Trump Isn’t President Any More, But The Left Is Still Blaming Him For Everything

Trump Isn’t President Any More, But The Left Is Still Blaming Him For Everything

In advance of this week’s State of the Union address, Washington Post staffers peppered the public with reasons to blame former President Trump for Joe Biden’s failures.
Margot Cleveland
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“Trump’s shadow looms over Biden’s presidency and a divided nation.” So ran the headline of the latest piece of propaganda scribed by the Democrat mouthpiece publishing under the banner of the Washington Post. Line after line following that in last Thursday’s purported “analysis” cements the sad reality that journalism dies in broad daylight.

In advance of this week’s State of the Union address, Washington Post staffers peppered the public with reasons for Joe Biden to blame former President Trump for the country’s division—and Biden’s inability to keep his promises.

“Joe Biden won the White House by appealing for calm and unity. But he has inherited a fractured and volatile nation,” the article began. Yes, Biden pushed “unity” as a campaign theme, but that appeal didn’t win Biden the White House. It was a corrupt media. It is also the left and its complicit media that sow the division that is destroying our country.

The corrupt media sold the American public a fictional figure—a healer, a moderate, a temperate man—while burying Biden’s bullying behavior and extreme positions. CNN “got Trump out” by pushing propaganda designed to hurt the 45th president.

In addition, a collusion of purpose drove the major “news” and social media outlets to banish The New York Post’s blockbuster reporting on Joe Biden’s pay-to-play scandal revealed by the trove of emails recovered from Hunter Biden’s abandoned MacBook. The latter election-interference alone likely cost Trump a second term, with “4.6% of Biden voters [saying] they would not have selected him had they been aware of his son’s China money affair.”

Pressuring People Into Capitulation Isn’t Unity

Biden’s unity theme is bunk. Soon after reading his inaugural address repeating that theme, as I noted previously, “The president began to divide the nation with the flick of his pen, signing a flurry of executive orders that pitted Americans against each other. Biden’s reversal of the Mexico City policy was a painful attack on pro-life Americans, forcing them to fund international abortion providers with their tax dollars. Halting the Keystone XL Pipeline promises to decimate many of this country’s blue-collar oil workers. And by discontinuing the border wall and instituting a 100-day freeze on deportations, Biden has pitted border states against the federal government, as southern states fight to safeguard American citizens and their fiscal health.”

Yet the Washington Post, like most Trump critics, blames the former president for the country’s current divisions, and views Biden as the innocent who inherited the tinderbox. However, the divide between left and right long predated Trump. All Trump did was punch back. He did it as a street-fighter, never trained to aim above the belt like a lifetime politicians.

Democrats and their professional propogandists don’t want a clean fight, either. They don’t want debate and compromise—or better yet federalism—to bridge the divide. They want unity by capitulation.

The Washington Post’s “analysis” on the issues that divide so clearly proves this point. “As Biden tries to keep his own promises, these are the volatile issues that confront him and continue to divide America,” the article reads, suggesting if only Biden were able to fulfill his campaign pledges, America would be united.

The Left Is Not Completely Innocent Here

Issue one dividing the country, according to the Post, is immigration. And why the schism? It’s not because “immigration has always been an intractable issue,” with half (or more) of Americans supporting border security and limited legal immigration in a time of tight labor markets. No, it’s Trump’s fault because he “vilified immigrants like no president in modern times” and his policies reduced the number of immigrant visas issued overseas and caused the annual growth of the immigrant population to plunge.

Ignored fully in last week’s P.R. release on behalf of Team Biden were the current president’s policies that caused a crisis on the southern border. Instead, the Post again presented the challenge as one Biden inherited, noting “asylum seekers are still being turned away at ports of entry.”

While acknowledging that “a record number of unaccompanied teens and children are being held in detention centers, often for longer than legally allowed,” Biden’s complicity in that crisis merits no mention in the article. Rather, the Post again quickly pivots to Trump, writing in the next sentence that “House GOP leader Keven McCarthy (Calif.) returned to Trump’s messaging, spreading unfounded claims that terrorists were trying to enter the United States through Mexico.”

