Tensions remain high after the events in Charlottesville, and there’s plenty of fingers to point as to why that’s the case.
While the mainstream media seemed to take great delight in ripping President Donald Trump to shreds regardless of what he had to say, they failed to recognize that they were only exacerbating tensions by striking such divisive tones.
Or perhaps they did realize that and just don’t care. That’s open for debate, but the fact that the media has turned a blind eye to Left-wing hate groups such as Antifa is not.
The media has been glamorizing the so-called resistance against Trump, and that could provide folks that prefer to solve things with violence an even larger green light to wreak havoc.
As Reuters shares, that’s cause for concern as Trump prepares to head to Phoenix for a speech tonight.
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, a Democrat, asked the Republican president to postpone Tuesday’s event scheduled for 7 p.m. MST (0200 GMT on Wednesday) in light of his response to the street battles that broke out earlier this month at a protest against the removal of a Confederate statue in Charlottesville.
Trump was widely criticized for blaming both white nationalists and counter-protesters for the violence at the rally organized by neo-Nazis and white supremacists.
“America is hurting. And it is hurting largely because Trump has doused racial tensions with gasoline,” Stanton wrote in the Washington Post. “With his planned visit to Phoenix on Tuesday, I fear the president may be looking to light a match.”
There’s been a remarkable lack of comprehension on what Trump had to say after Charlottesville. The media heard what it wanted to hear, and they presented the story that fit the anti-Trump narrative they have been endlessly pushing.
Many observers took a big old swig of that Kool-Aid last week, and it appears that Stanton may have spent some time at the same refreshment stand.
Has the mayor considered that constantly harping on racial tensions ensures they stay at the forefront? It certainly doesn’t appear that he has.
Several anti-Trump demonstrations are planned for Phoenix, according to social media postings by local activists.
Some White House officials privately expressed concern on Monday about Trump’s Phoenix rally, fearing he might revisit the Charlottesville issue in the heat of the moment while cheered on by thousands of supporters.
Trump has railed against the media coverage of his remarks, saying on Twitter that news outlets “totally misrepresent what I say about hate, bigotry.”
How about some more time being devoted to drilling down into what these ‘local activists’ have to say?
That’s a can of worms that the media chooses not to open, as there’s a good chance there’s incredibly vile rhetoric that’s not steeped in anything resembling reality being bandied about by these ‘activists.’
We’ll hope that the local authorities and US Secret Service are out in front of what could be a potential powder keg in Phoenix.
Watch trump head out for Phoenix: