While the left condemns Donald Trump and his followers for “stoking” violence, they very openly declare their intention to wreak havoc across America if the election doesn’t go their way.
Jumping on each and every instance of heated debate at Trump rallies as evidence that the candidate is contributing to a toxic political environment, media pundits and talking heads will in the same breath launch into apologetics when radicals like Tef Poe call for violence.
A rapper and vocal supporter of Black Lives Matter, Poe addresses “white people” in a video wherein he states that “n***as” will “incite riots everywhere” if the American people elect Donald Trump. He went on to say that he and his cohorts have been “too nice.”
Too nice? The movement Poe speaks on behalf encouraged thousands to riot and burn their own cities to the ground and he thinks the problem is they have been too nice?
Good lord, if that’s nice, I’d hate to see what Poe thinks qualifies as hostile behavior.
And yet, while Poe’s threats are clearly documented on video, the media hasn’t poured nearly as much outrage on them as it has recent comments by Trump about the GOP primary. In fact, the way they see it, Trump, who is merely making observations about the current political situation, is the one inciting riots, not Poe:
“‘Poe’s threat to incite riots comes on the same day as it emerged that some of the radical groups involved in shutting down Donald Trump’s rally in Chicago last week are planning a ‘mass civil disobedience movement’ beginning next month.
Donald Trump himself also warned that any attempt by the GOP establishment to steal the nomination from him may result in civil unrest.
‘I think you would have riots. I think you would have riots,’ Trump told CNN’s Chris Cuomo this morning. ‘I think you would see problems like you’ve never seen before. I think bad things would happen. I really do.’
Trump was quickly blasted by many sectors of the media for invoking the prospect of riots, a sentiment that wasn’t seen immediately after the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, when publications like Time Magazine argued that rioting was a justifiable form of protest.”