President Donald Trump made his triumphant return to the campaign trail on Saturday night in front of a crowd of thousands in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Despite the ever-present threat of the coronavirus, a last-minute date change, mischievous leftists playing games with the attendance reservations, and a tsunami of negative mainstream media coverage, Trump still managed to pack the lower levels of the BOK Center with more people who will EVER show up to a Joe Biden event. The newspapers took a lot of joy in pointing out the empty seats in the rafters, but we thought the crowd looked pretty solid given all of the mitigating circumstances.
But then, when has the media ever given Trump a fair shake? Guaranteed, if the arena had been filled to capacity, the story would not have been about how much energy and momentum the president has going into the election. It would have been about how “dangerous” and “irresponsible” Trump had been to throw his supporters into a situation that made social distancing impossible. And yet, we still haven’t heard a whisper of condemnation for the packed BLM protests that have swept the nation.
At the rally, Trump was his usual campaign self, addressing an enormous array of issues, including the virus, Black Lives Matter, and the overwrought coverage of his West Point speech. He also talked about the Seattle Autonomous Zone, where city leaders have essentially surrendered several blocks of downtown to a collection of hundreds of anarchists.
“We’re not talking about some little place, we’re talking about Seattle,” Trump said in disbelief.
Trump told the crowd that he’d informed Washington Gov. Jay Inslee that federal authorities were standing by. “Any time you want, we’ll come in,” he said, “and we’ll straighten things out in an hour or less.”
“I may be wrong,” he continued, “but it’s probably better for us to just watch that disaster.”
It will, after all, show America exactly what happens when you put Democrats in power.
Continuing on this theme, Trump cited that riots and violence that had accompanied the Black Lives Matter protests around the country. He criticized protesters for tearing down statues of Christopher Columbus and Thomas Jefferson, and he suggested making it illegal to burn the American flag. Trump said that he would always support a “law and order” agenda while Joe Biden would always “cave to the radical parts of the Democratic Party.”
“Do you want to bow before the left-wing mob or do you want to stand up tall and proud as Americans?” he asked.
If Trump can run on this theme alone, we find it hard to imagine that he can lose in November. Just let the radical left hang itself with its own rope. Tear down American history, abolish the police, turn major cities into burning trash heaps.
We’ll run against THAT agenda all day long.