Blake Montgomery at the Daily Beast nails it.
By Blake Montgomery
“The radical Left, thanks to a rigged and dishonest election, now controls the U.S. government,” he complained, continuing to propagate the lie that he won the 2020 presidential election. He also called New York prosecutors “fascist and authoritarian” for charging his family’s company, the Trump Organization, and its chief financial officer with tax crimes. “It’s solely because of politics,” he said, adding that “it’s because I got, we got, 75 million votes.”
The twice-impeached former president also riled up supporters by appearing to praise those who took part in the Jan. 6 riot that he incited.
“By the way, who shot Ashli Babbitt?” he asked of the Air Force vet who was shot dead by a Capitol police officer while she climbed through a broken window in a door leading to the House chamber. “Who shot Ashli Babbitt? We all saw the hand. We saw the gun … Now they don’t want to give the name, but people know the name. People know where he came from,” Trump told supporters.
The Department of Justice declined to file criminal charges against the officer who shot Babbitt, with witnesses saying he had “no choice” but to shoot as a violent mob tried to enter an area where lawmakers were present.
“Now if that were on the other side, the person who did the shooting would be strung up and hung. Now they don’t want to give the name,” Trump told the crowd, prompting at least one supporter to yell, “Hang him!”
“Who shot Ashli Babbitt? It’s got to be released. And how come so many people are still in jail over Jan. 6?” he asked, claiming that nobody “paid a price” for Black Lives Matter protests last year.
Mr. Trump took no responsibility for the very big part he played in planning and inciting the attack on the Capitol, as if he had nothing whatsoever to do with it. Instead he did his best to spread hatred of our government, and incite violence by waving Ashli Babbitt’s bloody shirt. And 19 protesters died during BLM protests during 2020.
After he urged his supporters to “fight like hell”.
What a deeply amoral, selfish, unpatriotic old man!