Vile attacks on Melania Trump, Tim Scott, and Madison Cawthorn lit up Twitter during and after the RNC.
The 2020 Republican National Convention was filled with inspirational speakers, including minorities, women, and victims of left-wing violence such as Mark and Patricia McCloskey. The Left wasted no time in attempting to smear many of the speakers, as well as posting offensive remarks on Twitter.
The main targets of hate were President Trump’s wife, Melania, Republican Senator Tim Scott, and South Carolina Republican nominee Madison Cawthorn.
Melania Trump’s speech at the RNC was filled with sympathy and prayers for people who have been effected by the coronavirus, and victims of the riots. She also spoke about motherhood, drug addiction, and violence. Her speech has been described by many as compassionate.
Leftists on Twitter and in the media refused to focus on the positive message, and instead reported on her outfit, her marriage, and her accent.
Singer, actress, and anti-Trump radical Bette Midler’s remarks were the most egregious, first referring to Melania Trump as an illegal alien. Then, she complained that Melania, who actually speaks six languages, “can’t speak English”.
Midler’s final insult was insinuating that Melania was a mail-order bride, tweeting: “I’m surprised Trump wants to destroy the #PostOffice. He got all his wives from it.”
#beBest is back! A UGE bore! She can speak several words in a few languages. Get that illegal alien off the stage!
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) August 26, 2020
Twitter blew up with responses from both sides of the aisle condemning the blatant bigotry of her statements. Liberals called her out for not practicing the feminism that she preaches, and for xenophobia.
Conservatives pointed out how tactless and crude her insults were.
Ben Shapiro replied: “No, she’s just speaking with an accent. You, however, are a fool in any language.”
Brandon Morse responded to Midler’s comments on Twitter:
An immigrant woman, who doesn’t have English as her first language, just got up on on a stage and was so gracious that she refused to attack classless people like you and instead focused on hope and positivity. I’ll take her accent over your ghoulishness any day. https://t.co/0PPR7bI4rp
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) August 26, 2020
Senator Tim Scott
Republican Senator Tim Scott, of South Carolina, ended the first night of the RNC with a hopeful speech about how everyone has the opportunity to succeed in this country through hard work. His most quoted moment was when he stated that his family went from “cotton to Congress in one lifetime.”
After his speech, Twitter was inundated with vile comments, calling Scott an ‘Uncle Tom’, and saying that he had a “plantation Negro slave grin on his face”.
‘Uncle Tom’ is a slur that refers to “a black man considered to be excessively obedient or servile to white people”.
A Democrat Representative even liked a comment stating that Tim Scott “might as well be” white.
Democrat @RepCohen just liked a tweet saying Tim Scott 'might as well be white' pic.twitter.com/VpIua2Ja9I
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 25, 2020
Madison Cawthorn, a Republican nominee for Congress in South Carolina, spoke at the RNC from his wheelchair, as he is partially paralyzed from a car accident in 2014. In his speech, he urged Americans to only “kneel before God, but stand for our flag” and to not cower to a mob.
He ended his speech by stating: “Be a radical for liberty and be a radical for our republic for which I stand, one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all.” As he spoke these words, he used a walker to stand from his wheelchair.
PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor decided that this act of strength was somehow an act against Black Lives Matter, although the movement was not mentioned anywhere in that moment.
Madison Cawthorn made it a point to stand, suggesting that all Americans to should stand during the pledge of allegiance & national anthem.
It was a direct rebuke of actions by ppl — including black athletes who are currently sitting out games — protesting police brutality.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) August 27, 2020
Mollie Hemingway, senior editor of The Federalist, spoke about the absurd comment, stating: “If you thought, ‘certainly nobody could attack this man in a wheelchair for standing up at the end of his speech,’ you haven’t met our completely insane White House press corps, currently viciously attacking a paralyzed man for not sharing their far-left political views.”
Attorney and National Review contributor Jeff Blehar responded to Alcindor on Twitter:
How on earth could you possibly turn the rather moving act of a FREAKIN' PARAPLEGIC rising for the national anthem into some weird BLM trip? When someone holds the door open for you, is that a rebuke of BLM too?
My patience for takes like this has reached its limit. https://t.co/p7EZPmzoj8
— Jeff B., who on earth is this guy?? (@EsotericCD) August 27, 2020