As Democrats began to realize that it was getting harder and harder to pretend their constant vitriolic rhetoric had nothing to do with the ongoing violent unrest on the streets, they made a joint effort this week to shift the blame to President Trump.
On Monday, prominent Democrats such as Presidential candidate Joe Biden, vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris, Senator Chuck Schumer, and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, among others, all blamed Trump for ‘recklessly encouraging’ the violence being carried out by anti-Trumpers, ANTIFA, and BLM supporters across the U.S.
“He may think that war in our streets is good for his reelection chances, but that is not presidential leadership — or even basic human compassion,” Biden said in a statement posted on Monday.
“I condemn violence of every kind by anyone, whether on the left or the right,” he added on Twitter. “And I challenge Donald Trump to do the same.”
Kamala Harris “joined” Biden in ‘condemning’ the violence, saying: “Americans deserve a president who will heal our country and bring people together–not fan the flames of hate and division.”
Harris’ comments come just months after encouraging her supporters to bail out violent protesters who’d been arrested so that they can go out and “protest” more.
“If you’re able to, chip in now to the @MNFreedomFund to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota,” Harris tweeted back in June.
Senator Schumer similarly accused the President of incitement, tweeting: “President Trump is inciting violence while screaming LAW & ORDER. Enough.”
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who refused federal aid from President Trump to help end the rioting astonishingly turned around and blamed the President for the state of his own city.
“Do you seriously wonder, Mr President, why this is the first time in decades that America has seen this level of violence?” Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said during a press conference. “It’s you who have created the hate and division.”
Of course, all of this was backed up by mainstream media outlets who joined the chorus in laying the blame squarely on President Trump.
It was quite timely then that we released a compilation video of prominent Democrats and progressives, such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, and others, openly calling for political unrest.
The video was quick to go viral, attracting over 2.5 million views on the original post in less than 48 hours from publishing. Rep. Dan Crenshaw, among others, also published the video, resulting in the collective viewership of well over 4 million people thus far.
“Video shows Democratic leaders, liberal pundits cheering and condoning violence against political opponents,” Fox News reported in response to the video.
BlazeTV host Elijah Schaffer called it “the most important video of 2020,” while Steven Crowder suggested that the video be immediately turned into an ad for President Trump’s re-election campaign.
“This is all you need to know about why we are where we are,” said actor James Woods in response to the video.
Donald Trump Jr also shared the video, saying: “Dem leaders and their allies in the media cheered on the violent left every step of the way.”
Dem leaders and their allies in the media cheered on the violent left every step of the way…pic.twitter.com/goInUrw6P8— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 31, 2020