As more Americans have died the past four months — in Donald Trump’s America — than any four-month period in US history. Six of the twelve main speakers at the RNC Convention share the name Trump, but to the Trump’s, Hunter Biden is the one who should be considered for nepotism. Several Republicans, including the vice president, have made the case that the riots and protests and violence happening in Trump’s America wouldn’t be happening in Trump’s America.
According to Karen Attiah at Washington Post:
That 17-year-old shooter and the Kenosha militias are precisely why the @nytimes running that Tom Cotton op-Ed promoting the use of “overwhelming force” to subdue protestors was so dangerous. Most of white journalism twitter was a flutter about the @nytopinion Tom Cotton Op-Ed because they saw it as an embarrassing PR crisis that cost an editor his job. Many Black people saw the piece for what it was: A dangerous incitement to violence against black protestors. Here’s how putting black lives at risk becomes normalized: @nytopinion platforms a politician who called for overwhelming violence against black protestors = “Gotta have both sides!” RNC platforms a couple famous for threatening black protesters with firearms = “Shock value!”
When a 17-year-old crosses state lines to open-carry weapon he was forbidden to own in a state he doesn’t even live in, he’s not defending his home. It’s called hunting.
This is Terrorist Kyle Rittenhouse as a child. His parents should be charged as well. pic.twitter.com/gynSAOIBp8
— Hoodlum 🇺🇸 (@NotHoodlum) August 26, 2020
Kenosha Suspect Kyle Rittenhouse Was Front Row At Trump Rally https://t.co/jF71UCvsBh
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) August 26, 2020
When Trump glorifies one, we inevitably get the other.
If you don’t see how uplifting the McCloskeys emboldens people like Kyle Rittenhouse then you’re not paying attention. pic.twitter.com/lwpPRPYjAo
— Sen. Mike Gianaris (@SenGianaris) August 26, 2020
An actual genocide was incited on Facebook. And there were no consequences. Nothing. It carried on making money. The party continued.
But now it has actively nurtured an extreme white supremacist death cult in its own backyard. And a reckoning is cominghttps://t.co/Adkkur0Uyc
— Carole Cadwalladr (@carolecadwalla) August 29, 2020
LOOK AT HOW THE MEDIA HUMANIZES WHITE MASS SHOOTERS
KYLE 👏🏽 RITTENHOUSE 👏🏾 IS 👏🏿 A 👏🏽 TERRORIST👏🏿!
FUCK THE NEW YORK POST! https://t.co/ClSVecd0hp
— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) August 27, 2020
Tucker: How shocked are we that 17 year olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would pic.twitter.com/MGl7tdz9B5
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 27, 2020
This is what we’re up against. pic.twitter.com/mbgDVQu5z1
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) August 27, 2020
— Jan Terje Espeland (@jantesays) August 26, 2020
Donald Trump will never abandon you
Donald Trump’s 3rd wife
This is absolutely brutal. Watch and share.
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc)
The shooter in WI was photographed at a Trump rally
The shooter at my high school wore a MAGA hat
The shooter in El Paso had a similar manifesto to how Trump talks talking about a “Hispanic invasion” at the boarder.
Donald Trump is inspiring domestic terrorists across the US.
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) August 27, 2020
Let us not forget that these are not the first vigilante murders of protesters. There have been killings in Omaha, and Austin.. all by right-wing white men who went looking for protesters to kill.https://t.co/yh3bdN7rx6
— MaKin (@KiarKini) August 27, 2020
Patriots. Our video #GestapoTrump was just accidentally deleted by one of us on the account. Nothing can change that we were up to 2 million views and trended number 2 in the country yesterday. Let’s keep it going. pic.twitter.com/tx8X22yAmV
— Really American 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) July 23, 2020