TheHill.com reports that
President Trump on Monday said he doesn’t believe the federal government will pursue reparations for descendants of slaves, an idea that has gained traction among some Democrats.
“I don’t see it happening,” Trump said in an exclusive interview with The Hill.
The House Judiciary Committee held the first hearing on the issue in a decade earlier this month, and a handful of Democratic presidential candidates seeking to challenge Trump in 2020 have broached the idea.
“I think it’s a very unusual thing,” Trump said of the possibility of reparations. “You have a lot of — it’s been a very interesting debate. I don’t see it happening, no.”
The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held the hearing “to examine, through open and constructive discourse, the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, its continuing impact on the community and the path to restorative justice.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw cold water on the idea of reparations earlier this month.
“I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none us currently living are responsible is a good idea,” McConnell said. “We’ve tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation. We elected an African American president.”
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) reintroduced legislation this year initially crafted by former Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) that calls for a study on reparations.
In the 2020 Democratic primary, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) were among those who voiced support for a bill commissioning a study on reparations.
The Democrats are in favor of reparations for Black Americans for they same reason that they want open borders and to give illegals the right to vote: they are BUYING VOTES!
Since its inception, the #Blexit Movement has encouraged a lot of black Americans to #breakaway from the Democratic Party and become Republicans.
With Black Unemployment at a record low and more and more black Americans walking away from the Democratic Party, it has opened a lot of eyes to the fact that the Democratic Party has done absolutely nothing for black America.
I’ll take that back. They have done something.
They have encouraged them since President Johnson’s implementation of “The Great Society” to let “Uncle Sugar” take care of them, assuring them that as long as they continued to vote Democrats into public office that they would be “taken care of”.
It has been those black Americans who have broken out of the cycle of government-assisted poverty who have come to realize that the Democratic Party’s “benevolence” was, in fact, a boat anchor, tied to them to keep them from reaching the shores of self-reliance.
By the way, a bunch of successful young black Americans met with President Trump several months ago and, according to them, they love the guy.
And, they didn’t feel “used” at all.
They felt empowered.
Trump is winning over a voting bloc that the Democrats have always counted on to vote for their candidate in the Presidential Election.
Believe it or not, Fauxahontas (Elizabeth Warren) wants to give reparations to gay couples whom she believes deserve the same break that heterosexual married couples get on their income tax.
I’m not kidding.
I was going to ask where the Democrats believe that all this money for all of this free stuff and “reparations” is coming from.
However, that’s easy: Hard Working Average Americans.
In the Democrats’ desperation to pander to special interest groups and to divide us as a nation, it is very evident that their main political strategy is simply to buy votes however they can.
Let’s face it.
They cannot compete with what President Trump’s Economic Policy which has brought Unemployment down to the almost nonexistent rate of 3.8%, including setting records for both Black and Hispanic employment in America.
Nor can they attack him in matters of Foreign Policy, especially after the head of NATO told Congress that foreign leaders respect President Trump and his leadership abilities.
This calling for an “agenda of reparations” by the Democrats is an act of desperation, just as their unacceptance of the Mueller Report is.
They are both nothing but political grandstanding designed to pander to those whom they perceive to be their base: Far Left Liberals and special interest groups.
There is no need to hand out free money to the groups being pandered to by the Democrats for “grievances” which happened in the 1700s and 1800s.
None of this current generation nor the previous one of these groups carry any physical or mental scars from the grievances in question.
In fact, with black unemployment at an all time low, Donald Trump has done more to provide meaningful non-government jobs for black Americans than his predecessor ever did.
Democrats like AOC, Nancy Pelosi, and the other members of Congress who are pushing for all of these programs desperately are fighting to keep black Americans on the Democrat Plantation, while being very aware that the President has gained a lot of support among the 12.5% of America’s population who happen to be black.
The Democrats’ desperation is palpable.
Their “agenda of reparations”, to be funded by American Taxpayers, is unconscionable.
And, just another example of the Democratic Party’s favorite economic strategy: over-taxing average Americans to pay off special interest groups.
Not this time.
Until He Comes,