Cuomo: Trump Is 'calling out the American Military Against American Citizens'; Victor Davis Hanson Sets Him Straight

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is appalled that “The President is calling out the American military against American citizens.” It is despicable that a U.S. governor would make a statement like that as he watches the biggest city in his state devolve into near anarchy.

Tell me, Governor, how many deaths, injuries, and destroyed buildings will be enough for you?

Here are several recent headlines:

Rioters target police across US; 4 shot in St. Louis, 1 in Vegas, Bronx hit-and-run caught on video.

A 24-year-old Rochester woman was pummeled by a group of vandals when she tried to stop them from looting a business over the weekend.

Uncontrollable amounts of looting going on now at 14th St and Fifth Ave. Stores being empties by hundreds of people.

Times have changed rapidly, haven’t they? It wasn’t too long ago Cuomo was railing about saving “even a single life.”

Cuomo tells CNN:

These protestors are making a legitimate, inarguable point…This is who we are and how do we get better? This is a historical problem of racism and discrimination and inequality and injustice…but rather than deal with the truth, Mr. Trump wants to create his own truth, that these are bad people and looters and thugs and they should be put down.

Imagine that, Governor. A U.S. president sees uncontrollable vandalism, arson, and looting going on in cities all across America and takes action to stop it. Cuomo points to the dispersing of “peaceful protestors” ahead of Trump’s visit to St. John’s church after “peaceful protestors” tried to burn it down to make his point. He says nothing about the fact that they’d planned to destroy it. Nor does he mention the violence and destruction that’s taken place throughout the country over the last week.

Americans are unanimous in their opinion that what happened to George Floyd in police custody was an abomination. Frankly, I’m tired of having to say that. Every conservative has to preface their remarks about the riots by saying that, so we won’t be seen as racist. To hold all Americans responsible for the wrongful act of four Minneapolis police officers is outrageous.

Actually, I misspoke. The left is only holding Trump supporters responsible for Floyd’s death. Because liberals are so enlightened and we are so vile and contemptible.

The only thing that will turn around the left’s thinking is if/when one of their own is assaulted and/or killed by a rioter. Or their home is burned to the ground. Recall NBA writer Christopher Palmer encouraging the rioters to “Burn that sh** down. Burn it all down.” However, when the riots threatened his home, it was a different story.

The left is lying to the American people. This isn’t about George Floyd and everyone knows that. His death was an excuse for them to make yet another desperate attempt to prevent Trump’s reelection in November.

I shudder to think of what the left will do if Trump wins in November. America will be set on fire.

The ever-logical Professor Victor Davis Hanson joined Fox News’ Tucker Carlson to discuss the riots on Monday night. Hanson says he’s seen deadly riots and arson before, but he’s never seen a situation where “the authorities themselves tried to contextualize the violence, apologize, even approve it. We’ve seen that.”

I am including nearly his full remarks because he so accurately defines the politics behind what is happening in America today.

Well, I think we’re waiting for one brave person to step forward and say, ‘no more.’…

This country was united in their anguish and anger at that policeman [Derek Chauvin] and there was a liberal mayor and a liberal governor and a liberal police chief and the wheels of justice were turning fast. So, there was no reason for the protests to get out of hand, and they did, and partly it was because they could.

The demonstrators very quickly saw that people would apologize or appease them and they took advantage of it.

People who are poor and in need do not steal Nike sneakers and they do not go into Louis Vuitton to steal $5,000 bags.

And people who are real revolutionary Antifa don’t worry about an indictment on their record that will hurt their corporate profile.

Why did this happen? You could make the argument, well maybe the media went full Baghdad Bob where flames were in the background while they assured us that the demonstrations were peaceful or they had to sidestep looters as they assured us that nobody was breaking the law. That might be a reason.

It’s 2020. It’s an election year and I think a lot of the left thought where Robert Mueller, impeachment, COVID, and the lockdown failed, maybe this disaster would succeed in getting rid of Donald Trump.

Joe Biden was mired in racial politics before this happened. I think he thought he could leverage, and the left could, the African-American vote in certain ways that they found useful.

But whatever it was, Tucker, it’s deleterious, because when you sum it all up, what are we left with? We’re left with the idea that chaos is gonna hurt the President.

I think the independent voter is going to say, ‘all I’m looking for is somebody to stop it. If that’s Donald Trump — I may not like his tweets but he’s the only thing between me and [more violence in] Santa Monica.’ I don’t think the left gets that…

And now we know that these blue-state mayors can’t or won’t keep you either healthy or and they can’t keep you safe. And the idea that they’re going to beg for more money when this is over and the rest of America is going to say good job. Here’s some more trillion [sic] is absolutely crazy.

And finally, there’s China. We’re in an existential war with China and they’ve changed their tune lately, watching this. It’s no longer, ‘Well, maybe we were wrong, let’s work together. It’s ‘What the hell are you going to do about it. So what. So what if we [inaudible] the virus. We’re moving on Hong Kong. We’re fighting India. We’re gonna move on Taiwan and what are you doing? You’re identifying by your tribal affinity.’

So, really in America, you’ve got one choice. You either say ‘I am a human and I identify as American and race and gender are unimportant or I’m a tribalist, and my superficial appearance is my primary loyalty’ and that’s what this is about. And people are going to have to choose what kind of country [they want],” concluded Hanson, “or what kind of country they won’t have.”

(Relevant segment begins at 31:20.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJSsbH7tuT0&has_verified=1&bpctr=1591099608