Here is one more piece of information on Donald Trump’s campaign. Make sure you keep yourself on the ball!:
The geniuses who cooked up Hillary Clinton’s latest piece of propaganda couldn’t have thought this was coming.
The Democrat presidential nominee published a social media ad this week explicitly linking Republican nominee Donald Trump to the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacist movements, in a move obviously aimed at scaring minority voters.
But the overall response turned the ad into a social media backfire – and sparked a searing response from both Trump and the conservative website it singled out for criticism.
Besides ominous music that could have come from a that would have done Leni Riefenstahl proud, the minute-long ad released Thursday features clips of Klan members and white supremacists praising Trump or some of his policies, and launches a particularly vicious smear at the conservative website Breitbart News, where Trump just recruited editor Stephen Brannon as his new campaign CEO last week.
A CNN panelist is shown describing Brietbart as “field day for the alt-right, which is racist and all sorts of other ists,” while an unidentified voice describes the “alt-right” as “a sort of dressed-up-in-suits version” of the neo-Nazi and white supremacist movements.
There’s a reason the most hateful fringe of the right wing is supporting Donald Trump.https://t.co/AqB3DM2m0N
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 25, 2016
But Brietbart — and Trump himself — wasted little time in firing back.
At a campaign rally Thursday in New Hampshire, the billionaire businessman hammered Hillary hard.
“She lies, she smears, she paints decent Americans as racists,” he said. “She bullies voters, who only want a better future, and tries to intimidate them out of voting for change.”
For its part, Breitbart used In a story blaring from the top of the website Thursday afternoon to declare “Hillary defines the enemy: YOU!”
The headline below: “Hillary calls 31 million Breitbart readers ‘racist’ klansmen”
It included a statement issued by the Trump campaign from the Rev. Mark Burns, a Trump supporter and pastor of the Harvest Praise and Worship Center in Easley, South Carolina.
Being as Burns is black and everything, he no doubt took it personally when Hillary so blatantly associated him with the cross-burning, white hooded set. His statement said:
Hillary Clinton and her campaign went to a disgusting new low today as they released a video tying the Trump Campaign with horrific racial images. This type of rhetoric and repulsive advertising is revolting and completely beyond the pale. I call on Hillary Clinton to disavow this video and her campaign for this sickening act that has no place in our world.
The chances of the Democrat disavowing an advertisement from her own Twitter feed are pretty low. But the tactic itself is even lower.
Smearing a political cause by tying it to unsavory supporters isn’t anything new of course. It’s just that Democrats are the only party that gets traction with it in the United States, thanks to the compliant liberal media.
The American Nazi Party wholeheartedly endorsed the Occupy Wall Street movement – for the very good reason that those Occupiers economic ideas are basically the same as Adolf Hitler’s – or Bernie Sanders’ for that matter. But the mainstream media never made a big deal about that.
However, Hillary’s ad drew an outpouring of response on social media, and it wasn’t the kind her brain trust must have had in mind.
Several linked Clinton to Robert Byrd, the long-serving Democrat senator from West Virginia who got his start in politics as a Ku Klux Klan leader.
— Indep 4 AmericaFirst (@Indep4Trump) August 25, 2016
Proving that guilt by association runs both ways, others noted her support Seddique Mateen, the father of Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen.
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) August 25, 2016
Others took the higher road, noting that Burns isn’t the only African-American who supports Trump. (And any self-respecting black American who still supports Democrats after what the progressive party’s principles have done to the black community over the past 60 years needs a serious re-evaluation of priorities. It wasn’t Democrats who passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. And the president who signed it, Democrat Lyndon Johnson, had spent a Senate career keeping similar bills from getting very far.)
— Alan J. Ericson (@GorillaRadio_Tv) August 25, 2016
All in all, it was blowback the Hillary campaign was probably not expecting.
Probably expecting to be hailed for edginess, maybe even bravery, in smearing the Republican candidates supporters as inveterate racists, the campaign just put its own candidate on the defensive.
No American, of any stripe, enjoys being smeared with the brush of racism. The liberal the liberal media and the Black Lives Matter gangsters have gotten away with it for the past two years in the context of alleged police abuses against minority communities, but when the accusation comes right from the candidate herself in the form of a Twitter posting, it’s a different story.
No one should be surprised if this ends up hurting Hillary badly — and helping Donald Trump.
Remember, never accept the mainstream media’s pro-Hillary propaganda and never let them dishearten you. Make America Great Again!