We can argue over whether or not President Trump perfectly handled his remarks in the wake of Charlottesville, but we cannot ignore the truth of the matter, which is that nothing he said would have been good enough for his legions of critics in the media. He could have given the greatest anti-racist speech in the history of the union and the response would have been a resounding: Oh, he’s a fake, where was all of this during the campaign, he’s just trying to save his presidency from the Russian scandal, blah blah blah. There was no way for him to “win” this event, so he went out and told the plain truth. Refreshing.
But whether you think that Trump should have said something else or not, the fact is that his administration and his agenda is doing much more to decrease racial inequality and anger than the last guy. The real key to helping the less fortunate is not to be found in soaring platitudes or even the fierce condemnation of white supremacists. It is certainly not to be found in the destruction and removal of Confederate monuments. It is to be found in hard policies that see no color. Policies that will help all Americans.
As an example of the kind of policy that does just the opposite, look no further than President Obama’s refusal to tackle the nation-threatening entity known as radical Islam. Refusal to tackle it? He wouldn’t even NAME it! And so he left our country open to a growing threat from Islamists, not all of whom destroy with bombs and guns. They also destroy with theocratic propaganda – the kind of propaganda that has Western feminists so intellectually confused that they would rather rally against “manspreading” than say a cross word about stonings in Saudi Arabia. This is how true evil comes to the United States, and the former president helped their cause every time he stood in front of a podium to apologize for ISIS.
Then there is economic equality, which the left pretends to care so much about. Under Obama, the solution was massive redistribution of wealth through the economic stimulus and Obamacare. This got the economy struggling back to its feet, but it didn’t do anything to close the racial wealth gap. Instead, the divide only strengthened. Instead, we saw entire swaths of the country succumb to economic malaise. Instead of lifting black Americans up, Obama brought white Americans down. That’s the Democratic Party’s idea of evening the playing field, and it made our country weaker than it has ever been.
In the areas of economics and national security, Trump is in the midst of healing this country’s true woes. Will he be as successful as his supporters might have hoped? Probably not; he’s facing nearly insurmountable opposition from every corner of Washington and the media. But he’s started something in motion that will ultimately prevail. He has turned the ship around. That’s moral victory. That’s making America great again. That’s all that really, truly matters.