Opinion Deroy Murdock: Mattis wrongly criticizes Trump – ignores facts about rioting and president’s accomplishments

08:40  05 june  2020
08:40  05 june  2020 Source:   foxnews.com

Richard Fowler: George Floyd is latest in a long line of victims of deadly epidemic of racism

  Richard Fowler: George Floyd is latest in a long line of victims of deadly epidemic of racism For far too long, African-Americans have led the fight for racial justice and equity. The news over the last three months makes it clear that white racial animus can only end when white Americans make the choice to be anti-racist. Anti-racists acknowledge their privilege, work to challenge internalized racism and most importantly, interrupt racism when they witness it. Now let’s be clear, acknowledging privilege in America has nothing to do with economic, political or social status. It has everything to do with how one is seen by society.

Democrats love to call President Trump a "racist." It' s a lie fanned by the Old Guard media that contributes to the poison of division choking America. Published September 14. Deroy Murdock : Dem presidential candidates lie when they claim Trump is a racist.

Republican senators are dismissing the scathing criticism leveled against President Donald Trump by his former defense secretary, James Mattis , the latest sign that Republicans by and large are showing unwavering support for the leader of their party during this high-stakes election year.

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis boasts some 7,000 books in his library. This makes the unbearable lightness of his public attack on President Trump that much more mysterious. Had Mattis done some reading first, he might not have penned his vacuous anti-Trump broadside in The Atlantic.

Deroy Murdock wearing a suit and tie: Gen. Mattis should have read his history books before he wrote his flimsy, self-humiliating article, says Fox News contributor Deroy Murdock. © Provided by FOX News Gen. Mattis should have read his history books before he wrote his flimsy, self-humiliating article, says Fox News contributor Deroy Murdock.

“I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled,” Mattis wrote Wednesday. He aligned himself with the thousands of Americans protesting the atrocious killing of George Floyd at the knee of fired Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin and three fired colleagues May 25.

Senate GOP chairman criticizes Trump withdrawal from WHO

  Senate GOP chairman criticizes Trump withdrawal from WHO Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said Friday that he disagrees with President Trump's decision to end U.S. membership in the World Health Organization (WHO), adding a prominent Republican voice to criticism of the move from health experts and Democrats. "I disagree with the president's decision," Alexander said in a statement.

President Trump also should honor Americans for their exemplary responses to this catastrophe. He should highlight the scrubs-clad nurse Click here for more from deroy murdock . Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News contributor, a contributing editor with National Review

US President Donald Trump says he’ll campaign for anyone who challenges Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) after she endorsed “I didn't support the president in the initial election, and I work hard to try to make sure that I'm able to represent my state well that I'm able to work with any administration

All four have been arrested and charged for causing or allowing Floyd’s appalling death as Chauvin knelt on the neck of the handcuffed black man who was pinned and helpless on the ground, posing no threat to anyone. The other three officers did nothing to stop Chauvin from killing Floyd, as Floyd cried out desperately that he could not breathe.


According to Mattis, people demonstrating to protest the killing of Floyd share “a wholesome and unifying demand,” specifically, “Equal Justice Under Law.” These words, chiseled above the entrance to the United States Supreme Court, are central to the American creed.

Paul Batura: Pentecost at a time of chaos, pain – these fruits of the Spirit can begin healing process

  Paul Batura: Pentecost at a time of chaos, pain – these fruits of the Spirit can begin healing process At the root of our current crisis, and the reason for the madness is our sin and our failure to see that all people are made in God’s image. It was the late Billy Graham who once said, “Jesus made it plain that sin was far more than a wrong act. Anything that is against or contrary to the will of God is sin.” And racism and rioting are clearly against God’s will. Ironically, this latest crisis falls amid a transformative season of the Christian church as Christians celebrate a force that can turn hostile hearts to loving and peaceful ones. In the hierarchy of Christian holy days, Christmas and Easter stand alone.

US President Donald Trump has said he is going to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) because it has He has sought to deflect persistent criticism that he acted too slowly to stop the virus' s spread by pointing to his decision in late January to place restrictions on travel from China.

Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis issued a scathing rebuke of President Trump ’ s handling of the fallout from the slaying of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But some have forgotten that Mattis left his position due to his stance on Syria: While Trump wanted troops to leave

And then Mattis marched into a ditch.

He wrote: “We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers.”

That’s just what I thought as riot-fueled smoke filled my Manhattan apartment last Saturday night. “Don’t cough too hard,” I told myself. “And don’t be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers.”

Mattis’ words are almost touchingly naïve, as if the cause of justice for Floyd has been tarnished by a stolen police car hubcap here or a toppled trash can there.

Mattis may be right. Let’s stay cool and not be distracted by such lawbreaking as:

The defacement of the Lincoln Memorial (honoring the president who crushed slavery), the defilement of the anti-fascist World War II Memorial, and the desecration of New York City’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Los Angeles’ Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue, and other houses of worship.

The bricks, stones, and other projectiles that rioters have hurled into storefront windows and the skulls and faces of police officers. Palettes of bricks and boxes of rocks mysteriously have materialized along protest march routes. They have taken flight and damaged objects and people.

Former Pentagon Chief Mattis Blasts Trump For Violating Constitution

  Former Pentagon Chief Mattis Blasts Trump For Violating Constitution It’s not a good sign when former subordinates trained for quiet discipline begin to call Trump a threat to the Constitution.When I joined the military, some 50 years ago, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside.

The current sharp drop in the coronavirus death numbers comes after the government was able to identify cases that had been counted twice, as well as to exclude altogether deaths that had been wrongly attributed to the virus.

US President Donald Trump ’ s first defense secretary, General Jim Mattis , is the new hero of the Democrats, after he denounced Trump as a threat to the Constitution and compared him to the Nazis. The US military instructed troops landing in Normandy that the Nazis sought to destroy America with

The widespread looting of retail establishments, from Target to Macy’s to Rolex. Some of these attacks are organized crimes, with choreographed mobs tearing down plywood, smashing the underlying windows, and then prying open metal security gates before slithering in to clean house. In Philadelphia, domestic terrorists have used dynamite to blast ATMs open and swipe the cash inside.

The arson that has turned buildings into ashes and piles of rubble, including minority-owned businesses. Minneapolis rioters incinerated a 190-unit low-income-housing complex, under construction. Rioters in Washington, D.C., ignited St. John’s Episcopal Church, where every president since James Madison has worshipped. Luckily, it was damaged, but not torched.

The plight of Minneapolis’ Third Precinct, which barbarians breached, occupied, and cremated, as police officers ran away. This signaled every criminal that civilization had surrendered, and it was open season on society. America still is paying the high price for this calamitous capitulation.

The scores of police officers who have been targeted from coast to coast. Thursday morning, the Drug Enforcement Administration warned law enforcement officers to inspect their vehicles for sabotage after a Brooklyn cop found that the lug nuts on his personal car’s tires had been loosened. Hours earlier, two NYPD officers were shot, and a third was stabbed in the neck. They are among roughly 350 law enforcement personnel wounded in the disorders so far. And retired St. Louis Police Capt. David Dorn, 77 – whose black life mattered as much as George Floyd’s – was shot fatally in the head while shielding a friend’s pawn shop.

‘Glad he is gone’: Trump fires back at Mattis attack describing him as most divisive president

  ‘Glad he is gone’: Trump fires back at Mattis attack describing him as most divisive president President Trump is not happy with his former defense secretary's recent comments condemning his leadership in the wake of the social unrest after George Floyd's death."Probably the only thing Barack Obama & I have in common is that we both had the honor of firing Jim Mattis, the world’s most overrated General," Trump tweeted Wednesday night. "I asked for his letter of resignation, & felt great about it. His nickname was 'Chaos', which I didn’t like, & changed to 'Mad Dog' His primary strength was not military, but rather personal public relations. I gave him a new life, things to do, and battles to win, but he seldom 'brought home the bacon'.

