Far-Right Columnists Actually Claim Trump Has 'Never Once Discriminated' and Want Minorities to Apologize

Minorities in America owe President Donald Trump an apology — and even thanks — according to a new column posted on Newsmax.


The apologies were demanded by former Trump campaign advisor Jeff Ballaborn, writing with Bruce Abramson for the website owned by Trump confidante Christopher Ruddy.

“The leadership of America’s Jewish community owes President Trump — and America’s Jews — an apology,” they wrote. “In a world of rationality and justice, American Jews would be grateful to President Trump.”

“Will these mainstream Jewish leaders ever apologize to, much less thank, President Trump?” they asked. “Don’t hold your breath.”

They used identical language to argue for the other groups that must apologize to the commander-n-chief.

“The leadership of America’s Black community owes President Trump and African Americans a similar apology,” they wrote. “In a world of rationality and justice, African Americans would be grateful.”

And they didn’t stop there.

“The leadership of America’s Muslim community also owes President Trump and Muslim Americans an apology,” they continued. “In a world of rationality and justice, American Muslims would be grateful.”

The Newsmax column continued listing everyone they believe should apologize.

“Still, it’s unfair to single out America’s Jewish, Black, or Muslim leadership. The leadership of American immigrant, LGBT, Asian, and feminist communities have been little better,” they argued.

“President Trump has never once discriminated among Americans,” they concluded. “Imagine that. An American President who puts Americans first. An American leader who refuses to pander to or exacerbate divisions among Americans.”

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

Close
alternet logo

Tough Times

Demand honest news. Help support AlterNet and our mission to keep you informed during this crisis.