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A Trump supporter shot to death in Portland, while the media and Democrats blame Trump, Wisconsin officials beg President Trump not to visit and members of the left continue to defend looting and rioting. I'm Ben Shapiro. This is the Ben Shapiro Show. The Ben Shapiro Show is sponsored by Express DPN, why haven't you gotten a VPN yet visit Express VPN Dotcom again? Well, every weekend, I beg you, please stop burning down the country and no one apparently takes me up on it.
And frankly, I'm getting a little irritated with the situation. It feels like probably should take me up on it. I mean, look what's so difficult about this. Stop burning down the country. Of course, I'm mostly addressing myself at this point to very specific groups of people. When we talk about people who are burning down the country. I'm not talking about all the people that the media are talking about because the people the media are talking about are not the ones who are actually burning down the country right now.
The people who are burning down the country in Portland, the people who are doing it in Seattle, the people who have been doing it in places like Chicago and Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles and New York in Kenosha, those people are not white nationalists. They are not white. Nationalists are evil. They are terrible. They're the worst people on planet Earth. They are awful. I've been their chief target many, many times. So believe you me, when I say that these are the worst people on Earth, I mean it literally.
I've had white nationalist arrested by the FBI for targeting me and my family. So this is not about the white nationalist. This is about the fact that for months on end, the media have been soft pedaling and pretending that antifa and black lives matter. Rioters and looters doesn't mean everybody who has gone to BLM protest is a writer, a looter. But there are many members of BLM who are in fact, rioters and looters have been let off the hook by the media for the vast amounts of violence they've been doing in American cities.
And this has been going on for months on end.
If there are a Tea Party rally that once broke out into violence, the way the BLM marches seem to continue to do regularly. If there were a right wing agitating group that glommed on to any sort of conservative protest and then went and did violence against the police officers, the media would immediately lump everybody together. And they would say that this is the outgrowth of a right wing movement. But as soon as it has left wing or cause the media agrees with, then suddenly it disappears, just as it's not happening at all.
Is it like it really isn't? Apparently it's all a figment of your imagination. Now, you may be watching the goings on across the country and you may be thinking to yourself, wait a second, hasn't this been going on for a while? Like, haven't we seen riots in L.A. like the first week of the Black Lives Matter protests? Didn't we see riots in Los Angeles in which they had to curfew the entire county of Los Angeles at 7:00 p.m. every night, like for a week?
Yes, that did happen. It's not a figment of your imagination. Didn't they have to do some similar stuff in New York and Washington, DC? Didn't we see people running roughshod through these cities? Haven't we seen Portland burning for months on end? Didn't we see an entire fake Republican set up in Seattle with the quasi approval of the city government? And then two people got shot there and died there, didn't we? Haven't we seen, in essence, about three dozen people who have died connected with these various riots and looting sprees?
Haven't we seen that? Have we seen an enormous number of injury, billions in property damage? Have we seen all that? Well, according to the media, none of it happened at all Trump's fault. So really, the only thing that's happening here is that President Trump is a very bad man and the only reason that people become violent if there's a cause they that the media love, the only reason people become violent is because Trump is agitating them or the right is agitating them, or it's white nationalist outsiders who are agitating them or something like that.
The problem is that is a square peg in a round hole. There are times when the people to blame are white nationalists. In fact, the vast majority of violent attacks in the United States for the first six months of the of twenty twenty were in fact, white nationalist attacks. But then it turns out that when it came to the burning of American cities, which began in May and June, it turns out that that is not the white nationalist.
And it's sort of important to determine who is doing what kind of violence, because if you actually want to call people out, you have to call people out for the specific things that they do. As we'll see, this is an extraordinarily important point, because right now what the media are trying to do is retcon this whole thing. What they're trying to do is basically what the Democratic Party did with the Linamar. So Linamar is a radical anti Semitic member of the Democratic Party caucus.
She's well respected anti Semitic member because she appears on the cover of Rolling Stone with Nancy Pelosi and she does tours with Nancy Pelosi. And Nancy Pelosi endorses her for reelection despite the fact that she openly hates Jews. Hey, Linamar was originally going to be condemned, shouldn't be censured by the House and Democrats because they didn't want to fracture their coalition and they were afraid of the Linamar in the squad. They decided to water it down and instead condemn bad language of any sort all across the board.
Now, I'm old enough to remember when Donald Trump did something similar with Charlottesville's. You remember this had to set up the predicate for what we're about to talk about here. It's important to remember what exactly happened with regard to what President Trump said of Charlottesville and why people got so mad originally. So remember, there was this white nationalist march in Charlottesville and it broke into violence because they started having clashes with antifa members. And then a member of the white nationalists drove a car into a group of anti white nationalist protesters in Charlottesville.
And the president spoke that day and he specifically did not call out the right or the white nationalist right in the first iteration. He didn't call them out so much. Right. In the first iteration, he sort of said there was violence on. Many sides on many sides of the first iteration, there are several different iterations of what the president said here, then he condemned the white nationals'. He did, in fact, condemn the white nationalists over the weekend.
And then he suggested, I'm not talking about the good. When I say they're good people. I don't I'm not talking about the white nationalists or anything like that. I'm specifically talking about something different. I'm talking about people who are marching. And it turns out that the people who are marching in some cases where there were no good people who were marching that night. OK, bottom line is this the specific comment that that President Trump made that got him in all sorts of hot water was he suggested many people, many people.
Right. This is a direct quote from Trump on Charlottesville is the original one that got him in real trouble Friday night. Right. He said, quote, We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides. And everybody, wait, wait, wait, wait, hold up on many sides is a white nationalist march in Charlottesville and then it broke into violence in a member of that group, ended up killing somebody on Saturday morning.
And you're saying on many sides like, why can't just name the bad guys, go back, did an entire rageful podcast on this that the president had a specific duty to call out to people who are actually responsible for the violence, that he had a specific duty? Yes, he could call out Antifa for being violent because they were, in fact, violent and are, in fact, violent. They've been violent for years. But the people who are the specific instigators in Charlottesville were the alt.
Right and the white nationalist. And he had a specific duty not to create a moral equivalency there, but he got all sorts of flack for this. Well, now the media are attempting to do exactly what they condemned President Trump for in Charlottesville. It's truly amazing. I mean, it really is amazing. They are so unbelievably dishonest, because if you assume that that was a matter of principle for members of the media and the Democratic Party, that they just didn't like that President Trump wasn't calling out specifically the bad guys and that he wasn't and that he was drawing a moral equivalence or he's being deliberately vague in order to provide cover.
Today, the entire Democratic Party and the media infrastructure are attempting to conflate what is happening in America's major cities and pretend that everybody is equally responsible for what's happening in America's major cities. Then when you're watching Chicago loops, the Chicago Loop booted. When we were watching Melrose Avenue burn, when we were watching Kenosha burn, when we were watching Washington, D.C. get looted, when we were watching an increase in massive levels of crime in New York City due to the fund, the police movement, when we were watching all this stuff, that that's just kind of everybody's responsibility.
