Gone with the Wind

Michael Eric Dyson, liberal ‘View’ hosts say Trump’s mention of ‘Gone with the Wind’ was racially motivated

Liberal commentator Michael Eric Dyson attacked President Trump on Friday, arguing that he was racist for pushing for a return of “Gone with the Wind” and criticizing the movie “Parasite.” “The View” showed a clip of Trump arguing at a Colorado rally Thursday that “Parasite” shouldn’t have received an Academy Award. He also panned the choice of a South Korean film for best picture. “What the hell was that all about?” Trump asked. He added: “Can we get like ‘Gone with the Wind’ back, please?” “Yeah, let’s get ‘Birth of the Nation’ back because we don’t have enough of that kind of kowtowing and cooning,” Dyson said, referring to a movie that’s long considered to be racist. “The View” then muted the comments that followed and it’s unclear what exactly he said. Co-host Sunny Hostin took issue with Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan, arguing that Trump thought America was great in 1939 when “Gone with the Wind” was released. Dyson added that the movie was about “subordinating black people to white folk.” “Let’s bring back the Civil War, let’s bring back slavery,” said co-host Ana Navarro, speaking on how she believes Trump feels about the film. “Gone with the Wind” has come under fire for its depiction of slavery and African Americans. In 2017, a historic theater in Memphis, Tenn., which had shown “Gone With the Wind” screenings for decades, decided to remove the classic film from its schedule due to its racially “insensitive” content. At the time, Orpheum Theater President Batterson explained the decision by saying , “As an organization whose stated mission is to ‘entertain, educate and enlighten the communities it serves,’ the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population.” The wife of late “Gone With the Wind” actor Fred Crane was outraged over the theater’s decision to ban the film. “By making a statement, they are trying to make a problem,” Terry Lynne Crane told Fox News at the time. “They are inciting racial division and it’s only escalating.”

Exactly right, Ma’am.  This is just another pathetic, disingenuous attempt to label Trump a racist.  It’s the standard Democrat talking point that they push over and over.  Trump liked the movie ‘Gone with the Wind;’ a movie that won TEN academy awards and is considered one of the greatest classic movies of all time.  So what?  It’s a great movie!   That’s all Trump was saying when he disagreed with ‘Parasite’ winning an Oscar.  That’s all   But, because the setting of the movie was during the Civil War when yes, blacks were slaves in the DEMOCRAT south, these self-righteous, sanctimonious, liberal elitists jumped at the opportunity to call Trump a racist.  Then, to make matters worse, you have these brain surgeons on The View suggesting that Trump, in an election year no less, actually intended to make a racist comment.  In other words, he consciously tried to be offensive to a large voting segment in an election year.  Yeah, Michael and Sunny, that’s what he intended…morons.  This is self-serving, agenda driven nonsense gone crazy.  And this is why more and more people are turning away from these race hustlers on the left.