“Every Revolution needs people that are willing and ready to fight. There are so many of us protesters that are just protesting without a clue of where that will lead. That’s just the beginning that’s that where the fight starts. If that’s as far as you can take it thank you for your participation but please stand aside and support the ones that are willing to fight. I am 100 % ANTIFA all the way! I am willing to fight for my brothers and sisters! … We do not want violence but we will not run from it either! … Today’s protesters and antifa are my brothers in arms.” (Michael Forest Reinoehl, per The Oregonian)
The above post from Michael Reinoehl (48), now identified as the man who fatally shot Patriot Prayer member Aaron “Jay” Danielson on Saturday in Portland, Oregon, could not have been more clear. Danielson’s death was as a direct result of left wing extremism.
However, the ever deluded Left has not seen, nor reported this tragic incident as it happened at all. Instead they’ve blamed this as they’ve blamed everything else, on President Donald Trump.
It started with Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who, hurt by Trump’s tweet, fired back: “What America needs is for you to be stopped so we can come together as one America”. As if there had never been violent and even deadly protests in the U.S. before Trump won the election back in 2016. As if Trump, not Wheeler were Portland’s Mayor.
But Trump’s policies don’t govern Portland. Wheeler’s do. This kind of violence is on him and his enabling policies.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown also blamed Trump for the shooting. In a statement Sunday afternoon, she said he “has encouraged division and stoked violence.”
“It happened in Kenosha.” She continued. “And now, unfortunately, it is happening in Portland, Oregon. But despite the President’s jeers and tweets, this is a matter of life and death. Whether it’s his completely incompetent response to the pandemic, where nearly 200,000 have died, or his outright encouragement of violence in our streets: it should be clear to everyone by now that no one is truly safe with Donald Trump as President,” Brown said.
Truly pathetic. What coronavirus deaths have to do with the violent shooting of a man in Portland by an admitted ANTIFA member is beyond me and anyone who is sane. Besides, aren’t all these protestors supposed to be socially distanced by local authorities? Or is it that it’s alright given they’re protesting yet another ‘national health pandemic’, as some doctors have diagnosed.
The left wing, fake news media have also played their part in the Trump bashing. The report from Gillian Flaccus of the Associated Press, as quoted in USA Today reads as follows: “The chaotic scene came two days after Trump invoked Portland as a liberal city overrun with violence in a speech at the Republican National Convention as part of his “law and order” re-election campaign theme. The caravan marked the third Saturday in a row that Trump supporters have rallied in the city.” (Fatal shooting as Trump supporters, counter-protesters clash in Portland )
One can hardly read about this story without reference to the Patriot Prayer group, (to which the shooting victim belonged) as “right wing extremist”. Meanwhile, ANTIFA, the group with which the shooter identifies, is not tagged with an “extremist” label at all. Hmmm.
That the Left can pin this one on Trump is emblematic of the delusion and derangement that have gripped it.