After President-elect Donald Trump’s huge victory last week, protests have sprung up around the country with documented incidents of violence against his supporters.
The mainstream media have largely decided that instead of focusing on facts, they would run with spurious allegations (some of which have already been debunked) against Trump’s supporters. Trump’s response in an interview with “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday, however, put President Barack Obama and defeated Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to shame with just two words: “Stop it.”
Obama and Clinton have not exactly rushed forward to condemn violence or curb the tantrums of disappointed liberals.
In the interview, Trump was asked about the alleged harassment perpetrated by Trump supporters, and he responded: “I am very surprised to hear that,” he said. “I hate to hear that, I mean I hate to hear that.”
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) November 14, 2016
Correspondent Lesley Stahl continued to question Trump about the allegations, apparently with the assumption that they were completely true, since in the mainstream media, journalism is dead. Trump responded a second time, “I would say don’t do it, that’s terrible, ’cause I’m gonna bring this country together.”
When Stahl pressed again with spurious allegations about harassment of Latinos and Muslims, but no concern for the on-tape beating of a white man by black Clinton supporters, Trump made his position clear:
“I am so saddened to hear that. And I say: Stop it,” Trump said. “If it, if it helps. I will say this, and I will say right to the cameras: Stop it.”
Stahl seemed mostly concerned with the “fear” experienced by the Clinton supporters who have protested Trump, despite the evidence, which Trump pointed out, that these protests are often well-funded and organized by left-wing big money.
Unlike Obama and Clinton, Sen. Bernie Sanders came forward on CNN’s “State of the Union,” which aired over the weekend, to condemn the violence against Trump supporters that was reportedly committed by his own supporters, The Washington Post reported.
“Any person who is a Bernie Sanders supporter, please, do not in any way, shape or form engage in violence,” Sanders said.
As even Sanders has condemned the violence, where is President Obama? Where is Clinton? Both Obama and Clinton, but especially Obama, should roundly condemn the rioting, violence and harassment we’ve seen spread across the country by anti-Trump protesters.
Instead, Trump and Sanders stepped forward and showed far more class than either Obama or Clinton ever have. Unfortunately, the mainstream media didn’t follow suit, as they have given little more than a passing glance to the documented violence against Trump supporters.
While Trump’s statement was statesmanlike and put Obama and Clinton to shame, he should be careful not to be dragged into the false narratives perpetuated by the mainstream media.
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