The Million-Maga March may have attracted only a tiny fraction of the unschooled hordes that its ambitiously-named moniker suggests, but it did manage to generate the kind of violence in the streets of Washington DC that Donald Trump has condemned when similar street fights took place in places like Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington.
YouTube was awash in videos documenting the physical confrontations between the assembled Trump fanatics — including Proud Boys, militia members, and other extremist MAGATs — and demonstrators opposed to the hateful rhetoric and even more hateful behavior being promulgated by the sore loser contingent.
— mike dangelo (@mikeram123) November 15, 2020
My folks claim "the Dems always start the violence.
Hmm… Maybe stereotyping millions of Americans wasn't the right call. https://t.co/h8rujCpRsv
— Cory Rhoades (@utlexar) November 15, 2020
First daughter Ivanka Trump took to Twitter to paint the confrontations as an attack on “conservatives” despite ample evidence that many of the first blows were struck by the resentful defenders of her father’s false claims of a fraudulent election.
The media’s near total silence about the physical violence being perpetrated against conservatives is shameful & dangerous.
Just image the outrage and indignation if this went the other way.
Violence is never the answer and instigators must be condemned and prosecuted.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) November 15, 2020
Ivanka was likely responding to and echoing Donald Trump’s own tweets about the violent encounters in the nation’s capital, including one from last night that commented on this brief video snippet of a Trump supporter’s savage beating at the hands of a crowd of angry people mischaracterized as “BLM rioters” by its author the right-wing journalist Andy Ngô.
Graphic: A close-up angle of BLM rioters knocking a man unconscious who was leaving the #MillionMAGAMarch in DC earlier today. They also steal his phone when he’s on the ground. Video by @FromKalen. pic.twitter.com/cf7bnkpsCf
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) November 15, 2020
Donald Trump’s response was a typical attack on anyone he perceives as being to the left of Adolph Hitler, and was quickly countered by political activist Holly Figueroa O’Reilly who attatched a longer clip of the video edited down in the Andy Ngô post forwarded by the president that showed who was really responsible for insitgating the unfortunately violent incident.
Here’s the entire video, you piece of shit.
The “victim” assaulted a man exercising free speech, started a brawl, attacked women, and got his ass knocked out.
Andy Ngo edited it.
— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) November 15, 2020
Ivanka’s defense of her father’s followers earned its own barrage of outrage from Twitter users who knew the ultimate source of the most egregiously barbarous actions that took place yesterday.
The media's near total silence about the physical and emotional violence being perpetrated against refugee children is shameful & dangerous.
Just image [sic] the outrage and indignation if we locked up your children and caused them permanent brain damage. pic.twitter.com/Mjmq3EdpoM
— Publius Opposes the Death of Democracy (@PubliusBenedict) November 15, 2020
So is the near silence about how you treated the workers who make your crappy clothes and handbags in sweatshops
— Dump Trump (@DumpTrump) November 15, 2020
With any luck at all they will never work anywhere again except the prison laundry.
— Lisa Campodall'Orto (@LisaCampo) November 15, 2020
Hopefully, the complicit First Daughter won’t be commanding much attention in the media once her father’s clenched fingers are pried from the levers of presidential power.
As an executive in The Trump Organization, Ivanka will soon be drowning in lawsuits along with the rest of her family, something that will thankfully prevent her from spending too much time posting lies on Twitter.
It’s one more thing to be grateful for as the nation approaches a Thanksgiving holiday with much less to celebrate than in previous years.
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Vinnie Longobardo is a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music and art.