What did Donald Trump say this time? Something offensive to
indians native Americans? Yes, he said something about “going off the reservation. . .” Wait, what’s that? Hillary said it? And has offered the usual abject apologies? Check:
Hillary Clinton’s staff have apologized for their boss after the presidential hopeful was lambasted by Native American groups for saying Donald Trump had gone ‘off the reservation’ Friday.
After being asked about Trump’s offensive comments, Clinton said: ‘I have a lot of experience dealing with men who sometimes get off the reservation in the way they behave and how they speak.’
That remark, made to CNN’s Jake Tapper, kicked off a firestorm that led to an apology by Amanda Renteria, Clinton’s national political director.
Posting on Twitter – where complaints about the phrase had accumulated under the hashtag #OffTheReservation – Renteria apologized for the ‘divisive language’.
In the first of two Tweets, she said: ‘About the use of an expression today that has some very offensive roots…Divisive language has no place in our politics.
She then added: ‘@HillaryClinton meant no disrespect to Native Americans. She wants this election to be about lifting people up, not tearing them down.’
Trump showed some of his nimbleness in exploiting the matter:
The apology focused on Native American people, but perhaps unsurprisingly, Donald Trump was displeased by Clinton’s remarks for different reasons.
Calling it a ‘horrible expression’, Trump told Fox and Friends on Sunday: ‘If I would have used that expression – maybe in the opposite form – it would have been a front page story. She uses it and gets away with it.’ Trump was referring to the lack of an immediate outcry in the media – something that several Twitter users also noted.
He continued: ‘That’s a very demeaning remark to men in my opinion. Was she referring to her husband? I think she was referring to her husband.’
Heh. I still say, by the way, that James Watt was right back in the 1980s when he said if you want to see socialism in action, check out an Indian reservation, still presided over, even in the age of Obama, by the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), which several
indians Native Americans of my acquaintance have said really said should stand for the “Bureau of Ignorance and Arrogance.” But that would be just about every federal agency.
Meanwhile, at Loyola Marymount College in Los Angeles, ostensibly a Roman Catholic institution, the College Fix reports that expressing a belief that there are two genders is being regarded as a potential “hate crime.” This almost reads like something from The Onion. Almost.
It’s uncommon at Jesuit universities these days for someone to openly share a traditional Catholic viewpoint.
When it happened at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, the school was so spooked it called the Los Angeles Police Department. Both the police and the university’s Bias Incident Response Team are investigating the stated belief that only two genders exist, male and female, as a hate crime.
A Loyola alumni office employee discussed her views on sexual orientation, which align with the Roman Catholic Church, with three students who were hanging up posters on the subject on April 14.
Cosette Carleo, one of the students involved, told The College Fix in a phone interview that the hate crime under investigation is “denying transgenderism.”