From Dorr Township Republican Precinct Committeeman Rich Roston:
Lefty NYTimes photographer finds children at Trump rallies heartbreaking
I found it heartbreaking to watch mothers bring their children to an anti-ICE rally
Damon Winter is a staff photographer for the Opinion section of the NYTimes.
Aug. 3, he opined in the declining publication that he remembered “being heartbroken that children were exposed to this anger, were learning from it and participating in it” while he referred to his perspective following Donald Trump’s campaign rallies in 2016.
I can almost relate; I found it heartbreaking to see mothers bring their children to an anti-ICE rally in Woodstock, IL, a few weeks ago.
Winter spoke of “the long weeks away from my own son that softened my eye and drew me toward parents and their children at Mr. Trump’s rallies.”
I was disheartened to see mothers who were bringing their children to an event based on a one-sided and false narrative.
It was as though I was watching their introduction to Leftist indoctrination.
Mr. Winter spoke of the hatred he witnessed at the Trump rallies as though that encapsulated the essence of the events.
I was at five of then Candidate Trump’s rallies in 2016.
I didn’t experience hatred.
I experienced a refreshing enthusiasm born on the promises of someone who wasn’t beholding to Swamp Creatures for his place in the polls – promises that, as President, he has kept far beyond anything I’ve ever seen in my 61 years.
Yes, I do recall when, even then, Donald Trump called out the media for its bias.
I remember the joy of turning to boo the buffoons sequestered in the back to provide their biased coverage of the event.
I didn’t sense any hatred towards the individuals.
But, I did recall feeling the joy at an opportunity to call out so-called journalists who actually serve as propagandists for the Left.
Above all, I felt that none of the boos or criticisms were unfounded.
I hoped that, maybe, one or two from their ranks would get a clue – would wake up to the crime they are perpetrating against their proclaimed profession, as well as against liberty and their country.
If children at the events saw this, it’s my hope that the lesson they learned was about the importance of a free press that is, above all, honest and unbiased.
Back in Woodstock, a few weeks ago, I saw angry mothers, sharing their anger with their children – their outrage against ICE.
Only, I knew that their outrage was misguided and manufactured.
Photos in the press were staged, false or from other times or events.
I recognized the issue as a construct of the Left with an eye on the November elections.
I also knew that the attitude of these mothers is far more responsible for the plight of illegal immigrant children at the border than anything Donald Trump has done as President.
Their soft-hearted (soft-headed) attitude is part of what entices parents to allow their children to make the risky trek to the border or, as is far more often the case, for unrelated illegal immigrants to bring along children as get-in-free passes to America.