Did “All Racists” Vote for Donald Trump?

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“If you repeat a lie enough, it becomes the truth.” — Quote Most often attributed to Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Propaganda Minister

“I don’t think they (Trump Campaign) ran a racist campaign, but when she (Kellyanne Conway) says ‘are you going to look at me and say we gave a platform to white supremacists?’ That is a fact!…But as Whoopi says over and over again ‘All the racists voted for Trump.’”

This hateful, derogatory statement spewed out of the mouth one of the leftwing hosts of “The View.”  And as is common, the audience clapped and cheered.  See video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP0Vw0Khl64

And herein lies the problem with the left.  First, the host, in answer to the question posed by Kellyanne Conway “are you going to look me in the eye and say we gave a platform to white supremacists” stated, “that is a fact,” meaning it is true!

Well, where are these so-called facts? What are the facts?  How does she know this is fact?  Who conducted the study which proved this is a fact?  Enquiring minds, unlike the liberal left, want to know!

I would like this woman to produce one fact.  Just one!  Of course, she will not be able too.  Why? Because there isn’t a shred of evidence to back up her claim.  There are NO facts!  Her position is an emotional belief.  It is not based on logic or sound reason.

If I were sitting there, I would have asked her to produce the facts. I would not let her keep regurgitating a lie.

Now more than likely, she would have cited the endorsement from a Ku Klux Klan group that endorsed Donald Trump.

But just because a KKK faction endorsed Donald Trump doesn’t mean that President-elect Trump and his supporters endorse racism and the KKK?

This type of reasoning exposes a childish mind.  Any first-semester logic student knows immediately the logic fallacies employed by this woman.   They are endless including “affirming the consequence” and “false conversion.”

Just imagine for a moment if I reasoned as this unknown host (Sorry, but I never watch this show).  Hillary Clinton was endorsed by the Communist Party USA.  This is a fact!

“I don’t think they (Clinton Campaign) ran a Communist campaign, but when he (John Podesta) says ‘are you going to look at me and say we gave a platform to Marxists?’ That is a fact!…But as Rush Limbaugh says over and over again ‘All the Communists voted for Hillary.’”

Are you beginning to see the absurdity of this statement?

What about Whoopi Goldberg’s belief that “All the racists voted for Trump!”

How, pray tell, does Whoopi Goldberg know this?  Did she interview or conduct a survey of every person who voted for Trump?  Was there a study conducted of which I am unaware?  Can they produce any study that reached this conclusion?  Of course, they can’t.

In logic, this is known as the hasty generalization fallacy.   Sound reason, thy name is NOT Whoopi Goldberg.

And I am sure it makes little to no difference to these silly emotional women that a higher percentage of Hispanics voted for Trump than voted for Mitt Romney or Bob Dole.

USA Today notes, “But that margin [of Clinton’s share of the Hispanic vote], based on exit polling conducted by Edison Research, was smaller than the 71%-27% split that President Obama won in 2012. And it was smaller than the 72%-21% her husband, former president Bill Clinton, won in 1996.

The same was true for African-American’s.  Citing the Washington Post, “Trump actually performed slightly worse among white voters than Mitt Romney did. He did, however, perform better than Romney among blacks, Latinos and Asian Americans, making it more difficult to claim that racial resentment was the dominant factor explaining Trump’s support nationally.”

The article further noted Trump made important gains among black voters and performed with Black voters better than John McCain in 2008.

I could go on citing the statistics, but one question the unknown host and Whoopi Goldberg neglected to consider is that of the higher profile blacks who supported and campaigned for Donald Trump.

Do you really believe a man as intelligent as Ben Carson would have campaigned for Donald Trump if Trump was a racist?  How about Herman Cain, Herschel Walker, Mike Tyson, and Stacey Dash just to name a few.

The leftist belief that “Trump won because of racism” carries with it an inference that if you don’t agree with this conclusion, then you are a racist too.

The quote from Joseph Goebbels at the beginning of this article, “if you repeat a lie enough, it becomes the truth” is a lesson the left has learned well from Nazi’s past.

Oh, does that mean all leftist are Nazis?  Perhaps they are?

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Jerry Johnson

Jerry Johnson was the former Director of the Apologetics Group and President of Nicene Council. He was the senior writer/researcher for numerous documentaries including the best-selling Amazing Grace: The History & Theology of Calvinism. In the 1990s he served as Executive Director of the Christian Coalition of Hillsborough County Florida. He currently holds an M.A. in Christian Studies and a M. Phil. in Christian Apologetics. He lives with his wife of nearly 30 years and has four children and four grandchildren.

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