Mexican ‘KKK Members’ Protest At Trump NY Press Conference – OpEd
By Jim Kouri
With multi-billionaire businessman and television star Donald Trump still climbing in the polls measuring the popularity of Republican presidential candidates, more than a few left-wing commentators, Democratic leaders and anti-conservative groups are bashing the political outsider with all they’ve got, especially the characterization of him being a racist.
For example, during his press conference held at New York City’s Trump Tower on Thursday, a group of illegal-immigration advocates — many of them believed to be Latinos — dressed in the white garb of the hated Ku Klux Klan.
The video by citizen-journalist Ty Dixon is circulating in the nation’s newsrooms — and being ignored by most of them — shows protesters outside of Trump’s headquarters building dressed as KKK members during the political phenomenon Donald Trump’s press conference to announce he signed the Republican National Committee’s loyalty pledge. The document, which he displayed to his loyal followers and to the news reporters stipulates that should he fail to win the Republican nomination for president, he will not run for office as a third-party candidate.
The protesters were not angry about that, but they were protesting Trump’s immigration policy as was explained to them by their biased leaders and equally biased news media, such as a Spanish-language television newsman with Univision, Jorge Ramos. The KKK clad protesters held signs that said “Make America Racist Again” – a distortion of Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
During the limited coverage of the event and the protest, news organizations such as the New York Times concentrated their coverage about an altercation between a Trump security officer and one of the protesters. A member of Trump’s security team allegedly pulled down a large blue sign reading “Trump: Make America Racist Again” that was hoisted up by protesters gathered outside Trump Plaza.
The protester, identified by the news media as Efraín Galicia, chased and attempted to tackle the security officer. In an act of self-defense, the security officer then turned and swung. As Mr. Galicia was restrained, the security officer took the sign into Trump Tower. The New York Times only focused on the protesters in street clothes and totally avoided mentioning the KKK aspect of the event. In fact, the photograph used by the Times blocked out those dressed like the KKK.
“Someone should remind the Times and others on the left that the Ku Klux Klan was a creation of Democrats after the War Between the States. Perhaps they forgot that one of their Democratic Party icons, the late Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, served as the Grand Kleagle of an active chapter of the notorious racist gang,” said former police detective Sid Franes, an African American who admits to supporting Ben Carson, the only black running for the presidential nomination.