Where’s the Left’s criticism over four years of politicians and the media calling Trump supporters “racists, bigots, stupid, morons…?”
This morning, social media is abuzz about the inflammatory comments of former Trump advisor, Steve Bannon, saying yesterday on his War Room Pandemic show that two Trump administration officials (Dr. Fauci and FBI Director Wray) should be fired and something about wanting to see “heads on pikes” as a warning to federal workers who he believes have been working against the President. Bannon’s show was cut by YouTube while Bannon was mid-sentence. I believe Bannon has already recognized that his rhetoric was inflammatory and intends to focus on continuing to fight for justice.
But in all the buzz on social media criticizing Bannon’s hyperbolic statement, there is absolutely no attention paid to what is streamed on social media and mainstream media daily and has been since President Trump was elected four years ago as President of our United States.
The latest this week is from Keith Olbermann who left CNN as a sportscaster and now hosts his own show called “Olbermann vs Trump.” His entire show is dedicated to denouncing and ridiculing not just President Trump but more importantly almost 70 million Americans who supported him in 2016 and an even large number of Americans who support him currently.
Listen to what Olbermann said about those Americans.
That rhetoric is almost beyond inflammatory and relentless. The constant drumbeat is that Trump and his supporters are morons, deplorable, chumps, stupid, racists. The left loves to say that “words have consequences” and they are correct – they do. Trump supporters who consider themselves more populists than Republicans are tired of the name-calling. They are not all “white” as they are constantly branded by the “left.” They are not all religious. They are not all pro-life. They are, however, all pro-freedom. They believe in individual liberties, including religious freedom, including the right to bear arms. They believe in the U.S. Constitution.
Here’s some commentary about Trump supporters from the left.
- Joy Reid on MSNBC: She complained about how “aggravating” the “red mirage” was and how “disappointed” she was that racist Trump voters didn’t get their comeuppance with a Biden blowout on election night.
- Vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris stated “[Trump’s] just bad and we will impeach! There is so much evidence against this guy, the mind boggles. And once he’s gone and we have regained our rightful place in the White House, look out if you supported him and endorsed his actions, because we’ll be coming for you next. You will feel the vengeance of a nation. No stone will be left unturned as we seek you out in every corner of this great nation. For it is you who have betrayed us.
Let that last thought of Kamala Harris set in – “look out if you supported him and endorsed his actions, because we’ll be coming for you next.“
A Hollywood actor says “when was the last time an actor shot a president?”
And, of course, Twitter censors none of them for saying put bullets in Trump, or Kathy Griffin for holding a Trump head effigy dripping in fake blood…
What has already been happening leading up to the election?
Trump supporters were the target of violent rhetoric – including from former vice-president Biden – and media folks saying we need to put a bullet in “Trump’s head.” Maxine Waters telling a crowd that if you see anyone from the Trump administration – “you tell them they are not welcome – anywhere…”
Here’s a clip of what prominent politicians and prominent media figures have said about Trump and his supporters. This is the source of hatred.
Republicans leaving the White House, following Trump’s nomination were harassed and required police escorts out of the area: