Of all the liberal “news” sites that have demonized Donald Trump for the last year, none of them have been more dedicated to the cause than the Huffington Post. After realizing that their policy to shove all the Trump news into the Entertainment section wasn’t panning out, the site affixed every Trump article with an identical disclaimer:
Editor’s note: Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.
As writer Ryan Grim acknowledged in his “Open Letter to Non-Racist Donald Trump Supporters,” the site probably had few such supporters still reading. But on the off-chance that there were some left, Grim penned the open letter, speaking to what he surely believes is a miniscule minority. In the article, he referenced a recent incident at a Louisville Trump rally, where white supremacists assaulted a black student.
“We’ve since learned that the people responsible were not your average Trump supporters,” Grim wrote. “They were avowed, out-of-the-closet white supremacists. Matthew Heimbach, a prominent white nationalist, admits he was one of the people pushing Nwanguma out of the rally.”
Grim goes on to insist that it is the responsibility of non-racist Trump supporters to loudly disavow white supremacists like Heimbach. “Your silence is condoning a violent environment,” he wrote. “You’re serving as a welcoming committee of sorts to new racists hoping to enter the party.”
Let’s put aside the fact that not a single Trump supporter is going to listen to a representative from the liberal media; Grim is playing to his usual readership and has no interest in actually changing hearts and minds. Huffington Post, along with Slate, Salon, the New York Daily News, and the Daily Beast, is a left-wing echo chamber where the writers delight in mocking Republicans at every given opportunity. Trump’s unusual campaign has given them plenty of material, but let’s face it: If it wasn’t for Trump, they’d be saying all the same stuff about Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, or anyone else at the front of the GOP pack.
What’s really remarkable here is the logical disconnect. These liberal rags have assured us time and again that moderate Muslims have no responsibility to disavow Islamic terrorism. They tell us that it’s a sign of our ignorance that we would even expect them to do so. But when a handful of white supremacists get rowdy at a Trump event, his supporters are supposed to drop everything and unite against them.
In a media environment where celebrities and world leaders think nothing of casually comparing Trump to Adolf Hitler, though, it’s understandable if no one answers this cynical call to action. Desperate to hold on to their psychological power, the media elites are getting very upset about their inability to push Trump out of the election. The gap between what Trump says and what they report is growing wider by the day. In their desperation to remain relevant, they are actually hurrying their own demise.
Liberals might want to stop worrying about “non-racist Trump supporters” and start worrying about “non-insane Democrats.” The further they push their movement to the fringes, the more welcoming the Republican Party is going to start looking.