Like father, like son. Both Trump Sr. and Trump Jr. spend a significant amount of time on Twitter, and both men often spend time tweeting about the “fake news media.”
Wednesday was no different, for Donald Trump Jr. that is. The younger Trump retweeted an article from Fox News’ Tammy Bruce, detailing the “violent” nature of the black-clad Antifa protest group.
The article, “Washington Post: Antifa is violent. Will the rest of the media finally tell the truth, too?” notes that the Washington Post called out Antifa protesters in Berkeley for being violent, something Bruce says was rare for the mainstream media to do. She writes in the article:
‘Up until Berkeley, which was not even one of Antifa’s most violent actions, the media had soft-pedaled the group’s violence. Reporters and journalists, inexplicably, generally refused to name them in coverage and worked to cast their violence as self-defense or action against “haters” or of course, the now ubiquitous “fascists.”
Other headlines around the country about their brutality continued to obscure the true nature of what Antifa was doing. The San Francisco Chronicle announced, “Berkeley police identify 13 people arrested amid violence at right-wing rally.”’
In what can only be assumed to be an attempt to frame the left as violent, Trump Jr. was quick to retweet the article. It remains unclear as to whether the younger Trump is trying to justify violent behavior on behalf of the right — such as that of neo-Nazis — or what exactly the point of the retweet was. Regardless, violence on either side should never be tolerated.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi also recently spoke out to condemn Antifa, proving that left-wing politicians are aware of the violent protests and do not condone it. She wrote in an official statement:
‘Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts. The violent actions of people calling themselves antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted.’
She went on, adding:
‘In California, as across all of our great nation, we have deep reverence for the Constitutional right to peaceful dissent and free speech. Non-violence is fundamental to that right. Let us use this sad event to reaffirm that we must never fight hate with hate, and to remember the values of peace, openness and justice that represent the best of America.’
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