Clyburn: Trump ‘Unleashing Violence On This Country’

Clyburn: Trump ‘Unleashing Violence On This Country’

June 3, 2020

Wednesday on CNN’s New Day, Rep. James Clyburn claimed that President Trump’s statement from St. John’s Church in response to nationwide rioting was “unleashing violence on this country in such a way that it could very well threaten our existence as a nation.”

Asked what he meant when he said “Trump is responsible for more carnage than any president in history,” Clyburn replied, “Well, what I mean by that is that this president may be the worst president we’ve had since Woodrow Wilson….

“What he did, the day before yesterday, clearing a path for him to walk down as if he is some emperor. That was carnage, the misuse of power. That is violence. I’ve seen the definition of violence, unjust use of force. But I’ve also seen it as being the unjust use of power. This president is using his power unjustly. He’s unleashing violence on this country in such a way that it could very well threaten our existence as a nation.”

Walking from the White House to St. John’s Church was “carnage”? “Violence”? The “unjust use of power”? This is Maxine Waters-level stupidity and demagoguery.

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