US President Donald Trump has resisted declaring a nationwide lockdown, letting governors decide what is best for their individual states. Mainstream media coverage of the lockdowns has been remarkably partisan, blasting Republican governors for reopening their states “too soon” or not locking

'Union' Is Crucial Word in Mattis ' s Trump Denunciation. The former general reminds us what helped ignite the Civil War. Mattis views a conflict between the military and civilian society, concocted during a series of Rarely has a former defense secretary publicly criticized a president he once served

This preying Matiss then tried to chew Trump’s head off via this unfiltered slander: “Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people – does not even pretend to try,” Mattis fumed. “Instead he tries to divide us. We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort.”

This total lie ignores the president’s ongoing efforts at national unity, most overlooked by the Trump-hating media, so that they can claim he never tries to unite the country.

But Mattis cannot blame media malpractice for his refusal to acknowledge Trump’s unifying remarks in his first State of the Union address in January 2018.

Mattis was in the front row, with the rest of the Cabinet, when President Trump said: “Tonight, I want to talk about what kind of future we are going to have, and what kind of nation we are going to be. All of us, together, as one team, one people, and one American family.” Trump added: “Americans love their country. And they deserve a government that shows them the same love and loyalty in return.”

In his first month in office, President Trump welcomed some three dozen presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities to the Oval Office. He energetically has championed these schools, provided them a steady stream of federal funds, and found them corporate partners for student apprenticeships.

Lindsey Graham Says Mattis Is Buying into ‘Unfair’ Media Narrative

  Lindsey Graham Says Mattis Is Buying into ‘Unfair’ Media Narrative Senator Graham stated that Mattis doesn't understand that there is an "effort to destroy" Trump's presidency.Senator Lindsey Graham on Thursday said he thinks former Defense Secretary James Mattis was “missing something” when he criticized President Trump in the wake of the protests sweeping the nation over the death of George Floyd.

Trump signed and repeatedly promotes Opportunity Zones to bring economic vitality to low-income neighborhoods, many black and Hispanic.

Trump signed the First Step Act, making criminal justice reform a reality and reducing mass incarceration of non-violent offenders, something for which Black Lives Matter militated, and which the eight-year Obama-Biden administration failed to deliver.

The president has championed Israel, signed measures to fight anti-Semitism, and emceed two Hanukkah receptions at the White House last December. He also has hosted Iftar dinners with Muslim employees and diplomats to celebrate the end of Ramadan.

Before COVID-19 torpedoed the economy, Trump trumpeted the record-high black and Hispanic employment that his pro-growth policies helped create.

“The memory of George Floyd is being dishonored by rioters, looters and anarchists,” Trump said in Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Saturday, in a soothing, unifying speech. “Healing, not hatred; justice, not chaos are the mission at hand…. Right now, America needs creation, not destruction; cooperation, not contempt; security, not anarchy.”


Mattis then slammed President Trump’s statement that Trump might instruct the military to restore order in Washington after rioters set blazes near the White House, injured at least 60 Secret Service members, and reportedly forced the commander-in-chief into a secure bunker.

“At home, we should use our military only when requested to do so, on very rare occasions, by state governors,” (versus federal governors?) Mattis scolded.

Mattis should condemn the 12 previous presidents, from Thomas Jefferson to George H.W. Bush, who have invoked the Insurrection Act of 1807 on 19 separate occasions to quell unrest.


Without consulting governors, Republican Ulysses S. Grant used this law in 1872, to dispatch soldiers to South Carolina to stymie the Ku Klux Klan. Democratic deity John F. Kennedy cited this statute to stop unrest in Mississippi in 1962. Democratic hero Lyndon Johnson mobilized troops under this authority in 1968. Why? To suppress riots in Washington, D.C.!

For a reputedly well-read man, James Mattis has humiliated himself by not doing a few minutes of research before composing his flimsy, nasty screed against an embattled commander-in-chief who needs such petty sniping as much as another trip to the White House bunker.


Colin Powell: Trump has 'drifted away' from the Constitution .
Former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday that President Donald Trump has "drifted away" from the Constitution, adding to a growing list of former top military officials who have strongly criticized the President's response to the nationwide protests surrounding the police killing of George Floyd. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "We have a Constitution. And we have to follow that Constitution.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 19
This is interesting!