President Trump destroys media narrative: ‘Ideas don’t assault cops’, he says – Antifa does

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DULUTH – You could almost hear Biden’s shriveled, dried up brain rattling inside his head like a walnut.

During Tuesday’s debate between President Trump and Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, Biden said:

“Antifa is an idea, not an organization, not a militia.”

Trump commented on this in Duluth, saying:

“Well, ideas don’t assault cops and they don’t burn down buildings. Antifa is a domestic terrorist organization.”

During the debate, Trump had this advice for Biden:

“Antifa is a dangerous radical group and you ought to be careful with them. They’ll overthrow you [Biden] in a few seconds.”

Biden seemed shocked at the idea that Antifa was more than an idea. How could the president believe that? This is just a guess, but maybe seeing black-clad Antifa members carrying signs and shields covered with the Antifa logo gave him that impression.

Live-streamed video of Antifa members savagely laying waste to neighborhoods likely revealed that Antifa wasn’t front-loaded with saints.

To the contrary, Kyle Rittenhouse’s statistically improbable defense against three felons during a riot indicated that most or all Antifa/BLM members at the Kenosha riot were felons as well.

Those that weren’t, made a good faith effort at becoming felons by participating in the riot.

At the Duluth rally, Trump had a few more things to say about the riots. As always, he was gracious, calm, reasonable, and well-informed. I don’t see many news organizations commenting honestly on the president’s demeanor these days.

Most often he is described as rude, a demagogue, crass, and incoherent. I have never seen that. I have seen him interrupted so many times that he has to restate an answer multiple times, and that can be confusing.

I have seen him talk about subjects of grave concern, but he is always reasonable in the way he does it. He is gracious, always publicly acknowledges the help given to him by others, and seems to genuinely care about the people around him.

I’ve met people who knew him before he became president, and others who know some of his family members. They all say the same thing: Donald Trump is a kind man who respects the people around him. That is what I see when I watch the president speaking in Duluth or anywhere else.

When President Trump complains about something, he often does it with some humor, as happened when a heckler was ushered out of his Duluth rally on Wednesday. As the man was taken away, Trump said:

“That guy, he’s going home to his parents now. He’s going to be in big trouble.”

On a more serious note, the president pointed out that many large corporations had supported the riots by donating large sums of money to the Marxist/Anarchist group Black Lives Matter (BLM) and by refusing to criticize the BLM-led protests.

Meanwhile, the president said:

“They think rioting is just ok, just do whatever you want…you don’t have to wear masks, you just riot, 25,000 people standing on each other’s face.”

Duluth gave the president an opportunity to respond to some of the issues brought up during the debate without interruption from the Wallace/Biden tag team.

If nothing else, the rally, and others like it, show why they are an absolute necessity. Without them, it would be very difficult for the president to communicate with his supporters, thanks to a largely dishonest media.

Getting back to the debate, there was a moment that shocked me for its utter lack of propriety. It happened during an exchange between the president and Fox News’ quisling Chris Wallace. 

Wallace asked Trump a stupid question asked hundreds or thousands of times before by other stupid reporters, namely, will he denounce white nationalists?

They clearly don’t care what he says in answer because no matter how many times he answers it, and always the same way, “sure, I’ll denounce white supremacy and racism”, they keep asking again as if it is the first time.

It is as if they’re thinking, “well, that’s what he said yesterday. Maybe he became a racist last night, so I better ask again.”

In answer to Wallace’s question, Trump said:

“Sure, I’m willing to do that.”

Biden then calls out from the side, in classic schoolyard bully fashion:

“Do it!”

Wallace chimes in:

“Well go ahead, sir.”

But Trump knows what is driving the question. It is an attempt to make him look racist and to criticize Trump supporters like Kyle Rittenhouse, who was forced to defend himself against dangerous felons during the Kenosha riot. Trump doesn’t want to do that without qualifying his answer.

Trump: “I will say that almost everything I see is from the left wing, not the right wing…”

Wallace (interrupting): “What are you saying”

Trump: “I’m willing to do anything. I want to see peace.”

Wallace (interrupting, as an order): “Well then, do it sir.”

