Outrageous: History Textbook Suggests Trump Is Mentally Unstable and Racist

Advanced Placement book trashes the president and his supporters in a section about the 2016 election

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Fox News’ Todd Starnes reports that a high school history book meant for Advanced Placement students that is used across the country portrays President Donald Trump as mentally ill — and that it depicts his supporters as racist.

The textbook is titled, “By the People: A History of the United States,” and is published by Pearson Education.

The portion that trashes Trump and his supporters is the final section of the book.

It reads more like a far-Left blog than it does a history book.

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It’s titled, “The Angry Election of 2016.”

“Most thought that Trump was too extreme a candidate to win the [presidential] nomination, but his extremism, his anti-establishment rhetoric, and, some said, his not very hidden racism connected with a significant number of primary voters,” the textbook reads.

This is what’s being put into the minds of high school kids.

The textbook describes Trump supporters as “mostly older, often rural or suburban, and overwhelmingly white.”

“[Hillary] Clinton’s supporters feared that the election had been determined by people who were afraid of a rapidly developing ethnic diversity of the country, discomfort with their candidate’s gender and nostalgia for an earlier time in the nation’s history,” the book also states.

“They also worried about the mental stability of the president-elect and the anger that he and his supporters brought to the nation.”

Starnes writes:

In other words, Advanced Placement students are going to be taught that President Trump is mentally insane and his supporters are a bunch of irredeemable deplorables. Such descriptions would be laughable, but this garbage is being shoved into the minds of impressionable American teenagers.

Some students, according to Starnes, noticed the bias.

Tarra Snyder, a student at Minnesota’s Rosemount High School, told Fox News she was “appalled” by the anti-Trump bias in the textbook.

“It was really, really surprising to me,” Snyder said. “I really believe that learning should be objective and that students can make their own decisions based on what they’re able to learn in a classroom, and if the facts are skewed, then students aren’t able to make well-rounded decisions on what they believe.”

When Pearson Education was contacted about the book’s bias, a spokesperson said it had gone through “rigorous peer review to ensure academic integrity.”

In other words, a bunch of liberal academics who hate Trump saw nothing wrong with putting out a “history” book that teaches kids to hate Trump.

Completely disgusting, in our opinion.

Perhaps what’s even worse: This is where our tax dollars are going?

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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