It's sort of out there in the wind. And the reason the media are doing this is because if they acknowledged that this is a left wing movement that is burning America's major cities and that for months they did nothing about it, for months, in fact, they pooh poohed it and said it wasn't happening and told you that rioting and looting were a figment of your imagination. These were all just peaceful protesters. And then when President Trump talked about using federal force in order to quell the protesters or in time to quell the rioters and the looters, not the protesters.
And when Tom Cotton, the senator from Arkansas, talked about using the Insurrection Act to quell rioting and looting, that really they were cracking down on protesters and the media kept conflating the two for purposes of suggesting that these were all nonviolent, wonderful people. It was all a figment of your imagination. And then it turns out the American people are not, in fact, as stupid as advertised and have eyeballs in their heads and prefrontal cortex is at the front of their brains.
That the media flipped on this immediately and now it became everybody's issue. Now it's Trump's fault. Now it's white nationalist, right? For Forsett, for literally months at this point, the city's been burning and it's all white nationalists. Weird, isn't it? Weird or at least if it's not all the white nationalist, at least they're equally responsible, aren't they? Now, this is just not true. It's just not factually accurate. In the same way that it was not factually accurate for the president of the United States in Charlottesville to claim equal responsibility between the white supremacists and white nationalist and the anti-war members, it is not it is not even it's significantly less accurate, actually, for the media to suggest that what's been going on in America's major cities is generally the result of either Trump or the white nationalists.
That's in fact, that's insane. That's totally crazy. But the media are pushing that agenda because, again, the real agenda is not about the white nationalists or Trump. It's about downplaying the responsibility of Democrats and the media for Tonet, for tut tutting, patting on the head, and in some cases actively encouraging the violence that's been going on in America's major cities. So that is the backdrop to what happened this weekend. This stuff has not been happening in a vacuum.
The media have been pushing it. Many Democrats, ranging from Ayanna Pressley to Maxine Waters in pushing this kind of activity for a very long time here. And people like Joe Biden have not been standing up strong in saying these movements that we largely identify with need to stop the violence. They have not been naming and shaming. Instead, they've been deliberately vague because they are afraid of fracturing the coalition. President Trump got badgered over and over and over after his original many side statements in Charlottesville and many sides on many sides.
He got badgered over and over. Will you condemn the white nationalists? Will you condemn the outright? Will you do that? And he was right to be badgered about that. OK, you're allowed to badger people to condemn bad people. Well, one member of the mainstream media specifically asked Joe Biden to call, identified by name. Will one member of the mainstream media specifically ask him to call out BLM rioters and looters by name, the Black Lives Matter writers and looters by name will one?
I don't think so, do you? I would be shocked if they do. And if they had and if they do and Joe Biden does the moral equivalence routine. If Joe Biden pretends that everybody bears equal responsibility for this, isn't he providing cover in the same way that they accuse Trump of providing cover to the right in Charlottesville?
Remember, that was such an egregious situation, according to the media and according to Joe Biden, Trump's Charlottesville comments were literally the reason he supposedly launched his 2020 campaign. Now, of course, that was a lie. Joe Biden's run for president every presidential election since 1873, 1872. But but the fact is that that was Joe Biden's stated rationale. Right. He said Charlottesville. Those comments were so egregious, so morally bereft, so soulless that I had to jump into the race.
OK, so then Joe Biden, doesn't that mean that if you want to restore America's soul, as you suggest, you're going to you need to call out by name the people who are burning America's major cities and shooting people? Shouldn't and by and by the way, shouldn't you stop lying about the people on the other side because in some cases, in many of these cases, they are not white nationalists, when after Kyle Rittenhouse, this the 17 year old man, young man shot three people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, the media immediately ran with the narrative.
Many on Twitter immediately ran with the narrative. His white nationalist I yet to see one shred of evidence that Kyle Rittenhouse is a white nationalist. And yet, as you will see, Joe Biden is running with that narrative today. As you'll see, there was a shooting in Portland over the weekend, a pro Trump man was killed and they're running with the narrative that the guy was naturally a white nationalist because he was there and he was pro Trump. This is insanity.
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And they were ripped up and down as fascist by the media, by the Democrats. How dare they remember? They were just lying. They were saying that that the the feds were sending unmarked vans to simply arrest people for no apparent reason and then beat the hell out of themselves. And it was not that wasn't true.
They were literally authorized by federal law to protect federal property from rioters and looters. And, yes, they could exit federal property owner to go after perps.
And so in any case, the idea was and the media ran with the narrative that the violence in Portland was then a result of the feds being there, which, of course, was not true because the feds had only arrived in the last seven minutes and the right have been going on for a running total of three months at this point. And Mayor Ted Wheeler, the mayor of Portland, has allowed that to go on. And Kate Brown, the governor of Oregon, has allowed that to go on because she refuses to call in the National Guard.
So the Antifa members and the BLM rioters and looters and I keep saying BLM rioters and looters, because, again, I don't think that everybody who has marched with BLM is a writer and a leader. Of course, that is obviously untrue. There are millions of people have marched with BLM. I think many of them don't actually understand the the agenda of the Black Lives Matter organization. And many of them have been tricked by the media into believing that the generalized narrative of American systemic racism is is both true and also allows them to dissociate from America's evil and make themselves feel morally superior to the rest of America.
But in any case, that distinction is worthwhile. But many of the rioters and looters are, in fact, BLM associated, and that is just a fact. These are not Republican voters. They're not white nationalists. There are people who openly wear BLM shirts. Many of them are OK. And Antifa is a real group. And so they've been doing this for months on end. OK, so over the weekend, a group called Patriot Prayer, which is a right wing group, they are not white nationalists.
OK, the media calling these folks white nationalist. That is not accurate. Now, does this mean this is smart to drive through the center of Portland with the American flags and the blue lives matter flags and all that? First of all, it's a free country.
You should be allowed to drive into civilian areas that having to worry about this. So there's only one person who's responsible for this, and that's Mayor Ted Wheeler. Can the mayor of Portland is a garbage heap. He's a dumb heap of mayor. He's a terrible, terrible mayor. I used to say Bill de Blasio is the worst mayor in America. He does not hold a candle to Ted Wheeler. And this is incredible. If you watch your city on fire for three months and you actively incentivize this and by the way, Antifa has had a low level, I said low level, one of the place for years on end.
I mean, and, you know, the reporter who spent an enormous time, amount of time covering Antifa in Portland has videos going back to twenty seventeen of antifa, literally stopping people on street corners and directing traffic and stuff. It's crazy. So Mayor Ted Wheeler, the garbage mayor, he doesn't allow the feds to come in. He tells them to get out. In fact, he specifically tells the Portland cops not to clear the streets. And so when the Patriot guys show up in their trucks, there are no cops to stop any of it.
And this leads to confrontations. Now, does that mean that it is smart to initiate confrontations on the streets? It is not smart to to if even if Antifa is running the streets, it is the job of local authorities to clear them. It is not a good idea to to initiate. Well, I want to initiate because the people who initiated are the people who took over the streets. It is not a good idea to put yourself in a situation where violence is likely to occur.
But Patriot power is not, in fact, a white nationalist group. The founder of the group has explicitly denounced white. On multiple occasions in which she promises him on multiple occasions, he has called them all sorts of names, which is perfectly appropriate, and the media have covered this as it was white nationalists coming to Portland. That is not what the evidence demonstrates because we'll show you the video, then we'll tell you what happened in just one second.
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They've got the Trump flags and antifa because they own the streets and because the cops have been told to stand down. Confrontation occurs so the Patriot aren't shooting. The members of the ATF are trying to literally block traffic. Instead, they are making them. So here's what the here's some of the video looked like over the weekend.
You can see they are firing Mace from the windows to try and force the streets open. People getting out of the way. They were also firing paintballs at some of the at some of the Antifa members.
Hey, is any of this good? Of course, none of this is good. Where the hell are the cops? Where the hell are the feds? And the answer is Mayor Ted Wheeler is a garbage mayor. It is his job to make sure that when you leave I said it last week, this stuff is predictable when you leave the legitimate government monopoly on the use of force at the back door. And there will be something that fills the gap.
And typically it tends to be tribal violence. OK, that is what you are seeing in the streets. And then a pro Trump supporter was murdered, literally just murdered on the street, and so here is the video. It's troubling. Obviously, you can't see it particularly well, but that is your warning. So you will see a man in the background walk up to a walk up to another man and literally just shoot him point blank. And what you what you seem to be able to hear in the background is we got a Trumper here.
We have a Trump supporter. So that means time to murder him, apparently. Here's what that sounded like. Back at. Go, go, go. He shoots the man, the man's dead. You shot him to death right there on the street, the santita member. And now we have we have some no knowledge of who this guy is because he is indeed, Nancy, active member.
He's not a white supremacist who committed this murder. According to The New York Post, an ex military man who calls himself 100 percent antifa, 100 percent antifa and ready for war is being investigated over the deadly shooting of a President Trump supporter in Portland, according to a report. His name is Michael Forrest Rainelle, 48. He's being investigated over the death of Aaron Danielsson, a supporter of the right wing Patriot prayer group who was part of a caravan of Trump supporters who flooded the city Saturday.
Police sources told The Oregonian he was identified in part by a distinctive tattoo on his neck of a black power fist. Hmm. Seems he had some politics as well as a call from his estranged sister, who recognized him in video and photos of the deadly attack. The 36 year old sister was first alerted after a threatening call that woke her up at eight a.m. on Sunday morning. Our whole family was in danger unless we turned him over. We reached out to police, confirm we recognized Michael in the screenshots from the shooting, she told the paper.
Apparently, he's estranged from most of the family, including his parents, after stealing from them. And then she described the shooting as not part, not the solution to the country's problems. He regularly posts about Black Lives Matter and protests on his social media. He says, I'm 100 percent antifa all the way, I'm willing to fight for my brothers and sisters, insisting he would not run from any violence. Now, here's the thing. He was cited at a July 5th protest on allegations of possessing a loaded gun in a public place, resisting arrest and interfering with police.
He was then given a date to appear in court later that month, but the allegations were dropped on July 30th with the no complaints, according to court records. No reason was given. The Noma County district attorney's office said it was reviewing the case. This is literally a case of a person who committed a criminal act but was on the right side of the leftist narrative being released without any charges because the city of Portland decides not to prosecute anymore people who engage in crime at these protests along as they have the right perspective.
And then he went out and murdered somebody. He had a slew of other charges. As well, he was also previously charged with having a loaded Glock pistol for which he didn't have a license and was stopped with his 11 year old daughter as a passenger in his car. The Portland Police Bureau did not immediately respond to request for comment. This is all according to The New York Post. And the response from members of the crowd when they found out that this happened were twofold.
One, misinformation immediately went around that a Trump supporter had shot a black man, because this is this is what happens now. And any story is immediately filled in by the Internet with black men, innocent black man shot. This just happened in Minneapolis when a black murder suspect literally killed himself and committed suicide and rioting happened anyway. So the false story led to rioters targeting a gas station. So there was video of that that was emerging over the weekend, these rioters targeting a gas station in Portland.
You can see that makes perfect sense. It's a gas stations fault. That gas station is systemically racist, obviously. So there are the rioters targeting the gas station. Always, always. Good luck gathering at the at the petrol station, preparing for something or other. OK, and then there is a BLM activist who literally told a group of people in Portland, I am not sorry, there's a direct quote, I'm not sorry, an effing fascist died tonight.
Now, is there any evidence this guy was a fascist, the victim in this case? Nope. We have no idea whether he was. There is no evidence. There's no evidence he was a white nationalist or white supremacist. In fact, the only thing that we know about him is that you can see his prone body lying on the ground and he's wearing some blue. Blue lives matter yet. Right? Propolis gear. But that means he's a fascist now.
So here is a BLM activist. Don't worry, though, this is not political, right? I mean, this is a white supremacist. Well, as we'll see, everyone bears equal responsibility according to the media. Here we go.
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Well, I mean, there's no evidence the person is a fascist, but if you oppose the revolution, you're a fascist. That's the way communist speak. And that is if you're if you're not a Bolshevik, mention that. Right. That's that's the way this works. In just a second, we're going to get to more of this and the insane media spin that is coming out of this, because this sort of violence is now occurring across the nation and in these sorts of encouragements are coming very clearly from one particular side of the aisle, an extremist.
And as we'll see, the media are taking the narrative that it's on all sides, on many sides, on many sides, remember, on many sides was bad until five seconds ago. Now on many sides is very good. But that is a very strong statement against violence. If you say on many sides. We'll get to more of this in just one second. First, right now, you might think, hey, maybe I need a gun to protect myself.
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I'm going to get to Ted Wheeler in just a second. First, I just need to show you what's been happening all over the nation. In Washington, DC overnight, a BLM activist literally told people on the street that he's ready to put cops in their graves. So that's always a good look. Here's what that sounded like. I'm at the point where I'm going to put these in great, I'm at the point where I want to burn the White House down, I want to take it to the senators.
I want to take it to the Congress. I want to take the fight to them, and at the end of the day, if they go us, we pay them the bill. If they're not going to hear us, we burn them down really well. Well done stuff here, guys. But again, that guy seems like a white nationalist to me in Kenosha. Remember, we were told that Kenosha was no big deal. As you will see, the media tried to downplay Kenosha.
It was it was mostly peaceful, mostly peaceful, fiery, but mostly peaceful protests and pictures from the aftermath of Kenosha. You can see entire city blocks reduced to rubble. Again, this is a suburb. About 100000 people is not a major city. And see stores out that good taste. Ice cream shop, obviously a source of systemic racism. That there's a building completely, completely destroyed and the entire city blocks basically razed. Don't worry, though, rioting and looting are OK, as we'll see right, there's the famous famous car dealership that's burned to the ground next door.
