Singer John Legend joined a chorus of nonsense this week when he told NowThis that President Donald Trump should be held accountable for the slaying of 50 Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand.
“He needs to apologize for demonizing brown people who have tried to come here and have a better life,” Legend said. “That rhetoric of invasion, that rhetoric of violence, of scaring white people to think that these brown people are going to rape and kill their families — that rhetoric is inspiring people to do these kind of massacres.”
Legend went further, blaming the United States as a whole for promoting white supremacy throughout the world.
“I think what’s clear is that there is an issue around the world, and particularly in this country, in America, when it comes to the evil rhetoric and ideology of white supremacy. This ideology and this rhetoric has been spread, a lot of it on the internet, but a lot of it has been either endorsed or tacitly kind of winked at by our president,” Legend said.
“When people of such influence and such stature are endorsing such a hateful and evil ideology it emboldens those who will go out and do something evil and nasty like what happened in New Zealand,” he continued. “A lot of the inspiration is coming from America right now and the American president. Our American president needs to say this is evil, I don’t endorse it, I don’t embrace it, I’m not winking at it, I’m not equivocating about it. This is evil and I speak out against it.”
Trump, of course, could not have been clearer in his denunciation of the mosque massacre. He has not “winked” at white supremacy; merely stating that it is not the “rising threat” that the media would like us to believe does not constitute support in any way, shape, form, or fashion.
Trump, the evil character that the left has created out of whole cloth, probably is the kind of diseased monster who would support, condone, and promote the actions of the psycho in New Zealand. But Trump, the actual live human being, bears little resemblance to this work of collective fiction.
Yes, he has been critical of Islam. So what? Why does no one ever blame ISIS, Al Qaeda, and Boko Haram for inspiring Islamophobia? Doesn’t anyone think that maybe the destruction of the Twin Towers, the slaughter of innocent concert-goers in Paris, and the mass shooting of gays in an Orlando nightclub might contribute just a bit more to this “problem” than Donald Trump?
But no, there we go again, demonizing “brown people.”
If you don’t have anything bad to say about a white man, don’t say anything at all. The new motto of the American left.