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  • Trump says he promotes law and order. This is concrete proof otherwise. Also, these protesters didn't just break doors and windows, some police were injured and they planted at least two bombs. Funny how, when BLM people were peacefully protesting, they were arrested and/or shot, but these pro-Trump protestors have actual WMD and no one is arrested. I guess we exported too much of our American-style democracy to Iraq in the early 2000's, and now we are running out of our own back home (joke).
    • DancesWithWolves
      Very well said thanks for your comment :)
    • Linda Joy
      So the BLM people who were looting and SHOOTING THEIR OWN SUPPORTERS were being PEACEFUL?!! That's a flat out lie and you know it! AND YES, THEY WERE ARRESTED. LIAR! And besides that Trump never encouraged anyone to break the law. He encouraged them to march peacefully. They just didn't stop there. (Just like BLM, antifa, black panthers, kkk, etc. Its the same thing!!)
    • Linda Joy
      And the dems encouraged violence when they did not call in the national guard to squash the skirmish when it happened. (antifa, blm)
    • Linda Joy
      4 dead and 82 arrested so far! https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2021-01-07/capitol-arrests-in-dc-riots
    • bostjan64
      I was wrong about the arrests, but, in my defense, when I posted that answer, there were zero news reports about arrests being made. BLM never shot their own supporters, at least not reported by any sane news organization. Trump held a rally in front of the White House, where he told the crowd to march to the Capitol and fight for him, while, at the same time, Rudy Giuliani, Trump's not-at-all-secret henchmen, instructed Trump's supporters to hold congress to a "trial by combat." You don't have to be a mathematics major to put two and two together in this case. If you don't see that as inciting a riot, in spite of the fact that it literally incited a riot, then you are being willfully obtuse.
    • Glenn Blaylock
      Linda Joy, I notice that your source does not give the cause of death for all of those that died. Two of the people who died did so of natural causes. While that is tragic, there is no guarantee that those two would not have died if they had just stayed at home.
    • Glenn Blaylock
      Bostjan64, there is something that you conveniently left out of you account of what Trump told his followers to do. He specifically told him to PEACEFULLY protest. Let's add to this the timelines. The violence at the Capital started BEFORE Trump even started his speech. Many of those engaged in the violence came prepared for it. How could Trump's speech have inspired these people to come prepared for violence and to initiate that violence before he even gave it. You are putting the affect ahead of the alleged cause.
  • I think Trump should have repercussions for inciting violence, but he probably won't. He intentionally spewed misinformation and unsubstantiated claims that the election was stolen. Then he got all of those people hyped up at his nearby rally and instructed them to go down there. He did this knowing that the outcome of the election cannot be changed at this point. Why would he do that? My opinion is that he enjoys it. Kind of like when a girl enjoys making boys fight over her. He likes being able to manipulate people and see how loyal they are to him. He abuses his power in this way.
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thanks for the comment, yeah I agree with you :)
    • Linda Joy
      He didn't incite violence he encouraged peaceful protest. This is no different from blm, kkk, antifa, black panthers, etc. When they break the law they should go to jail, but its no different than when the other side was doing the exact same thing.
  • At least they did it for a reason other than they wanted to destroy things and steal! I wish they hadn't sunk to the level of the BLM or antifa, but you know when you don't stop one you can't then say the other is wrong and not the first. Anyone who breaks the law deserves to go to jail and/or be shot by the police.
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thanks for your comment well appreciated
  • Let's be honest. If Al Gore, back in 2001, had assembled a large mob, riled them up with rhetoric like "They're stealing the election from us," "I need you to fight for me," or "After this, we’re going to walk down to the Capitol and I’ll be there with you," and then the result was that liberals stormed the US Capitol and bashed in a police officer's head, the same folks defending Trump now would have been demanding Gore's head on a stick then. Heck, some of them demanded Gore's head on a stick even though he had done none of that nonsense. Now Trump is talking about pardoning himself, but his very own DOJ is basically saying that trying to do so would be a soft admission of guilt and wouldn't be at all legally binding. Many of Trump's cabinet resigned over this and there is talk that some of his attorneys will do the same if he tries to follow through with any of his further plans. Yet his supporters still argue that Trump is totally blameless in all of this.
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thanks for sharing your comment
    • bostjan64
      You are very welcome. What are your thoughts about the Capitol Siege?
  • Those rioters committed unlawfu entry ie, trespass . They should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of US law.
    • DancesWithWolves
      Thanks for your comment
    • Glenn Blaylock
      Let me point out some significant points here. How many Republicans, how many Trump supports do you see out there defending the rioters who attacked the Capital? Please show me a quoted from a singled significant conservative who has defended those rioters. The attack on the Capital was over in just a matter of hours. By contrast, when rioters attacked the White House last May and set fire to Saint John's Church, that attack when on for DAYS. What was the reaction of Democrats to that? They lied and said that the rioters were peaceful protestors. They lied and said that Trump used the military against them. (He did not.) In short, they defended the rioters and condemned those who were trying to stop them. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/secret-service-took-trump-to-underground-bunker-amid-george-floyd-protests Last summer, when Antifa spent over 100 days attacking a federal courthouse in Oregon, how did the Democrats react to that situation? They blamed all of the violence on the federal law enforcement officials protecting to courthouse. Nancy Pelosi called them stormtroopers. Kamala Harris in on the record saying that the protests would and should continue until election day. She and a number of other leftists, including members of Biden's campaign and many prominent celebrities raised money to pay the legal fees of the rioters, but did not raise a single penny to help those whose lives and businesses were destroyed by the violence. So, who was it that was really supporting insurrection? Was it conservatives who have condemned ALL of the violence or was it the Democrats who have only really condemned that violence which they think that they can blame on Trump while turning a blind eye to that which was caused by violent leftists?

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