Minneapolis Democratic Mayor Jacob Frey was aggressively shamed away from a meeting of George Floyd protestors on Saturday, with the crowd chanting him away in a pronounced fashion after the progressive Democrat refused to commit to the defunding of the Minneapolis Police Department.
In the footage, Frey goes through a speech filled with meaningless gestures and sanitized language hoping to appease the protestors. But a leader of the protest puts him on the spot clearly, demanding that he articulate his position on the specific issue of defunding the police department. Frey attempts to answer with more empty platitudes, but the protestor presses him, eventually getting him to admit that he doesn’t support abolishing the police department.
After Frey finally makes himself clear, he’s assailed with a hail of boos and jeers from the crowd, getting dismissed from the protest and taking what is quite literally a walk of shame away from the protestors.
Frey had been seen crying emotionally at a memorial service commemorating Floyd’s life, leading many to question if the mayor was being sincere in his expression, considering he didn’t actually know the man. His speech at the protest appears to be another calculated gesture hoping to appease the protestors without ceding to any of their demands.
Frey is also seeking a $55 million federal bailout to repair the damages inflicted upon the city of Minneapolis through the race riots, even after the state’s Democratic Governor Tim Walz pointed to him for the entirely ineffective response to the initial riots.
CNN Pretty Boy Don Lemon Lumps All Trump Voters Together with Klansmen and Neo-Nazis in Vicious Rant
How on earth does this man have his own TV show?
On CNN Wednesday night, Don Lemon disparaged every single Trump voter by saying that they’re part of the same crowd as Klansmen and neo-Nazis.
In the transition from his show to Lemon’s, Chris Cuomo posed to Lemon a devil’s advocate position that “you can’t say everybody who voted for Trump is like the people who who went into the Capitol.” Lemon responded thus:
“If you are on that side, you need to think about the side you’re on. I’m never on the side of the Klan. Principled people, conservative or liberal, never on the Klan side. Principled people, conservative or liberal, never on the Nazi side. Principled people who are conservative or liberal, never on the side that treats their fellow Americans as ‘less than,’ that says that your fellow Americans should not exist, that says your fellow Americans should be in a concentration camp, or that sides with slavery, or sides with any sort of bigotry.”
Cuomo jumps in to continue playing devil’s advocate: “And if they say, ‘I don’t agree with those people, I just like Trump’s policies’?”
“Then get out the crowd with them,” Lemon says. “Get out of the crowd.”
Cuomo then retorts, again pretending to represent the other side: “‘I wasn’t in the crowd, I just voted for Trump.'”
Lemon replied: “You’re in the crowd who voted for Trump. If you voted for Trump, you voted for the person who the Klan supported. You voted for the person who Nazis support. You voted for the person who the alt-right supports. That’s the crowd you are in. You voted for the person who incited a crowd to go into the Capitol and potentially take the lives of lawmakers, took the lives of police officers, took the innocent lives who were there on the Capitol that day. You voted on that side. And the people in Washington are continuing to vote on that side.”
Quite the incoherent rant, don’t you think? For one, Klansmen and neo-Nazis are by and large not Trump supporters. Even if some were at one point, they were among the quickest to turn on Trump, for they realized that he was not and was never going to be Hitler 2.0. Plus, none of those who breached the Capitol were found to be members of the Klan or a neo-Nazi group. So there goes the thrust of Lemon’s argument.
Lemon also claims, without evidence, that Trump “incited” violence and encouraged his supporters to breach the Capitol. Even if you disapprove of Trump’s rhetoric, you cannot admit in good faith that he incited or encouraged any illegal activity.
Someone like Lemon should not be on TV. He is extraordinarily divisive and full of contempt for 75 million Americans.
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