Democrats are so predictable. When faced with a problem of their own making, they always deflect to blaming the problem on their favorite bogeyman: white supremacy.
An argument that “white supremacists” are responsible for the rioting committed in the name of George Floyd has been introduced into the news cycle and is trending on Twitter. Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan, of Minnesota hastened to invoke the “white supremacist” in a press conference:
People should be able to come together … and mourn and grieve and demand change and justice in policing and every other racist system that we have that has been part of this state. But in this moment, we cannot because there are detractors,” she continued. “There are white supremacists. There are anarchists. There are people who are burning down the institutions that are core to our identity and who we are.”
There’s no doubt that in some dark corners of America, white supremacists remain. The Dylan Roof church shooting is a horrific example of the consequences of such a twisted ideology.
But news flash: the rioting in Minneapolis is not being perpetrated by white supremacists. It’s being perpetrated by Antifa.
If Democrats refuse to name the perpetrators, they’re enabling them. Americans won’t be fooled by this. It’s fake news.
Pop queen Taylor Swift, thinking that because she is a celebrity, her opinions would be considered politically relevant, accused the president of activating “white supremacy” and racism. Sadly for her, she is just parroting what 99% of celebrities say. Hey Taylor, why not join the 1% of celebrities, like James Woods and Jon Voight, who see through the left’s lies?
After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’??? We will vote you out in November. @realdonaldtrump
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) May 29, 2020
Congresswoman Maxine Waters never misses an opportunity to spew hate for the president:
Trump threatened protestors in front of WH that he would call out vicious dogs & ominous weapons. Trump’s the most VICIOUS DOG we know & we’re not afraid of him! He’s dog whistling to white supremacists that he’ll save them from black people. We all need to be saved from Trump!
Here is Greg Gutfeld on the “white supremacists are responsible” argument:
if media must believe rioters are white supremacists in order to condemn them, then lets play along. round the ghoulish bigots up, lock em up, punish em to the hilt. & when we find out later they were antifa, it won’t matter cuz we did the right thing.
— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) May 30, 2020
President Trump responded quickly to the blame-shifting in a tweet:
It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 30, 2020