Vice interviewed eight young black people about President Trump. Four of the people in the group are conservatives, four of them are liberals. Almost every single one of them voted for Barack Obama, not just once, but twice, and most of them admit it was because he is black. The conversation becomes heated at times but is very telling, in that it exposes the reality of how conservatives take personal responsibility, as opposed to how liberals believe they are victims that need to given special privileges or advantages by someone else. When asked about President Trump, liberals resort to using emotion to explain their dislike for him, while the conservatives articulated their reasons for supporting him by using facts, and by describing how they align themselves with his policies.
The most victimized person on the stage is George, he’s wearing glasses and is seated in the upper right corner of the screen. George is the epitome of the classic anti-Trump liberal, who is living in perpetual victimhood. Although he doesn’t clearly articulate his sexual identity, he attempts to convince the group that he is an expert on all matters having to do with the LGBT community in American, and how Trump’s policies are destroying their rights. He starts by falsely claiming that Trump doesn’t care about the rights of the LGBT community, stating that, “In 2017, the office of National AIDS policy was taken away.” George falsely claims that he has evidence Trump doesn’t care about HIV or AIDS, even though President Trump recently made a public commitment to end AIDS in America within the next 10 years. George points out the transgender military ban to explain how Trump and his policies are hurting gays, calling it part of an “attack” on LGBT rights. As a point of reference, a minuscule .30% of Americans identify as “transgender” in America.
The conservative gay man refutes the claim that Trump doesn’t care about gays, saying, “It’s curious to me because I’m somebody who is gay. I’m gay, I’m not queer. I’m not LGBT.” He’s immediately interrupted by the victimized gay man, who attempts to tell him that because he refuses to be defined by the terms set forth by the left, that he, “can’t speak” to what it means to be gay. Huh?
The self-identified gay conservative man continues, saying, “We talk about our community as if everybody that’s transgender is infected with HIV or has housing insecurity. That everybody’s that’s gay, or lesbian, black or whatever.” Again, he’s quickly interrupted by the liberals on the panel, who pounce on him. Smiling, and undeterred by their interruptions, he continues, “This is how we speak of our community all the time as if we are all some oppressed victim.” He explains that he was raised in a poor area of Dayton, Ohio, and was a member of the U.S. military who fought and protested against Bill Clinton’s “Don’t’ ask, don’t tell” legislation. He’s also a two time Obama voter who has since seen the light and is now firmly in Donald Trump’s corner.
When the gay conservative male reaches his limit listening to the gay liberal male, he attempts to stop his “oppressive systems” and “intersectionality” nonsense, saying, “What we really need to talk about is how do we help the people right now?” The conservative woman sitting in the front row turns around and thanks him for stopping the nonsense. The man sitting next to the gay man in the top row explains how he has made “a lot of money under a Trump presidency.” He explains how President Trump is bringing jobs back into the United States, saying, “Black unemployment is the lowest that it’s been in American history” saying “That benefits not just me, but any person’s that’s black. A lot of things Trump’s done when it comes to jobs and the economy when it comes to the stock market. I’m investing for the first time in my life, and I’m making a lot of money. Thank you, President Trump!” He continues, “And I’m a black man. Is there an invisible wall that says, ‘oh, you’re black, you can’t invest?’ No. We need to stop playing ‘victim’ and become ‘victor.'”
When the subject of the government paying back student loans is brought up, the conservative woman in the center of the front row explains that even though she runs her own successful business that’s unrelated to her degree, she is still responsible for paying the student loans back that she took out for college. Earlier in the segment, she explains her background that includes a felony conviction, and how she’s surrounded by relatives that are selling drugs, and looking for the easy way to make cash. She also explains how it was her conversion to Christianity that brought her to Trump. Time and time again, in many different parts of the discussion, she completely obliterates the liberals on the panel with facts and reasoning. Her determination and will to be self-sufficient and to do things on her terms is inspirational. She is truly an example of what it means to live the American dream and to fight for the right to be an individual.
During President Trump’s recent State Of The Union speech, he addressed his resolve to rid the world of HIV and AIDS. His comments refute everything George claimed to be correct about Trump not caring about gays with HIV. Trump explained his commitment to Congress and the American people, “My budget will ask Democrats and Republicans to make the needed commitment to eliminate the HIV epidemic within 10 years in the United States. We have made incredible strides. Together, we will defeat AIDS in America and beyond.”
In a speech at the White House, Vice President Mike Pence also discussed the commitment by both him and President Trump to defeat HIV and AIDS. During his speech, the Vice President, who has been falsely mischaracterized as someone who “hates” gays, announced that President Trump would be signing PEPFAR, an emergency plan pushed the President and passed by a bipartisan Congress, with the goal of completely eradicating AIDS worldwide.
Key Facts In The U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR):
- Although the U.S. has been involved in efforts to address the global AIDS crisis since the mid-1980s, the creation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) in 2003 marked a significant increase in funding and attention to the epidemic.
- PEPFAR is the largest commitment by any nation to address a single disease in the world; to date, its funding has totaled more than $80 billion, including funding for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund), to which the U.S. government is the largest donor. PEPFAR is credited with saving millions of lives and helping to change the trajectory of the global HIV epidemic.
“President Trump believes this reauthorization is a critical component of our administration’s commitment to combat AIDS and it will build on the renewed energy and focus that the president has brought in our entire administration, have brought to this critical issue,” Pence told the crowd.
What do you think about the video above? Do you think the liberals on the panel helped to further their narrative that President Trump doesn’t care about the black community and that he’s a racist or do you think they harmed their argument? Do you think the conservatives made some of the people on the panel see they were wrong about Trump? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.