Violence Fantasy League
July 2, 2017
Last Thursday, White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted that Trump “in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence. If anything, quite the contrary.” Yet, we all saw him during the campaign urging a crowd to “knock the crap out of” people who disagreed with him. There are videos of the Donald offering to pay for the legal defense of supporters who hurt people while ejecting them from rallies. And let’s not forget when he announced that a Black Lives Matter activist “Maybe he should have been roughed up” – after that activist was kicked, punched and called the N-word at a Trump campaign event in Birmingham, Alabama.
Nevertheless, Sarah and the White House team maintain the Donald has never promoted violence. Which is odd, since anyone can type the search term “Trump urges violence” into the Google and get multiple examples of Trump provocation, with video.
I find even more odd that the press corps didn’t call her out on that obvious bullshit right there and then. The appropriate response to a lie that brazen is to identify it as a lie and the speaker as a liar. Rather than allowing Sarah to bullshit us and then move on, every following question should have been, “That’s a lie Sarah. Why do you think the American people are that stupid, Sarah?”
Of course, the press corps has been feeling a little left out lately and don’t’ want to aggravate the White House staff. So, they let the bullshit slide in favor of inclusion.
So, this morning Trump tweeted a video – a 28 second clip from his professional wrestling promoter days – slightly modified. In the clip, he beats up a guy who’s labeled CNN. So, in the cheesy video, Trump symbolically, but graphically, commits violence against the press. I wonder how Sarah will spin this one. Deny and ignore, claim it was a joke – or, maybe, don a red white and blue leotard and start bashing libtard report’s heads if they press the point?
I’m hoping for option three; if the Donald is going with WWE drama it’s reasonable to expect the whole staff to get on board. Hell, they’re already halfway there with their cartoon personas; all they need is costumes and some shitty writers. (Okay, they already have shitty writers.)
I’m not sure we can take much more after two-hundred-thirty-five post-election days of dumb Trump drama. The republic suspects that colorful costumes and re-branded names like “Sarah the Amazon Goddess Sanders”, “Mike the Alter Boy Pence” and “Jared the Wizz Kid Kushner” might briefly catch our interest, but with their dumbass story-line the Trump administration will likely go as bankrupt as WWE did last year. (And take us along for the ride.)
In Peace and Justice,