President Donald Trump announced that his younger brother, Robert Trump, died at the age of 72 over the weekend. The younger Trump had been in poor health after suffering a fall last month, and the President visited his brother at a New York hospital on Friday.
President Trump spoke of his brother in loving terms, describing Robert as his “best friend.”
“It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight. He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace.”
Hours after the White House announced that Robert Trump had died, the sickening hashtag #WrongTrump began to trend on Twitter, showing the far Left’s intense partisan hatred and malevolence towards the Trump family.
The Washington Post went on to memorialize Robert Trump, who had a lengthy career in real estate similarly to his brother, with a disrespectful and ignominious headline. The liberal media blog pointed out some recent litigation on the part of Robert Trump against his niece, who went public with a sensational book in which she attacked her own family.
WaPo’s headline for its Robert Trump obituary pic.twitter.com/lGsPI26YO0
— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) August 16, 2020
Washington Post’s obituary for Robert Trump was more negative than how it described ISIS caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who WaPo had described as an “austere religious scholar.”
The President and his family are in the thoughts and prayers of many Americans right now.
City of Denver Unanimously Votes to Rename Columbus Park “La Raza Park”
There might come a time when nothing in the US is named after Christopher Columbus.
The Denver City Council unanimously voted to rename Columbus Park last week Monday, and now it will be named “La Raza Park.”
“La raza” is Spanish for “the race,” which has connotations with Latino identity politics. A Denver Post article tells us that the phrase “viva la raza” (long live the race) was the “rallying cry of the Chicano movement in the 1960s and ’70s.” The Chicano Movement encouraged Mexican ethnic and cultural solidarity with a particular emphasis on their indigenous heritage. The movement, however, rejected assimilation and thus the term “Mexican-American,” essentially branding themselves as the Hispanic version of the Black Power movement.
Councilwoman Amanda Sandoval claims that the unanimous vote was an act of officially naming a park that has “always” been unofficially called by its new name. “La raza is a word of unity and about celebrating community,” she said without a hint of irony.
The reason for officially renaming the park is about what you’d expect, namely because Christopher Columbus is irredeemably associated with colonialism and genocide and is thus not fit to be honored in any way, shape, or form.
Arturo Gonzalez, a retired professor, said that “Mexican Chicanos and Indigenous peoples have suffered genocide over the last 500 years. We live with that trauma. We continue to live with that trauma.”
Renaming parks, buildings, and schools that were previously named after so-called “problematic” or “white supremacist” historical figures is nothing new, of course, but the practice has accelerated over the past several months due to the hysteria following the George Floyd riots.
Big League Politics has covered many instances of this phenomenon. One of the most recent instances included a San Francisco school district renaming Abraham Lincoln High School because black lives apparently “didn’t matter” to him:
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