It’s already starting.
There are those who are pointing to President Donald Trump as the one to blame for the recent string of explosive packages sent to Democrats.
Trump, however, has denounced acts of violence time and time again.
Take for instance the riots in Charlottesville.
We ALL must be united & condemn all that hate stands for. There is no place for this kind of violence in America. Lets come together as one!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 12, 2017
A year after the riots, the president continued to denounce the violent acts.
The riots in Charlottesville a year ago resulted in senseless death and division. We must come together as a nation. I condemn all types of racism and acts of violence. Peace to ALL Americans!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 11, 2018
After the violent massacre in Las Vegas, Trump said, “We cannot be defined by the evil that threatens us or the violence that incites such terror.”
— ABC News (@ABC) October 4, 2017
When a gunman opened fire in France killing three, the president was quick to condemn the act.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the horrible attack in France yesterday, and we grieve the nation’s loss. We also condemn the violent actions of the attacker and anyone who would provide him support. We are with you @EmmanuelMacron!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2018
He was also quick to condemn other terrorist attacks, including what happened in Barcelona, Spain.
The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 17, 2017
In most recent events, the president was quick to denounce the acts of violence against Democratic leaders including former President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder and other high-profile figures when explosive packages were addressed to them.
I agree wholeheartedly! https://t.co/ndzu0A30vU
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2018
Despite what the media and others want you to think, Trump isn’t inciting violence. If anything, he’s encouraging people to stop it.
Just look at this:
Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don’t always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2017
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