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“Leftists try to turn them into villains,” Blackburn complained. “They want to cancel them.”
It’s outrageous, if not notably shocking, that Blackburn would caricature the nationwide motion towards police brutality as nothing greater than “cancel culture” run amok. It’s extra outrageous nonetheless that she would achieve this simply days after the ugly police capturing of Jacob Blake.
Extra shocking is Blackburn’s assertion that Democrats need to “cancel” members of the nation’s armed forces whereas President Donald Trump has “stood by” the troops.
Trump, in any case, is a person who kicked off his first presidential marketing campaign by declaring that John McCain, who spent years as a POW in Vietnam, wasn’t actually a conflict hero. “He was a war hero because he was captured,” Trump mentioned. “I like people who weren’t captured.”
Trump is a person who viciously slandered the household of Humayun Khan, a Muslim Military captain and bronze star recipient who was killed within the Iraq conflict.
And Trump is a person who smeared Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, a purple coronary heart recipient who dared to inform the reality about Trump’s Ukraine scandal. Simply days after the top of his impeachment trial, Trump retaliated towards Vindman and his twin brother, firing each of them from their positions on the Nationwide Safety Council. Canceling them, if you’ll.
The GOP simply spent the night time arguing that President Donald Trump has “stood up for” our troops. Sure, the identical man who averted going to Vietnam with “bone spurs.” pic.twitter.com/4mbhbsYytK
— Mom Jones (@MotherJones) August 27, 2020