Biden (taunting): “Say it. Do it. Say it.”

In those last two lines, Wallace and Biden assumed, in their tiny little minds, that they could order Trump around. Their smug self-superiority made them feel like they were more of a man than Trump is.

It was like watching mosquitoes flying directly into a bug zapper. They don’t know it yet but their days of political ascendancy are over. What remains is a rapidly crumbling illusion.

Crenshaw on Biden’s claim that ‘Antifa’ is an idea, not a group: ‘An idea that hospitalizes cops and destroys property’

On September 30th, Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy issued some criticism toward Joe Biden’s referring to Antifa as not being “a group” recently on the presidential debates that were held on September 28th.

In short, McCarthy pointed out the obvious when examining Biden’s statement, noting that if Antifa isn’t a group then McCarthy doesn’t “know what’s on the streets then”.

During the debate, President Trump challenged Biden to denounce the likes of Antifa, but in response, Biden said:

“His own FBI Director said unlike white supremacist, Antifa is an idea not an organization, not a militia. That’s what his FBI Director said.”

If this is just “an idea” then it’s one idea that has certainly manifested into a very tangible and credible threat.

While Antifa may not have some officially sanctioned, centralized hub, it does not mean that those who carry the very literal emblems of Antifa on their clothing or announce their allegiance to the movement don’t see themselves as or conduct themselves like a group.

Trump’s challenge came shortly after he was challenged by Chris Wallace to denounce the likes of white supremacists and far-right groups that engage in violence – which he has done numerous times before. McCarthy pointed that out during his comments on September 30th:

“I think the president has been very clear that he’s against anybody for committing violence in the streets. The president said just recently that he was going to designate KKK and Antifa as terrorist organizations.”

It was after these comments made by McCarthy that he expressed his worries over Biden refusing to condemn Antifa and acknowledge that they’re actually a group:

“I was concerned when I listened to Joe Biden try to claim that Antifa was not a group. I don’t know what’s on the streets then.”

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But Biden was referring to comments made by FBI Director Christopher Wray on September 17th of this year, when Wray stated that Antifa isn’t a bona fide group:

“It’s not a group or an organization. It’s a movement or an ideology.”

Well, communism is an ideology, too. Former President Richard Nixon lambasted communists and communism as an evil that needed to be fought against valiantly back in 1960 when campaigning, as opposed to brushing it off as just another ideology:

“The time is long past when any significant number of Americans contend that communism is no particular concern of theirs.

Few can still believe that communism is simply a curious and twisted philosophy which happens to appeal to a certain number of zealots but which constitutes no serious threat to the interests or ideals of free society.”

During that speech in 1960, former President Nixon didn’t just say that communism is just “an idea” – he referred to it as “a faith” – more specifically a “fighting faith” that aimed to “enlist the devotion and fanaticism of its adherents”.

So, if an ideology is akin to a faith, then what do people of faith do? Well, they congregate. They’re drawn to each other or specifically seek like-minded people out.

Does this sounds at all familiar? It almost has an Antifa ring to it and it is hardly surprising considering that Antifa fanatics also happen to have showcased the infamous hammer and sickle flag at numerous events where this “idea” just magically turned into a violent crowd.

Sure, simply calling Antifa “an idea” as Biden did can be technically true when playing the semantics game – ideas can morph into actions, much like we’ve seen all across the country the past several months particularly.

But to just have someone vying for the highest elected office in our nation to treat an active threat as just an idea is dangerous territory.

This further emboldens not only the various groups that refer to themselves as Antifa, this contributes to the gaslighting that compels the gullible to act like Antifa isn’t dangerous.

The question is, if you saw those in black bloc hoisting the Antifa flags descending upon your neighborhood, would you just say “it an idea” and not give it a second thought?

Or would you start preparing for the worst to happen at the hands of these dangerous ideologues?

In the meantime, a recently leaked email stemming from a former official from the Department of Homeland Security alleges that there’s “overwhelming intelligence” that the months of violence and riots in Portland have been organized by bad actors that are described as “Violent Antifa Anarchist Inspired”.

