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Reader comment on item: Fellow Conservatives, Please Reject Conspiracy Theories
in response to reader comment: Yelling Fire in a Crowded Theater is a Crime - Trump did not do that

Submitted by Dave (Israel), Jan 10, 2022 at 02:19

That was a long response you wrote Robert, and to address it I will have to focus and be concise:

1. "Careful listening to Trump's speech" LOL. This argument is fit for lawyers during the Trump icitement for insurrection trial. In real time, his speech was - very effetively it seems - was addressed to a mindless mob of "nuts" as you call them, who were in no mood for "careful listening". And he knew it.

2. "he clearly stated that his listeners respect the police" - no doubt., at the advice of his lawyers or begging of the more sane aids of his, to cover his backside in case of trial. The music of his speech was dfifferent, and it is the tone of the music and isolated words of incitement that the mob listened to, not disclaimers like this. And he new it.

3. Youa aree blaming the Capitol police's incompetence for American democracy being seriously endangered? Seriously? "the Capitol police were perhaps afraid to clobber the Rioters over the head in response to their Violence at the Capitol?". Really? Police, not Trump were responsible for the insurretion?

4. "Trump was trained by his father never to apologize or admit wrongdoing" LOL. I hope for Trump's sake this will not be his defense in court.

5. "You forget that it was the Democrats who supported the Riots of Black Lives Matter looters" - an rrelevant whataboutism.

6. "he Wisely stated publicly (something to the effect) that everyone should Go Home AND We Love You." What a smart Christian way to stop the Violence!" - I would rather say that he panicked when he understood he is going to roast and hurried to issue another disclamer. Sounds more like a Muslim political intrique to me.

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