News Flash: Trump Was Right

News Flash: Trump Was Right. By Roger Kimball.

Under the legend “Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America,” this is what he wrote:

“Have you noticed that they are now admitting I was right about everything they lied about before the election?”

“They” of course are the eye-rollers, not only those the former President delighted in calling dispensers of “fake news” but also their clients, toadies, and enablers. …

So it is with the reporters at CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Politico, the entire Democratic side of Congress, not to mention woke members of our intelligence services, the DOJ, military men with a rank of colonel or higher, members of any teacher’s union and of course anyone who has been graduated from or teaches at any Ivy or near-Ivy institution of so-called higher education, not to mention the NeverTrump sorority and time-servers in HR departments across the country.

To save time, let’s call this wretched multitude The Committee.

The Committee said one thing then, when Donald Trump was president.

They say something contradictory now, claiming — or in the case of Joe Biden, really — to have forgotten what they said when their bête orange was in office.

Here is his list (an incomplete list, by the way) of things that they admit now but lied about then:

— Hydroxychloroquine works …

— The Virus came from a Chinese lab …

— “Hunter Biden’s laptop was real.” Yes it was.

— “Lafayette Square was not cleared for a photo op.” Nope, it wasn’t but The Committee, from Jim Acosta to Joe Biden, insisted otherwise.

— Remember the “Russian bounties”: Russia was supposed to have put bounties of the heads of U.S. soldiers and Trump did nothing about it.

More than the usual politics, this is new:

You might think this is just politics as usual. It is not.

It is the infernal work of a self-engorging clique that more and more controls the levers of power and the spigots of information.

Their object is partly to push the “woke” agenda of identity politics but, deep down, their unalterable goal is the acquisition, deployment, and retention of power.

They are not well-meaning people who happen to disagree with us. They are mandarin apparatchiks who seek to compass our destruction.

Donald Trump brought them out of the woodwork and exposed their ambition to public scrutiny. That is the real reason they hate him.

We forget this at our peril.