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.
CNN Pretty Boy Don Lemon Lumps All Trump Voters Together with Klansmen and Neo-Nazis in Vicious Rant
How on earth does this man have his own TV show?
On CNN Wednesday night, Don Lemon disparaged every single Trump voter by saying that they’re part of the same crowd as Klansmen and neo-Nazis.
In the transition from his show to Lemon’s, Chris Cuomo posed to Lemon a devil’s advocate position that “you can’t say everybody who voted for Trump is like the people who who went into the Capitol.” Lemon responded thus:
“If you are on that side, you need to think about the side you’re on. I’m never on the side of the Klan. Principled people, conservative or liberal, never on the Klan side. Principled people, conservative or liberal, never on the Nazi side. Principled people who are conservative or liberal, never on the side that treats their fellow Americans as ‘less than,’ that says that your fellow Americans should not exist, that says your fellow Americans should be in a concentration camp, or that sides with slavery, or sides with any sort of bigotry.”
Cuomo jumps in to continue playing devil’s advocate: “And if they say, ‘I don’t agree with those people, I just like Trump’s policies’?”
“Then get out the crowd with them,” Lemon says. “Get out of the crowd.”
Cuomo then retorts, again pretending to represent the other side: “‘I wasn’t in the crowd, I just voted for Trump.'”
Lemon replied: “You’re in the crowd who voted for Trump. If you voted for Trump, you voted for the person who the Klan supported. You voted for the person who Nazis support. You voted for the person who the alt-right supports. That’s the crowd you are in. You voted for the person who incited a crowd to go into the Capitol and potentially take the lives of lawmakers, took the lives of police officers, took the innocent lives who were there on the Capitol that day. You voted on that side. And the people in Washington are continuing to vote on that side.”
Quite the incoherent rant, don’t you think? For one, Klansmen and neo-Nazis are by and large not Trump supporters. Even if some were at one point, they were among the quickest to turn on Trump, for they realized that he was not and was never going to be Hitler 2.0. Plus, none of those who breached the Capitol were found to be members of the Klan or a neo-Nazi group. So there goes the thrust of Lemon’s argument.
Lemon also claims, without evidence, that Trump “incited” violence and encouraged his supporters to breach the Capitol. Even if you disapprove of Trump’s rhetoric, you cannot admit in good faith that he incited or encouraged any illegal activity.
Someone like Lemon should not be on TV. He is extraordinarily divisive and full of contempt for 75 million Americans.
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