CNN’s headquarters in Atlanta was stormed by protesters yesterday afternoon leading into the night, who even managed to make their way into the lobby of the building before being held back by police. Donald Trump reacted to CNN being attacked by sharing a message that clearly indicates he is happy about this.
Trump reshared the entire message below that reads, “In an ironic twist of fate, CNN HQ is being attacked by the very riots they promoted as noble & just.” This post includes footage showing CNN’s building having its windows broken and being defaced with spray paint.
This is without a shred of doubt, blaming CNN for being attacked and is complete victim blaming. It is also fake news as not CNN nor anyone else is “promoting” violent rioting as being a good thing. Everyone wants justice for George Floyd, but no one is seriously cheering on the destruction we are seeing.
People are definitely indifferent towards it, no doubts there, but only Donald Trump is out here blaming the people who are having their property destroyed, in this case CNN. Many people don’t feel bad for places like Target being destroyed, but at the same time, they aren’t blaming Target. You can see the message of hate Trump shared below.
In an ironic twist of fate, CNN HQ is being attacked by the very riots they promoted as noble & just.
— Melissa A. (@TheRightMelissa) May 30, 2020
The double standard here is why Trump needs to be removed from the White House immediately. He has been threatening violence against protesters but he has nothing bad to say about CNN being attacked. It’s obvious that Trump is enjoying seeing this happen because he sees CNN as his enemy.