Trump: The Left Wants to Bully Americans into Abandoning Their Values, Heritage

By Melanie Arter | September 17, 2020 | 6:39pm EDT
(Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

( - The radical left has launched “a vicious and violent assault on law enforcement” aided and abetted by liberal politicians, the establishment, and corporations with the goal of silencing dissent, President Donald Trump said on Thursday.

“The left has launched a vicious and violent assault on law enforcement -- the universal symbol of the rule of law in America. These radicals have been aided and abetted by liberal politicians, establishment media, and even large corporations,” the president said, speaking at the White House Conference on American History at the National Archives in Washington, D.C


“Whether it is the mob on the street, or the cancel culture in the boardroom, the goal is the same: to silence dissent, to scare you out of speaking the truth, and to bully Americans into abandoning their values, their heritage, and their very way of life. We are here today to declare that we will never submit to tyranny.  We will reclaim our history and our country for citizens of every race, color, religion, and creed,” he said.

Trump warned that the radical left wants to “burn down the principles enshrined in our founding documents, including the bedrock principle of equal justice under law.”

“In order to radically transform America, they must first cause Americans to lose confidence in who we are, where we came from, and what we believe. As I said at Mount Rushmore -- which they would love to rip down and rip it down fast, and that’s never going to happen -- two months ago, the left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution,” he said.

The president said the rioting and mayhem  is a direct result of “decades of left-wing indoctrination in our schools.”


It's gone on far too long. Our children are instructed from propaganda tracts, like those of Howard Zinn, that try to make students ashamed of their own history. The left has warped, distorted, and defiled the American story with deceptions, falsehoods, and lies.

There is no better example than the New York Times’ totally discredited 1619 Project. This project rewrites American history to teach our children that we were founded on the principle of oppression, not freedom. Nothing could be further from the truth.

America’s founding set in motion the unstoppable chain of events that abolished slavery, secured civil rights, defeated communism and fascism, and built the most fair, equal, and prosperous nation in human history. 

The narratives about America being pushed by the far-left and being chanted in the streets bear a striking resemblance to the anti-American propaganda of our adversaries -- because both groups want to see America weakened, derided, and totally diminished.


Trump said that “critical race theory” is taught in schools, colleges and universities as well as workplace training sessions, and it’s designed to divide people.

Students in our universities are inundated with critical race theory. This is a Marxist doctrine holding that America is a wicked and racist nation, that even young children are complicit in oppression, and that our entire society must be radically transformed. Critical race theory is being forced into our children’s schools. It’s being imposed into workplace trainings, and it’s being deployed to rip apart friends, neighbors, and families.
A perfect example of critical race theory was recently published by the Smithsonian Institution.  This document alleged that concepts such as hard work, rational thinking, the nuclear family, and belief in God were not values that unite all Americans, but were instead aspects of “whiteness.” This is offensive and outrageous to Americans of every ethnicity, and it is especially harmful to children of minority backgrounds who should be uplifted, not disparaged. Teaching this horrible doctrine to our children is a form of child abuse in the truest sense of those words.  


Trump accused the left of trying to impose “a new segregation.” 

“The left is attempting to destroy that beautiful vision and divide Americans by race in the service of political power. By viewing every issue through the lens of race, they want to impose a new segregation, and we must not allow that to happen,” the president said.

“Critical race theory, the 1619 Project, and the crusade against American history is toxic propaganda, ideological poison that, if not removed, will dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together. It will destroy our country. That is why I recently banned trainings in this prejudiced ideology from the federal government and banned it in the strongest manner possible,” he added.

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