Greg Price, a conservative journalist, has released an investigative report claiming that Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) textbooks are providing a highly biased portrayal of former President Donald Trump’s time in the White House.
In a recent Substack article, Price highlighted multiple instances of what he believes to be highly inaccurate and biased coverage of Trump’s time in office within some of the most widely-used history textbooks in the country.
Human Events’ Jack Posobiec discussed Price’s revelations during a segment from his show on “Real America’s Voice.”
BREAKING: AP History textbooks are ALREADY brainwashing children about President Trump and conservative elected leaders are letting it happen because they are weakpic.twitter.com/spYrQONmNH
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) April 19, 2023
Price’s article exposed that almost all of the textbooks he reviewed wrongly attributed Trump’s 2016 election victory to “Russian meddling,” despite this notion having been debunked even by many on the left.
Additionally, these textbooks apparently omit important details of the Trump-Russia media narrative, such as the Steele Dossier, as well as the FBI’s misuse of FISA warrants.
Price also noted:
Nearly all of the textbooks claim “Russian meddling” was responsible for the 2016 election of Donald Trump, despite that narrative being debunked through multiple studies and news reports. A New York University Center for Social Media and Politics study found that Russian Twitter accounts had no measurable impact on the 2016 election. Facebook’s internal investigation also found that 56% of the $100K worth of Facebook ads purchased by Russians in 2016 were viewed on the platform after the election was over.
They also leave out all the details of how the Trump/Russia media narrative unraveled. None of them mention the phony Steele Dossier, how the FBI abused FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) to spy on Trump, the illegal unmasking of Michael Flynn, how officials like John Brennan, James Clapper, and Rep. Adam Schiff lied to the public about Russian collusion, or the role Hillary Clinton’s campaign played in feeding false Trump/Russia stories to the press.
Authors of one textbook reportedly claim that Trump “refused in 2017 to condemn a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia” – which is yet another falsehood, as Trump frequently condemned the racism.
“On the day the Charlottesville rally occurred, Trump said, ‘We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence,'” Price writes.
“Two days later, he issued a statement saying, ‘KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.'”
According to Price’s report, a textbook authored by a historian at Columbia University displays clear bias when discussing sexual assault allegations against both Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and former Democratic President Bill Clinton.
When covering the Thomas confirmation, the book allegedly downplays the questionable aspects of Anita Hill’s accusations by stating that “sexual misconduct by public officials had a long history.” It fails to acknowledge Hill’s questionable behavior, such as following Thomas from the Department of Education to his new role at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The same textbook mentions Donald Trump’s “numerous affairs,” which it suggests would have ruined the presidential chances of a more conventional candidate.
In his coverage of Clinton, however, one author does not even use the words “sexual misconduct” and leaves out any mention of his accusers.