The left-wing lunatics were triggered this week by a short video showing red MAGA hat wearing Covington Catholic high school youngsters smiling and clapping at a pro-life rally in Washington D.C. Initially, the critics blasted the students for supposedly disrespecting a Native American activist, Nathan Phillips, who walked right up to them banging a drum. When the entire video was released, it should have been obvious to everyone that the students did nothing wrong. In fact, the focus should have been on Phillips, who has misrepresented his military service and has a criminal record.
The liberal mob was not concerned with Phillips, only damaging the children. Unfortunately, their names were released to the media and they have been receiving constant threats from unhinged leftists. Hopefully, their lawyers will file a massive lawsuit against the many celebrities and so-called journalists who defamed them.
The children were targeted because they are white, Catholic, pro-life and had the audacity to wear a red MAGA hat. Even Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan, jump onboard the MAGA hat hate train. She wrote that “To wear a MAGA hat is to wrap oneself in a Confederate flag.”
This type of abuse is possible for any of the 63 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump in the 2016 election. According to Milano, Trump is cultivating “systemic racism and misogyny in this country” and “making it acceptable.” Such drivel is rampant among Hollywood stars who are constantly leaping on any controversy to attack Donald Trump.
Of course, the President can handle the criticism, but when it extends to children, it has crossed the line. They should be able to wear a MAGA hat and not be attacked. They should be able to attend a pro-life march and not be attacked. However, Milano believes that anyone who “proudly wears the red hat identifies with an ideology of white supremacy and misogyny and “gives a tacit endorsement for the hatred and the violence” of the “past few years.”
This nonsensical belief is shared by many other left-wing activists. In fact, they connect those wearing MAGA hats to the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville, VA and the attempted mail bomber who was arrested last October.
Milano was certainly not the only celebrity who criticized the Covington Catholic High School students. Comedian Kathy Griffin channeled her Trump hatred toward these youngsters and called for their identities to be revealed. Actor Michael Rapaport even made a homophobic slur about the students. Not surprisingly, the leaders in the LGBTQ community have not come forward to condemn Rapaport.
We can expect the left to continue their campaign to denounce Trump supporters and especially those who wear the MAGA hats. This should encourage the 63 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump to wear the hats as often as possible. There is nothing wrong and certainly nothing racist with expressing your support for a politician and a political movement. In fact, it is an utterly American thing to do.
Jeff Crouere is a native New Orleanian and his award winning program, “Ringside Politics,” airs locally at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and at 10:00 p.m. Sundays on PBS affiliate WLAE-TV, Channel 32, and from 7-11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990-AM & www.Wgso.com. He is a political columnist, the author of America's Last Chance and provides regular commentaries on the Jeff Crouere YouTube channel and on www.JeffCrouere.com. For more information, email him at email@example.com