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Kathy Griffin and the real extremism

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve had it with the

extremist critics of President Donald Trump. The criticism is so extreme,

unfair and hypocritical I think it is damaging this nation.

Trump was elected president in a fair election. He may not

represent a majority of Americans, but even that fact is twisted, distorted and

exaggerated. Trump received 46.1 percent (62,979,879) and Hillary Clinton

received 48.2 percent (65,844,954) of total votes cast.

Missed in all this is the fact that although Clinton

received more votes than Trump, she did not receive the majority of American

votes.

Our presidential election system is based on who gets the

most Electoral College votes.

No one got a majority of the votes. The Clinton “jihadists”

want you to ignore the dozens of other Americans who also ran because they

don’t really support democracy. This minor distortion of facts is symptomatic

of the bigger sickness American’s face.

From day one, no matter what Trump does, the news media and

the jihadist anti-Trump haters have spun, twisted and distorted facts to make

him look worse. Worse, they are often more guilty of hypocrisy and immoral

conduct.

Listen, I don’t agree with everything Trump wants to do. But

when has this been about agreeing with a politician 100 percent? The best

anyone can hope for is 70 percent. Whoever comes closest to representing your

views is the “best” candidate for you.

The so-called investigation into whether or not Russia

interfered in the election has been politically bastardized into assertions

that Trump “conspired” with the Russians to thwart our democratic election.

That is ridiculous. But the Clinton jihadists insist that

the proof is that Trump is sympathetic to the Russians and has done business

with the Russians, ignoring all of the past facts of Clinton’s relations with

the Russians, too.

The Clinton jihadists include the national mainstream

news media, the biggest contributors to hypocrisy, double standards and an

absence of morality. This biased national news media closes its eyes to the

ethical lapses of their “friends” while exaggerating the ethical lapses of

their “enemies.”

The incident that broke the camel’s back for me was the

outrageous, self-serving publicity stunt by that disgusting “comedian” Kathy

Griffin.

Griffin has been dishing out hate against Trump and anyone

who disagrees with her political and social views. And she crossed the line

last week when she held up a fake bloodied head of President Trump, mocking the

crimes of the ISIS terrorists who have been beheading innocent victims and

civilians to spread fear in the West.

These are images, by the way, that have been promoted and

exploited by the mainstream news media, which thrives economically on

suffering, tragedy and calamity. Did you see their enthusiasm in covering the

terrorist attack against civilians on the London Bridge this week? They were

like vampires wallowing in the bloodied misfortune of others.

So why should I believe the national mainstream news media’s

lies when it comes to President Trump?

Sure, Trump makes mistakes. But don’t they all? But when the

anti-Trump jihadists make mistakes, they always find a way to blame everyone

else but themselves.

Griffin issued an apology, but tearfully asserted at a press

conference with her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, that she was the victim of “bullying”

by President Trump and “his family.”

Are you kidding me? Griffin has been bullying Trump as much

as many of the media’s worst offenders like Bill Maher and Reza Aslan, who

called the president of the United States on his CNN TV show, a “piece of

s—.”

The righteous indignation is piling up but we don’t have to

be afraid to call out the holier-than-thou phonies, media hypocrites and the

real bullies.

I may sometimes disagree with Trump, but his critics are the

ones that consistently make me sick.

Ray Hanania is an award-winning columnist and author.

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