On Wednesday, far-left leaning Joy Behar, co-host of ABC’s rabidly liberal show “The View” went completely over the top, calling President Trump a “total racist.” The president refuses to apologize for voicing conservative views all the way back in 1989.
Right after a white female jogger was raped in Central Park, Donald Trump took out full page ads in four separate New York City newspapers calling for the death penalty.
For once, Trump has something in common with Joe Biden, they both are in trouble with the Democrats for false racism and neither will apologize.
On the night of April 19, 1989, Trisha Meili, a 28-year-old investment banker, was jogging in the North Woods of Manhattan’s Central Park. Eight other people were injured in the park that same night in what the New York Times described as “one of the most widely publicized crimes of the 1980s.” Meili was so badly injured that she remained in a coma for 12 days.
Around 30 teenagers were “wilding out” that night with around 20 individuals taken into custody by morning. After confessing in lengthy interrogations, six were indicted on charges of assault, robbery, riot, rape, sexual abuse, and attempted murder.
The attempted murder charges were for both Meili and a separate attack on John Loughlin. One defendant made a plea deal for the assault of Loughlin only. The remaining defendants became known as the “Central Park Five.”
Behar ignores the actual facts in the case to blatantly demonize Trump for his commonly held conservative “views.”
Advances in technology eventually matched Matias Reyes with the rape, leading to the convictions of the five to be thrown out, followed by a civil suit against New York. All of this has been the subject of a recent Netflix documentary.
To this day, Linda Fairstein, head of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Sex Crimes Unit in 1989, “long maintained that significant evidence exists that the young men participated in the attack on Meili and committed other acts of violence in the park that night.” They just didn’t leave DNA behind. Behar totally fails to mention that.
According to City Journal, Trump’s ads simply called for a “tough-on-crime approach.” At the time, the city averaged more than five murders per day.
“’Bring back the death penalty. Bring back our police!’ the ad blared in bold type. Trump spoke of the ‘complete breakdown of life as we knew it,’ and lamented that ‘New York families—White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian—have had to give up the pleasure of a leisurely stroll in the Park at dusk.’ Trump affirmed his ‘hate’ for ‘muggers and murderers,’ who, he said, ‘should be forced to suffer and, when they kill, they should be executed for their crimes.'”
“Though the Central Park attacks were certainly the backdrop to Trump’s ad, his language did not presume the guilt of the defendants, whom he scarcely mentioned, and he did not call specifically for the execution of anyone. In fact, Trump demanded capital punishment only for murderers, and by the time his ad appeared, Trisha Meili was expected to survive.”
They also point out that Trump wasn’t the only one “expressing horror and anguish about the attack.”
“neither the New York Times nor the Daily News objected to running the ad, after all.”
“Pack-style violence like what happened that night in Central Park was all too common.”
Trump’s ad was really nothing more than a demand for public safety, and a return to the “feeling of security New York’s finest once gave to the citizens of this City.”
No matter what Joy Behar has to say, there is absolutely no reason for President Trump to apologize for a single word of it.