Commonwealth Policy Center

Many in the mainstream press called President Trump a racist after he called out Congressmen who’ve been critical of America. The president sent a tweet directed at four far-left Democratic Congresswomen and said, “Why don’t they go back and fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done.” Some in the news media construed this as racist. But is it? Racism is defined as “prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.” The president’s tweet may have been unbecoming, but reasonable minds could just as easily see it as a defense of American ideals instead of racism.