In the past week, we’ve seen a man shoot blacks at a grocery store after he unsuccessfully tried to gain entry into a predominantly black church, a Trump supporter sending pipe bombs to prominent people who dare to oppose Trump, and a guy who shot up a Jewish Synagogue. To these and other right wing terrorist events, right wingers point out to that one indecent in which a Bernie supporter shot at Republican congressmen during a baseball game a year and a half ago.
But how did leaders react after the incidences? After the baseball shooting, Bernie apologized for the actions of the supporter and took responsibility for it even though Bernie doesn’t engage in violent rhetoric. Trump does engage in violent rhetoric. He’s encouraged supporters to assault protesters at his rallies and promised to pay their legal fees if they’re arrested for it. He’s implied that Hillary should be shot, and heaped praise on a political candidate who physically assaulted a reporter. And that’s not getting into incitement by right wing media outlets like InfoWars. But when it comes time to address right wing terroristic attacks, Trump put at least some of the blame on the press for daring to publish unflattering stories about him.