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So we'll get to the Republican National Convention last night. But let's just be clear about this. The people who are currently making the case for President Trump to be president are not Republicans. They are all of the rioters and the looters and the violent jackasses in the streets harassing normal people who are not bothering anybody or attempting to do violence or being terrible human beings. It is also the politicians on the Democratic side of the aisle who have decided to soft pedal all of this, who have decided that they are going to look over there.
They're just going to say, you know, we understand their motivation. I understand what they're doing. We get it. We do. You know, it's kind of unnecessary. But really, America is systemically racist. Really. Their cause is just America really is a terrible, no good, very bad place. The Democrats who are willing to overlook simple fact patterns in particular cases in order to draw a broad, overarching narrative about how America is systemically terrible.
And this is what is driving Trump's reelection prospects at this point in time. All the Democrats had to do and I've been saying this since the day that Trump was elected, all they had to do is not be crazy and they just couldn't do it. They tried for a brief second in time to nominate somebody who is not the crazy person. Right. They nominated Joe Biden in order to not nominate the octogenarian communist. And it turns out that Joe Biden is too weak to stand up to his own base.
He is too weak to stand up to the radicalism inherent in his own party. And the fact is that even the administration he last served under was rather radical on a lot of these matters. Remember, there were cities that burned during the last Democratic administration. Ferguson burned while Barack Obama stood there and said that people don't make up things like what happened with Michael Brown, except that everything that was said about Michael Brown was, in fact, made up by witnesses who lied about it at the time.
Ferguson burned, Baltimore burned, while Barack Obama was president of the United States, again, based on a case where the officers were found not to have committed a murder. New York City was massive protests in New York City while Barack Obama in Milwaukee burned while Barack Obama was president. So it's not as though Democrats having presided over this sort of stuff in the past and it is Democratic cities that are currently burning. It is Democratic mayors who have allowed this to go on.
As I mentioned yesterday, this really is not all that difficult. Government has one job, one job, protect your rights. And the minute that you say that the cops have to be pulled out of areas where they are protecting law abiding citizens from criminals and villains, the minute you say that the cops are the bad guys and the criminals and the villains are the good guys, you have lost the thread. Well, the Democrats have lost the thread.
And not only have they lost the thread, they've decided to reject reality, completely reject it. Reality is no longer of consequence in too many parts of the Democratic Party. And this is how you end up with the notion in the Democratic Party that fact are secondary to narrative. So there's more information now coming out on this shooting of Jacob Lake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, which has led to these massive riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, burning down of city blocks.
Right. Well, the Democrats said nothing about it all of last week. For the Democrats, it was all about America being systemically racist and evil and terrible and know that very bad, but no real harsh words to the rioters and the looters. Even Joe Biden's tepid little statements about how it's unnecessary violence is unnecessary. Why is it unnecessary? According to Joe Biden? It's unnecessary because, well, you know, you can use the political process to elect people like Joe Biden.
But if Donald Trump were to win again, then the threat of fascism is on the horizon, in which case, presumably it's necessary. There's a rather open extortion tactic that is being used by Democrats these days that is extraordinarily ugly. And I've yet to see a Republican riot like in the modern era. Have you seen Republicans rioting? I'm old enough to remember when they were calling Tea Partiers terrorists for standing there with American flags and playing corny songs and wearing hats with the brim is not properly bent.
They were terrorists, the Tea Party were bad guys, not one incident of serious violence at a Tea Party protest, not one. Hey, now you have nearly every BLM protest breaking out randomly, apparently into some sort of riot or looting as soon as the curfew hits. And yet we are being told that these are the best among us. This is this is the kind of protest that America stands for. But you know what? You really shouldn't get too violent because after all, you can just elect Joe Biden, this octogenarian 50 year politician who's not accomplished anything of major consequence in his career except for the only thing that he actually did was a criminal, a criminal justice bill that lengthened sentences that he now says was a bad idea.
So all of this has come to a head in the last week and a half. You can see the shift in the narrative because Democrats are starting to realize that this is extraordinarily damaging, like seriously, seriously damaging to their electoral prospects in Wisconsin, particularly rural Wisconsin is going to show up and vote now. Rural Minnesota and Minneapolis are going to show up and vote. Now, there are a lot of people who are going to show up and vote because they were alienated by Trump's personality.
And the DNC banked on people being alienated by Trump's personality. That was the defense, his entire pitch. There's nothing there about what they were actively going to do. They ignored their own agenda. It was all about how Trump was a bad, mean, orange, bad man. Well, guess what? Trump can be a bad orange mean, bad orange man. But when people are watching cities burn and when they are watching suburbs being invaded by rioters and looters and we saw that in Seattle last night, when they see people walking through the streets of major cities and being harassed and harangued by protesters getting directly in their face when they're watching people being punched in the head for no reason other than their political perspective.
When they see that, they go, OK, so you're telling me that because Trump is vulgar and bore and because he does things I don't like that I'm supposed to vote for people who incentivize this sort of extortion. Americans resent being extorted. They resent the electoral extortion that is now being effectuated upon them by the Democratic Party. And again, the Democratic Party is going full scale with this sort of stuff. They really are. They are ignoring fact patterns in order to propagate a narrative they think will be electorally valuable for them that will drive out what they think will be minority voters to the polls.
I think it's going to backfire in a pretty significant way here. They're ignoring fact patterns. There's new information on the Jacob Lake shootings I mentioned. Here's the new information is according to the Wisconsin DOJ investigation, quote, After the initial attempt to arrest Mr. Blake, Kenosha Police Officer Rustin Chesky deployed a taser to attempt to stop Mr. Blake when that attempt failed. Kenosha Police Officer Vincent Arenas also deployed a Taser. However, that Taser was also not successful in stopping Mr.
Blake. Also, Blake admitted he had a knife in his possession. On the tape, by the way, one of the cops can be heard shouting, drop the knife. But apparently, fact is, no matter, they literally don't matter, we've been told by top level Democrats that the facts of these cases do not matter because the overarching narrative is all that matters. And when you ignore the facts in order to preserve an overarching narrative that ends with riots and looting, when you soft-pedal the riots and the looting.
Americans are going to resent it. For example, here's Wisconsin's lieutenant governor yesterday, he literally said we don't need an investigation into this case. This is Lieutenant Governor Mandella Barnes, Democrat of Wisconsin. He literally says in a case that requires an investigation, we don't need an investigation. First of all, I think the fact on the ground and the tape on the ground already show that any investigation is going to end with the acquittal of these cops, that there are no criminal charges, that they cannot be.
You can't file criminal charges against police officers who arrived to arrest a man with an open warrant for domestic abuse and sexual assault. By the way, we are now learning that one of the people, the person who called the cops, was apparently one of his prior victims and he showed up at her house and that's why she called the cops. The cops show up, he resists arrest. He is tasered twice. He ignores their orders. He gets up.
