Donald Trump Jr. shared a video on Monday, Aug. 31, on his Twitter account that quickly went viral. The video shows several Democratic leaders, liberal pundits, and some Hollywood stars openly promoting violence against their political opponents at a critical time when major U.S. cities were on the verge of collapse from rioting and violent demonstrations.
In his Twitter message, Trump Jr. wrote: “Dem leaders and their allies in the media cheered on the violent left every step of the way…”
Dem leaders and their allies in the media cheered on the violent left every step of the way…pic.twitter.com/goInUrw6P8
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 31, 2020
In the video originally compiled and published by the conservative website Caldron Pool, you can see House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) at the start, wondering why there are no “uprisings all over the country.”
Then you can see Donny Deutsch, a Democratic journalist for MSNBC, recommending that “people need to start taking to the streets” and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) making a similar statement during a recent appearance on MSNBC, “There needs to be unrest in the streets for as long as there’s unrest in our lives,” Pressley said.
A quick appearance showed Chris Cuomo, “Cuomo Prime Time” on CNN, asking where does it say protesters should be polite and peaceful, somehow seeking to defend those who have caused riots, looting, and aggression under the guise of seeking a more equal country without racial discrimination.
You can also see some Hollywood stars like Robert De Niro, Johnny Depp, and Madonna making anti-Trump comments and promoting violence. “I have thought, an awful lot, about blowing up the White House,” Madonna said, addressing hundreds of people.
The video shows simulated acts of violence against President Trump, first remembering the controversial Kathy Griffin photo shoot, in which she posed with a severed Trump head. Then rapper Snoop Dogg is shown using a toy gun to shoot a clown who was supposed to be a president look like.
Another well-known figure featured in the compilation is Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) who encouraged her supporters to physically harass any member of the Trump administration if they ever saw them in person.
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice PresidentJoe Biden also appears in the video. He can be seen boasting that he would like to physically assault President Trump if he were younger, “If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him,” Biden said of President Trump in 2018.
Joe Biden has been repeatedly criticized for being passive and not speaking out against the violent demonstrations that have plagued much of the United States in recent months. It was not until the end of August that a lukewarm speech could be heard in which he spoke out against the violence and blamed the Trump administration for the violence.