Of all of the complaints that people have about President Trump, the man, the ideas that he is somehow racist and sexist has to be the most ridiculous.
Perhaps he is just a victim of the millennial belief that all rich, old, white men are bad people, (unless they are Bernie Sanders, of course). Or perhaps these concerted attacks on the President’s character are part of the reticent Resistance of the radical left, who will stop at nothing to disrupt, obstruct, and delegitimize The Donald.
In either case, these assumptions are just plain wrong, and there is ample evidence of it.
For those who believe that the President is a racist who hates immigrants, we will refer you to the First Lady.
For those convinced that the President is a sexist, we would have to take a look at his track record on female empowerment, particularly during his time in politics. Kirstjen Nielsen, Kellyanne Conway, Sarah Sanders, and Betsy DeVos are just a few of the high powered women within the Trump administration, with several of those women being the first of their gender to ever hold their position.
Now, we have another liberty-loving lady to add to the mix.
For the first time in the agency’s 94-year history, the U.S. Border Patrol will have a female chief, Carla Provost.
The new chief’s service record places her in border sectors in Texas, Arizona, and California.
Provost will take the reigns as the 18th chief after decades of active service in several positions. She first came on duty in January 1995 as a member of Class 277. Her initial station was in Douglas, Arizona, part of the Tucson Sector. She quickly rose up the ranks in 1998 with a promotion to Supervisory Border Patrol Agent and then Field Operations Supervisor in 2001. By 2006, Provost was transferred to the Yuma Sector as an Assistant Chief Patrol Agent. She was agent in charge of the Welton Station in Yuma in 2009 and later served as Deputy Chief Patrol Agent of the El Paso Sector in 2011. Two years later, she led 1,200 employees in the California El Centro Sector. Shortly before her ultimate promotion, she worked as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Internal Affairs and Acting Chief.
Provost won numerous awards throughout her tenure and also served as a firearms and post-academy law instructor.
Congratulations, Carla. We have a feeling that you’re going to fit in just fine in this administration.