He may or may not have a knife. We don't know that yet. We do know that he reaches into the car and they find on the floorboards of the driver's side a knife.
Hey, I'm sorry, there is no circumstance whatsoever under which these cops are convicted of anything. It's just not going to happen. But according to the Democrats, not only should these cops be convicted, you don't even need an investigation. The facts literally don't matter. Here's lieutenant governor of the state of Wisconsin claiming that we don't need investigation to determine that this was not only a bad shooting, but a racial shooting. So they haven't established that it's bad.
They haven't even established that it's racially motivated. They have an established one iota of this stuff. All that matters is the overarching narrative. As long as Democrats propagate this stuff and then riots break out in the streets and they put Americans are not going to vote for this, they are not here.
As Lieutenant Governor Vanzella Barnes is, the governor said Dickeys investigation is ongoing, but we don't need an investigation to know that black shooting falls in a long and painful pattern of violence. And this is a pattern of violence that happens against black lives too often across this country. And as you all know, we saw even more gun violence unfold on Tuesday night when two protesters were tragically killed and one other injured by gunshots.
OK, we don't need an investigation. And I'm going to give you the exact reverse of what happened, OK, when it comes to the, quote unquote, protesters who were shot and killed, the tape shows them attacking the person who did the shooting. It's all on tape, guys. And we don't need an investigation, by the way. We don't need investigation is the mark of people who don't give a damn about due process. It turns out due process is one of the core protections of the Bill of Rights and one of the core reasons for government to exist.
And there's a lieutenant governor saying we don't need an investigation to already determine how this fits into our pre-existing narrative about black people inherently being victims in the United States. Incredible. In a second, we're going to see the vice presidential candidate on the Democratic side say exactly the same thing. We'll get to that in just one moment. First, let us talk about the fact that hiring on your own without any assistance, it can be really, really difficult.
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Right now. It seems to me that if you're a former prosecutor, you should be responsible enough to say, you know, we might need investigation before we prosecute somebody. But Kamala Harris, let's throw them all in jail. Kamala Harris, she says we don't need an investigation. We should just charge the officer in the Jacob Lake case was just charge him. No investigation necessary. Now, let me just take it with a grain of salt, because Kamala Harris is an awful human being who literally has suggested that cops murder people when the murder not only has been investigated, but debunked.
She literally tweeted out last year that Michael Brown was murdered. Michael Brown, the 18 year old who attacked a police officer, reached into his car, fired the police officer's gun, tried to run away, turned around and charged the police officer and was shot for his trouble. That is according to two separate state prosecutors. That is according to the Obama Department of Justice. Kamala Harris said he was murdered. So here is Kamala Harris, ignoring the requirements of due process, ignoring the notions of individual justice, ignoring the belief that facts matter in order to preserve the narrative that black people are inherently put under the knife in the United States of America circa 2020.
And this is and then you expect people not to expect people not to loot. Here's Kamala Harris doing this routine.
Is there a scenario in which that officer would have been justified, was justified in firing his weapon?
Craig, I don't I don't see it, but I don't have all the evidence. You know, the man was was going to his car. He didn't appear to be armed. And if he was not armed, the use of force, that was seven bullets coming out of a gun at close range in the back of the man. I don't see how anybody could reason that that was justifiable.
Do you think the officer should be charged? I think that there should be a thorough investigation. And based on what I've seen, it seems that the officer should be charged.
Oh, well, so there should be a full investigation, but also he should be charged, which means you don't need the investigation to you. She could just say there needs to be a thorough investigation. That could be the end of the sentence, could it not? There needs to be a thorough investigation. Well, we've already been told by the lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, you don't need investigation to determine what happened. And there's Kamala Harris suggesting we need a thorough investigation.
I don't see a circumstance or by the way, we already know there was a knife on the floorboard of the car. We already know that is the case on the driver's side, OK? It's not all the way in the back. It wasn't in the trunk or something. We know there's a man with an open warrant for sexual assault and domestic abuse with three kids in the back of the car. He's resisted arrest. He's been tasered twice. He walks away from the police officers after bucking them off his back.
And the idea is what? The cops are supposed to let him go with three kids in the back of the car. But don't worry, Kamala Harris has has it all covered, has it all covered. Now, here's the thing. Democrats don't have to do this. They don't have to soft pedal the violence, but they do because they are in thrall to their WOAK base. And the Wolke base is not, in fact, black Americans. The vote base is not black.
See, this is the great misnomer is that if you keep saying stuff like this, you're going to drive black voters to the polls en masse. You're going to get the Obama coalition of 2008 back together. When Democrats refuse to condemn the violence in the streets, when Democrats soft pedal it, when they say things not like it is more, it's a moral blight. What is happening right now, it is vicious and evil. What is happening right now?
When they refused to condemn this in stark terms, when instead they say things like, well, it's unnecessary or we condemn violence on all sides. I'm old enough to remember, by the way, when it was considered insufficient, rightly for the president of the United States to say about Charlottesville that there were bad people on many sides. There were bad things happening on many sides, on many sides. That was his original statement. It drove a lot of ire, including from me.
Go back and listen to my podcast that day. Joe Biden, U.S., exactly the same thing. Now he refuses to condemn the violence and the looting that is springing directly from Black Lives Matter protests. He's refusing to the Democrats are refusing to, you know why it ain't it is not because they are in thrall to two black Americans. It is because they are in thrall to white WOAK liberals who feel more virtuous by condemning the United States, by dissociating from the history, culture and philosophy of the United States of America.
They don't have to do this. You know, I know they don't have to do this because there's a courageous man whose name is representing Johnsbury. He's a Democrat from Tennessee. And a few days ago, he made a speech and his speech, he talked about how he had grown up in Jim Crow America and how the rioters and the violent looters and all of these garbage human beings are, in fact, garbage human beings. And he named it and he changed it in stark terms.
He is a Democrat, is a black Democrat. By the way, the notion that black Americans are desperately in favor of people rioting and looting and burning down largely black communities, by the way, is insane. The Democrats have decided to rally around this flag because here is the problem. There are three visions of the United States that are currently on the table. Vision number one, the United States is an incredible place with an incredible founding philosophy. We have not always lived up to that founding philosophy, but working within the system of that philosophy and within the constitutional system, we can effectuate change that reaches toward the perfection of the ideals of the Declaration of Independence.
Right. That is one vision of the country in my book, How to Destroy America and Three Easy Steps, I term this the unionise vision for the country. Then there is the disintegration of the vision of the country. The disintegration of vision of the country, says America is steeped in rooted in evil. The founding principles are wrong. They were a lie when written as the 16 nineteen project says, and they remain alive. Today, there are pretty words slathered atop a base of racism and white supremacy and that we need to destroy the system from within the KENDI anti-racist notion that in order to be anti-racist, you have to destroy the entire system.
