President Trump Tweets Video Calling For The Death Of Democrats

President Trump Tweets Video Calling For The Death Of Democrats May 28, 2020

Dangerous, Deplorable, Despicable: Earlier today, in a clear incitement to violence, President Donald Trump shared a video from one of his supporters calling for the death of Democrats.

The Hill reports:

President Trump shared a video showing a supporter declaring that politically “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.”

Couy Griffin, a GOP county commissioner in Otero, N.M., and founder of Cowboys for Trump, made the remarks at a rally earlier this month, sparking backlash from local Republicans.

Talking Points Memo reports:

President Donald Trump early Thursday morning retweeted a video of one of his supporters declaring that Trump’s political opponents ought to be dead.

“Thank you Cowboys,” Trump tweeted with the video posted by Cowboys for Trump, which shows Couy Griffin, the group’s leader, ranting about Democrats in violent terms during a gathering at a New Mexico church on May 17.

Last week, in a despicable display of dangerous rhetoric, Otero County Commissioner and founder of Cowboys for Trump Couy Griffin, speaking at the New Hope Revival Church in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, declared:

I’ve come to a place where I’ve come to the conclusion that the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.

Adding insult to injury, after declaring “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat” those in attendance at the Christian church cheered with delight.

Yes, they cheered. 

And now, exponentially compounding the moral and intellectual failure, Trump has retweeted the call for political violence while expressing his gratitude for the sentiment.

Thank you Cowboys. See you in New Mexico!

The following is a sample of the reactions condemning Trump’s tweet:

When contacted by Talking Points Memo White House spokesperson Judd Deere dismissed concerns that Trump was advocating violence against his political enemies. In an emailed statement Deere said:

The President and the entire administration condemn violence in all forms as we have stated many times.

Bottom line: In a clear incitement to violence, President Donald Trump shared a video from one of his supporters calling for the death of Democrats.

President Trump Tweets Video Calling For The Death Of Democrats (Image via Twitter)
President Trump Tweets Video Calling For The Death Of Democrats (Image via Twitter)
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