It’s really has gotten this bad.
from the American Spectator:
Had Donald Trump given the Gettysburg Address, liberals would have called it insultingly brief. No matter how eloquently and sensibly he speaks, they stand ready to snipe at him. No sooner had he finished his stellar remarks in Poland than they grabbed for their wet blankets.
Yes, he criticized Russia; yes, he defended NATO. But why, they wanted to know, didn’t he attack his hosts? Or as the New York Times put it: “Mr. Trump roused his Polish hosts by recounting the country’s history of resistance to invaders, including Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. But he said nothing about the right-wing government’s crackdown on judges and journalists and its refusal to accept more migrants, policies that have upset European Union leaders. He instead praised Poland as a defender of liberty in the face of existential threats.”
Trump’s speech rested on a defense of basic truths that only liberalism could find controversially “nationalist.” Seen through liberalism’s warped lens, a restatement of common sense, universal to all, is treated as “divisive” while explicitly dividing people by special-interest categories is “unifying.” In that perverse spirit, liberals looked for sins of omission and found one in Trump’s not visiting a monument to Jewish victims of the Nazis. Ivanka, a convert to Judaism, visited it, but that wasn’t good enough.
The media’s sour response was due in no small part to its hopeless secularism. Trump’s theism is far too uncomplicated for the taste of elite journalists. In one of the most powerful passages of his speech, he recalled the religious resolution of the Polish people against the Soviets:
Through four decades of communist rule, Poland and the other captive nations of Europe endured a brutal campaign to demolish freedom, your faith, your laws, your history, your identity — indeed the very essence of your culture and your humanity. Yet, through it all, you never lost that spirit. Your oppressors tried to break you, but Poland could not be broken.