On Thursday, amid American upheaval, Joy Behar spotlighted one of the nation’s domestic terrorists: Donald J. Trump.
The recognition was spurred by discussion of Seattle’s newest and wokest place to live — the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, otherwise known as Chaz.
The President, as you may know, recently called the revolutionaries who took over 6-8 blocks of downtown Seattle — and claimed it, essentially, as their country — terrorists.
“Domestic terrorists have taken over Seattle, run by radical Left Democrats, of course. LAW & ORDER!”
Domestic Terrorists have taken over Seattle, run by Radical Left Democrats, of course. LAW & ORDER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2020
The Commander-in-Chief also called out Mayor Jenny Durkan and Washington Gov. Jay Inslee:
“Radical Left Governor @JayInslee and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our great country has never seen before. Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game. These ugly anarchists must be stopped IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!”
Radical Left Governor @JayInslee and the Mayor of Seattle are being taunted and played at a level that our great Country has never seen before. Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will. This is not a game. These ugly Anarchists must be stopped IMMEDIATELY. MOVE FAST!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2020
Jenny didn’t appreciate it:
“Make us all safe. Go back to your bunker.”
— Mayor Jenny Durkan (@MayorJenny) June 11, 2020
As for the bunker situation, Trump recently explained he’d inspected the White House’s bunker last Friday.
CNN’s editor-at-large covered that story like this:
In an interview with Fox News Radio on Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump said something that is laughably untrue. … This re-framing of history is remarkable solely for the gall it takes to attempt it. After all, every single major media organization reported over the weekend — with NO pushback from the White House — that Trump had been taken into the bunker for his own protection, not to, uh, “inspect” it.
So, why would Trump describe it falsely to Fox? … Simple. There is nothing Trump hates more than weakness. And the image of him cowering in an underground bunker while protesters stood outside the gates of the White House is simply not something he [can] accept. This is a man who has been telling himself a story of his life — one in which he is always the toughest, the smartest and the winner-est — for, well, his entire adult life.
That’s all well and good, but Joy apparently disagrees: According to her, POTUS is powerful — so much so, he’s a terrorist.
On The View, Whoopi inquired:
“Do you think he’s helping at all? Joy?”
“He doesn’t help anything,” Behar replied. “As a matter of fact, he has the nerve to call anybody a domestic terrorist. He’s the domestic terrorist. He’s the one who’s been impeached for obstructing justice in this country.”
“He’s worried about people in Seattle? By the way, if he wants to do something about Seattle, somebody better show him where it is on the map. I doubt that he even knows where it is. Get back in your bunker. Get back in the bunker.”
Sunny Hostin chimed in:
“[I] think…it’s really a shocking description of Americans exercising their constitutional rights. And I think people should be very fearful of that.”
Then Whoopi tried to help Joy back out of the “terrorist” remark:
“[J]oy, I need you to clear up one thing: You were not calling the President a domestic terrorist. You were just saying that his take on this is a little crazier than you thought. Is that right?”
“Um, yeah. I guess. I mean, I’m not calling anybody names like he does.”
“It’s just that it seems ironic that he would be calling people domestic terrorists. I mean, I’ll get in trouble for calling him a domestic terrorist, he won’t get in trouble for calling innocent people domestic terrorists.”
In this case, of course, he didn’t.
“That’s the irony of this situation. So I take it back. I take it back.”
There’s definitely some irony floating around.
In the meantime, if you’re unaware of the razzmatazz and all the jazz that Chaz has, check out the legendary streiff’s breakdown of the breakdown here.
The revolutionary territory’s a lawless wonderland.
Allegedly, they’ve got an armed warlord. But even if those reports are true, evidently, he’s all about hugs:
This actually went beautifully and we all hugged it out and spoke with his dad. His dad now wants me to mentor him. It was great black dialogue and men apologizing to each other, abandoning pride. We all hugged each other, cried it out and it was beautiful.
— Raz Simone (@RazSimone) June 10, 2020
Personally, I’m excited for Chaz. And I can’t wait to see the utopia bloom.
But the name’s a bit of a short-changer. As the territory evolves, I recommend “Seattle Haven for Idealistic Triumph.”
It’s a different acronym, but something about it feels right.
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