WATCH: Charles Barkley Issues Shock Response to Statue Busting

Democrats are attempting to use identity politics to corral not only the black vote but backing on a radical social justice agenda. But not everyone is willing to go along for the ride.

Charles Barkley, the legendary basketball player, called out the left-wing groups attempting to tear down Confederate statues in the aftermath of the Charlottesville, Virginia protests. “I’m 54 years old. I’ve never thought about those statues a day in my life.” Barkley stated. “If you ask most black people, they haven’t thought a day in their lives about those stupid statues.”

“What we as black people need to do is, we have to worry about getting our education. We need to stop killing each other. We need to try to find ways to have more economic opportunity,” Barkley said. “Those things are important and significant. I am wasting time and energy screaming at a neo-Nazi.”

Barkley is not alone. This sudden rush to destroy monuments and statues that were perfectly acceptable under the first black president is considered by many to be a complete waste of time. Worse yet, many clear-thinking people are pointing out that this effort is simply a deliberate strategy by the opportunistic Democrat politicians to distract from President Trump’s agenda even as they divide the nation looking forward to the mid-term elections.

While the far-left executes violence and takes the destruction of historical monuments into their own hands, the majority of the nation is questioning the sudden effort to address this issue. Many from all ideological vantage points are questioning why these statues have suddenly become a problem, why mayors are in a rush to remove these statues (even if they lack the authority), and why former President Barack Obama didn’t lead the charge against these supposedly racist monuments when he was in office.

The simple answer is this. The controversy really isn’t about the monuments. It’s about identity politics.

Instead of addressing the division plaguing their party, Democrats have focused on undermining President Trump. Instead of devising a platform to attract voters, the Democrats are relying on the politics of fear and division to convince Americans not to support President Trump.

Charles Barkley says the statue destruction is a distraction. Is this push really about promoting fear and division.

The statue debate is the latest attempt to cast President Trump in the role of “racist” and to justify the “resistance” against him. This is why the mainstream media is misrepresenting President Trump’s statements surrounding Charlottesville. The president has vehemently condemned racism, bigotry, the Ku Klux Klan, and neo-Nazis countless times. However, the press is willfully and purposely misinterpreting President Trump’s statements, assuming that most Americans will not fact check their lies.

Thankfully, not all liberals are taking the bait, and influential black people, like Charles Barkley, are calling out the statue debacle for what it is. A scam.

“You know what I’m going to do? I’m going to keep doing great things. I’m going to keep trying to make a difference,” Barkley said rejecting the Democrats call for violence. “I’m not going to waste my time screaming at a neo-Nazi who’s going to hate me no matter what. And I’m not going to waste my time worrying about these statues. I’ve always ignored them.”