According to Donald Trump Jr., the insurrection his father incited on January 6 at the Capitol which left five people dead (including a police officer) cannot be blamed on the failed, one-term president because Democrats started the entire thing and are totally to blame.
Appearing on Newsmax, Don Jr. insisted that the attack can’t be “tied back” to his daddy, claiming:
“By that logic, we would take the last ten months and you would take the billion dollars worth of damage in looting, in rioting, in arson, in murder that took place across the country with the [Black Lives Matter] riots and the Antifa riots and you have the words of Kamala Harris, you have the actions of their campaign bailing out criminals. You have the words of Maxine Waters. You know, get up in their face. Nancy Pelosi, everyone.”
Did Maxine Waters or Nancy Pelosi tell their supporters to storm the Capitol and terrorize people? No. They didn’t. But that didn’t stop Junior from proving his own massive ignorance as he continued his rant:
“We’ve all denounced what happened on Jan. 6. “No one hasn’t. OK? That doesn’t mean that then, by their rules, that they would be absolved of ten months of Jan. 6 that happened across the entire country. Right?”
Actually, Donald Trump has never once denounced what happened. He told the rioters to go home and then said they were “very special” and that he loved them. That’s not a denunciation of a domestic terror attack on the seat of government.
Don Jr. then remarked:
“You had everything else All ‘insurrected’ by the Democrats and by their rhetoric on TV.
“I don’t think that every time that someone says something that we should be able to tie it back to a couple of actions by lunatic players and say we’ve got to blame the person saying it.”
Osama bin Laden said the United States needed to be attacked, and it was on Sept. 11, 2001. Using Junior’s logic, Bin Laden wouldn’t be to blame for the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans on that fateful day. He’d just be uttering some words that were taken the wrong way by the terrorists who committed those horrific acts.
Donald Trump is directly responsible for what transpired on Jan. 6. So is Don Jr., whose speech was also inflammatory and dangerous. Words can lead to actions, and actions have consequences under the law. Even if the former president isn’t found guilty by the Senate, it’s safe to assume that he and others will be criminally charged in due time. Maybe then they will finally be dealt the punishment they deserve.
Here’s Donald Trump Jr. (aka Traitor Tot) on Newsmax: