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On Tuesday morning, May 16, 2023, I read an article by Froma Harrop, from The Bakersfield Californian titled, “Donald Trump is not out type, believe me.” The first thing that I thought of, before reading the article is that as a writer, she is clumping everyone into a group, that everyone else agrees with her that Donald Trump is “not our type.”
As a Conservative, this was offensive to me. Over half of this country supports Donald Trump, and according to recent poling, Trump clears the GOP field and beats Biden. Trump currently leads the GOP presidential primary race at 55%, followed by Ron DeSantis at 20%, where 56% of people think that Biden is not mentally fit to run for President again, and 67% of those polled said that Biden is too old for the position.
Besides the obvious reasons why Trump makes a better Presidential candidate in 2024 over Biden, Harrop brought up issues about Trump that people do not care about. People do not care that E. Jean Carroll, a woman Trump never met, won in a civil lawsuit against Trump, which he is appealing.
No one cares about some old Access Hollywood Tape that was used to try to stop Trump from winning as President in 2016. No one cares about what Trump looks like, except Harrop, where she attacks Trump’s looks like a scorned woman, stating that he is an “obese 76-year-old who likes pretending to be young buck who gets to pick and choose among the ladies.”
It is okay to have debates on policy differences between Trump and Biden, and to focus on the real issues, but petty attacks and smear campaigns are the reasons why people do not trust the media right now. A new gallop poll shows that just 7% of Americans have “a great deal” of trust and confidence in the media, and 38% have no confidence at all in newspapers.
Harrop then attacks the people who attend Trump rallies. I would like to ask her if she has “been to a Trump Rally?” If she had, she would not so viciously attack the hard-working men and women who go to the rallies, who only love this country, and do not like seeing the road it is going down.
She infers that the women who attend Trump rallies are there due to being drawn there like “animal magnetism” but that these types of ladies are not “Trump’s type.” She states that Trump’s type is porn star Stormy Daniels, who already stated publicly that she never had sex with Trump, and it was a lie. Trump has a beautiful and graceful wife Melania, and for Harrop to assume that she knows what Trump’s type of woman is, is quite insulting from a journalistic standpoint. As a journalist myself, I would never write vile words based on not liking someone. Where are the days that a journalist remained neutral?
After attacking Trump and Melania, Harrop attacks Trump’s stance on abortion. I don’t use the term “reproductive rights” because in an abortion, nothing is being reproduced, but the exact opposite. It is a usual patter for Democrats to change the name for things to make them seem less negative in the public eye.
Harrop makes is sound like that the main issue that women care about in this country is abortion. That is not true. Women and families are worried about how they will pay for gas and rent. They are worried about it they can afford food to feed their kids. They are worried about their retirement accounts disappearing before their eyes. They are worried about more banks collapsing. They are worried about kids doing so poorly in school and the increase in mental health issues amongst teenagers, especially females.
Harrop ends her article by stating that Trump is “not even the fat Elvis, who at least was nice.” Did she know Elvis personally, and what is her obsession with focusing on a man’s weight? If she was to write about women being overweight, there would be huge outrage.
It is time for writers to go back to being neutral tellers of the truth, not what I read.
Stefanie Daubert, Writer and CEO of Conservative Christian News and Reporter for The Epoch Times.