On Wednesday morning, Donald Trump asked his supporters to fight for him. And fight for him, they did, storming the US Capitol and somehow getting into the building.
And once the terrorists were in the building, Trump seemed to have little interest in stopping them. According to reports, he ignored request for him to record a message to the rioters for hours. When he finally did ask them to leave, he also made sure to tell them he loved them.
During his Sunday show, Jake Tapper discussed that video and also Trump’s actions during the week. The CNN host ripped into the President as a “terrorist lover.”
Tapper began, “The state of our union is utterly devastated after one of the darkest days in our nation’s history: a coup attempt, no longer bloodless, instigated by the president of the United States. The flags at the U.S. Capitol are at half staff this morning for the police officer, Brian Sicknick, who was murdered this week but they are not at half staff at the White House, perhaps because officer Sicknick was the enemy of the terrorist mob, and the mob loves Trump.”
The host continued:
“The flag isn’t down at the White House because the president is not mourning Sicknick. He hasn’t personally decried the terrorists in any way because the president loves the terrorists and he reportedly has not even spoken to his own vice president, whose life was at risk since Wednesday. The images of this attack are so shocking that many of Trump’s enablers are finally, with just a few days left in his presidency, beginning to get the goddamn point that his continuous lies and humoring of racists and winks and nods to violent extremists are dangerous.”
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