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The Morning Briefing: Trump Holds Bible in Front of Church, Libs Everywhere Are Triggered

(Image: Twitter.com @SarahHuckabee Screenshot)
Trump Derangement Syndrome Has Reached Pandemic Status 

President Trump provided the nation a perfect social media snapshot of why so many of us are way beyond being able to see the American Left as anything but a bunch for raving lunatics. Yeah, I may be a little over the top now, but I think I’ve been drowned in so much hyperbole and anti-Trump hysteria AMID THE PANDEMIC that I now feel like responding in kind.

It began when Trump gave a speech from the Rose Garden addressing the violence of the past few days that expressed some sentiments that are difficult to find fault with:

“All Americans were rightly sickened and revolted by the brutal death of George Floyd,” Trump said, adding that “For George and his family, justice will be served. He will not have died in vain. But we cannot allow the righteous cries of peaceful protesters to be drowned out by an angry mob.

“The biggest victims of the rioting are the peace-loving citizens in our poorest communities. And as their president, I will fight to keep them safe.

“I will fight to protect you. I am your president of law and order and an ally of all peaceful protesters,” Trump said.

Trump then pointed out what has been plain for all to see: there has been a complete failure of leadership in every city where the violence has gotten out of hand. He was polite and didn’t mention that they were all Democrats running those cities.

We all know the drill well by now: the liberals are going to complain no matter what Trump does. Prior to the speech, they were complaining that he was hiding. Then they bitched about the speech. Then they really lost it over what he did next. Victoria covered it here:

And then he walked off and lead a group of government officials, including Attorney General Bill Barr and Defense Secretary Mark Esper and walked to St. John’s Episcopal Church across from the White House. The White House press corps was not aware of the plan.

Trump’s former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders captured the proper sentiment of the symbolism of the moment:

Yes, it was a photo op. They happen all the time in politics. Politicians and media hacks who pretend to be outraged by them are generally full of crap. Some of them are rather pointless. Others — like this one — can be powerful and necessary.

Less than 24 hours earlier, St. John’s was on fire and the riot types were wreaking havoc all around the White House. Trump’s quick walk over to the church provided the message that the none-too-peaceful protesters would not prevail. It wasn’t offensive, but we’re living in the era of ORANGE MAN BAD.

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President Trump speaks from the Rose Garden to address the riots. Screenshot from WH video.

Liberal heads were immediately on fire. Both the pastor of St. John’s and the local Episcopal bishop let the leftmedia know that they were unhappy with the president. That actually reflects more poorly on the Episcopalians than it ever would President Trump.

The very same people who were offended by Trump posing with a Bible have been twisting themselves into knots to pretend that all of the burning and looting going on across the country is the result of just a “few bad seeds” who happened to be interfering with all of the fine young protesters out there.

The Democrats do love to gravitate toward criminals and publicly badmouth all law enforcement, like Barack Obama’s former deputy national security advisor here:

That, of course, is an outright lie. Almost every high-profile Democrat who’s spoken publicly about these riots has lied. I would say they all have, but I may have missed the one good seed out there. They would rather go easier on the people who are setting churches on fire than on a president who wants to de-escalate tensions.

It’s not difficult to pick sides here.

Yeah, I Like This Guy

I added this to the Briefing rather early, then Bryan wrote more about it here.

So This Is a Thing Now

Some cops have begun kneeling in solidarity with the protesters. I’m not sure how I feel about this but I guess it’s better than everything getting smashed and burned.

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My quarantine whiskey is now curfew whiskey and it tastes slightly better.

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PJ Media Senior Columnist and Associate Editor Stephen Kruiser is the author ofDon’t Let the Hippies ShowerandStraight Outta Feelings: Political Zen in the Age of Outrage,” both of which address serious subjects in a humorous way. Monday through Friday he edits PJ Media’s “Morning Briefing.” His columns appear every Tuesday and Friday.