Ben Shapiro, who is a frequently irrational critic of President Donald J. Trump, deleted an offensive tweet he published mocking the president’s response to the horrific fire that destroyed much of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.
The Daily Wire founder and #NeverTrump political pundit mocked President Trump’s response and his intellect earlier this afternoon, then deleted it after a massive backlash.
President Trump wrote “So horrible to watch the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris,” then wondered “Perhaps flying water tankers could be used to put it out.”
“Must act quickly,” added the president.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
Shapiro used this as an opportunity to mock the president, and belittled the tragedy in the process, quoting the president’s tweet and writing “‘Why doesn’t the football team put it out?’ – President Donald J. Trump”, suggesting the president does not know the difference between the world famous cathedral and the American University of Notre Dame.
Shapiro tweeted again later in the day, acknowledging his decision to delete the tweet, writing “Wrong time, obviously. Apologies, all.”
He had also received push back after describing the Catholic place of worship as a “monument to Western civilization“, and falling back on the Judeo-Christian ethics of Western nations when corrected.
Deleted my tweet joking about Trump and Notre Dame football. Wrong time, obviously. Apologies, all.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 15, 2019
Rarely does a week pass without Shapiro criticizing President Trump on an issue most conservatives agree with the president on, but this may be the most egregious example of Shapiro’s anti-Trump tendencies.
Last week, Shapiro appeared on a news program to repeatedly belittle President Trump’s intellect. He also sided with the left by labeling President Trump as a “divisive” leader who is not “qualified to really speak to the foundations of Western civilization.”
In March, Shapiro went on a lengthy Twitter rant bashing President Trump for his decision to walk away from the negotiating table with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, describing the president’s efforts and accomplishments to denuclearize and pacify the renegade nation as “amateur hour.”
Earlier in the year, Shapiro was heralded by an anti-free speech Democrat Ted Lieu for his stance against the declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Much of this, perhaps exempting today’s incomprehensibly offensive jibe, should all come as no surprise to Big League Politics readers. Last year Shapiro himself admitted that he is little more than a Hollywood-built amalgamation created to bilk conservatives of money and sell them neoconservative ideas.
Hispanic Democrat Leaders in California are Desperately Calling for Kamala Harris’s Senate Seat to be Filled by a Hispanic
Democrats are Making an Attempt to Ethnically Pander
Hispanic Democrats are getting desperate. One of the major stories of 2020 was how Republicans made solid gains with Hispanics, all the way from Florida to Texas.
Curt Mills, the senior reporter at the American Conservative, pointed out how California Democrat leaders recognize the party’s underperformance with Hispanics.
Mills tweeted, “California Latino leaders — in wake of an underwhelming performance among the demographic, nationally and in the Golden State — take out full page ad in @latimes Sunday, urging Governor Newsom to pick state Secretary of State Alex Padilla to replace Kamala Harris.”
— curtmills (@CurtMills) November 29, 2020
These leaders want California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to fill in the incoming Vice President Kamala Harris’s Senate seat. Curiously, the Biden administration nominated Alejandro Mayorkas, a Cuban American. Democrats likely understand their mediocre numbers with Hispanics and are doing everything possible to pander to them by rewarding them with political positions.
Democrats are perhaps becoming aware that their grip on the Hispanic vote is not as firm many experts have made it out to be. According to exit poll data coming from CNN, 65 percent of Hispanics voted for the Democrat Party, while President Donald Trump received 32 percent of the Hispanic vote. Although these numbers are within the Republican average, context is everything.
These numbers came after a four year period when pundits assured us that Donald Trump’s tough stances on immigration would completely alienate him from Hispanic voters. Some pundits even went as far as to say that the Hispanic vote would break towards the Democrats by monolithic margins, similar to the way African Americans vote for Democrats. However, this has not been the case. As Joe Biden observed, the Hispanic community is quite diverse and cannot be easily pigeonholed.
The Trump campaign recognized and targeted certain groups such as Florida Hispanics by using the current example of Venezuela’s economic failure to appeal to them. A number of Hispanics along the South Texas border also bought into Trump’s message of border security and likely understand the dangers Mexican cartels pose. For that reason, pulling the lever for Trump was not a difficult decision.
Any productive Republican outreach with Hispanics involves appeals to law and order and a focus on border security. Right now the Democrats’ woke coalition is fragile and Republicans can exploit its contradictions by appealing to populist policies that cross racial lines and expose the corruption of a ruling class that is the enemy of all Americans.
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