Since the stunning defeat of Hillary Clinton on November 8, anti-Trump protests have rocked the nation. Instead of the situation calming after the first several days, they have continued, with destruction of property in many cities, people being assaulted and stomped on suspicion of being Trump supporters, and a murder that is likely to have been due to anti-Trump ardor.
Responding to calls for the great divider himself, Barack Obama, to address the public for the purpose of calming the rhetoric and violence, the President finally did speak. Yesterday, during a visit in Berlin with embattled German Chancellor Angela Merkel, had this to say:
“I suspect that there’s not a president in our history that hasn’t been subject to these protests,” Obama said, apparently believing that the massive and often violent protests that have emerged in many American cities are somehow common responses to American election outcomes.
The current President continued, “So, I would not advise people who feel strongly or who are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised during the course of the campaign, I wouldn’t advise them to be silent.”
Well, there it is. Given a platform and opportunity to quell the turmoil sweeping the nation, Barack Obama has instead seen fit to fan the flames because it suits his own partisan agenda.
Thanks a lot, Mr. ‘Hope and Change.’