Catherine Herridge from CBS News recently shared the leaked email on Twitter, apparently this intel has been floating around the DHS since as early as July 25th.

According to the post online, the leaked email that contained a breakdown of what’s behind the riots in Portland offered by former Acting Under Secretary for Intelligence & Analysis Brian Murphy.

In a emailed with the subject line reading out as “Immediate change of definitions in Portland”, the opening lines in the email noted that moving forward, officials are to replace a designation toward labeling malefactors as “V.O.” to “Violent Antifa Anarchist Inspired (VAAI)”:

“Why? Myself and I&A leaders have been reviewing the Portland FIRS, OSIRS, Baseball cards of the arrested and FINTEE as well as the Ops info. The individuals are violently attacking the Federal facilities based on those [VAAI] ideologies. We can’t say any longer that this violent situation is opportunistic.”

The obtained email continued from there, making mention of the copious amount of intelligence obtained during the investigations into the Portland riots:

“Additionally, we have [overwhelming] intelligence regarding the ideologies driving individuals toward violence and why the violence has continued.

A core set of Threat actors are organized, show up night after night, share common TTPs [tactics, techniques and procedures] and drawing on like minded individuals to their cause.”

There have been long-running concerns over groups like Antifa using the like of social media (particularly Twitter) to organize their mobilization efforts. So, the mentioning of the fact that Murphy coined these endeavors as “organized” lends further credibility to those concerns.

Murphy’s email continued on, also explaining that while these VAAI inspired individuals are highly active during these riots and protests, that not every criminal action or displayed violence can be attributed to the ideologues:

“I recognize we may not be able to attribute every individual as VAAI however we need to look at the totality of the intelligence both current and previous and recognize the motivation for the violence and why people have shown up to commit violence for about 60 days.

And why individuals are using social media to encourage the VAAI on the ground to carry out acts of violence.”

To further clarify how the delineation of a VAAI will be defined, according to the email, Murphy defined the designation as follows:

“Threat actors who are motivated by Anarchist or ANTIFA (or a combination of both) ideologies to carry out acts of violence against State, Local and Federal authorities and infrastructure they believe represent authority or represent political or social ideas they reject.”

Now keep in mind, this email was written on July 25th.

Yet on July 26th, House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler claimed that Antifa being in Portland was some sort of conspiracy theory from Washington.

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House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) was asked to disavow Antifa’s violence in Portland Oregon and his response was, “that’s a myth”.

Writer/Producer Austin Fletcher posed the question to the democrat while he was waiting for his ride to pick him up. Fletcher then tweeted a short video of Nadler in what is quickly becoming the Tweet heard ’round the world.

I’m sorry?? A myth?

So the rioting that’s been going on for weeks now is just a figment of our imagination. Glad we got that cleared up.

Eric Trump reposted the tweet saying:

“This is the Democratic Party in 2020”

Elijah Schaffer, a writer for conservative media company Blaze Media, took to Twitter as well saying,

“Portland is at war every night, but Rep Jerry Nadler says my video coverage of Antifa violence and vandalism is a ‘myth’”

According to The Portland Bureau of Police, the riot that took place on July 26th hosted the following:

“The largest group gathered on SW 3rd Avenue outside the federal courthouse and the Justice Center and the nearby parks and streets.

There were thousands gathered. Throughout the night some people in this crowd spent their time shaking the fence around the building, throwing rocks, bottles, and assorted debris over the fence, shining lasers through the fence, firing explosive fireworks into the area blocked by the fence, and using power tools to try to cut through the fence.

People wore gas masks, carried shields, hockey sticks, leaf blowers, flags, and umbrellas specifically to thwart police in crowd dispersal or attempt to conceal criminal acts.

People against the fence sprayed unknown liquids through it toward the courthouse. People tied rope to the fence and attempted to pull it down.”

Portland Police also estimate approximately 200 people were surrounding the Portland Police Association offices in north Portland attempting to block the streets by pulling down fencing and other debris.

These, along with numerous other incidents, sound an awful lot like attempts to “carry out acts of violence against State, Local and Federal authorities and infrastructure,” as Murphy so described just the day prior to the July 26th riot. 

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