A call on Twitter to assassinate President Donald Trump has nearly 200,000 likes and 82,000 retweets
In response to a Slate article about John Hinckley Jr. being released from a psychiatric hospital, Twitter user @Simpboyz posted the following:
It didn't take long for the tweet to go viral.
Hinckley Jr. was released from prison in September 2016; he attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981.
The Twitter user who made the comment links to a PayPal account on his profile, which lists his name as Cameron Makell of Baltimore.
Many responses to the tweet were troubling:
Calls for violence seem to have become the norm on the left. Even high-profile figures — such as Kathy Griffin, Madonna, and Snoop Dogg — have (whether in the name of satire or art) made death threats against the president.
When will leaders on the left, such as Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, outwardly condemn this rhetoric?
I won't hold my breath.
2. Students protest Lincoln statue because "he owned slaves"
Leftwing statue-topplers have targeted an Abraham Lincoln Monument at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. An Indigenous student group staged a protest against the former President's role in native history.
But these misinformed protesters are judging historic figures by progressive SJW standards.
The university is thankfully not caving to these activists' demands. Removing statues based on misinformed protests sets a dangerous precedent.
3. Leftists to stage "screamfest" on anniversary of Trump's election
Thousands of Trump-hating lefties are coming together to have a group temper tantrum as they "scream helplessly into the sky."
Facebook pages have popped up around the country with thousands of RSVPs. These are going to be massive adult temper tantrums.
But what will they actually accomplish?