The primary source of division in the United States of America is corporate big media, not Donald Trump. Now openly partisan, big media has been dividing Americans for political gain long before he ever came on the political scene.
Here are four of the worst, most cited lies big media manufactured and critics have used to support the allegation Donald Trump is a racist.
Big Media Lied About Trump From the Jump
On June 16, 2015, big media began spreading the lie Donald Trump called Mexicans rapists, even that he called all Mexicans rapists. It became and remains one of the most frequently used examples to support accusations of racism.
He said no such thing. Here is the video and entire relevant transcript.
The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everyone else’s problems. It’s true. And these aren’t the best and the finest.
When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you [pointing]. They’re not sending you [pointing].
They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and, some, I assume are good people. But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting.
And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people. It’s coming from more than Mexico. It’s coming from all over South and Latin America and, it’s coming probably, from the Middle East. But we don’t know because we have no protection.
Donald J. Trump, Presidential Campaign Announcement at Trump Tower in New York City on June 16, 2015
Crass and lacking tact? Absolutely.
But Donald Trump did not say Mexicans are rapists, let alone that all Mexicans are rapists. It is no more true than the reports claiming he called for the creation of a national database for Muslims.
Trump Called for a Muslim Registry
Jussie Smollett — who staged being the victim of a hate crime at the hands of the president’s supporters in Chicago — fully believed Donald Trump called for a national database to serve as a Muslim registry. He is by no means alone in that belief.
He did no such thing. In November 2015, then-candidate Donald Trump was interviewed by Hunter Walker at Yahoo! News. The exchange followed:
Hunter Walker (Yahoo! News): Do you think we need to register Muslims in some type of database or note their religion on their I.D.?
Donald Trump: Well, we’re going to have to look at a lot of things very closely. We’re going to have to look at the mosques. We’re going to have to look very, very carefully.
Hunter Walker interviewing Donald Trump for Yahoo! News, November 2015
When it was first reported by Yahoo! News, Mr. Walker reported he wouldn’t rule out a Muslim registry. CNN later reported “Donald Trump on Thursday called for the creation of a national database” in a story published online under the headline, Trump Wants Muslim Database.
A “Hitlerian” Inaugural Address
Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address on January 20, 2017, was a clarion call for conservative populism. He put the status quo powers on notice and told the American people they would never be forgotten again.
Here is the entire address and a transcript of “a few of the most memorable lines” from the address.