There is a church that was partially burned. You got the revolution signs on the boarded up and the boarded up windows. Don't worry, no matter how hard you boarded windows, no matter how many BLM slogans you put on their tanks to protect you, this is again, these pictures are it's pretty obvious what's going on here. OK, so. What exactly is the political response to all of this, because this would be a good time for all of the political class to in unison denounce antifa, the BLM, rioters and looters by name.
They won't do it because the Democrats are afraid of splitting their coalition, so instead they've decided on an alternative narrative, the alternative narrative is this is all Trump's fault. But if it weren't for Trump, none of this would happen. Now, I'm old enough to remember when their riots in Ferguson and Baltimore. I'm old enough to remember when there were riots in Milwaukee. The president at that time was a man named Barack Obama. He was the first black president of the United States.
You may recall didn't stop the riots in Ferguson or Baltimore or in Milwaukee. It is only that the narrative has been exacerbated under President Trump because the left have decided that they wish to grant more room for people to riot and loot. That is what is happening to Mayor Ted Wheeler, the garbage mayor of Portland is a perfect case in point of this. So Ted Wheeler. He sent a letter rejecting federal help. He sent that letter on August 28th and today is the 31st.
So means that he sent the letter on Friday. Here is the letter from Mayor Ted Wheeler. Remember, this is before a weekend where a man was murdered on the streets of Portland by an NCAA member, allegedly, quote, Dear President Trump, yet again, you said you offered to aid Portland by sending in federal law enforcement to our city on behalf of the city of Portland. No, thanks. We don't need your politics of division and demagoguery.
Portlanders are onto you. We have already seen your reckless disregard for human life in your bumbling response to the covid pandemic. And we know you've reached the conclusion that images of violence or vandalism are your only ticket to re-election. There's no place for looting, arson or vandalism in our city. There's no room here for racist violence or those who wish to bring their ideology of hate into our community. Those who commit criminal acts will be apprehended and prosecuted under the law.
Now, let me pause there for just a second. There have been running riots in the city of Portland for three full months, every single night, every night. And what he's saying is, I don't want you Trump supporters in my town because they're the bad guys, right? There's no room here for racist violence, OK, so apparently it's not racist violence if you're just shot for being a Trump supporter. I love that, he says those who commit criminal acts will be apprehended and prosecuted under the law.
Weird because there is a suspect. You may recall him. He was a he was arrested actually, apparently like a June 5th protest carrying a gun. They didn't have a license for you. Remember this? And then you released him and he murdered somebody.
Mm hmm. So it seems like Mayor Ted Wheeler actually is not very good at his job or he's very good at his job. His job is just not what everybody thinks his job is, which is to keep the citizens safe. So tens of thousands of Portlanders have peacefully protested in March for the noble cause of fixing our broken criminal justice system. They are part of the proud progressive tradition of Portlanders fighting for justice from racial justice to economic justice to environmental justice.
When you sent the feds to Portland last month, you made the situation far worse. Really? Was it worse when that when the feds were there or was it basically the same except the feds were there? Your offer to repeat that disaster is a cynical attempt to stoke fear and distract us from the real work of our city in Portland. We are focused on coming together as a community to solve the serious challenges we face due to systemic racism, a global pandemic and an economic recession.
Notice among the list of problems they face in Portland, not the burning of the center of the city or the complete takeover of major thoroughfares by antifa, or the ongoing violence each and every night. The only problem here is Trump and the media buy this bull crap hook, line and sinker. I mean, it really is incredible to Ted Wheeler then did a press conference and said Trump has to stay the hell out of the way. Trump is not going to help.
He needs to stay the hell out of the way. Weird, because Trump has mainly stayed the hell out of the way and your city's been on fire for three months, you stupid jackass. Here's Mayor Ted Wheeler, the worst of the worst mayor in America. And now he has surpassed Bill de Blasio. It takes a lot to surpass Bill de Blasio, the groundhog murderer.
Give us an opportunity to uplift us and bring us together and help us move through this difficult situation in our nation's history, and instead he chooses to play petty politics and divide us. That's my reaction. So I'm going to do the work that I need to do here in my local community with my local officials to take accountability for what's happening on our streets. And I'd appreciate that either the president supports or you stay the hell out of the way.
This is epic levels of gaslighting, epic levels of gas, letting this guy completely abandon his city to antifa. And it's Trump's fault at the federal level. And Trump's like, hey, would you like some troops? He's like, no, that's stoking hatred and division. We can't have that anyone. And he said, it's Trump creating the hatred and division o Trump. Yeah, it's all about Trump. By the way. If you buy this, you are a rube, OK?
If you buy the idea that all evil starts and ends with Trump, you are a rube. If you believe the riots in a major in America's major cities led by outside agitators and yes, BLM rioters and looters, that that violence is a product of President Trump's cruelty and malice and malicious evil are a rube. And they are treating you as a sucker, but they are treating as a sucker. Here's Mayor Ted Wheeler treating his Zucker.
It's you who have created the hate in the division. It's you who have not found a way to say the names of black people killed by police officers, even as people in law enforcement have. And it's you who claimed that white supremacists are good people. Your campaign of fear is as anti-democratic as anything you've done to create hate and vitriol in our beautiful country. You've tried to divide us more than any other figure in modern history. And now you want me to stop the violence that you helped create.
Trump didn't create the violence in Portland.
Are you insane? Portland is entirely blue entirely. If you can find. I mean, Portland is like the scene from the Bible where Abraham says to God, you know, can we find ten good people in Sodom and Gomorrah and God's like, well, actually, no. Can you find ten Republicans in the city of Portland? Doesn't mean it's not a full equation. It's not like the only good people are Republicans. OK, the point is, there's not ten Republicans in the city of Portland.
The hell are you talking about? The hell are you talking about? And then Wheeler says, I'll bring us back together. Really? How's that going for you, Mayor? The bringing of the people back together? Is it the people who elected this guy? You know, I've been quoting H.L. Mencken more and more frequently these days and the famous columnist from the early 20th century. And as my favorite H.L. Mencken quote, The American people get what they deserve, good and hard.
And in Portland, you get what you deserve, good and hard. I mean, you voted for this is what you get. Now, the work that we have to do in our communities across this nation in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, I'm up to that challenge. And I hope the president is, too. And I'm ready to reach across any aisles. I need to reach across any political divides that I need to cross in order to bring us back together.
Somebody's got to do it. I'm committed to it. I know my colleagues on the Portland city are committed to it. I'd like to hear the president of the United States say he's all in. Let's bring this great nation back together.
How gullible do you have to be to believe this? How gullible Trump is, like, I'll get you fed. He's like, I'm willing to work across the aisle. Except for you, Mr. President. You're a piece of crap and I'm not going to work with you. And I'll let the city burning, let somebody get shot to death in the city over the weekend. So Trump's response all points to Trump here, somebody tweeted out, Ted Wheeler is the useless effing idiot in comic relief, that everyone that gets everyone killed in every disaster movie.
