There’s something about African-Americans with a different point of view that seems to make some people in Washington, D.C., stark-raving mad. Their hatred toward Donald Trump has made them deranged.
The other day, I was working at the gym when a woman approached me and asked what I was reading. I decided to offend her. I lifted up a big front-page picture of Trump. She began screaming, “I hate him,” fuming that he’s racist and anyone who supports him is racist too.
Then she asked what I thought of Trump. I disclosed that I was once employed by Trump. I told her the story of Sister Jean Webster, an African-American woman who started a soup kitchen in Atlantic City. When she was struggling to keep the kitchen afloat, Trump came to the rescue to make sure that there was no lack of food. I also told her Trump may be the first white man since Richard Nixon who actually gives a damn about African-Americans.
I told her I wasn’t on the Trump train until he said in Ohio last year, “The Democrats have failed completely in the inner cities. … You can go to war zones in countries that we are fighting and it’s safer than living in some of our inner cities that are run by the Democrats. And I ask you this … to the African-Americans, who I employ so many, so many people, to the Hispanics, tremendous people: What the hell do you have to lose? Give me a chance. I’ll straighten it out.”
I’ve learned long ago that providing Trump-haters with facts doesn’t humiliate them or put them in their place. They can’t handle being proven wrong.
I asked the woman at the gym, why haven’t feminists championed Kellyanne Conway, the first female campaign manager for a winning candidate? Or Karen Handel, the first Republican woman to win a House seat in the state of Georgia? Let’s not forget Elaine Chao, Nikki Haley, Betsy DeVos, Sarah Huckabee Sanders and the surgeon general, Sylvia Trent-Adams. If these women were Democrats, feminists would be propping them up as potential presidential candidates for 2020.
In response to my argument, the woman attacked me personally and finally walked off.
Although I meet many self-proclaimed Trump-haters, no one’s more intolerant to black Conservatives than African-Americans. I never understood this groupthink mentality. Bernie Sanders, Maxine Waters and Bill De Blasio are no different from radicals of the past, claiming all will be well if you follow them. They all rail about millionaires and billionaires, but drive fancy cars, own expensive homes and take exotic trips around the world.
A message to my African-American brethren: Black conservatives are not your enemies, nor do they hate you. They are preaching the same message that Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X preached: Quit looking for others to solve problems that you can solve yourself. No matter how well-intentioned whites may be, they will never be able to solve your problems. When the black man realizes that there are no laws that can make anyone love you, only then will they recognize the only solution to social problems is using their God-given abilities and quit looking for Washington to solve their problems.