It’s no secret that most on the left view Trump as a racist individual. And so it’s also no big assumption that, according to them, his supporters and followers would be too. In fact, former South Bend, Indiana mayor and current White House hopeful Pete Buttigieg just pretty much admitted that is exactly what he thinks of about 63 million Americans.
On Sunday, Mayor Pete sat down with CNN’s Jake Tapper to talk about the issue, who wondered if Buttigieg might regret admitting such a thing.
Tapper said, “Republicans have been seizing, including in a new Trump ad, a statement you made that ‘Anyone who supported this president is, at best, looking the other way on racism.’ You’ve also said that on my show.” Tapper then said, “That’s almost 63 million Americans who you’re painting with a pretty broad brush. Do you regret saying that at all?”
With such a sensitive subject and being only a day away from the early Iowa Democratic caucuses, one might imagine Buttigieg to think about his answer a bit first or at the very least hesitate.
However, he did nothing of the sort.
In fact, he immediately responded with a very emphatic no.
Buttigieg passionately said, “No. I’m very concerned about the racial division that this president has fostered. And I’m meeting a lot of voters who are no longer willing to look the other way on that, looking for a new political home.”
So much for winning over any independents and Republicans who might be on the fence. Let me just tell you, calling someone racist isn’t going to get you any brownie points with them.
But what Buttigieg, like so many others on the left, just can’t bring themselves to fathom is that Trump supporters aren’t just from one race or background. And as most often is the case, race has nothing to do with their political support. They like most Americans support candidates or politicians who prove that they care and are willing to fight for things that matter to them.
For Trump supporters, it is no different. They like and support our president because the policies he has enacted have made a positive difference in their lives.
Take his newly enacted policies on the economy and trade, for instance. Instead of letting export and economical giants like China rule the roost and take over everything, Trump proved he can stand up to them and demand equal and fair deals.
The same can be said of his tax cuts. He promised tax cuts and gave them to us. Those tax cuts have given America the lowest unemployment rates in nearly 50 years.
In addition, Americans are making more money than ever before, taking home more every paycheck, month after month. As a result, we are also spending more, thus advancing the economy even more.
And it’s not just the rich and wealthy, or white people, as many have assumed. These records span all races, creeds, religions, and backgrounds.
His viewpoint on our Second Amendment rights is another example. For whatever, reason Democrats assume that everyone who believes in gun rights is some white hill billy without a high school degree or the ability to even read. Worse yet, they are white supremacists, hell-bent on getting rid of anyone no like them. And yet the recent pro-Second Amendment protest in Richmond, Virginia proved otherwise.
People from all over showed up for that event, proving that gun rights don’t belong to just one people, color, or religion. They are for all of us to protect ourselves and our livelihoods from those that seek to oppress and destroy us.
But those like Buttigieg would point to moves like Trump’s border wall and say that means he his racist, ignoring the fact that stemming the flow of illegal aliens into our country could actually improve our economy as well. After all, it’s not immigrants that are the problem. It’s those who come here illegally and then assume they are entitled to the same benefits that we have worked so hard to come by.
However, looking at recent poll numbers, it seems Mayor Pete has more of a problem with those of a different race than Trump. When it comes to those with a diverse support base, Buttigieg is very last on the list, especially when it comes to the black community.