Trump, Rushmore, and FakeNews

The Mount Rushmore Speech was President Trump’s Best Ever

“Dark and divisive” it was not.
David Kraydenon, Human Events – July 10, 2020
h/t J.J. Sefton’s Morning Report on A♠

President Donald Trump made what might have been the best speech of his political career on July 3rd.… The speech was a tour de force of Americanism; an explanation of why people in this country continue to celebrate July 4th not as a day of infamy (as Joe Biden does), but as a celebration of freedom.…

The speech was a beautiful tribute to America’s past—and future. And yet, the reaction from the usual critics, such as the New York Times, were pitifully predictable. The speech was “dark and divisive,” wrote Annie Karni. Meanwhile, Vice Presidential hopeful Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) must have watched an entirely different event, because she suggested Trump’s speech was dedicated to the Confederacy and “dead traitors.” To whom was she addressing: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, or Theodore Roosevelt? (President Trump did not mention the Confederacy or any Confederate icon, so if you’re going to review a speech, please at least listen to what was said.)

What he did talk about, however, was the “far-left fascism” that threatens to envelop the world—the kind that Duckworth embodies.

Media Lies About Trump Mount Rushmore Speech An Ugly Preview Of What’s To Come

What happens if COVID death rates plummet to the point of no longer being a pandemic threat? The media will turn it on Trump.
Tristan Justice, The Federalist – July 8, 2020

Legacy media became predictably hysterical after President Donald Trump’s speech Friday defending American exceptionalism at one of the nation’s most iconic monuments, Mount Rushmore. … Trump says America is good, media leaps to Orange Man Bad.

“President Trump delivered a dark and divisive speech at Mount Rushmore, leaning into the culture wars and barely mentioning the pandemic,” blasted The New York Times just moments following the Independence Day address.

The usual culprits followed suit, publishing blatant opinion pieces deriding the president’s patriotic address celebrating American heroes as pushing “racial division” and “exploiting social divisions” while advertising these attack articles as “news.”…

If one hadn’t been convinced already, the media infected with a severe case of Trump Derangement Syndrome have now shown they’ll lie about anything. After spending nearly half a decade attempting to legitimize fanatical conspiracies about Russia in a brazen attempt to undermine Trump’s presidency, the media’s alleged truth-tellers have misled the public on virtually every issue since Trump took office.…

The media’s obsession with destroying Trump is also destroying the country. …

Brazen Lying Is Media’s Latest Escalation In Campaign Against Trump

As if orders went out from a central director, nearly every major media outlet flat-out lied about President Trump’s speech.
Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist – July 10, 2020
h/t J.J. Sefton’s Morning Report on A♠

People who actually paid attention to the content of the speech said it was evocative of Lincoln’s First inaugural, a “kindred invitation to unity in the midst of conflict.”

As if orders went out from a central director, nearly every major media outlet flat-out lied about Trump’s speech. Whether they were engaged in reflexive “political advisor” mode like the Stephanopoulos of old, whether they had pre-drafted their reports based on dubious theories about what would be in the speech, or whether they simply decided that the best way to counter an effective political message was to simply lie about it, lie about it they did.

Trump’s speech, video embedded below the fold. fold?

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