Elizabeth Matamoros of the Washington Free Beacon reported that CNN’s Erin Burnett Upfront on Thursday somehow took President Trump’s order to create a “1776 Commission” to advocate for better education of our liberty-based history and mangled it into….communist China? Erin Burnett’s kooky guest was embarrassing Obama Benghazi spokesperson (and now Biden surrogate) Susan Rice.
Burnett quoted Trump’s executive order, “to restore patriotic education to our schools,” adding “as if that education, of course, has been gone. He went after The New York Times for its 1619 Project, which aims to reframe this nation’s history with a greater focus on slavery.”
Wrong. Nikole Hannah-Jones & Co. tried to claim the American Revolution was entirely about slavery, which historians of the period said was deeply wrong. Then Burnett ran a clip of Trump’s speech and threw the usual CNN softball to Team Biden. Is she a host? Or a stewardess? Did she bring Rice a cocktail and a packet of peanuts?
PRESIDENT TRUMP: America’s founding set in motion the unstoppable chain of events that abolish slavery, secured civil rights, defeated communism and fascism, and built the most fair, equal and prosperous nation in human history.
BURNETT: What is your response to the President?
RICE: This was one of the most astonishing speeches I’ve heard him give. He talks about patriotic education, I thought I was listening to Mao Zedong running Communist China. We don’t have a system of patriotic education where the Dear Leader tells the people what they must learn. We open students’ minds. We give them facts. We teach them how to analyze. We teach them civics and the foundations of our Constitution. And when you study the Constitution, which appears Donald Trump hasn’t, you understand that it is a living document that has evolved.
If Biden and Susan Rice win, the Constitution might “evolve” right into the dustbin with “Medicare for All,” the “Green New Deal,” and other leftist schemes.
Rice claimed she reveres the Constitution “but in 1787, you and I, Erin, and all women in this country couldn’t participate in our democracy. We had no vote. And if you were African- American and a male, the Constitution of 1787 said you are worth three-fifths of a human being.” Liberals never acknowledge the troubling reality that the Heritage Foundation explains, that counting slaves as a full person would have meant more power in the House of Representatives for the slave states.
Rice concluded: “So to celebrate that and deny the realities of our history, positive and negative, and to wipe out the history of slavery in this country and call the teaching of it un-American is the most communist, retro crazy thing I’ve heard out of Donald Trump’s mouth in a while.”
Nobody’s “wiping” out the history of slavery when you teach it accurately!
After all this Trump-the-Maoist craziness, Burnett simply concluded “Ambassador Rice, I appreciate your time. Thank you for joining me.”