Instead, "CBS Evening News" invested 22 seconds in new Scrabble words. "NBC Nightly News" examined Scientology for 30 seconds. And, for two minutes, ABC’s "World News Tonight" showcased a married couple who climbed mountains on either side of Earth.
So, why this piercing silence?
Rather than give Americans this news, and confirm that President Trump is neither anti-immigrant, nor anti-black, nor anti-Semitic, the Big Three maintain a sarcophagal silence in hopes that their socially corrosive “Trump is a racist!” lies will stick until November 2020.
This is evil.
Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News contributor and a contributing editor with National Review Online. He has been a media fellow with the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University. Read more opinions from Deroy Murdock — Click Here Now.
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