I knew it would come back to being the fault of the Democrats. I even knew who would say it first:
“The language of moral condemnation and destructive routine, these are arguments and disagreements that have to stop, no one should carelessly compare political opponents to historical villains,” he said. “Which is done often, it is done all the time, it has got to stop. We should not mob people in public spaces or destroying public property. There is one way to settle the disagreements, it is called peacefully at the ballot box. That is what we want. As part of a larger national effort to bridge the divide and bring people together, the media also has a responsibility to set a civil tone and to stop the endless hostility and constant negative in and often times false attacks and stories. They have to do it. They have to do it. They have got to stop. Bring people together. We are just 13 days away from a very, very important election, it is an election of monumental.”Can't leave it there, of course:
“Democrats even support sanctuary cities that release violent gang members,” he said. “You see predators. I use that; some people don’t like it when I use that name.”Or last Thursday in Missoula:
Trump summed up his 2018 campaign message in one sentence: "Democrats produce mobs, Republicans produce jobs."Which really just scratched the surface:
Democrats have become the party of crime -- it is true! Who would believe you could say that, and no one will even challenge it? I said it a couple of months ago, 'They've really become the party of crime.' I said, 'I'm going to put that in, I'll say that when I make speeches.' And nobody has ever challenged it! (Maybe they have, who knows?)
They'll say, 'He gets a Pinnochio.' So, maybe they challenged it, but not very much. They have become the party of crime because of what they do!
They would rather devastate American communities than defend America's borders.
CROWD MEMBER: Cowards!
TRUMP: The Democrat Party has become too extreme to be trusted with power. Their radical policies are a danger to your family and to your country. If you want to Drain The Swamp, you must defeat the Democrats and you must defeat [Montana Democratic] Senator John Tester.
Damn the media for its endless hostility!
And don't expect the White House to take any responsibility for all the people Trump has denounced being the recipients of bombs, because to take responsibility is to be a doormat (who knew?), and:
Borger reported that White House aides said, “We are not a doormat.”Damn the Democrats for promoting violence by being a political party that isn't Trump's!
“Our colleague, Pamela Brown is reporting that White House officials said ‘we’re not to blame,'” she said. “He should not be blamed for crazy things that violent people want to do. A senior official told Pam that ‘we’re not a doormat.'”
She added, “The president tonight said leaders must stop threatening opponents as if they’re morally defective. [I remember] when the president said that the opponents of Kavanaugh were evil. He used that word, evil. Is that morally defective? I would think so.”
“You have the White House coming out with a statement saying, you know, it’s not us, but this is the president of the United States. His words matter. His words echo throughout not only this country but the world,” she said.