And Trump tweeted out, toned down the language, but true. Hey, normally, as you know, I'm not big on the inflammatory Trump tweets. Correct, correct. We get to more of this in just a second, because here's what's really happening. What's really happening is the media and the Democrats were willing to allow this crap to go on for months on end because they backed the underlying agenda, which is that the American system is systemically racist and systemically classist and evil.
And all of these substructures of American society must be torn down. This is a revolution, not an evolution. You don't work inside the system. You have to work outside the system. This is the Ibram Kennedy, Robin D'Angelo. Tear down the entire system nonsense on the basis of race. This is the Bernie Sanders tear down the entire system on the basis of class stuff. All of this has been bubbling under the surface for quite a while. And Democrats were allowed were willing to allow a few a little bit of it to spring into action with these riots.
They're willing to allow it to happen and pretend that it wasn't happening until the point at which the polls turned and then the polls turned and now they're struggling for a new narrative because they're still not willing to condemn it. So instead, what they do is they soft condemn all violence all over the world. You know, it's really bad. What's bad? Sure. It's like bad that there's left and right wing violence. It's bad that there's some bad stuff happening in the cities, but also that there's bad stuff happening in Cambodia.
There's bad stuff happening everywhere, guys. So this is the new Democrat until Trump's fault, all his fault is the new Democratic line. It ain't going to work. We'll get to more of this in just one second because the Democrats are beginning to realize this is backfiring on them big time and now they're struggling and they should be struggling because they are the ones who decided to feed the alligator and the alligator will eat them last. And when we get to that in one second.
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OK, so Joe Biden knows that he is in a bind, and the reason Joe Biden is in a bind is because he and the rest of the Democrats basically let this stuff go for months or patted it on the head like directly patted on the head. Now, remember, Democrats pretended this stuff was not happening. Remember Jerry Nadler less than a month, like a month ago? A little bit over a month ago. This is July 27th. Jerry Nadler, the Democratic congressperson from New York, literally said that 95 violence in Portland was a myth.
It does not exist. This happened about a month ago.
Here was Jerry Nadler, just about the incident that's happened in Portland right now. That's a myth that's being spread only in Washington, D.C. and in Portland. Yes, sir. There's there's videos everywhere online. There's fires and riots. There's throwing fireworks at federal officers. DHS is there. Look online. He gets crazy over to the car and getting in and catch you later.
Catch you later you. I mean, it's not just a month ago. It's like now. OK, so Joy Reid, who, again, it's amazing. She ends up with a show on MSNBC. MSNBC is willing to cancel anybody except people who may very well I mean, Al Sharpton still joined MSNBC, right. Joy Reid, a person who has a bunch of old tweets that are real bad. But apparently somebody went back in time and hacked her account.
She tweeted out over the weekend, over the weekend, let me repeat this for those inventing the idea of Black Lives Matter riots. Hilmi, just stop that for one second. Literally hand Anna Nicole Hannah Jones, the de facto editor of The New York Times and 19 lady. She literally tweeted out that she was happy that people were calling on the 19 riots. But according to go back to to go back for a second to Joy Read, according to Joy Reid, she said it's an invented idea.
There are no Black Lives Matter. Right? BLM doesn't riot. They march against police violence. Not that those court setting fires, assaulting and shooting people are consistently of the right, not the left. OK, what? Oh, um, what? I was here in L.A. when they shut down the entire damn city every night at six p.m. or 7:00 p.m., thanks to BLM rioting, that was rioting and looting. What what is she talking about?
It's not happening.
It's all in your imagination. OK, so they have a couple of narratives here. One, BLM doesn't riot to Antifa, doesn't exist. Three, if they do exist, it's Donald Trump's fault for the real violent offenders. Here are the white nationalists. OK, this is crazy. Town's crazy. They think you're a moron. That's what they think. There's no other way to explain this garbage. They think you are completely stupid. They think you are a vegetable.
That's what they think. Chris, Tulisa ratio Bane is we tend to call him on Twitter because he's constantly getting ratio. He's incredible at it. Chris Jalisa from CNN tweeted this out. He tweeted, Trump's efforts to label what is happening in major cities as riots speaks at least somewhat to his desperation, politically speaking, at the moment. Now, all credit to the CNN editor who apparently also hates Chris chillis and want to troll the living hell out of him because the picture is of people standing in front of a burning building.
There are no riots. It's just Trump keeps labeling them riots. But really, it's just peaceful protests in which a bunch of stuff gets burned and people lose their life savings and in which some 30 people have died. I mean, sure. Other than that, there are no riots at all. Poof, poof. And then these same media remember and never forget that these same media members of the Democratic Party forwarded this stuff. They did. OK, The Washington Post less than a month ago, in the second week of August, published a glowing photo essay featuring anti-war protesters in Portland.
And they literally published pictures of how antifa looters and rioters and criminals dress. The piece this is the Federalist reporting, authored by Post protest reporter Marissa Lang, prominently highlights testimony from several Portland activists sharing their one sided experiences painting police as violent agents of an oppressive state with no mention of the word riot. According to Lane, protesters merely directed their anger at the federal courthouse. But here's the thing, everybody looked great. The post photo essay attempted to capture glory of the self righteous organizers terrorizing the city by weaving in professional photos of the story subjects, donning their riot gear as if it were a Maxim photo shoot.
It was really, really nice and they showed all the kind of gear that they got together and how they got dressed up the media soft-pedal down Tifa for a long time here, like for a really long time. How much did they soft-pedal antifa? Kamala Harris literally tweeted out in the middle of the riots in Minneapolis, Kamala Harris tweeted out a website so you could donate to free people who are who are arrested for rioting and looting this June 1st. Quote Kamala Harris, the now vice presidential candidate, quote, If you're able to chip in now to the Minnesota Freedom Fund to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota.
So she wanted to bail out rioters and looters. OK, so don't fall for this nonsense, by the way, 13 members, Biden's staff directly contributed to this as well. And this was reported at the time, May 30th, Reuters campaign staff for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are advertising their donations to a group that pays bail fees in Minneapolis after the city's police jailed people protesting the killing of a black man by a white police officer. No, they jailed people who were rioting and looting.
At least 13 Biden campaign staff members posted on Twitter on Friday and Saturday that they made donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which opposes the practice of cash bail. The group uses donations to pay bail fees in Minneapolis. Biden campaign spokesman Andrew Bates' said in a statement to Reuters, the former V.P. opposes cash bail as, quote, a modern day debtor's prison. But the campaign declined to answer questions on whether the donations were coordinated within the campaign. Bates' instead pointed to Biden's comments that protesters have the right to be angry, but that more violence won't solve justice problems.
There's that soft Joe Biden. There's that unity that we've been looking for. So and again, the media have been pushing this stuff nonstop. Nicole Hannah Jones, who I mentioned earlier, the the de facto editor of The New York Times, she tweeted this out over the weekend, quote, So, one, you don't get to tell people how they should respond to their own oppression. OK, so there are a few assumptions baked into that cake, which is that if you're rioting and looting, you're responding to oppression rather than being a terrible human being.