The Democratic Party wants it both ways. So the Democratic Party wants to argue, along with the disintegration, that America is indeed rooted in foundational racism, bigotry, homophobia, sexism and all the rest, just like I says. But we should also work within the system. The problem is that once you have granted the premise to the to disintegration, if you wish to effectuate violent means, then you're just arguing over means you're not arguing over core philosophy.
Now, the Democrats, many of them would like you to believe that they actually agree with the unionise vision, that America's founding philosophy is good, that you can work within the system, but then they refuse to condemn the violence because in essence, meant too many of them agree with the fundamental premise of the rioters and looters, which is that America is so evil, thoroughly rotten stem to stern. They just got to blow up the boat. It's the only way.
So if you're just arguing whether to blow up the boat or whether you should put us in charge of the boat, that's going to be a difficult case to make. And that is why you're seeing Democrats be so ginger about all this. Now, again, you don't have to do this if you actually believe in the country in a second. I'm actually a Democrat who believes in the country, a black Democrat from Tennessee who believes in the country enough to condemn what's going on.
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And all we do in America right now is talk about color. Every issue, every issue is about race, just about color. Instead of us sitting down at the table like men and women of common sense and common justice and understanding that our enemies are looking with a greedy vigilance upon us as we tell ourselves apart, eternally peaceful protests ends peacefully, anarchy ends in chaos. And what we see happening right now, any of us with any common sense, any common sense whatsoever, know that what we see is not peaceful.
By the way, he was a Democrat. I should correct. The Democratic Party ousted him. I'm not kidding. So what he is saying here is, is what every Democrat should be saying now. He has been I'm not kidding. He has been ousted from the by the Tennessee Democratic Party's executive committee. He now has to run as an independent. Because he has conservative positions on issues like abortion and school choice, OK, but there is a man who lived under segregation and Jim Crow pointing out that doing violence, doing evil is in fact evil.
Will the Democrats take them up on this? No, of course the Democrats won't take him up on this. Instead, you'll get milquetoast, tepid statements from Joe Biden. So yesterday, Joe Biden, he said, I condemn violence in all forms and all forms, in all forms and all forms. Weird, because I remember when Donald Trump said the same thing about the Charlottesville situation, the Charlottesville standoff between antifa and the ultra white supremacists. He was widely condemned, as he should have been, because he was not specific enough about the source of the original violence, namely the alt right or the perspective of the alt right here.
Was Joe Biden doing the.
Yes, I condemn violence on all sides, on all sides, on all sides. By the way, I condemned violence in any form, whether it's looting or whatever it is. And by the way, when I spoke to one woman, I spoke to the family, the mom was really incredibly straightforward. She said this is not who we are as a family. This is not who my son is. We condemn the violence. And so who's who's rooting for the violence here?
Who's rooting for the we condemn the violence. I mean, we condemn it. I mean, it's bad. I mean, like, the violence is bad. But also but also Jacob Blake, it made me sick to my stomach what I saw on that tape. Black men being shot down in India in broad daylight is what he said the day before. And then Joe Biden tries to make the case that this is Trump's America and he wants more riots, that Trump wants more riots.
They want the entire DNC eight hours in primetime without mentioning riots and looting, eight hours. And then Joe Biden is like, well, this is Trump's America. I know you don't get to play that game because when Trump sent federal forces into Portland to try and put this stuff down, you call them a fascist. When Trump offered 500 extra National Guard troops to Gov. Tony Ivar's in Wisconsin, Ivar's turned him down. You don't get to play this game.
When Trump tries to stop the violence, you call him a fascist and then you suggest that he actually wants the violence while you yourself continue to issue milquetoast statements about how you condemn all violence. Violence is very bad, although I mean, sure, black people are being shot down by the cops at an exorbitant rate and America systemically racist and evil. But riots and looting, I mean, they're unnecessary, unnecessary. I struggle to think if he believes that when his violence necessary, if you believe that America is such a place where black people are under daily threat from the establishment system, when would violence become necessary in Joe Biden's view?
Here is Joe Biden trying to blame all of this on Trump and by the way, making a soft extortion case in the process. You'll hear him say here that all of this will go away if he's elected. So in other words, just get rid of Donald Trump and all this goes away. Nice country you got. There would be a shame if somebody did something to it. Here's here's Joe Biden.
The problem we have right now is we're in Donald Trump's America. You know, to to quote Kellyanne Conway, she said, and I'm paraphrasing today, that they're looking for more violence and more disruption because it helps them politically. He views this as a political benefit to him. You know, he's rooting for more violence, not less. And it's clear about that. And what's he doing pouring gasoline on the fire? This happens to be Donald Trump's America.
It's Donald Trump's America. And then he says, and if you get rid of Donald Trump, it'll all stop. Weird because, again, cities burned under Joe Biden, the tacit threat here in cities will continue to burn the protest. I mean, literally, last week, Kamala Harris said the protests are necessary and they should continue.
They should continue. Don't worry, no rioting and looting is all a figment of your imagination. It's starting to come home because the polls are showing that Americans don't like this stuff. And so now Democrats are swivelling on in time. Oh, yeah. I guess we probably should do something about it, maybe a little bit. But they're still incentivizing the riots and the looting. They're still giving credence to the main case, which is that America is broadly and systemically evil and racist.
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But as soon as you condemn the violence, they say you're condemning the protest. This is that little is that a little game at Walmart and Balian? Well, Kamala Harris continues to make the case that black people in America are systemic victims. So here is Kamala Harris, the vice presidential nominee of a major party, a senator from California, and a woman who, according to Forbes, Dotcom, has a net worth in excess of six million dollars, talking about how black people in the United States have never been treated as fully human, which is weird because it seems like Kamala Harris has been treated as fully human here as Kamala Harris, a full human speaking as though she is not being treated as fully human because black people are not treated as fully human.
The reality is that the life of a black person in America has never been treated as fully human, and we have yet to fulfill that promise of equal justice under law. We will only achieve that when we finally come together to pass meaningful police reform and broader criminal justice reform and acknowledge, yes, acknowledge and address systemic racism.
It's the last point that she wants to harp on, right when it comes to police reform. She didn't give a damn. She doesn't. I mean, she didn't as a prosecutor in California. She didn't denies it is the attorney general of California. And she's one of the people who filibustered a Tim Scott bill to actually undergo some police reform and she filibustered it. So what she actually cares about is we have to acknowledge systemic racism. Now, here's the game.
The minute that you say, OK, you're not to finding your term, but all right to say, OK, well, now we require this commitment from you, ABCDs. And none of them have to do with actually militating against inequality. None of them have to do with effectuating greater rights for black Americans. All of them have to do with an explicit political agenda for the Democratic Party. I'm sorry, I don't trust Kamala Harris on issues of of what constitutes racism, considering one year ago she was calling her running mate a racist and now she says that it's completely irrelevant for Kamala Harris.