Here we see the corrupt media’s role as both a propaganda machine and as a divider. Under Trump, it was “kids in cages,” but now it’s “detention centers.” Yet it is the Post and not McCarthy “spreading unfounded claims”: U.S. Border Patrol confirmed just weeks ago that two Yemeni men who were both named on the FBI’s terror watchlist and no-fly list illegally crossed the southern U.S. border before being arrested.

Blame Trump for All Our Sins

While the left remains blinded to the media’s role in dividing America, the populace sees the propaganda aimed at denigrating those with “wrong-think” and resents the co-conspiratorial role leftist politicians and the press have forged.

No better example may exist than the transitional sentence the Post’s staffer penned to take readers to the next “volatile issue” dividing America. “Biden has promised to be “a president for All Americans,” the text ran before highlighting Biden’s “pledge[] to confront white supremacy and advance racial justice.”

“He was quick to condemn hate crimes against Asian Americans,” the puffery continued, while ignoring that the Biden administration dropped the federal lawsuit filed against Yale University based on its admissions policies that discriminate against Asian Americans. Then came the attacks on Trump, with a link to a supposed “in-depth look at how Trump policies and rhetoric exacerbated racial tensions.”

Sadly, our country is experiencing a strain in race relations, but it is Biden, the left, and their complicit media torquing those tensions. Here are just a few examples: “Biden regularly repeat[ed] the lie that then-President Trump called neo-Nazis and white supremacists ‘very fine people,’” and the press perpetuated that lie. “Biden smeared Republican Sens. Josh Hawley of Missouri and Ted Cruz of Texas as Nazis.” The president outrageously condemned Georgia’s voter-integrity law as a return “Jim Crow,” and encouraged Major League Baseball to move the All-Star Game as punishment.

Lying to Protect the Narrative

The Biden administration, backed by much of corporate media, continued this path of divisiveness with its reaction to the shooting death of Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio. While video footage established the police officer’s quick reaction and sure shot saved another black girl from being stabbed by a charging Bryant, the press instead ran with the inciting and incomplete narrative that police had killed a black teen.

When asked about the incident, Biden Press Secretary Jen Psaki took this tack as well, implying race was a factor in the shooting and that the officer acted unjustifiably: “She was a child. We’re thinking of her friends and family in the communities that are hurting and grieving her loss. We know that police violence disproportionately impacts black and Latino people in communities and that black women and girls, like black men and boys, experience higher rates of police violence.”

As the press secretary for the country’s top Democrat, Psaki’s comments also represented a shocking chutzpah, as last year Senate Democrats killed Sen. Tim Scott’s police reform bill.

“Today we lost, I lost, the vote on a piece of legislation that would’ve led to systemic change in the relationship between communities of color and the law enforcement community,” Scott said when his bill died. “We would’ve broken this concept in this nation that somehow, some way you have to either be for law enforcement or for communities of color. That is a binary choice. It’s just not true,” Scott said.

It’s Okay to Attack Black People With Different Views

The corporate press virtually ignored the demise of Scott’s legislative proposal, and for good-in-their-eyes reasons: Scott is a Republican and African-American. As if to prove their motive, the Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler last week ran a hit piece on Scott under the auspices of fact-checking his heritage as the grandson of a grammar-school drop-out and cotton-picker.

Yet the same Washington Post that ran Kessler’s embarrassing self-own touted Biden’s warning, “We must reject the culture in which facts themselves are manipulated and even manufacturer,” as the answer to our country’s division. The great American divide can also be mended, the Post suggests, if Biden “can move quickly to fill vacancies on federal courts.” Rejoining the Paris climate agreement and “reversing the rest of Trump’s environmental impact,” the Post claimed, will also heal the nation.

In other words, if everything Trump did can be undone, our country will be all kumbaya. Unity by capitulation, however, is not unity; it is totalitarianism. Democrats seek it and the corrupt media sells it—and they do so in the open air.

But sunshine is a disinfectant that still holds the chance of destroying the symbiotic relationship between the press and leftist politicians, designed to put and keep the country in the left’s tight control. Perhaps democracy will die after all, but if so, let’s make it do so in the light.

Margot Cleveland is a senior contributor to The Federalist. Cleveland served nearly 25 years as a permanent law clerk to a federal appellate judge and is a former full-time faculty member and adjunct instructor at the college of business at the University of Notre Dame. The views expressed here are those of Cleveland in her private capacity.
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