Donald Trump’s opponents are the bigots and racists

Donald Trump’s opponents are the bigots and racists, by Melanie Phillips.

If any evidence were needed of why Donald Trump won the White House, it’s on display in the reaction to his election. American college students have demanded classes be cancelled so they can cry over the threat Trump apparently poses to their “sanity and well-being”. This is the same student body that regularly mounts threatening protests against anyone who dares contradict progressive pieties. …

Trump is said to augur America’s descent into fascism. Really? Fascism is a totalitarian slave doctrine that deifies the state and its leader, is obsessed with racial purification and is hostile to modernity and reason. To tar Trump with this brush is to trivialise fascism to the point of denying what it is. …

His appointment of Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist has provoked further uproar. This is because Bannon was head of the Breitbart News network. Breitbart exposes Islamist violence and intimidation. For that it is called racist, hate-fuelled and Islamophobic. Millions of voters who fear Islamist oppression and oppose uncontrolled immigration have been denounced in exactly the same way.

Believing the smears they have created, the Trumpophobes then smear the public for voting for the man they have thus smeared. This, of course, is precisely why millions voted against the liberal establishment and for Trump, as well as for Brexit, in the first place.