As with so much of the Democratic Party, charges of racism are merely a tool to be used in order to blow up obstacles in your way, namely people you don't like. And the minute they become allies, well, you just forget about all of that. And so the predictable result of all of this is that people are emboldened to engage in all sorts of awful behavior because things aren't cooling down, are they? Now, I was informed that Joe Biden is so powerful in his verbiage alone that he is very persona.
He can calm the waters. After all, he's proposed zero actual effective policy when it comes to any of the stuff he's talked about, if not, quote unquote, defunding the police, shifting funds away from the police and toward social workers. And here he has I love the semantic games that are played here. The Democrats say defund the police and then people like that. Sounds like a terrible idea. Like, well, we don't actually mean defund the police.
When we say defund the police, all we mean is shift funding away from the cops and toward other social services. And then you say, OK, but that sounds like defunding the police because you're actually taking funding away from the police like. No, no, no, no, no, no. So why did you say defunding the police in the first place? Well, that's what we mean by defunding the police. This is all gaslighting nonsense.
So this is the Democratic Party does not have an agenda here other than to use the the animus and the rage in the streets as a weapon against the American public and say, OK, well, if you if you want this to stop, all you got to do is check on this dotted line right here. Just just punch this Chad right here and all this can end tomorrow. OK, so all of this results in increased violence around the country.
Seattle, the violence continued to rage last night. A Seattle mob actually went to private homes last night, which had a great look. The Seattle mob went out to the suburbs and they tried to find the head of the police union and and they literally marched up to people's houses and threatened them. So you can see this tape, a woman literally walking up the front steps to somebody's private home. Really, really classy stuff happening here. And nobody should feel threatened after all.
I mean, this is all just this is all just the best among us. And I've been told by Barack Obama, these protesters are the best among us. Speaking of the best among us.
Protesters went out to Lafayette Park last night because President Trump was speaking from the lawn of the White House. We'll get to President Trump's speech. We'll get to the legality of it. It is legal. We'll get to the the image of it and all of that. Don't worry. We'll get to the RNC, because all of this is the lead up to the RNC. As I say, the real RNC was not the RNC. The real RNC was the Democrats.
Tut tutting, violence, rioting, looting. Badgering and harassing of innocent Americans in the streets, that was that every one of these people, if they vote, will be a Abidin voter, every single one of them. So if that is the case, OK, if that is the case, then that was the real answer. I said yesterday that I would just make night four of the RNC a live stream of what was happening in Kenosha. OK, you could just livestream Lafayette Park.
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And then we argued for like half an hour behind the paywall about regulations on social media. This week, we'll be recapping all the best moments of the RNC and I'm sure we'll be talking about the riots in the streets. Join me Andrew Clayton, Michael Mills and Jeremy Boren tonight at 4:00 p.m. Pacific. Do not miss it. You're listening to the largest, fastest growing conservative podcast and radio show in the nation. So the fact is that a certain number of Americans have watched the RNC over the course of this week, maybe some 15 million Americans, 20 million Americans, certainly not half of Americans, but all Americans are pretty well aware of what's going on in the country.
Thanks to the interweb, the media tried to black out the riots and the looting. They've tried to pretend for literally months on end that this stuff has not been going on. I'm old enough to remember when they declared that what was happening in my home city of Los Angeles was, quote unquote, mostly peaceful protests while they literally curfewed the city at 7:00 p.m. every single evening and in Beverly Hills at 1:00 p.m. so rioters and looters could go around shattering windows and threatening people.
So the media tried to black it out. The Democrats tried to black it out, and now she's bursting out into the open last night at Lafayette Park. The contrast could not have been more stark. The fact is that you're either standing with the people you're about to see or you're standing against these people and their agenda because their agenda is not a good agenda. And so last night you saw people chanting, if we don't get justice, burn it down.
If we don't and they're standing, by the way, outside St. John's Church, the church, they tried to burn down these protesters, protesters, rioters and looters. And we saw this happen not that long ago. Well, there they were outside the church again, being like, you know what? If we don't get what we want, we're burning it down. All right, we're going to get back now, you may notice that there are a lot of people there in very, very close proximity to one another, not wearing masks.
This will become relevant because later, when we talk about President Trump's address on the South Lawn of the White House, the media went nuts because look at all these terrible people who are sitting there without masks on in close proximity. Yeah. So they care about that when it's when it's one type of person, when it's another type of person. Racial justice demands that you be able to spit in somebody else's face and give them covid. In any case, that is a secondary point.
You have people literally saying they want to burn things down if they don't get what they want. Again, I don't remember any of this at the Tea Party, and they were called terrorists by the media. And then we thought we saw some nonviolent violence. Right. This was like, for example, I saw mostly peaceful punch last night. So there is a guy, a white guy who's walking down the street with his wife. Apparently, these these people look like they're at the very least in their 60s, OK?
And she's wearing a Trump t shirt and the white guy just walking down the street, some young piece of crap who is he has a bullhorn and he's shouting directly newsier, probably doing him some sort of ear damage, you know, and then out of the blue comes a guy from behind and just clocked in the back and mostly mostly peaceful on a mostly peaceful punch.
According to media, it was a punch, but mostly peaceful is when I saw right there. Also, protesters held a mock execution of President Trump. So that was very exciting stuff. The mock execution of President Trump. They brought out a guillotine. You know, it's so funny. People on the left are constantly quoting the Toni Morrison line that if they tell you who they are, believe them. You might want to believe them. Here they were in Lafayette Park.
They assembled the guillotine. So it's good to know that these people can't hold down a job, but they can assemble a guillotine. By the way, they put one up outside Jeff Bezos, his house yesterday. All I could think of is I hope Jeff Bezos sends the Amazon drones back. I see you brought your 18th century execution device. Welcome to 20/20 bitches. That had been great. But in any case, they they brought the guillotine into Lafayette Park and they put together a mannequin of President Trump and then beheaded it.
So I'm old enough to remember when a rodeo clown lost his job because you worry Barack Obama mask at the Missouri State Fair and the entire media were like, America is systemically racist because a rodeo clown wore a mask of a president. By the way, that rodeo clown had worn masks of other presidents as well. Didn't matter. He was fired from his job. But mock executions of Trump right outside the White House, no problem. Meanwhile, the crowd was surrounding Secret Service agents and threatening them.
Sounds exciting as well. They're standing right outside the fence. And they were they were really on top of the Secret Service agent. They were trying to open this. They could get the Secret Service agent inside.
You can see them crowding him, trying to prevent him from moving. There's the crowd trying to hand him in. Eventually, they did get the Secret Service agents inside the fence as poor guy. OK, and then the protesters started attacking the cops as well. So that was good result in Lafayette Park, right.
Right outside the White House where Trump is speaking about law and order. So excellent juxtaposition. Democrats really well done protesters. So here are some protesters getting rowdy with the police.