And that that's that's the part of this tweet that's truly offensive and she said to please, please help me understand how black people who protest peacefully are supposed to control and take responsibility for the tiny fringe of people who decide to loot and burn things like weird because Nicole Hannah Jones literally blames the entire police departments and by the way, right wing protest for anything bad that happens involving those groups. So, yes, Nicole, Hannah Jones, the wisest and greatest among us.
So they've been soft pedaling this stuff for a long time. And this is the new narrative. So the narrative is that it's anybody's fault, but antifa, it's anybody's fault. But BLM, Adam Schiff leads the way. So Adam Schiff, who again, I guess he still has that bereft pup tent outside the CNN headquarters. Right. He's on CNN more than Dana Bash. And Dana Bash is a network anchor to Adam Schiff, the the ridiculous, stupid congressperson from Los Angeles.
I believe he may be my congressperson, actually, who specifically, specifically suggested for several years that there was forthcoming evidence that Trump was a Russian catspaw. Now he is saying that actually maybe it's the Russians behind this. Maybe it's the Russians guys going against for BLM. After all, it's Trump's fault and it's the Russians fault. Why? It's almost as though he has a preset narrative. Here's Adam Schiff. The Russians four years ago down exploited Black Lives Matter, they set up their own false flags online to try to divide people along racial lines.
Are they doing what they have to? They are once again doing their best in social media, in their overt media and other means to grow these divisions. Again, the president is willfully fanning the flames of this violence. He will stoke it through his social media where he can because he believes the violence helps him.
This is the greatest war of gaslighting I've ever seen. He's offered federal troops to every major American city to quell the violence. And the Democrats are out there like, oh, it's the Russians and Trump is unbelieve. Again, if you fall for this, you're a moron. If you fall for this, you are a stupid human being. You have less than three brain cells to rub together if you fall for this. This is extortion by the Democrats, pure and simple, and then gaslighting following the extortion.
If Biden gets elected, it'll all go away. But also, it's not our fault. We have no control. Trump's fault and also the groups doing it, mostly white nationalists. The reason I point this out is, I mean, this is such pathetic stuff. So Joe Biden has now put out a couple of statements on this. And Joe Biden has put out a couple of statements. When it came to this particular thing. He suggested that No.
One, he conflates the protesters in the rioters and looters, which is typical Democratic doublespeak. He says that Trump wanted to sic feds on protesters. He's just denying that the people who are actually doing this sort of stuff are rioters and looters.
Here is Biden over the weekend by standing up and recommending that you should be deployed to, quote, dominate your fellow citizens for exercising their right to peacefully protest and threatening. If governors didn't do something, the president would know you specifically talking about writers.
And so Biden's a damn liar on this. OK, so Biden has now released we have a couple of statements from Joe Biden. Quote, Now, remember, the bad guy was Donald Trump in Charlottesville because he said many sides, many sides. Here is the statement from Joe Biden. Quote, The deadly violence we saw overnight in Portland is unacceptable. Shooting in the streets of a great American city is unacceptable. I condemn this violence unequivocally. I condemn violence of every kind by anyone, whether on the left or the right.
And I challenge Donald Trump to do the same. It does not matter if you find the political views of your opponents abhorrent. Any loss of life is a tragedy. Today, there is another family grieving in America, and Jill and I offer our deepest condolences. We must not become a country at war with ourselves, a country that accepts the killing of fellow Americans who do not agree with you, a country that vows vengeance toward one another. But that is the America that Donald Trump wants us to be, the America he believes we are.
So Trump's fault, you'll notice. Is there a mention of antitheft? No. Is there a mention there of Black Lives Matter? No, he continues. As a country, we must condemn the incitement of hate and resentment that led to this deadly clash. It is not a peaceful protest when you go out spoiling for a fight. Oh, how interesting. It's not a peaceful protest when you go out spoiling for a fight. So we showed video on this on this very show today of a Black Lives Matter activists literally calling for the murder of police officers in the burning down of the White House.
Is that a peaceful protest? Joe Biden, I don't hear you saying anything about it. It seems like you're being kind of deliberately vague here, because what does President Trump think will happen when he continues to insist on fanning the flames of hatred and division in our society and using the politics of fear to whip up his supporters?
What the reason people are fearful is because the cities are on damned fire and they're on fire because Democrats have done nothing. These are all Democratic cities, every single one of them. Joe Biden's vague mushmouth statements that he can barely get out of his face about how he doesn't like violence on any side, on many sides, on many sides. If on many sides was bad for Donald Trump, it ain't any better for Joe Biden. A ridiculous hypocrite. He says he may think that war on our streets again, blaming Trump.
Right. There's not a mention of and he not a mention of BLM. The sources of this, not one mention, but Donald Trump comes up several times in the statement. He may think that war in our streets is good for his re-election chances, but that is not presidential leadership or even basic human compassion. Again, he has offered federal forces to every one of these mayors who have all turned him down. Where is Joe Biden on this? The answer is nowhere.
He says the job of a president is to lower the temperature, to bring people who disagree with one another together to make life better for all Americans. The temperature in the country is too high because if Donald Trump is that was one of Biden's statements, then there's another one of Joe Biden's statements. OK, so this one is even worse. So Joe Biden won't go to Kenosha. The reason he won't go to Kenosha is because he understands what that would look like.
So this is the big story over the weekend, is that Joe Biden, in fact, will not go to Kenosha, Wisconsin. Instead, he's heading over to Pennsylvania. So according to Politico, Joe Biden will travel to western Pennsylvania on Monday to give remarks focused on how President Donald Trump has made America less safe, forgoing the chance to deliver that message in Wisconsin, where the president is planning a Tuesday visit. Biden faced mounting pressure to visit the battleground state amid violence after a police shooting in Kenosha.
His decision to instead speak from Pennsylvania is designed to put some space between the violence and the former VP as he continues to argue that unrest is an outgrowth of the president's rhetoric that inflames racial tension. Biden's speech Monday will focus on how Trump continues to fan the flames of division and encourage chaos into the real reason he's not going to Kenosha, Biden is because he's a coward is because Joe Biden would show up in Kenosha. There'd be a backdrop of a burned city and he'd be forced to argue that somehow this was Trump's fault in an area where the rioters are all BLM and antifa.
He'd have to argue that somehow this was Trump. That's not a good look when the area behind has been burned out by people who backed Joe Biden, every one of those people is Joe Biden voter. The people who are burning down buildings, the people who are rioting and looting are Joe Biden voters. So Biden knew that, which is why he's not showing up in Kenosha, so naturally he has to have the Democrats play cleanup for him in Wisconsin, which means that the governor of Wisconsin, Tony Evers, sent a letter to President Trump asking him to not go to Kenosha.
