Neoconservative commentator Ben Shapiro defended calling President Donald Trump and other popular anti-establishment conservatives “alt-right” during a speech he gave at Boston University on Wednesday night.
A questioner, who Shapiro smeared as a “white nationalist” in his Buzzfeed-esque video title on YouTube, asked Shapiro about a social media post he made in 2016 in which he called people such as Trump, former Congressman Ron Paul, former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan, and author Ann Coulter “alt-right.” Shapiro refused to apologize and stood by his statements.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 31, 2016
“Back in 2016, the fact of the matter is people like Ron Paul who has a long history of extremism… If you look at Donald Trump, who I said overtly in 2016 flirted with the alt-right because he did in April and May of 2016, that was a dated tweet,” Shapiro said.
Shapiro noted his happiness over nationalists like former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon being expelled from the administration.
“Donald Trump, thank God, has forcibly expelled many of the people who are alt-right adjacent like Steve Bannon from his administration, which is a very very good thing,” Shapiro said.
The prominent Never Trumper then explained what he means by alt-right, and what he classified President Trump under when he included him on his list of alt-right figures.
“The alt-right is a very specific viewpoint that sees the problem in America as a problem of demographics that suggests that white nationalism is the answer to that problem, that suggests that the problem with immigration is not a problem with culture or assimilation. The problem in America is a problem of what race the people are who are coming into the country,” Shapiro said.
The entirety of Shapiro’s response can be seen here:
Shapiro has a history of making statements against President Trump long after 2016. He continues his work as a Never Trumper, but just does so in a more insidious manner.
He threw President Trump under the bus after the Mueller Report was released clearing him of any Russian collusion:
Every Trump scandal follows this pattern. It holds just as true for Stormy Daniels as it does for Russia and obstruction. Do something bad and embarrassing, then shield yourself with other bad and embarrassing behavior.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 18, 2019
Shapiro has also pushed leftist talking points about President Trump’s response to the infamous Charlottesville rally in 2017, when the President defended individuals who showed up to protest the removal of Confederate statues.
“What [Trump] did say is that there was good people on both sides of the marches in Charlottesville,” Shapiro said.
Cartoonist Scott Adams has debunked the lies promoted by Shapiro and his leftist cohorts about President Trump.
For the benefit of the press, I will include in this thread the many links debunking Biden's announcement gaffe-of-the-century about the "fine people" hoax. Starting with the transcript. Make sure you read the bottom part. #Biden2020 #FinePeopleHoax pic.twitter.com/3z8OJt3e8U
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) April 25, 2019
Shapiro is continuing his well-funded efforts to subvert the Trump movement and defame his enemies with the same terms the Left uses.
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WATCH: Trump ROASTS Acosta: “Go Ahead Jim, Try Another One”
The President shut down Acosta’s inane question.
President Donald Trump shut down CNN showman Jim Acosta’s attempts to insinuate strange conspiracies at Friday’s Presidential press briefing on the response to the Chinese coronavirus epidemic. Acosta demanded that the President reveal the exact location of Dr. Anthony Fauci, apparently believing that the federal medical advisor had been shut out of the coronavirus response.
President Trump had been discussing attempts to marshal medical facemasks from 3M, combating attempts by the nominally American company to export the needed equipment to foreign countries for profit. Acosta tried to divert from the relevant topic at hand with irrelevant questions about the participants of the press briefing.
“Where is Doctor Fauci?”
Watch the exchange here:
“Every time he’s not here… Sometimes I’ll ask him to come because that’s the first question that you and a couple of others from the fake news establishment ask… We’re doing great together.”
Of course the President isn’t required to account for the whereabouts of Dr. Fauci at all times. Key federal personnel overseeing the pandemic response have a wide range of responsibilities that prevent them from being present at every single daily press briefing.
Trump went on to line up Acosta for what likely would’ve been another political and irrelevant question, savagely telling the CNN operative to “Go ahead Jim, try another one.”
As Jim Acosta tries repeatedly to derail attempts to provide the American public with vital information about the federal coronavirus response, it’s probably worth considering temporarily (or permanently) suspending his press credentials in order to allow the near-daily briefings to focus upon policy substance.
Acosta has been suspended from the White House press pool before, following disruptive attempts to derail substantial briefings with political nonsense.
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