You see people trying to take the cops, people trying to fight the cops. One of my favorite aspects of this particular tape is if you continue it long enough, you'll actually see a white lady screaming at a black officer, which is always my favorite is when you see a Karen screaming a black officer about systemic American racism. So lots of good stuff happening last night in Lafayette Park.
And then this progressed into after the after the RNC, after Trump made his speech, a lot of the people who attended that were walking outside the White House on the street. And many of these people are older folks. They're all dressed nicely because they were just at the White House. And you see these pieces of human crap who are standing outside and flipping the bird and harassing and getting up in the faces of elderly people who are just walking out of the White House trying to leave.
There you see a young guy who is screaming at people. You see a young woman running up to this, this elderly couple and screaming at the top of her lungs, people being harassed and jeered. And there you see a man that has got to be what may be 23, 24, double burning, throwing a double birds like a seven. That lady's got to be 75. Some 75 year old woman throwing the bird to her. Really a classy look, by the way.
And then you see that here's here's a couple walking down the street, more people being harassed, killing of black individuals in the United States. Mr. Avery, how do you feel about the killing of black? How do you feel about the killing of black individuals? And I'll put you up, put your hands on me again and you can go against that.
And then she's given the Lathan's, which is a curious thing to me.
What what are they're trying to do is get in the hotel.
By the way, ladies, block that crazy person who's blocking the door. Then they're walking into the parking lot and being harassed and screamed at by this insane person.
Forget about jailing that lady jailer parents and what the hell her parents were when she was growing up. But that trust fund kid now, white trust fund girl, I have a feeling they should have cut off that trust fund long ago. So people acting like complete pieces of crap, harassing people are just trying get back to their hotel, getting in their faces. You think there's a good luck? Senator Rand Paul, this one is so ironic. I can't even express how ironic this is.
So Senator Rand Paul and his wife are walking away from the White House and they are surrounded by a crowd who attempt to assault them. And the police have to intervene and the police have to form kind of a barrier around a sitting senator from Kentucky. And here's what that look like. And you know, the fact is, is the United States of America, by the way, sitting senator, is being surrounded rest and then they hit a police officer.
Carl turns around Tasmanian police officers, OK? And his wife is pulling him away like Ran. We got to go here. I mean, what a great look, by the way. They were chanting at Rand Paul, say her name. Rand Paul is the lead sponsor and creator of the Justice for Brianna Taylor Act, I'm not kidding you because Rand Paul is a libertarian. He wants to ratchet down police presence. OK, Rand Paul's justice for Brianna Taylor, literally an act named after Brianna Taylor, is about abolishing no knock police raids.
But they're screaming at him saying no because they don't give a damn. People don't give a damn, they don't give a damn about legislation or about making the country better or even about policy. This misnomer that they care about making the country better in any way. Has anything in the country gotten better since the BLM protests started? Name the thing I keep saying this. Name it. I'm waiting. What got better? Did race relations get better? Do people feel more warmly about one another?
Do people feel more racial solidarity? Do people feel like the problems of the United States are being healed or are they being exacerbated? And meanwhile, the Democrats said nothing about any of this for a full week. And they let Teddy burn. And Portland Burns. And Seattle Burns. And Chicago Burns. And Washington, D.C. burns. And what in what in the hell? He said this was the juxtaposition. And by the way, you want to know how you can tell that nobody gives a damn about actually doing good or the agenda here and how this is just propagandistic sloganeering nonsense.
So this clip is notable only for what the protester keeps shouting in the face of a sitting representative from Florida State Representative Brian Mast. And protesters confront Brian Mast and they started screaming at him. What do you think about the police shooting black people? He says, well, anytime somebody is wrongfully shot in the United States, that's bad, is it? But what about police shooting black people? And he says, well, anytime people are shot wrongfully in the United States, that's bad.
Yes, but what about police shooting black? The premise is that you have to acknowledge against all available evidence that the police are disproportionately shooting black people, that black people are the victims of the American system, and that if you fail to acknowledge this openly, even if you say that you want justice for everybody who is mistreated in the United States, that's not good enough. You have to accept the fundamental disintegration as the premise that America is, was and always will be a horribly racist place until you tear down all systems here.
Is that in a in a ridiculous 30 second nutshell? Oh, yeah, oh, yeah.
Oh, man, you're wrong to take anybody at all like.
Do you feel about police murdering black people? Anybody murdered, wrong? Anybody? How do you like the presence of black people with me? I don't know, Steven, but if they could write a book that would be very specific, that would be wrong.
OK, so he's he's literally, calmly just saying it'd be very wrong if a black person is murdered wrongly. It doesn't matter. What do you say about police shooting black? Because, again, the facts don't matter. The stats don't matter. The only thing that matters is the overarching narrative, a narrative that the Democrats keep backing and they cannot find a way to thread the needle. They cannot, because in order to make the case that you ought to give them power and they'll fix it from within the system, you also have to make the case that the system is worth upholding and they cannot make that system.
Ibraham Kennedy has made it impossible to make that case. Robin has made it impossible to make that case. Either the system is so thoroughly corrupt it cannot be shored up from the inside. It needs to be torn down, in which case rioting and looting are a natural outgrowth of that program, or the system is inherently good and worthwhile upholding. In which case, your entire premise that America is a bad place and a systemically evil place is not true.
And this is the problem, Democrats cannot face this. They cannot or at least they are unwilling to do so. So that brings us to the RNC last night, and the great theme of the RNC last night was indeed that the Democratic Party has been taken over by the radicals. They don't even need to make the case the case was right out there in the open. The case was was pretty clear because all you had to do is look at that tape from Lafayette Park where innocent people who are just walking away from a political event are being harassed.
Let me note, let's assume for a second that instead of Black Lives Matter protesters and riders and looters, that the people we were actually looking at were all right. People standing outside a Biden campaign rally harassing people as they went outside. Do you think that we might have a conversation with every single Republican about disassociating from the movement? Every single one? Do you think maybe they'll be made to answer for this sort of stuff and yet will it will an establishment Democrat be asked to disassociate from this sort of stuff?
Will they be asked, do you agree with the Black Lives Matter organizational agenda? Well, will they be asked, do you believe that the system is worth preserving when you say that the system itself is systemically racist? No one will be asked this question because, of course, the media believe the same thing that many of the protesters believe they're just arguing at this point over over means they are not arguing over ends. And so long as you're arguing over means, not ends, is a Bolshevik versus Mensheviks fight OK?
And that is a real problem for the United States. It would be better if we had two parties that actually believed in the inherent goodness of America rather than apparently only one party that still cares about the inherent goodness of the United States. That was the theme of the convention last night is a very clear theme. It was made clear, most obviously by Antawn. So we've only been allowed to talk about you want to say his name, say the name David Dorn.
And how many of these protesters know the name David Dorham? And the answer is none. Hey, David Dorn is an actual victim of violence. David Dorn is an actual victim of violent, undeserved violence. He is not a person who resisted arrest and then went to his car and reached into the car and there was a knife on the floorboards. He is not a person who takes to police officers. He is not a person who attempted to resist arrest or was in the process of committing a crime.
David Dorn was a person who is defending private property and he was murdered on the streets and no one gives to dams in the media. David Dorn is not a household name with it. Any of the other household names, you know, our household names. His wife and Dawn spoke at the RNC last night and she says, I relived the horror. You need to stop these riots. We need more David Dorn's. That is correct. This is correct.
And this is this was the theme of the RNC last night.
I relive that horror in my mind every single day. My hope is that having you relive it with me now will help shake this country from this nightmare we're witnessing in our cities and bring about positive, peaceful change. In a time when police departments are short on resources and manpower, we need that help.
We should accept that help. We must heal before we can effect change. But we cannot heal amid devastation and chaos. President Trump knows we need more Davids in our communities, not fewer. I'm old enough to remember when this is a bipartisan concern. In fact, I'm old enough to remember in my dim memory, because I was 10 years old at the time, when people like Joe Biden were backing exactly the kind of stuff that Andorian saying we need more people like David Corn in our communities, not fewer, that the police are not the bad guys.
They're the ones standing between the bad guys and you. I'm old enough to remember when the Democratic Party had Sister Souljah moments when Bill Clinton stood up and he said advocation advocating racial violence is a mistake. It's wrong. It's bad to do. I'm old enough to remember that, are you? If you aren't, maybe you should wonder what happened to the Democratic Party such that they are having such a damned difficult time saying that rioting and looting are wrong, that America is actually a fundamentally good place now.
Joe Biden will say it in his in his acceptance speech at the DNC. He'll say it because he'll lie to you, that that's the program of the Democratic Party, just as I said last week when he covered the DNC. There's a fundamental disconnect between what's happening at the DNC and the non primetime hours of what was happening at the DNC in the primetime hours during the non primetime hours. They're removing God from the Pledge of Allegiance twice during the non primetime hours.
They're urging people to kneel for the national anthem during primetime. It was Joe Biden talking about how America is a wonderful country and the Constitution is great and the declaration is great and the founding ideals are wonderful. So who do you believe? Who do you believe Joe Biden or your own lying eyes? Who do you believe? And why is it that every Democratic city that has been experiencing these riots has allowed them to move forward? If they agree with you that America is a place worth defending, why won't they defend it?
Why won't they? OK, so the defense of the United States was indeed the theme of the final night of the RNC, the final night of the RNC kicked off with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He suggested that the Republican Party is indeed the bulwark against the radical leftist agenda, which at this point is accurate. I mean, this is the argument. The argument is that this is not about Trump versus Biden. It's about agenda versus agenda. It's about unionise versus just integrationist.
It's about people who believe that the country is good versus people who fundamentally do not believe that the country is particularly good or worth upholding. Here is Mitch McConnell making that case last night in his own inimitable, electrifying fashion. Totally, totally. Mitch McConnell.
I'm immensely proud of the work the Republican Senate has done. We the firewall against Nancy Pelosi's agenda. Like President Trump, we won't be bullied by a liberal media intent on destroying America's institutions. We will stand our post on behalf of the millions of Americans whose stories aren't told in today's newspapers, whose struggles are just as real.
OK, so this was, again, the theme. Jeff Van Drew is a is a Democrat, is a Democrat turned Republican in New Jersey. And he said, listen, Joe Biden, that guy is run by the radicals. You may think that he has some sort of wall against the radical wing of the party. Can you show a shred of evidence to that effect? When the Democrats tried to order me around, I was ready, willing and able to say I've had enough with their radical socialist agenda, do you really believe Joe Biden is ready, willing and most of all able to do the same as Joe says?
Come on, man. Joe Biden is being told what to do by the radicals running my former party, the same radicals trying to install him as their puppet president.
This is the theme Rudy Giuliani spoke. So Rudy did not, in fact, speak about Ukraine or an impeachment or anything like that. He focused in on what he was best at, which was stopping crime in New York City. The reason that Rudy Giuliani was considered America's mayor was not just because of 9/11 is because he took a city in complete disarray in the early 1990s and turned Times Square from basically a city hotspot where you picked up prostitutes into Disneyland in the middle of New York City.
He took it from one of the least safe cities in the United States, one of the most cities in the United States. And he says, listen, don't let Democrats do for the country what they are currently doing to all of America's major cities.
New Yorkers wonder, how did we get overwhelmed by crime so quickly and declined so fast? Don't let Democrats do to America what they have done to New York. It is clear that a vote for Biden and the Democrats creates the risk that you will bring this lawlessness to your city, to your town, to your suburb.
And he is not wrong about this. There is tape from Seattle of people going into the suburbs. There was tape from Kenosha and people talking about walking into the suburbs. And this is this is ugly, ugly stuff. And the Republicans are right to harp on it. Dana White, who's the head of the UFC, he spoke at the 2016 convention for Trump. He's friends with Trump. He spoke again in 2010. He said you got to stop demeaning the police.
The police are, in fact, the solution to this problem. They're not the problem.
It blows my mind how quickly some of the leadership in this country has forgotten the critical role first responders play in our society, police departments and other law enforcement, even some fire departments have faced opposition from many in this country. But they are always the people who are asked to step up when things are at their worst and put themselves at risk. That has certainly been the case during this ongoing pandemic. Come on, America, defunding these vital positions is not the answer.
And this is again, this was this is one of the big themes. Now, this was balanced out by the fact that President Trump, while proclaiming law and order, has been quite sympathetic to people who are trying to make their lives better after having committed crimes already signed into justice, criminal justice reform. Now, I've had problems with criminal justice reform because I think that there are elements of it that soften sentences for criminals. And frankly, I think that if you're a criminal, mostly you belong in prison.
There are some people who make the best of their lives. One of those people, however, was Alice Marie Johnson. She gave a very powerful speech last night in which, you know, Trump pardoned her and then he signed into law the criminal justice reform bill. Alice Johnson spoke at the at the RNC last night, and she pointed out that under Joe Biden's bill, she went to jail and Donald Trump saw her as a human being who had decided to make the best of her life.
When President Trump heard about me, about the injustice of my story, he saw me as a person. He had compassion and he acted free in body, thanks to President Trump, but free in man. Thanks to the Almighty God, I couldn't believe it. I always remembered that God knew my name even in my darkest hour, but I never thought a president would.
OK, so all this was very good stuff at the RNC last night for President Trump, Tom Cotton played attack dog last night against Joe Biden. He says, you know, while Democrats are encouraging people to take a knee for America, it's not time to take any for America. It's time to stand up for America and pledge allegiance to America. Again, this is a message that Republicans should be hammering on. China's not giving up.
In fact, they're rooting for Joe Biden. America's other enemies won't give up either. But Joe Biden would be as wrong and weak over the next four years as he has been for the last 50 years. We need a president who stands up for America, not one who takes a a strong and proud America is a safe America, safe from our enemies and safe from war.