So let me get this straight. It's Trump's fault because he won't calm tensions. Also, we don't want your federal troops. Also don't come to Kenosha. Seriously, this is this is their case. It's Trump's fault that all of this is happening despite the fact he offered 500 additional National Guardsmen before Kenosha went completely crazy and the shootings occurred despite the fact that he routinely offers troops to Portland nothing. But if Trump shows up, it's bad. And if Trump tries to send troops, that's bad.
Trump is the bad man, right? Obviously. Obviously, Trump's fault. Tony Evers, this ridiculous, stupid governor of Wisconsin who's responsible for this stuff. Again, he's the governor of a state. You have one job, protect the life, liberty and property of your citizens. That's it. That is your sole job. And he's not doing it. Tony ever sent this letter to President Trump because, again, it's all about Trump. For Democrats, it is not about protecting protecting the citizenry.
It is not about protecting the citizenry. Here's the letter Tony ever sent to Trump because Trump said he's going to speak in Kenosha. Did President Trump I understand yesterday you indicated you would be visiting Kenosha. And according to pool reports last night, you intend to visit Kenosha this Tuesday. I write today to respectfully ask you to reconsider these past few months from managing a pandemic to facing entrenched racial disparities and inequities. Our state, like so many others, has faced unimaginable challenges.
But this past week has been particularly difficult. Kenosha and communities across Wisconsin are enduring extraordinary grief, grappling with a black man being shot seven times and the loss of two additional lives on Tuesday night at the hands of an out-of-state armed militant. OK, well, you're missing a few facts there, Tony Evers. You might be missing the fact that the man who was shot. The black man who was shot seven times was actively resisting arrest. There is an open warrant for both domestic abuse and sexual assault that the police tried to subdue him.
He refused to be subdued. They chased him twice. That failed. He walked out on the other side of the car. He reached into the car. And on the floorboards of the driver's side was a knife. That's a little bit relevant and the at the shootings, at the quote unquote hands of an out-of-state armed militant, Kyle Rittenberg, Kyle Rittenberg, whatever the guy's name is, Rittenhouse, Kyle Rittenhouse should not have been there. OK, I've said that myself.
He's not a trained person. He shouldn't have been there. The shootings are pretty obviously self-defense. He was being assaulted at the time. Somebody fired a shot before he even fired the first shot. And then somebody tried to beat the hell out of him. Another guy approached him with a pistol. So just skipping all the facts right here, because obviously the narrative is that the real violence is not what was happening in Kenosha before how Rittenhouse even showed up.
The real violence was apparently the cops and the out-of-state armed guy when I visited Kenosha last week, what I saw was a community working to deal with the trauma and pain of these events and extreme loss. That's, again, the governor of Wisconsin. They're exhausted and heartbroken with the division that has ripped apart their community, but they are also working to rebuild together and support each other in the face of adversity. I, along with other community leaders who have reached out, are concerned about what your presence will mean for Kenosha and our state.
I'm concerned your presence will only hinder our healing. I'm concerned your presence will only delay our work to overcome division and move forward together. Yeah, it's Trump that's the problem in Kenosha. Got it. It is our job as elected officials to lead by example and be a calming present. Now is not the time for divisiveness. Well, that would be the time for you to have called federal troops and weeks ago now is not the time for elected officials to ignore armed militias and out-of-state instigators who want to contribute to our anguish, ignore armed militants.
We are ignoring our militants. So I have some stats, by the way, on who was just arrested in Kenosha. OK, here are the stats on who was arrested in Kenosha. One hundred seventy five people arrested last week. One hundred and two have home addresses outside Kenosha, across forty four different cities, 69 arrested for violating curfew, thirty four for curfew, plus other charges like burglary, drugs and weapons, and over 20 firearms seized. So who's ignoring the outside agitators?
Actually, it seems like Governor Tony Ivar's. So, of course, it's Trump's fault, he says, I urge you to revisit your decision to visit Kenosha on Tuesday. Thanks for your time and for consideration of this request. Again, it's all Trump's fault. So Biden won't go to Kenosha because it would be humiliating for him. It would look ridiculous. And so now you've got the governor saying Trump can't come to Kenosha because that would be embarrassing for Democrats, really, is what they're saying.
And then Wisconsin lieutenant governor went on national TV, said the same thing. Trump shouldn't show up because really this is kind of Trump's fault, isn't it?
You look at the incendiary remarks that the president has made. They centered in an entire convention around creating more animosity and creating more division around what's going on in Kenosha. So I don't know how, given any of the previous statements that the president made, that he intends to come here to be helpful. And we absolutely don't need that right now.
We know what we need is apparently a complete lack of law enforcement and you ripping on the cops daily. This is the same lieutenant governor who just days ago suggested no investigation is necessary in the Jake Blake case to conclude that this is just another incident of a black man being unjustifiably shot. Yeah, well, that's that's more of what we need. That's clearly OK. So all of this leads to what Joe Biden is actually going to say today. So he is speaking in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
And here is his speech prepared for delivery. You ready for this? Remember, again, I'm going to keep coming back to it because it is worthy of note. The single the single moment that supposedly initiated the Biden campaign was the evil of Donald Trump at Charlottesville for not labeling the assault. Right. And the white supremacists at the outset. From the outset as the bad guys. Right. Many sides. Many sides. Here is Joe Biden on the riots and the looting and the murder.
Here is Joe Biden writing this president long ago forfeited any moral leadership in this country. He can't stop the violence because for years he has fomented it. He may believe mouthing the words law and order makes him strong, but his failure to call on his own supporters to stop acting as an armed militia in this country shows you how weak he is. Oh, it's the militias. For months, we've been watching the cities burn, but it's the militias who are just arriving in the last five minutes.
What's the problem? Oh, well, this is Galaxie brain stuff. Does anyone believe there will be less violence in America if Donald Trump is re-elected? You're saying the quiet part out loud now, Joe, which is that you're basically pledging that the violence won't end until Trump is out of office. He says economic devastation, unwarranted police violence, emboldened white nationalists, a reckoning on race. We'll look at look at the gaslighting there. We'll look at the gaslighting, their economic devastation.
Economic devastation has been wrought largely by Democratic governors completely shutting down their states with no end in sight in the middle of the covered pandemic, unwarranted police violence again. Has he made the case that the police violence in Kenosha was unwarranted? No. AC bothered? No. How about Richard Brooks in Atlanta? No. How about Brianna Taylor? Has he has you mentioned the illegality there? It may be a tragedy, but it was not illegal. Like the real problem, though, is unwarranted.
Police on scene. Right? We have seen rioting for months on end in major cities and we've got unwarranted police violence labels here. Emboldened white nationalist. Oh, that's because we're watching the cities is white nationalists, not black lives matter. Rioters and looters and and agitators trying to beat up Rand Paul and shouting at people coming out of the White House. And what do we get? A reckoning on race? It's a reckoning, guys. The real these there's good again, remember, this isn't even on many sides.
On many sides. He's explicitly saying one side is good and one side is bad. And the people who are doing the rioting and looting are the good guys and everybody else is just agitating them. That is the big problem here. That is incredible stuff from Joe Biden. And this is the guy calming the tensions. This is the guy calming the tensions. Not one member of the media, not one will have the balls to ask Joe Biden to condemn by name Antifa or BLM writers and Luders, not one.
