Trump Shocked That Followers Are Violent

Call me crazy, but when the president of the United States announces that he could shoot somebody on 5th Avenue and not lose any supporters; when he refers to Nazis chanting “Jews will not replace us” as “very fine people;” when he’s OK with a Republican congressman assaulting a reporter; when he says that business deals in Saudi Arabia take precedence over the life of a journalist; and when he calls the press “the enemy of the people,” should we be surprised when one or more of his crackpot fans decides it’s acceptable behavior to mail bombs to prominent members of the “enemy” party, namely the Democrats?

After years of calling for and condoning violence as acceptable political action, Donald Trump’s statement asking for “unity” and referring to these as “despicable acts” is much too little, much too late. Trump has created this environment in which you defeat your opponents by trying to kill them. He has given comfort and encouragement to America’s nutcases. Today’s attempted murders were only thwarted because the very federal law enforcement agencies Trump has vilified for years were still doing their jobs.

Will he tone down his rhetoric, now that an actual journalist has been murdered and attempts have been made on his political adversaries? As the game show host himself would say, stay tuned. But don’t hold your breath,

2 Replies to “Trump Shocked That Followers Are Violent”

  1. Hi Larry. Miss you on Facebook these days, so I came here.

    “Trump has created this environment in which you defeat your opponents by trying to kill them. ”

    Or, Khashoggi. You condone your friends actually killing their opponents.

    Is it environment anymore, or is it ecology?

  2. Penny – Glad you found me here. I really miss the old blogging days. It would be a better world if those who had something to say started their own blogs. Facebook is sucking the heart out of many of us, and stealing our identities, too. Hope you guys had a good Thanksgiving. At least we can be thankful for the new House of Representatives.

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