There might be nothing more triggering to those on the Left than the four words of President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, “Make America Great Again.”
When hearing the phrase, Democrats sometimes retort with something like, “America was never great.” Every once in a while, some will ask, “when was America great?”
The question was recently posed by former Attorney General Eric Holder.
Check it out, via BizPac Review:
Appearing in the friendly confines of MSNBC on Wednesday, Holder questioned when America was ever great.
“When I hear these things about let’s Make America Great Again, I think to myself, exactly when did you think America was great?” he asked. “It certainly wasn’t when people were enslaved. It certainly wasn’t when women did have the right to vote. It certainly wasn’t when the LGBT community was denied the rights to which it was entitled.”
MSNBC anchor Ari Melber put forth the Democratic Party talking point that Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again” is code for returning to our racist past.
“Does that phrase echo as discrimination in your ears?” he asked.
Holder took advantage of the opportunity to again question when America was ever great.
“It takes us back to an American past that never in fact really existed, this notion of greatness,” Holder replied. “You know, America has done superb things, great things, and it has been a leader in a whole range of things, but we’re always a work in process.”
Vice President Pence knows America was great and is becoming greater still. He was able to answer Holder’s question without a single word:
America was great when George Washington crossed the Delaware River to later secure American independence. American was great when it showed its resolve during the battle on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. America was great when it sent the first humans onto the Moon in 1969. America was great when Martin Luther King Jr. helped lead the civil rights movement.
Holder knew he was beaten, so incoming backpedal in 3…2…1…
Here’s how some people responded to the exchange: