Donald Trump condems ‘decades of left-wing indoctrination’ in schools

Donald Trump condems ‘decades of left-wing indoctrination’ in schools, by Cameron Stewart.

Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on what he called “decades of left-wing indoctrination’’ in schools that has taught Americans to be ashamed of their country.

In his most pointed campaign speech on America’s culture wars, the president linked the recent violence in US cities to an education system that he said taught hatred rather than patriotism.

“The left-wing rioting and mayhem are the direct result of decades of left-wing indoctrination in our schools,” Mr Trump told a conference on US history at Washington’s National Archives.

He said US schools and universities were teaching “Critical Race Theory’’ which taught young Americans that the US was a “wicked and racist nation’’ about which they should be ashamed.

“The left is attempting to divide Americans by race in the service of political power. By viewing every issue through the lens of race, they want to impose a new segregation and we must not allow that to happen,’’ he said.

“The crusade against American history is toxic propaganda, ideological poison that if not removed will dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together. It will destroy our country. …

“Teaching this horrible doctrine to our children is a form of child abuse in the truest sense of those words,” he said.

Trump’s right about that.

Trump is also an ex-Democrat who supported Bill Clinton as president, before the Democrats turned to identity politics and Marxism. There’s an awful lot of people who say that they didn’t leave the left, the left left them.

hat-tip Stephen Neil