This is one of the reasons why Trump is so useful.
While Hotair has reported on the left’s attack on Police in Charlotteville:
The sights and sounds were gathered by both the press and the participants, quickly showing up on social media. This video has a lot of raw footage from the protests. If you skip forward to the 1:45 mark you’ll see the first of the banners which aren’t going after racists, but instead, the police. One group of young women carry a banner reading, “Behind Every Cop, A Klansman.” You can hear raucous chants of, “Civil servants, that’s a lie. You don’t care if people die,” along with, “Cops and Klan Go Hand in Hand.” (Who writes this stuff for them?) It only goes downhill from there. The largest banner reads, “Last Year They Came w/ Torches. This Year They Come w/ Badges.”
and while Twitchy talked about the assault on members of the press by the leftists
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 12, 2018
The Hill reported that ANTIFA was “peaceful”
— The Hill (@thehill) August 12, 2018
Now two years ago this would just be the way of things, we would report on the culture of violence and anti-cop acts of the left and the media would whitewash and ignore it and it would disappear into the memory hole.
However all it takes is a single Donald Trump tweet on the subject to his 53 Million plus followers on his account or his 23 million on the POTUS account and suddenly there is no way for the MSM to ignore it.
Imagine if Donald Trump calls on every single Democrat running for congress to denounce the anti cop declarations of ANTIFA. While the MSM would do their best to spin it away, what does such a candidate do if a local member of the press or a person at a town hall or an opponent in the debate brings it up?
Donald Trump can do this, I can’t.