This morning, the nation awoke to the horrifying news that improvised explosive devices had been mailed to the residences of former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to CNN’s New York office (addressed to former CIA director John Brennan, who is actually a contributor at MSNBC), and the office of disgraced ex-Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schulz (D-FL).
The attempted bombings come just one day after a pipe bomb was delivered to billionaire Democratic donor George Soros.
With the exception of Wasserman-Schulz, all those targeted are common subjects of President Trump’s fury and the subjects of the conspiracy theories he promotes at his now-daily rallies and on his Twitter account, which makes it almost certain that the culprit is a Trump supporter.
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Trump singles them out for their prominence on the center-left, the threat they pose to his legitimacy, and — in the case of Soros — the role that he plays as a liberal boogeyman in the minds of his delusional and paranoid supporters.
There is no question that the president’s constant accusations and condemnations of the traitor “Crooked Hillary,” of Barack Obama’s alleged secret plots to spy on him, Brennan’s alleged use of the “deep state” to undermine his leadership, and Soros’ alleged funding of “antifa” and of everything else under the sun that conservatives don’t like have almost certainly led to these acts of violence. All those accusations, are of course, ridiculous conspiracy theories.
So what does the president have to say for himself, knowing full well that his nightly invectives against Clinton and Obama and the intelligence community have most likely led to acts of terrorism?
The coward didn’t even have the guts to make a statement for himself, merely deciding to quote-tweet his Vice-President and announce that he “agreed with it.”
I agree wholeheartedly! https://t.co/ndzu0A30vU
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2018
As weak a response as one could possibly have, his words speak louder for what they do not say. His empty words can only be seen as a tacit endorsement; that the acts of terrorism were so unoffensive and unimportant that they didn’t even merit a proper condemnation.
The intensity of the president’s hatred of the left and the absurdity of the lies that he’s been spewing has escalated dramatically as the midterms approach — and we must accept that this is likely only the beginning as President Trump continues to whip his unhinged followers into a violent frenzy.