It really isn’t surprising that some psychotic freak or freaks should send bombs to prominent Democrats when our President deliberately arouses to anger, and potential violence, the mindless fist-shaking mob that gathers around him at his rallies. Today, President Trump used his all-too-usual hypocrisy to decry the bombing as unacceptable political violence when he is the most prominent person in the nation to frequently promote violence in an indirect way.

The latest example: at a campaign rally in Missoula, Montana, Trump told the wildly enthusiastic crowd that Democrats were financially supporting the 4,000 caravan of Central American refugees on its way to the U.S.  “Go into the middle of the caravan, take your cameras and search. Okay? Search. . . . You’re going to find MS-13, you’re going to find Middle Eastern, you’re going to find everything. You have some very tough criminal elements within the caravan. But I will seal off the border before they come into this country, and I’ll bring out our military, not our reserves. I’ll bring out our military.”  This speech, unsupported by fact and containing inflammatory code words, was pitched to increase voting support for Republicans by stirring mob anger and aiming it at Democrats.

The Department of Justice should charge Trump with inciting mob violence – one more crime to add to the growing list.

About Michael E. Sedgwick

I live in a beautiful retirement community beneath the Catalina Mountains, 26 miles north of Tucson, and enjoy writing short stories, novels, memoirs and essays. I've been married to a wonderful woman for 56 years and enjoy traveling the world with her.
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