“I pledge to be a president who seeks not to divide, but unify. Who doesn’t see red states or blue states, only sees the United States…let’s give each other a chance. It’s time to put away the harsh rhetoric, lower the temperature, see each other again.”
These words came directly from Joe Biden himself during his first address to the nation as the media’s president-elect.
What happened to that call for unity over the weekend?
As President Trump continues to pursue legal challenges, thousands of his supporters gathered in the nation’s capital Saturday for the “Million MAGA March,” showing their support and expressing concerns over the integrity of the 2020 election.
— Emily Finn (@EmilyRoseFinn) November 14, 2020
But, it did not take long for violence to ensue.
The march was pillaged by violent Black Lives Matter and Antifa mobs who encircled and viciously attacked isolated Trump supporters.
Antifa attacking Trump supporters in DC as they leave peaceful march pic.twitter.com/SJV6dJLSb3
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) November 14, 2020
At BLM plaza where Trump supporters are being ran out by BLM and ANTIFA members.
Right before I started rolling they grabbed this woman’s hair and stole her American flag.
Trump supporters are either being escorted out by police or attacked by a mob pic.twitter.com/WObSZ44lQW
— Savanah Hernandez (@sav_says_) November 14, 2020
Even after several GOP lawmakers called out Biden, the so-called “president-elect,” on social media, he did not even acknowledge the violence.
And, the silence was nothing short of deafening.
When is Joe Biden, Mr. Unity, going to condemn this violence https://t.co/38dpmo5Kbj
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) November 15, 2020
Will Joe Biden condemn the violence against Trump supporters?
Will the media continue to ignore it? https://t.co/HaHXFLhK32
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) November 15, 2020
I’m sure Biden will denounce this when all the press ask him about it https://t.co/V0ursbLzDM
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) November 14, 2020
The left-wing media also failed, once again, to cover the violence by left-wing extremist groups in an effort to further glorify their president-elect. Yet, if the situation were reversed, they would be thirsty to replay footage like a broken record and hound President Trump to denounce the actions of these groups, which he has done several times.
Joe Biden, however? He’s off the hook.
GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel called out Biden and the media for turning a blind eye to the violence.
“The lack of attention on this is a disgrace,” she tweeted.
There is no excuse for the violent attacks on @realDonaldTrump’s supporters in DC.
Where is Joe Biden’s condemnation?
Where is the mainstream media’s coverage?
The lack of attention on this is a disgrace.
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) November 15, 2020
The media’s near total silence about the physical violence being perpetrated against conservatives is shameful & dangerous.
Just image the outrage and indignation if this went the other way.
Violence is never the answer and instigators must be condemned and prosecuted.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) November 15, 2020
Joe Biden called on the American people to come together, but refused to denounce the actions of his radical supporters.
The hypocrisy of the matter is chilling.
If he truly wants the unity he proclaims, this would be a good place to start.