Dale Jackson: If Jermaine ‘Funnymaine’ Johnson incited violence in Birmingham, so did President Trump at the U.S. Capitol
2021 has already been worse than 2020.
America has seen some terrible things this week: a new record for coronavirus deaths, Trump’s election loss was certified and a crowd of Trump-supporting seditionists crashed the U.S. Capitol hoping to stop the certification of the Electoral College results.
Unfortunately, instead of condemning that stupid, violent, anti-American and self-defeating act, Trump supporters have spent the last few days either pretending it is a great thing or the big bad Antifa man made them do it.
Whoever did it needs to be fried…Antifa didn’t make people commit crimes today just like the ALT-right never forced BLM to burn down buildings. https://t.co/MDxOCpPTlM
— DaleJacksonBooks.com (@TheDaleJackson) January 7, 2021
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The media and their Democrats, oddly, spent the same period pretending the violence was the first political violence they have ever seen while denouncing it.
This, of course, is not true.
There are too many hypocrites in the world right now, and I am not going to be one of them.
Two weeks ago, I wrote a column in which I accurately described the self-identified comedian Jermaine “Funnymaine” Johnson as someone who allegedly incited violence ahead of a destructive riot in Birmingham last year.
I believe he did, and many people who will disagree with my next statement agreed with me.
Today, I will be consistent when I say that I believe President Donald Trump also incited violence with his words on January 6, 2021.
He told a fired-up crowd, “And after this, we’re going to walk down — and I’ll be there with you — we’re going to walk down … to the Capitol and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women.”
President Trump says that following his speech, he will lead his supporters in a march to the Capitol building to "cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women." pic.twitter.com/g5seac97wC
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) January 6, 2021
But he went to his mansion and watched instead.
First, he egged them on.
Then he told them he loved them.
Only afterward did he directly condemn them.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021
Where was this guy when the riot was happening?
Or this guy?
Cowering in his mansion.
Five people died, including an on-duty Capitol Police officer, an Air Force veteran and an Athens, Alabama resident.
At this point, I am going to treat Trump like he treats everyone else: I am bored with him so he can just go away.
Impeach him, 25th Amendment him, bring on President Mike Pence! I don’t care anymore.
On judges, a good economy, tax cuts, immigration enforcement, a strong military, Operation Warp Speed, foreign policy and many other issues, Trump did a good job.
Unfortunately, he was never able to present the face of a strong leader and good person.
This was partially the fault of a dishonest newsmedia hellbent on his destruction but also partially the fault of a man who could not get out of his own way.
The people who were loyal to him were tossed aside the minute they displeased him:
That’s just the Js.
When he threw Pence under the bus in front of that angry crowd, that was it for me.
The vice president doesn’t have the authority to overturn election results or pick the next president, and everyone knows it.
Trump lost the election, lost the U.S. Senate and lost my support.
His presidency has no remaining value to me or anyone else; he can no longer help the Americans who voted for him and supported him through all of his issues.
Whether they love him or tolerated him, it is over, and he is done.
It is time to treat him the same way he has treated the most loyal people on his team and his most loyal supporters: as a depreciated asset with no more value that can now be discarded.
Now it is time to stop the damage that Joe Biden and his friends want to do.