Speaking at the ‘Salute To America’ event to mark Independence Day at South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore National Memorial on Friday, President Trump pulled no punches tearing into the left’s latest hashtag activism, which has come to be known as “cancel culture.”
The idea has led to the “canceling” of public figures and regular Americans alike, typically hounded and/or doxxed for an opposing view on social issues, such as race and gender.
While cancel culture has claimed victims from all spheres of life as well as of all political backgrounds, progressive activists have weaponized social media to disparage those who fail to conform to mainstream narratives or their politically correct views.
During his speech at Mount Rushmore, President Trump argued that the toxic concept had no place in American society:
“One of their political weapons is ‘cancel culture’. Driving people from their jobs, shaming dissenters, and demanding total submission from anyone who disagrees.”
“This is the very definition of totalitarianism and it is completely alien to our culture and to our values and it has absolutely no place in the United States of America”
“There is a new far-left fascism that demands absolute allegiance. If you do not speak its language, perform its rituals, recite its mantras, and follow its commandments then you will be censored, banished, blacklisted, persecuted and punished,”
President Trump vowed to unleash the full power of the law on those who seek to “defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children,” doubling down on his pledge to punish vandals with lengthy prison terms.