Originally posted at WND.
Why does President Trump continue to be castigated by Democrats and the left as a racist when his policies have benefited minorities, including record-low unemployment among blacks and Hispanics?
That was one of many questions the president’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump posed to Dinesh D’Souza in an interview about his upcoming film, Death of a Nation.
D’Souza, an immigrant from India, explained that his film, set for release Aug. 3, shows how the left has used “the incendiary cards” of racism and fascism against President Trump and other Republicans.
“The thing about President Trump is there is nothing racial about him,” D’Souza said. “He’s drawing a line between the legal and the illegal immigrant.”
Lara Trump’s interview was produced by the Donald Trump campaign organization.
As WND reported, D’Souza’s film argues President Trump is facing the kind of fierce opposition that confronted Abraham Lincoln at another seminal moment in America’s history.
D’Souza noted that most legal immigrants who come to America now are non-white, coming predominantly from Asia, Africa and South America rather than from Europe.
“So, this effort to portray Trump as a racist is simply preposterous.”
On the other hand, he said, “there is genuine institutional racism on the left and fascist tactics.”
D’Souza said the fascist tactics are seen not only in the masked Antifa activists on the streets but also in the bureaucratic “deep state,” a merging of the party with the state.
“The movie exposes the way in which the racist and fascist tail belongs not on the Republican elephant but on the Democratic donkey,” he said.
Lara Trump said she knows first hand that when Trump ran his business “he didn’t care if you were a man or a woman, what your race was, what your pedigree was or your background; he cared that you got the job done.”
“And I know that that is the way he is leading this country,” she said.
No more running scared
D’Souza said Trump’s presidency is distinguished by his bravery.
“In the past, Republicans have been somewhat invertebrate: They’re scared, they run, they duck under the table, they run for the exits.”
He noted a chairman of the Republican Party apologized to the NAACP for “the racist history of the Republican Party when the Republican Party, in fact, has no racist history.”
“Trump fights back, and that is really what has unnerved the other side,” D’Souza said. “They don’t expect that.”
Commenting on Trump’s recent nomination to the Supreme Court of Judge Brett Kavanaugh – who “could not be more qualified” – D’Souza said the opposition amounts to the fact that there are “two clashing views of what the court is all about.”
The Democrats’ view couldn’t be more contradictory, he said.
“On the one hand they will say Roe versus Wade is settled law,” he said. “On the other hand they will say this is a living Constitution whose meaning changes all the time, depending on how the world changes.”
The Republican view, which he said has been consistent, is that the judge’s role is not to make law but to act as an umpire or a referee and “apply the rules in a difficult situation.”
“I think Kavanaugh will get through, and he’ll restore some modicum of sanity to the Supreme Court,” D’Souza said.
One month ago, President Trump granted a pardon to D’Souza, who was prosecuted for arranging “straw donors” to contribute to the unsuccessful 2012 U.S. Senate campaign of a college friend. D’Souza admitted his guilt, however, noting the case “came on the heels of the movie about Obama,” he asserted the prosecution was politically motivated.
His producer, Gerald Molen, said at the time it was “the equivalent of prosecuting a political dissident in the Soviet Union for jaywalking.”
In the interview with Lara Trump, D’Souza said the “proof” that he was a “political target” was that no American “has ever been prosecuted, let alone locked up, for exceeding the campaign finance law by $20,000, with no corruption and no prior conviction.”
His case, he said, is illustrative of the larger problem of the left using agencies such as the IRS and the Justice Department as “weapons” against political enemies.
“It was just a feeling of tremendous elation,” he said of the pardon. “Ultimately, I felt like I got my American dream back.”
Read more at WND.
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