As expected, the mainstream media and Democrats alike (but I repeat myself) have rushed to blame the Minneapolis riots not on the looters and arsonists who are destroying the city by setting it ablaze building by building and block by block, but on President Trump.
Because she, too, often sees opportunity in tragedy to score cheap political points at the expense of actual leaders, failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton weighed in this morning with an attempted dunk on Trump over tweets he posted last night about sending in the National Guard to take control of the situation, tweets that got him in trouble with the Twitter Thought Police. Here’s what she said:
The president of the United States is calling for violence against American citizens.
That is so wrong. We need honest reckoning and reconciliation.
If you haven’t already joined the work to replace him in November, start now.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 29, 2020
That’s actually not what he did at all, but you can count on bitter Democrats like Hillary Clinton to never let a crisis go to waste. It’s just who they are.
Conservatives and liberals alike went off in response, for different reasons:
A week ago you called peaceful protesters in Michigan "domestic terrorists"
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) May 29, 2020
President @realDonaldTrump has ordered the National Guard to stop the extreme violence, arson, and looting in #Minneapolis. You on the other hand were solely responsible for allowing 4 American citizens to die in #Benghazi. Then you lied about it.
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) May 29, 2020
— Ed Seibold 🇺🇸 (@edseibold) May 29, 2020
Hillary Clinton wouldn’t have tweeted about shooting looters. She would issued some nice clean statement about the need to come together and do the tough work of repair. Then she would’ve figured out a way to get more weapons and other resources to the police.
— TheAngrySociologist (@SankofaBrown) May 29, 2020
you think Hillary R. Clinton wouldn’t have sent the National Guard to Minneapolis, like her compatriot oBOMBa did to Ferguson? or do you believe that the National Guard is an answer to black rioting? which one is it? Hillary is more racially sensitive (LOL) or #/bluelivesmatter?
— rosa parks’s cab (@jatella) May 29, 2020
@jack fact check please.
— Las Mark (@LasMark) May 29, 2020
The President of the United States is trying to protect honest, hard-working Americans from thugs who are destroying their cities.
Stop trying to cause more division, use your brain, or better yet, just do us all a favor & go away!
— Bradley Scott 🙏🇺🇸 (@Hoosiers1986) May 29, 2020
A lot of us have been saying “sit this one out, Hillary” for a long time now, but Hillary’s gonna Hillary.