Conservative activist — and Cuban immigrant — Rafael Cruz railed against the very idea of “diversity” in a rally in South Carolina, saying it was part of an effort to divide the country, Right Wing Watch reported.
“It’s totally the opposite of what made America great,” Cruz said. “When the great influx of people from all over the world to this great bastion of liberty, everybody amalgamated into the American way. It became a melting pot.”
By comparison, he argued, diversity was “the opposite” of that concept.
“It is just trying to divide everybody into a series of little groups that all become something else than Americans, that all are being portrayed as victims of an evil society, and as victims they have no choice but become dependent on almighty government,” Cruz said.
Cruz, the father of Tea Party presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), attributed the increased emphasis on diversity to the destruction of “family values.”
“It’s a destruction of our Judeo-Christian foundation. It is a destruction of our religious liberty,” he said. “Because remember, at the heart of all this brainwashing is, government must become your God. There is no other God but government.”
Watch Cruz’s remarks, as posted by Right Wing Watch, below.
Donald Trump dodges questions at turkey pardon: ‘Will you be interested in a pardon for yourself?’
President Donald Trump on Tuesday declined to say whether he will be seeking a pardon as he prepares to leave the White House.
At an annual White House Thanksgiving ceremony, Trump took credit for new stock market gains and suggested that President-elect Joe Biden should adopt his "America First" slogan.
After pardoning a turkey named Corn, Trump, who was accompanied by First Lady Melania Trump, ignored questions shouted by reporters.
"Any pardons before leaving office?" ABC correspondent Jonathan Karl could be heard yelling. "Will you be interested in a pardon for yourself."
Trump abruptly ends news conference after 1 minute as reporters grill him on conceding
President Donald Trump took one minute out of his day on Tuesday to hold a press conference in which he took credit for gains in the stock market, which came after President-elect Joe Biden's transition was allowed to formally begin.
At his press conference which lasted almost exactly one minute, Trump credited his administration for the Dow Jones Industrial Average trading above 30,000 for the first time.
"The stock market, it's just broken 30,000," the president said. "Never broken that number. That's a sacred number. Nobody thought they would ever see it. That's the ninth time since the beginning of 2020 and it's the 48th time that we have broken records in -- during the Trump administration."
The View hilariously ridicules ‘Narnia Ice Queen’ Melania Trump for pretending to love Christmas
First lady Melania Trump was caught on tape by a friend ranting about Christmas at the White House. After years of conservatives alleging that liberals were engaging in a "War on Christmas," Melania ranted, "Who gives a f*ck about Christmas stuff and decoration?"
"I'm in the Christmas spirit!" cheered Republican strategist Ana Navarro, belting out, "Joy to the world, the Trump's are gone!"
"Really this tape we heard of Melania was so ironic and absurd and ridiculous," Navarro continued. "How long have we been hearing Donald Trump talk about the war on Christmas, the war on Christmas, blah, blah, blah. Turns out the whole time the war on Christmas was coming from within the White House. No wonder she decorated the White House with those trees that looked like the 'Handmaid's Tale.' Be best. Be gone."