President Trump is — without a shadow of a doubt — one of the most polarizing figures to grace the political landscape in a very, very long time.Every time a television is flipped on, our delicate eyeballs are bombarded with all sorts of images and videos featuring every brand of liberal insanity one’s brain could possibly cook up.
Riots and violence masked as “protests” featuring anti-Trump fanatics assaulting fans of the current administration have become commonplace.
While all of this is ridiculous and unsettling, it’s nothing compared to the sheer volume of death threats The Donald has received on Twitter since his inauguration.
According to Mashable:In the 12 days since Donald Trump took the oath of office, a steady stream of social media posts have called for the new president’s assassination.
The posts are pretty basic and many are jokes or sarcastic or hyperbolic — but there are a lot of them. In a Dataminr search of Twitter posts since Inauguration Day containing the phrase “assassinate Trump” more than 12,000 tweets came up.
The U.S. Secret Service, however, or even Twitter and Facebook themselves, doesn’t seem to be jumping onto many of these posts. When we asked several users about their recent “assassinate Trump” posts, all of them said they hadn’t been contacted by anyone about their post and they all remain up.But there have been reports of agents knocking on the doors of social media users. A Kentucky woman who tweeted, “If someone was cruel enough to assassinate MLK, maybe someone will be kind enough to assassinate Trump,” is currently being investigated by the Secret Service, according to the Associated Press.
The Secret Service is targeting those possibly posing a legitimate threat to the president, and not just moronic individuals venting their hurt feelings on social media.One-off posts, and individuals with no previous record of threatening messages, usually don’t get a second glance. However, those repeatedly stating their desire to kill or harm Trump are likely to be investigated.
If users know specific details about President Trump, such as his location and explain how the assassination will happen, it’s guaranteed to get on the Secret Service’s radar.
It’s sad folks can’t simply use these amazing platforms — thanks to modern technology — to put together coherent, fact-based arguments, articulating concerns about the current direction of the country.
Instead, many are giving the stereotypical emotion-driven responses we’ve come to expect from the oh-so-hypocritical school of “inclusivity” and “tolerance.” People so delicate, the slightest challenge to their worldview sends them spiraling into hysterics.
No president — not Obama, not Trump, NO ONE — should have their lives threatened over political stances, especially when those policies pose no threat to our safety. It’s the epitome of immaturity.
Hopefully the Secret Service will continue to do their due diligence to keep President Trump and his family secure from these nuts.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]