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As Trump Stokes Racism and Violence, Is the Worst Yet to Happen if He Loses?

by Brennan Bobbie

Part of Trump’s campaign strategy includes inciting his die-hard supporters to commit acts of violence, which could get worse if he fails in the election. Not one who easily accepts a lost battle, Trump is apparently prepping up his league of white supremacist followers on the courses of action to take should Joe Biden win the U.S. presidency.

Why is Trump Promoting Violence?

Trump is already sending out messages that the only way Joe Biden will win the election is by way of a rigged election. Since he has already provoked racism and violence in different major cities, it will not be hard for him to rouse his hooligans to continue with what they have been doing in case he loses his position.

That way, Joe Biden will be faced with greater problems to make it harder for him to launch whatever plans are in line to solve the country’s economic and social problems.

In fact Trump is encouraging violence among his supporters, promising to pardon them in case their acts lead to imprisonment.

Trump is Actually Fueling Racial Tension

Morality is not in Trump’s vocabulary because he is openly fueling racial tension between African Americans and white Americans. His responses to the Kenosha shooting clearly shows his sense of right and wrong is not the appropriate place. The Kenosha incident was about an unarmed African American named Jacob Sheldon, who was shot 7 times in the back at point blank rage by a police officer.

Although Trump visited Kenosha, he only did so as part of his Wisconsin campaign sojourn. He refused to speak or meet with Jacob Sheldon’s parents nor even expressed any words that could alleviate their grief as their son now lies paralyzed because of the shooting.

Instead, Trump added insult to injury by referring to the Kenosha shooting incident as a mistake that police officers commit when under pressure; comparing the shooting action as a reaction similar to missing a putt in golf. He rationalized further that the violent incidents arising from the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests are just parts of conspiracy theories against him and his presidency.

To make his show of contempt for the BLM movement even more obvious, Trump defended a 17-year old teenager who shot two of the protesters who joined a BLM rally seeking justice for Jacob Sheldon. While the 17-year old Kyle Rittenhouse is a resident of Antioch, Illinois, his armed presence at the Kenosha rally meant he came to Wisconsin as one of the many Trump supporters called upon to disrupt the Sheldon protest movement.

Trump made no effort to condemn Rittenhouse but instead defended the young man as one who was only trying to get himself out of a big troub;e that could have killed him.