OK, so this is the overall message of the RNC over the last four nights touting some of the stuff that Trump has done on the record, pushing on the notion that the Democrats have backed, again, a narrative that really tearing the country apart. So have the media responded to all this? There are two big media narratives last night as all of this was unfolding. One big media narrative is that Donald Trump is a bad man because he spoke from the White House.
So Valerie Jarrett, the former chief of staff to Barack Obama, she tweeted out that she was very upset. The White House has never before been used as a political prop during a convention. It belongs to all of the American people, not just those who support one party. Oh, it's never been used as a political prop, has it? Mm hmm. I'm old enough to remember when Barack Obama lit the White House up with a gay pride flag after the civil decision.
I'm old enough to remember when Barack Obama used the White House to film all sorts of campaign videos. I mean, I'm old enough to remember, in fact, when Barack Obama turned the White House into a place where he could watch his favorite musicians perform their favorite concerts and I'm sorry, the these sort of new pearl clutching propriety at the uses of the White House for political purposes, I may not love it. It is legal. The White House, the Office of Government Ethics was asked specifically whether Trump could speak on the South Lawn.
The South Lawn is not technically a government building because it's a lawn. And so they said, yes, he can use it. It is worth noting that Ronald Reagan announced his re-election bid from the Oval Office. That Jimmy Carter announced his re-election bid from the East Room of the White House, that FDR accepted his nomination in 1940 for the Democratic Party from the White House. So there is, in fact, precedent for this is the middle of a global pandemic makes it kind of difficult to assemble a crowd at a major and a major place.
So negative. No one was very, very bad that Trump spoke from the White House. And you're right, if a Democrat did it, I'd be kind of pissed and Trump did it. I don't think it's wonderful. I think Trump could have figured out a thousand ways to do this differently. Is this going to lose Trump any votes? The Pearl clutching from people who are pooh poohing actual riots in America's major cities. Also, the media were very, very upset at the lack of social distancing.
So the media played this wonderful, wonderful game where social distancing is super important. So long as you are a conservative or a churchgoer or person who wants to go to school or go to your work. Social distancing is really, really important, masquerading as super important. If, however, you're out in the streets screaming at a police officer, totally fine. So now this, which the leftist news source, they tweeted out, about fifteen hundred people were invited to the White House to watch President Trump's GOP convention.
Speech masks were not required. Chairs were placed inches apart and there was no social distancing. Hashtag RNC. Twenty, twenty. First of all, worth noting, it's outdoors. Second of all, the selective outrage with regard to mass and social distancing is pretty astonishing, is it not? I mean, selective outrage is so over the top. How do I know? Here's the headline today from The Washington Post March on Washington Updates. Thousands gather at Lincoln Memorial to March for Racial Equality.
March on Washington. Organizers expect 50000 people to gather in Washington on Friday to call for criminal justice reform and racial equity and to honor the fifty seventh anniversary of Reverend Martin Luther King. Jr.'s I have a dream address from the same spot organizers began planning in June after the funeral of George Floyd. They recently lowered their crowd estimates, citing fewer buses arriving in the city. Because we've covered, they plan to highlight the civil rights issues of today and bring well-known speakers to address the crowd, while also mitigating the spread of the novel coronavirus with strict safety protocols.
And yes, I'm sure I'm sure the march, the get off your get your knees off our next March on Washington, it's a little bit unwieldy. We'll begin with speeches from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, followed by a choreographed march to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park. The event is expected to end around three p.m. By the way, there are already pictures emerging. A lot of people are not actually wearing masks. A lot of people are grouped closely together, just like they were last night in the middle of these Lafayette Park protests.
The media have nothing to say about that sort of stuff. So, you know, they're clutching at straws and they're looking for a counter narrative when the best they can do is that. By the way, the best attempt at a counter narrative was a woman named Andrea Bernstein from WNYC and ProPublica last night, Ivanka Trump, Ivanka Trump spoke at the RNC. And it was well, I mean, Ivanka Trump is fine. And I don't know that she had anything special to say other than Trump is her dad.
But Ivanka at one point was talking about her three year old daughter making a Lego model of the White House. Here is what Andrea Bernstein tweeted. Quote, Ivanka Trump has tweeted a photo of her son, Joseph sorry, it's her son, three year old with his grandfather at the Resolute Desk with the Lego White House. I've asked the White House if three year old Joseph indeed built it of his own initiative and if he had assistance. Will tweet reply if when I get it.
Wow. I mean, that is some intrepid Woodward and Bernstein level journalism right there. Did the three year old build the Lego White House of his own initiative? Wow. They're on top of the guys. So the counternarrative this morning are not enough social distancing of the White House. Also bad for Trump to use the White House as a backdrop. Also did it because three year old son build his own Lego White House. Slow clap for our intrepid media.
Slow clap for these people who continue to maintain without evidence that what happened in Kenosha and the shooting was a white supremacist who went there for blood, that cops are routinely out there waking up in the morning and killing black people. And that all of this is Donald Trump's fault, really, these reports, they are so good at what they do. OK, so all of this brings us to Trump's actual speech. So now finally, I know we're going to belong here, but a lot of news.
President Trump gives his final RNC acceptance speech. The thing was way too long. It just ended five minutes ago. I thought he was actually going to Segway from his RNC accept nomination acceptance speech directly into a second inaugural. I mean, that's how long this thing was taking. I believe it was now the officially the longest single acceptance speech in the history of the modern history of acceptance speeches. So it's way too long buried in a 70 minute speech, 70 minutes.
I understand they were trying to show that he's vigorous and he can go 70 minutes while Joe Biden could barely stand upright for twenty four. I get it. But you didn't need to do it 70 minutes. That's a long time. I mean, that's like the Lord of the Rings cycle. Well, the the speech was too long. Buried in a 70 minute speech was about twenty five minutes of an excellent speech. And then there was this long litany of stuff that he'd done, things that he was going to do.
And it sounded more like a State of the Union, frankly, than like an acceptance speech, which is supposed to be crystallized and condensed and drawing the contrast that stuff was in there that was buried in a bunch of other stuff. So it's like a visionary, an opera, you know, three hours and it could have been an hour and a half. But in any case, Trump did say many of the things that needed to be said. He said most of them in the first five minutes, which is the part that really matters.
And again, most people didn't watch the entire thing live. People will watch clips of it. So President Trump led off by, again, talking about pride in country, which is something the Democrats simply cannot talk about these days because they keep talking about how America is a horrible, evil place. And always, unless they're running the place, it's horrible and evil always. Here is Trump talking about patriotism in the United States. We will rekindle new faith in our values, new pride in our history and the new spirit of unity that can only be realized through love for our great country, because we understand that America is not a land cloaked in darkness.
America is the torch that enlightens the entire world.
