Thousands of Trump supporters descended on Washington, D.C. on Saturday to hold an overwhelmingly peaceful demonstration in support of the president’s efforts to challenge the election results. But while the conservatives in attendance did their level best to express their opinion loudly and peacefully, leftist agitators weren’t having it. In far smaller numbers, counterprotesters arrived on the scene and immediately turned a great day into a sea of violent chaos. In the aftermath, everyone from Ivanka Trump to Candace Owens is criticizing the mainstream media for their silence.
“The media’s near total silence about the physical violence being perpetrated against conservatives is shameful & dangerous,” Ivanka tweeted on Sunday. “Just imagine the outrage and indignation if this went the other way. Violence is never the answer and instigators must be condemned and prosecuted,” she wrote.
It’s relatively rare to hear the First Daughter come out on social media in such forceful defense of her father and his supporters, but that’s the degree to which this horrible incident (and its accompanying irresponsibility in the press) has affected both her and every Trump supporter. This was yet another example of how, when gathered, people on the right can behave themselves perfectly well…right up until leftists come in and start up with their crap.
“After four years of calling them Nazis, at this point they might as well just dox them all or add the AOC’s lists for the Gulags,” Donald Trump, Jr. said of the media’s silence. “They are complicit in the violence. They are the worst of the worst.”
The president’s family was not alone in condemning the media.
“I want to hear Joe Biden and Kamala Harris condemn Antifa/BLM criminals who assaulted and harassed peaceful demonstrators in DC today, including elderly and families,” political strategist Doug Stafford tweeted. “Of course they won’t. And ‘media’ won’t make them.”
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) was horrified by both what he saw in Washington and the media’s efforts to cover up the truth.
“The President’s supporters have a right to peacefully rally supporting POTUS just like his opponents have that same right,” Zeldin wrote. “The physical assaults today by violent leftists targeting his supporters is abhorrent. The near total media blackout of the violence is terrible…and telling.”
Sharing video of a young couple being assaulted by leftist counterprotesters, Candace Owens wrote: “Black Lives Matter and Antifa represent the absolute vermin of our society. They were created as the marxist foot soldiers of the Democrat Party and given a pass by the leftist-controlled media. Pray for this young woman who was attacked.”
This was a sad, sick display in D.C. this weekend, but it may even be sadder and sicker to see the media side with these lunatics. As long as the victims are Trump supporters, they couldn’t care less.