After this week's armed insurrection at the U.S. Capitol Building, even some Republicans are now admitting it might have been a mistake to put someone like Donald Trump in office. Not a peep from any of them on how complicit they all were for letting this go on for so long, of course. And many of them still don't see a problem with Trump finishing out his term despite the mayhem.
Jake Tapper let loose with a searing opening, calling out Trump's enablers.
Source: Raw Story
"It might be difficult to hear these words, it's difficult to say them because it's so ugly, but it's true," he continued. "The flag isn't down at the White House because the president is not mourning Sicknick. He hasn't personally decried the terrorists in any way because the president loves the terrorists and he reportedly has not even spoken to his own vice president, whose life was at risk since Wednesday. The images of this attack are so shocking that many of Trump's enablers are finally, with just a few days left in his presidency, beginning to get the goddamn point that his continuous lies and humoring of racists and winks and nods to violent extremists are dangerous."
CNN's @jaketapper on the fallout from the US Capitol siege: “The images of this attack are so shocking that many of Trump’s enablers are finally... beginning to get the goddamn point that his continuous lies... and winks and nods to violent extremists are dangerous." #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/UDHrbQ49s9
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) January 10, 2021
And as for Trump and where his true allegiance lies,
Before his death, Officer Sicknick was reportedly knocked unconscious with a fire extinguisher.
While down, the crowd continued to hit him.
Some, with American flags.
Don’t speak the word “unity” without full accountability. pic.twitter.com/1PtX9nxTTF
— Gregg Favre (@GreggFavre) January 10, 2021
The big tell is the WH flag is not at half staff in memory of Capitol Police Officer Sicknick.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 9, 2021