• Trump and Protesters Show Up for Big Memorial — But Where Was the Press?

    Surge Summary: Jamestown, VA celebrated the 4ooth Anniversary of representative government  on the shores of America. President Trump was there, as were protesters, but it got meager coverage. 

    Trump and Protesters Featured at Hugely Important Historic Commemoration that Got Little Attention

    With comparatively slender acclaim, Tuesday marked a portentous event: the 400th celebration of representative government in the New World. On July 30, 1619, the House of Burgesses—which eventually became today’s Virginia General Assembly—was convened in Jamestown, Virginia.

    The ramifications of this gathering? Colossal.

    Gabriella Hoffman (The Resurgent) asserts, “[It] propelled the formation of the representative government federally and elsewhere across the U.S.”

    The significant commemoration didn’t elude the President who served as the event’s keynote speaker. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D-VA) was a no-show, as were members of the Virginia Black Caucus and other notable Virginia Democrat pols.

    Embattled Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax (D-VA), however, did make an appearance, along with Democratic Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton.

    Protestors, of course, made the private event which was hosted by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. They demonstrated against the President’s remarks.

    Comments Hoffman:

    Trump’s speech was laser-focused, succinct, and measured. It was sensitive to Virginia’s complicated history, but highlighted the Commonwealth’s importance in laying the groundwork for our constitutional republic.

    He made a bold declaration that slavery stained and harmed this country, noting:

    “It was the beginning of a barbaric trade of human lives,” he said. “Today in honor, we remember every sacred soul who suffered the horrors of slavery and the anguish of bondage.”

    It was one of his best speeches to date, in my opinion.

    There was one disruption during the oration itself when one protestor — Virginia Democrat House of Delegate member Ibraheem S. Samirah – approached the podium, shouting and holding a poster that read “Deport Hate.” Samirah has previously, openly, expressed anti-Semitic, anti-Israeli views. At Tuesday evening’s memorial, he was escorted out by Capitol Police.

    District Media Group’s Beverly Hallberg said it best:

    Well put, indeed.

    No one – including Donald Trump or any Chief Executive – ought to be exempt from constructive criticism. But the place for such is not the middle of a presidential address communicating the weightiness of a watershed juncture in American history.

    It really is regrettable that amidst all the shrieking and name-calling overwhelming the news cycle these days, the celebration of this four-centuries-old milestone event received such paltry coverage. It’s also a shame that an inspirational moment had to be tarnished by an obnoxious Leftist whose apparent loathing for the President apparently can’t be held in check long enough for him to finish a speech uninterrupted.

    Image: By (Designer) – U.S. mint website, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52339479

     

    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=18&v=dB0Za__55-Q


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