Instead, they'll just let him get away with this mealy mouthed bullshit. They'll just let him get away with it is mealy mouthed nonsense where he just says things like, well, you know what this really is, is the white nationalist militias and it's really about Trump and it's really about like everybody on all sides. They'll let him get away with it because they agree with the agenda. How do I know they agree with the agenda? Because they started repeating it over the weekend.
So Chuck Todd literally went on TV over the weekend and asked Mark Meadows, the chief of staff to President Trump, isn't this Donald Trump's America? So just to get this straight, just to get this straight, when Andrew Cuomo is being hailed as a hero, as a hero, it's Andrew Cuomo of New York. And when Mayor Ted Wheeler is turning down federal help, it's Mayor Ted Wheeler's heroism against Donald Trump. But when violence occurs in these cities, then it's Donald Trump's America.
Here's Chuck Todd suggesting this is all Donald Trump's America. Weird because these are all Democratic cities who hate Donald Trump. Here is Chuck Todd repeating the narrative. Repeat and believe everyone. This isn't Donald Trump's America.
How much responsibility should voters be giving the president for his inability to to to keep the streets safe?
Is there parts of the country that the president doesn't govern? I mean, is the president only in charge of, what, of just four places where he has supporters? Is the president not believe he has the responsibility of governing and leading the entire country? He's tried.
He offered federal help and then you called him a fascist. You in the media called him a fascist. You can't have it both ways. That's not how this works. You don't get to say Trump has to handle this. And then Trump says, OK, you want the troops here, the troops like, no, we don't want the troops. You're a fascist, but it's your fault. OK, then it was Dana Bash, too.
Isn't Trump inflaming the tensions? He just keeps inflaming the tensions. He's inflaming the tensions. You in the media have repeated for months. There is no rioting. There is no looting. It's magically not occurring. It's all in your imagination. These are mostly peaceful protests. CNN ran a Kairouan last week, fiery but mostly peaceful protests, fiery but mostly peaceful protests. Chris Jalisa, your idiot media analyst, put out a statement on Twitter yesterday saying that these are not riots and that Trump is making up the riots, but it's the Republicans emboldening these people.
I have a question. Who in BLM is listening to Ron Johnson, the senator from Wisconsin, who from BLM is like, well, you know, now that Ron Johnson said something, I guess I'm going go burn some stuff down. Like what? In the world? But the media are going to repeat this because, again, repeat and believe. I want to talk about what happened in Portland, we saw someone get killed overnight amid clashes there and the president has been tweeting and retweeting before dawn this morning, he called for the mayor of Portland to resign and be arrested.
He painted protesters as thugs and cities in chaos. You are the chairman, as I mentioned, of the Senate Homeland Security Committee. Are you comfortable with the president appearing to inflame tensions instead of what we normally see from presidents, which is trying to calm them down?
Rioters and looters are thugs. They are now there's a strain on the left that actually not that that actually touts this stuff. Like openly touted over the weekend, there's an article from NPR. It was called One Author's Argument in Defense of Looting. There's an actual book by a writer named Vicki Ostrer while called In Defense of Looting. And Vicky Ostrow said, quote, When I use the word looting, I mean, this was NPR regular, publicly funded NPR.
When I use the word looting, I mean, the mass expropriation of property, mass shoplifting, shoplifting during a moment of upheaval or riot. That's the thing I'm defending. I'm not defending any situation in which property is stolen by force. That's literally property being stolen by force. If you break into a Walmart and steal stuff, that doesn't make it not robbery. It's not a home invasion either, says Vicki Oster, while it's about a certain kind of action that's taken during protests and riots, looting is a highly racialized word from its very inception.
It's taken from the Hindi mout, which means goods or spoils. So apparently, even you say looting. Now you're racist. Rioting generally refers to any moment of mass unrest or upheaval, riots, outer space in which a mass of people has produced a situation in which the general laws that govern society no longer function and people can act in different ways in the street and public. I'd say that rioting is a broader category, says Vicky Ostrow, interviewed by NPR over the weekend.
In which looting appears is a tactic. Often looting is more common among movements that are coming from below. It tends to be an attack on a business, a commercial space, maybe a government building, taking those things that otherwise would be commodified and controlled and sharing them for free. So it's good. It's good. Now, you'll note something. The people who are constantly saying this stuff is good, making excuses for it are either radicals like the BLM organization.
Or they are upper class white people who do not give a damn about the quality of life of people who are more impoverished than they are largely minority, who are desperately aching for some level of law and order and protection of private property and life in their community. So the Castros was that somebody has during recent riots, a sentiment I heard was that looters in cities like Minneapolis were hurting their own cause by destroying small businesses in their own neighborhoods, stores owned by immigrants and people of color.
What would you say to people who make that argument? People who made that argument for Minneapolis says that Vicky Ashwell weren't suddenly celebrating the looters in Chicago who drove down to the richest part of Chicago, the Magnificent Mile, and attack places like Tesla and Gucci, because it's not really about that. It's a convenient way of positioning yourself as though you are sympathetic. But looters and rioters don't attack private homes. They don't attack community centers in Minneapolis. There was a small independent bookstore that was untouched.
All the blocks around it were basically looted or even leveled, burned down. And that store just remained untouched through weeks of rioting. You want to know why the bookstore didn't get burned down? Because nobody stealing books. They're stealing TVs. If you're alluding to the right to use bookstore, you pick up a first edition. I've like a place in the sun, like, what are you talking about to say you're attacking your own communities to say to writers you don't know what you're doing.
But I disagree. I think people know. Amazing. OK, so this has been going on on a on a fairly, fairly low level and tut tut it on a high level by the Democrats for literally years now being promoted on NPR openly. There's an article in 2014 at TIME magazine called In Defense of Violent Protests. There's an article in The Nation that came out, I believe, 2016, titled In Defense of Destroying Property. They don't care.
OK, this has been actively fomented. Now, the line, the corrective line is, well, it's all Trump's fault. Maybe it's the Russians, maybe it's the white supremacists. Now, the answer is you want to tut tut and pooh pooh the rioting and the looting and America's major cities because you agree with the cause.
If you agree with the cause, it's just a question of means, not a question of ending. The last thing you want to do is alienate people who may vote for Joe Biden because they're members of BLM or sympathetic to Antifa. And that's repulsive and disgusting. And anybody who fails to call this out or fall for Joe Biden's garbage statements about how this is really about widespread American discontent or it's about Trump or it's really about white supremacists, it's because it's because you want to be a fool.
It's because you want to be fooled. You either want to be fooled because you're a soft liberal who hates Trump. And so you want Biden elected and you're willing to overlook all of this stuff or because you're a hard leftist who actually sort of agrees with Antifa and BLM and all evil can be wrapped up in a Trump flag. All right. We'll be back here later today with two additional hours of content, including some covid content we didn't get to because it's actually fairly important.
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