Democrats and the media quickly blamed President Donald Trump’s anti-media rhetoric for Wednesday’s bomb scares, despite there being no evidence on the perpetrator or motive. However, a flashback to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s remarks after the Congressional baseball shooting is very revealing.
Suspected explosive devices were sent to several top Democrats, including former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Another package was sent to CNN’s New York offices, though it was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan.
Trump quickly condemned the heinous acts on Wednesday, calling for unity.
“In these times, we have to unify. We have to come together, and send one very clear, strong, unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in the United States of America,” Trump said.
Still, CNN President Jeff Zucker strongly implied that Trump’s rhetoric was to blame.
“There is a total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media,” Zucker said. “The President, and especially the White House Press Secretary, should understand their words matter. Thus far, they have shown no comprehension of that.”
Statement from CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker: pic.twitter.com/OXyIT6oSLT
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) October 24, 2018
The Left quickly followed his lead.
Pelosi issued a joint statement with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) rejecting the president’s condemnation of the bomb scares and political violence.
“President Trump’s words ring hollow until he reverses his statements that condone acts of violence,” the statement said. “Time and time again, the President has condoned physical violence and divided Americans with his words and his actions.”
In joint statement, Senate and House Minority Leaders Schumer and Pelosi say President Trump's comments today on the wave of pipe bomb packages “ring hollow until he reverses his statements that condone acts of violence.”https://t.co/Nja7dSIFE0 pic.twitter.com/6816kYNWyM
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 24, 2018
Those words are dramatically different than the ones Pelosi offered after a crazed left-wing gunman opened fire on a baseball field full of Republican lawmakers, nearly killing House Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
“How dare they,” Pelosi said when asked about Republicans criticizing the left’s rhetoric in the lead-up to the shooting.
“First of all, the timing of it all. Everybody is so sad, so concerned, so coming together,” Pelosi added. “Don’t you think it’s strange that instead of praying … that they would start saying – Let’s have this conversation another day.”
This is a video that Democrats definitely don’t want to talk about. It exposes a glaring double standard.