In just the past six months, the Democratic elite has called the following people "racist:"

  • All Trump supporters
  • All conservatives
  • Donald Trump
  • Any Trump
  • Nancy Pelosi
  • Joe Biden
  • Anyone supportive of border security and enforcement
  • All police (particularly white police officers)
  • All Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees
  • All manufacturers who sell products to any kind of logistical support for housing illegal migrants as they await processing at federal facilities.
  • Anyone who believes Representatives Ayanna Pressley (D-Massachusetts), Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) and now Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) are off-limits to criticism as minorities in public office.
  • All Fox News viewers

The president is called racist almost every hour of the day, although today they have huddled up and the play-call is to add the word "disgusting" to his characterization.

Let's back it up, though. Cummings is the latest to get into it with the president. Last week he tore into the Secretary of DHS over the conditions illegal migrants are kept in at the facilities in question.

Of course, Cummings was grandstanding and cheap shotting as part of the cause of the problem at the border. His concern, he said, was the children sitting in their own feces and making dispersions such as that.

While it is true that the border facilities are past stress levels and quite overwhelmed, keep in mind it is Cummings's own party that is not allowing funds to alleviate this crisis; in fact, the Democrats and their cooperative media tried to tell Americans that there was no crisis!

Perhaps if the Democrats spent less time trying to create scandal with President Trump and tried to fix actual crises such as the one at the border and the one in places like Baltimore, we'd be better off today.

Of course, it's quite okay if an illegal immigrant applies for asylum after stating that they are fleeing from unbearable levels of lawlessness, famine, disease and/or tyranny, but if President Trump characterizes the places with different synonyms (in his boorish and unpresidential way) and calls them "sh--holes," he is called "racist."

President Trump felt the need to come to the defense of his DHS after Cummings' manufactured emotional attack and stated that Cummings should worry first about his own constituents in Baltimore, living in "a disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess."

But is it? Let's ask someone less polarizing. Excuse me, Senator Bernie Sanders, would you care to characterize Baltimore? In 2015, while a candidate in the Democratic rigged primary, Sanders said this, according to the Baltimore Sun: "Anyone who took the walk that we took around this neighborhood would not think you’re in a wealthy nation...You would think that you were in a Third World country...We’re talking about a community in which there are hundreds of buildings that are uninhabitable."

Sanders said that in a 2015 visit to Baltimore, sans the grief, crocodile tears and outrage.

Surely you remember when the Democratic Party, NAACP, and others went out in full force calling Sanders a racist? Yeah, neither can I.

What does Baltimore Mayor Katherine Pugh say about conditions in Baltimore?

She reaffirms that Baltimore is rat-infested on the video from Fox 45. Is she somehow racist? Yes, I know she is an African-American. But aside from Trump being white and her being black, what is the difference between their descriptions of the city of Baltimore?

Sanders is also white. What's the difference between what he said and what the president said?

He is reflexively called a racist but by people who don't really find his words to be racist as much as they do find them to be an opportunity to accuse him of being one.

This strategy is awful, sad and happens to have really picked up the pace since the Russian collusion investigation fell flat on its face.

They may find him enraging, and that is understandable. He is quite glib. They may find him boorish, and I can agree that he can be, when he intentionally wants to be.

For some reason, his detractors don't care at all what is said to the president or how he is treated, even if mistreated. They only care about what they will say about his responses to these interactions.

The way I see it, we have people like Senator Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Congressman Cummings and of course the media who would testify as witnesses to an event in this manner: a reporter dumps an iced coffee over President Trump's head. President Trump responds by angrily and loudly stating to that reporter, "You must be an a-hole!" None of these witnesses would mention the iced coffee being poured over his head, and only mention Trump suddenly called the reporter "an a-hole."

If you understood that, you now understand the press meetings between the president and the White House reporter pool, and how the media outlets serve the information to the public.

They are colluding together in unison, calling the President of the United States a racist, but I suspect they are merely misspelling J-E-R-K. But calling him a jerk doesn't make them look good, it makes them look like–well, what they are. But "racist," now that's a term that can garner votes away from him.

I know when someone is repeatedly rude to me, I begin to return the favor. He wants the antagonist to get butt hurt once they fire first. He's a verbal Rambo, with a First Blood policy.

They don't dislike him. They actually hate him, and I mean hate. I suspect that Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi, Schumer, Pressley, Tlaib, Omar, Sanders, Biden, Clinton, Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon, Rachel Maddow and many of you reading would pop the champagne if (God forbid) Air Force One was to go down with him inside, or if Trump was to clutch his heart and drop dead.

I don't believe Trump treats anyone differently because of their color. I think he does us all a justice by treating people equally based on how he himself is treated and responds to what is said. No American should use a minority status as a shield against criticism for that sake alone. It's just wrong.

In the past, I've stated how this reminds me of how terrorists would use hospitals from which to launch attacks, knowing that it would be politically damning if anyone were to fire back.

President Trump is willing to suffer these slings and arrows, in his trust that the American people can see through it. He is a bull in a China shop, an Andrew Dice Clay at a Red Hat Society tea. I cannot disagree that he chooses to be these things when he is in defensive mode.

I can't make him stop; do you have anyone in mind who can? The room can be calm and pleasant during a presidential press conference and then an antagonist like Jim Acosta of CNN or Maggie Haberman of the New York Times starts asking questions, and then it's like watching the Iron Giant instantly transform from Hogarth's BFF into a pure weapon, only this one fires verbal bombs. Okay, so he needs some more coaching?

There aren't political differences in those minds. He is their most hated enemy. He fights back and he wins–two things they don't believe any Republican has a right to do.

Ken Pittman is the host of The Ken Pittman Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Contact him at The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. 

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