Americans should be tired of the mainstream media’s depiction of President Trump as a Nazi, white-supremacist. Many conservatives are. With liberal comedians across the nation going so far as to call Trump America’s first ‘racist grandpa,’ is it even surprising to hear that many of their dear Democrat presidents have actually supported KKK leaders personally?
A new video has come out of Bill Clinton defending his long time friend, Robert Byrd. Byrd was a vocal KKK leader, a proven racist, and a good friend of the Clintons.
Hypocrisy is especially irritating when it comes from the Left. Trump, who has been slandered as a racist sympathizer for denouncing violence on both sides of the Charlottesville riots, is receiving more condemnation from the press than they ever gave to the Clintons for their support of Robert Byrd.
In the video, Bill Clinton says; “They mention he once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan. What does that mean? I’ll tell you what that means; he was a country boy from the hills and hollows of West Virginia trying to get elected.”
Of course, Bill Clinton omits some important facts that would rock the public image of this long-standing Democrat Senator. The man was an actively participating leader in the KKK until he was 35, and an outspoken advocate for segregation until he was 50. He also filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act for 14 hours – an act that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion or sex.
The relationship between Byrd and the Clintons goes even deeper, as Hillary Clinton considered Byrd not only her friend, but her political mentor as well.
While serving as the Secretary of State under the Obama administration, Clinton posted a public video from an official US State Department Youtube account to lament the passing of Robert Byrd. She describes him as an “American original” of “surpassing eloquence and nobility” and that he was the Senate’s “heart, its soul, and its historian.”
Of course, this is the same Byrd who wrote in a letter “I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side…Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this believed land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds,” according to Breitbart.
Byrd also was criticized (not enough) for a racial slur he made on public television. “There are white n*****,” he said. “I’ve seen a lot of white n*****s in my time, if you want to use that word. We just need to work together to make our country a better country, and I’d just as soon quit talking about it so much,” recorded CNN.
In reality, the Democrats have much stronger ties to racism and discrimination than Republicans do, but somehow the media manages to spin the GOP as the party of bigotry.
Will the media ever cover this story, and will they ever do so with the same enthusiasm that they have in going after Trump? The likely answer is a resounding no, but it just goes to show how one-sided they are when it comes to the truth.