Left hates when Trump tells the truth

Left hates when Trump tells the truth, by Joe DePalo.

Roughly halfway through the Thanksgiving eve edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight, the Fox News host conceded that the president does, indeed, tell lies.  …

“Because that’s who he is,” Carlson said. “Donald Trump is a salesman: A talker, a boaster, a compulsive self-promoter. At times, he’s a full blown BS artist.”

But the host went on to posit that progressives aren’t really concerned about Trump’s false statements.

Listen for yourself:

Is lying really the reason the left despises Donald Trump? Or could the real problem be, as is so often the case, the exact opposite of what they claim it is? Think back over the last four years. When have the CNN anchors been the angriest? Was it when Trump told some whopper, or exaggerated his own accomplishments? Nope. They’re used to that kind of lying. Everyone who spends time around politicians is. What infuriates official Washington is not when Trump lies, but when he tells the truth. Truth is the real threat to their power.

The real crux of the matter, and a sharp insight, from 1:50:

There is an unspoken agreement among the people in charge of our country not to talk about what has happened to it. They are personally implicated in its decline, for one thing. Often they’re profiting from it. The last thing they want is a national conversation about what went wrong, so they maintain an increasingly strict policy of mandatory reality avoidance.

“Everything’s fine” they shout, voices rising in hysteria. “Diversity is our strength! Shut up, or we’ll hurt you!”

But Trump won’t shut up. He keeps talking. That’s his crime. That’s why they hate him. …

For example:

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” the president said. “They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. 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.”

Trump didn’t claim that everyone coming over southern border is a criminal. But some are. That’s true. And precisely because it is true, you are absolutely, under no circumstances allowed to say it. Acknowledging that not every illegal alien improves America, raises an uncomfortable question: if illegal immigration has a downside, why has Washington allowed so much of it? If the people in charge actually cared about us, they would protect our borders. But they don’t care. So they’ve let millions and millions of foreigners, whose names we don’t even know for certain, stream in from abroad to use our services, lower our wages, and — yes, in some cases — commit crimes.

That’s all true. Which, almost by definition, made it unacceptable to say. The news anchors made it as it Trump was attacking defenseless Mexicans, but actually he was attacking them, the gatekeepers in our national media, the people who should have been sounding the alarm about all of this but instead made common cause with the ruling class they were supposed to be covering and keeping honest.

Our system is rotten and corrupt, and the news media are a major reason for why that is. That’s what Donald Trump pointed out, and, not surprisingly, they despised him for doing it.

Another example:

Ask yourself, what’s a bigger scandal to your average journalist? The fact that homicidal MS-13 gang members have flooded into this country from central America, and now terrorize communities from Los Angles to Long Island, OR, the possibility that some one might complain about that? …

The motto of MS-13 is literally “kill, rape, control.” You might not have known that, since details about what MS-13 actually is and what MS-13 actually does have received far less media attention than Donald Trump’s criticism of the gang.

Murdering the people with knives might be bad, but insulting illegal aliens and murderers is, in the moral hierarchy of Washington, a far graver sin. …

Or:

[Baltimore] is still sad, and desperate, and absolutely screwed up, and not one person in Washington DC cares at all that it is. Except to the extent that they want to make certain that you never think or talk about Baltimore, because thinking or talking about Baltimore, or for that matter, thinking or talking about … oh, I don’t know, mass immigration, the war in Afghanistan, middle class life expectancy in decline, pick something.

Thinking or talking about any of that might point up their own egregious failures and selfishness, which are profound. And whatever we do, we can’t bring that up because it’s embarrassing. So instead, let’s just agree that Donald Trump is a racist and a liar and move on.

Strong stuff. Tells a lot about how our Western society really works and why it is in decline.

Good to see that the theme of reality versus leftist fantasies which we’ve been pointing out for some years now, is gaining traction. It’s all about controlling the conversation to keep the fantasies alive, so it keeps our ruling class comfortable.