Donald Trump canceled a meeting he had planned with the New York Times recently, tweeting out “I cancelled today’s meeting with the failing @nytimes when the terms and conditions of the meeting were changed at the last moment. Not nice.”
“Perhaps a new meeting will be set up with the @nytimes. In the meantime they continue to cover me inaccurately and with a nasty tone!” he added in a second post minutes later. He continued with a third tweet, writing that “the failing @nytimes just announced that complaints about them are at a 15 year high. I can fully understand that – but why announce?” Strangely enough however, later that day it was announced by Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks that the meeting was still on. For all the criticism he got for canceling the meeting, at least he ended up having one.
The same cannot be said about Keith Ellison, the Muslim congressman who’s currently the favorite to be the DNC’s next chair – and is facing a whole bucket-load of questions due to his potential radical connections.
We reported here that the House Ethics Committee opened an investigation into Ellison after he failed to disclose that a group founded by members of the Muslim Brotherhood paid for him to make a pilgrimage to the Islamic holy site of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, and those aren’t the only allegations he has to worry about.
According to the Weekly Standard: At the New York Times, Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman report that “some Democrats” are concerned about Ellison’s defense of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has made anti-Semitic and anti-white pronouncements for decades.
As the Times notes, Ellison defended Farrakhan in the 1990s, saying he was not an anti-Semite in a 1995 Minneapolis newspaper column that was first reported in the Weekly Standard by Scott W. Johnson. Ellison, a Muslim who no longer associates with the Nation of Islam, is also to the left of the Democratic party on issues related to Israel. Johnson recently detailed for TWS all of Ellison’s controversial positions and affinity for Farrakhan.
But here’s what happened when the Times reporters attempted to interview Ellison for their story (emphasis added): Aides to Mr. Ellison were going to make him available for a telephone interview, but then declined when informed that he would be asked about his past comments on Mr. Farrakhan.
It’s not just the Times. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that Ellison is pushing back against accusations he has defended anti-Semites like Farrakhan.
Ellison’s camp sent out a list of clarifications with the op-eds, saying Ellison has condemned the Nation of Islam and other groups that promote anti-Semitic statements. You can read in the hyperlink more on Ellison’s attempt to rewrite his own history.
The Left seems concerned about anti-Semitism when a bunch of alt-right Trump supporters express such sentiments. How do they react when one of their own does the same?
And even more Ellison craziness has come to light. According to the Weekly Standard: As a third-year student at the University of Minnesota Law School in 1989-90, he [Ellison] wrote two columns for the Minnesota Daily under the name “Keith Hakim.” In the first, Ellison refers to ‘Minister Louis Farrakhan,’ defends Nation of Islam spokesman Khalid Abdul Muhammad, and speaks in the voice of a Nation of Islam advocate. In the second, ‘Hakim’ demands reparations for slavery and throws in a demand for an optional separate homeland for American blacks.”
Apparently segregation is now social justice? What a bizarre world we live in…
Yep Democrats. Go ahead and elect Ellison as your leader. Keep digging that hole.
[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]