Monday, July 22, 2024

No, President Trump did NOT say George Floyd would be proud of the good jobs numbers


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The Left has become completely unhinged. NO, this is hardly breaking news.

Last week, President Trump was giving a speech about the latest jobs numbers. He was touting the decline in unemployment and the surge of new jobs in May. This was news because it was the largest monthly jobs gain in US history.

On top of that, it shattered the predictions of ‘economic experts’ who were predicting 20% unemployment. It was definitely something to celebrate.

The reason this took center stage, other that the fact that it was something Trump said, was that President Trump invoked the name of George Floyd. He said, ‘Hopefully George is looking down and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country.’

The media went crazy. After all, how dare he invoke the name of Floyd. Doesn’t he realize the nation is hurting? But I digress.

CNN, in an article titled, “Trump invokes George Floyd’s name while taking economic victory lap” , the reporter completely ignored the entire context and implied Trump was saying Floyd was happy about the good economic numbers. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Context matters! Here is the excerpt CNN chose to use in their ‘unbiased’ reporting,

‘We all saw what happened last week. We can’t let that happen. Hopefully George is looking down and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country. (It’s) a great day for him. It’s a great day for everybody,’

And it’s not just CNN who is unhinged, the entire Left-wing media got the memo.  Here are just a few of the deceptive headlines:

‘Trump calls improved jobs numbers ‘great day’ for George Floyd’ – ABC News

‘Trump draws criticism for saying jobs numbers reflect ‘great day’ for George Floyd’ – PBS

‘This Is a Great Day for Him.’ Trump Invokes George Floyd’s Name in Praise of U.S. Jobs Report – Time

‘Revolting’: Trump condemned for saying George Floyd is praising US economy – The Guardian

President Trump invokes George Floyd’s name in trumpeting jobs report: ‘This is a great day for him. It’s a great day for everybody’ – Chicago Tribune

Trump hails improvement in employment numbers and says it’s a “great day” for equality and George Floyd – CBS News

What’s missing here? Well, the entire context of what President Trump was saying and why he was saying it. Here is the entire part of Trump’s speech, where clearly his point about Floyd had NOTHING to do with economics, he was talking about Minneapolis needing a strong show of force when he said,

“Equal justice under the law must mean that every American receives equal treatment in every encounter with law enforcement, regardless of race, color, gender or creed, they have to receive fair treatment from law enforcement. They have to receive it. We all saw what happened last week. We can’t let that happen. Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying, “This is a great thing that’s happening for our country.” This is a great day for him. It’s a great day for everybody. This is a great day for everybody. This is a great, great day in terms of equality. It’s really what our constitution requires and it’s what our country is all about.”

Makes a big difference when you see it in context, hey? The reality is that the dominant Left has run out of ideas. Because they have quite literally failed at every attempt to ‘get Trump’, they are beyond unhinged.

This is nothing new, because the Left is the only side that goes out of their way to control what people say and how they say it. President Trump has every right to use a tragic situation to find a silver lining.

I didn’t hear any of these people on the Left complain when President Obama said that if he had a son, he would want him to be like Travon Marten.  Spare me the righteous indignation, this isn’t Communist China. Americans have freedom of speech, even for our leaders. EVERY President has done it.

Whether you like what they say or not, they can say it. And frankly, there is not a thing the Left can do about it. Therein lies the problem.

There is an old saying, ‘To control what people think, begin with Controlling what they say.’ This is the ultimate goal of the Left. If you think this is hyperbole, you are greatly mistaken.  Just pay attention.



Paris Procopis
If Paris is in a room filled with people, you will usually see him front and center talking and laughing with everyone. His effervescent, outgoing personality brings a refreshing change to the sometimes hostile political world. He takes advantage of his private sector relationship management and comedy improv experience to easily engage any size audience, from individuals to thousands. He has always had a passion for all things political and the world around us, and brings a unique and sometimes humorous, perspective. He has been involved in everything from working on individual campaigns to organizing large political rally's. While Paris is a solid Conservative, he takes the time to understand opposing viewpoints. He lives by the mantra, ‘Do not try to change the minds of others as someone else will easily change it back. Just simply state the facts and they may change their own mind, if that happens, you may have an ally for life.’

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