That's a beautiful line. One of the problems for Trump is always the teleprompter. Trump is less energetic than Rally Trump, but you know what better. He should stay on teleprompter for the rest of this campaign. If Trump just stays on teleprompter the rest of this campaign, I think he will be re-elected. If he gets off teleprompter and starts tweeting random crap tomorrow, then obviously all the good work done by the RNC will be undone pretty quickly. Trump talked about covid he and then he made a pledge which the media were immediately freaking out because Trump basically said, we're developing a vaccine and maybe will produce a vaccine before the end of the year, maybe even sooner.
So they're saying he's going to October surprise this thing. He's first of all, if he did, wouldn't that be like the best thing ever forget politically? Are you rooting for there to be a vaccine ready yesterday? Here is Trump making this pledge and then the media being like he's going to he's in a rush of vaccine out there. And that would be bad because then he might win. Here is Trump. In recent months, our nation and the entire planet has been struck by a new and powerful invisible enemy like those brave Americans before us, we are meeting this challenge.
We are delivering life saving therapies and will produce a vaccine before the end of the year or maybe even sooner.
And so the media freaked out about this. And then he started in with the real contrast between the two parties. And this was the key section of his speech. Frankly, I think his speechwriters, if they hadn't read the book, they certainly listened to the show, because when I talk about the contrast between the unionise vision of the United States and our history and the disintegration, his vision of the United States and in her history, that's what Trump was talking about here, was Trump talking about what drew America together, what makes America unique?
What you know, two generations past was an unshakable confidence in America's destiny and an unbreakable faith in the American people. They knew that our country is blessed by God and has a special purpose in this world. It is that conviction that inspired the formation of our union, our westward expansion, the abolition of slavery, the passage of civil rights, the space program and the overthrow of fascism, tyranny and communism. This towering American spirit has prevailed over every challenge and lifted us to the summit of human endeavor.
And yet, despite all of our greatness as a nation, everything we have achieved is now in danger.
That is absolutely correct, obviously. And then he goes on, he explicitly spells out the choice.
He says this is really about the visions of America and you're going to have to pick at no time before how voters faced a clear choice between two parties, two visions, two philosophies or two agendas. This election will decide whether we save the American dream or whether we allow a socialist agenda to demolish our cherished destiny.
And again, correct. And then he got into what's happening in the streets. And this is the chief issue because all of these philosophical breaks have broken out into violence in the streets. Right. The people who are marching and the people who are rioting and looting, they are all 16, 19 project believers. They believe in the narrative. That is the narrative they believe. And meanwhile, the Democratic Party is saying we ought to give them space, we got to let them do what they want to do.
Here is Trump saying, listen, this is going to be a law abiding country that believes in itself ordained. Your vote will decide whether we protect law abiding Americans or whether we give free reign to violent anarchists and agitators and criminals who threaten our citizens. And this election will decide whether we will defend the American way of life or whether we will allow a radical movement to completely dismantle and destroy it. That won't happen, he continued.
Along these lines, he says, Listen, at the DNC, they told you exactly what they believe, so you should probably believe them. Here's what the here's what he said about the DNC and Biden specifically. He name checked Biden 41 times. Right. So clearly, Biden never mentioned Trump because the entire DNC was about Trump. So he never had to be named like Voldemort. You never had to say his name. Trump was trying to make the issue Biden, but really more than Biden, the entire DNC here, he says exactly what he means about Biden's agenda.
At the Democratic National Convention, Joe Biden and his party repeatedly assailed America as a land of racial, economic and social injustice.
So tonight, I ask you a simple question. How can the Democrat Party asked the lead our country when it spends so much time tearing down our country?
Great line, great line and true. How do you expect to lead the country when you say that the country is bad? So you say give us control of the system so we can tear down the system. But also if you're trying to tear down the system from the outside, your bad. Yeah, good luck with that. Good luck then. Trump complicates this. He says there's a difference of visions in what America means. In the legs backward view, they do not see America as the most free, just an exceptional nation on Earth.
Instead, they see a wicked nation that must be punished for it sins. Our opponents say that redemption for you can only come from giving power to them. This is a tired anthem spoken by every repressive movement throughout history. But in this country, we don't look to career politicians for salvation in America. We don't turn to government to restore our souls. We put our faith in Almighty God.
And there's a great line again, buried in a 70 minute speech. There are some really, really, really good stuff. And then he went to a litany of all the things Biden has done wrong over his career, from being friendly to China to being wrong on nearly every foreign policy issue of our time. And then he got to the main point about Joe Biden, which is that Biden is just a stand in for the Democratic agenda. This is a Trump clip 12 is Biden Biden as a as a Trojan horse for socialism, a case that I've been making pretty regularly.
Biden is a Trojan horse for socialism. If Joe Biden doesn't have the strength to stand up to wild eyed Marxists like Bernie Sanders and his fellow radicals, and there are many there are many, many wish him all the time. It's incredible, actually. Then how is he ever going to stand up for you? He's not. And that is exactly right.
OK, so a couple more clips of Trump here. So Trump 15, he points out, I mean, this is such a gaping hole for the Democrats. They went through their entire convention without mentioning rioting and looting and violence in America's cities once, because these are all democratic cities.
They're all democratic cities. Here is Trump bringing this up. Very awkward stuff for the Democrats. So they're focusing in on Ivanka Trump, sons Lego set. During their convention, Joe Biden and his supporters remain completely silent about the rioters and criminals spreading mayhem in Democrat run cities, they never even mentioned it during their entire convention. Never once mentioned. Now they're starting to mention it because their poll numbers are going down like a rock and water to too Joe in the face of leftwing anarchy and mayhem in Minneapolis, Chicago and other cities.
Joe Biden's campaign did not condemn it. They donated to it. At least 13 members of Joe Biden's campaign staff donated to a fund to bail out vandals, arsonists, anarchists, looters and rioters from jail.
Actually, correct? That is technically correct. OK, and this is sort of his final and best line from said, listen, if the Democrats want to stand with these people, they can. But I'm not going to.
If the Democrat Party wants to stand with anarchists, agitators, rioters, looters and flag burners, that is up to them. But I, as your president, will not be a part of it. The Republican Party will remain the voice of the patriotic heroes who keep America safe and salute the American flag.
If he stays on this message, he's going to win. I think it's toughest message he's going to lose. It's really that simple. Hey, the convention concluded with this big fireworks show. So Joe Biden did this kind of tiny little fireworks show in Delaware and Trump, everything is bigger and better and glitzier and ritzier.
So you see this big fireworks show around the Washington Monument and the fireworks actually spelled out from 20 inches, which is really Trumpy. I mean, that is super. Trump is a big giant gletty appearing in the sky. This also prompted the pictures last night of the rioters in the and the protesters who are standing there flipping off the fireworks because fireworks are also systemically racist. All right. Well, you now have your contrast. So now you get to decide which America do we want and we'll see whether Trump can maintain that message going forward.
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