Mother Jones, a liberal news publication, about 12 hours ago posted a truly disturbing yet incredibly important video, and it’s gone viral. As of this writing it has over 2.5 million views. The video is a compilationÂ of footage of 1960’s North Carolina and Mississippi lunch counter sit ins by African-Americans fighting for civil rights â€“ andÂ being harassed and beaten for itÂ â€“ along with a segregation protest in Alabama, and the beating of Freedom RiderÂ Jim Peck.Â
The images are disturbing enough, but the filmmaker adds Donald Trump’s voice as the “narration,” and it becomes almost surreal, and definitely fascistic.
The audio you’ve heard before. Trump speaking at his popular rallies, railing against his protestors, telling guards to “get that guy out of here,” and saying, “in the good old days this doesn’t happen, because they used to treat them very, very rough,” but you hear him speak as you see protestors beaten, and it’s beyond upsetting.
“I’d like to punch him in the face, I’ll tell ya,” Trump says in the voiceover, as a white man beats a Black man.
The video is less than a minute and a half, but it should be required viewing for every American.
Editor’s note: 05.29.2016Â â€“
The originalÂ creator of the video reached out to us. She hadn’t added his name to the film so we didn’t know who to credit for creating it. The film’s creator isÂ Marianne DeMarco, and the video was first posted to her YouTube channel in March.Â
Also, the video’s popularityÂ has exploded. When we first posted it, it had 2.5 million views on Facebook. Two days after we posted it, it now has 12.5 views on Facebook.
Image: Screenshot via Mother Jones/FacebookÂ
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‘I’m in Charge of the Hatch Act’ Trump Barked at ‘Weak’ Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney – In a Room Full of Aides
The Wall Street Journal has published an exposé about the Trump 2020 re-election campaign and how the president is “banking on base-pleasing campaign events – more meticulously produced this time – to outweigh any need for a fresh message.”
In one disturbing tale WSJ White House reporter Michael Bender relays how Trump has apparently grown frustrated with White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney – his third in under three years – and attacked him during a meeting with other aides present.
President Trump wanted to bring his Cabinet to a June rally in the critical swing state of Florida. Appropriately, Mulvaney warned the president about the Hatch Act, which prohibits executive branch employees from using their positions for political activities.
“I’m in charge of the Hatch Act,” Trump “barked” at Mulvaney, calling his chief of staff, one of the most powerful people in the nation, “weak.”
Trump is not “in charge” of the Hatch Act. It is an 80-year old federal law that was amended in 2012.
Special Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway’s violations of the law have been so egregious that the U.S. Office of Special Counsel requested the White House “remove” her from her job. President Trump refused.
Trump Spokesman Defends ‘Lynching’ Remark: ‘Let’s Talk About What the President Has Done for African-Americans’
White House deputy spokesperson Hogan Gidley on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump, who recently compared his ongoing impeachment inquiry to a lynching.
Trump made the comparison on Twitter, where he wrote: “All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. But we will WIN!”
Gidley was asked about the remark during an appearance on Fox News.
“The president has used many words all kinds of language to talk about the way the media has treated him since the moment he came down the golden escalator,” Gidley said dismissively. “The president is working for the American people and that’s what this is about. An unfair secretive process for the Democrats. If you are pulled over for a traffic ticket you get more due process.”
Fox News host Sandra Smith asked Gidley if the president would consider taking down the tweet since African-American lawmakers have expressed outrage.
“Let’s talk about what the president has actually done for the African-American community as opposed to so many who just talk about it,” Gidley snapped. “This president has done more to lift the lives of all Americans than anybody else. He is not going to take a back seat to anybody. This relentless attacks from the mainstream media have got to stop. They knew exactly what he was talking about here. He was very clear.”
“Would the president ever consider that maybe it was a poor choice of words and maybe rephrase his wording on impeachment?” Smith pressed.
Gidley said that he had not spoken to the president about the tweet.
“I can speak about poor choices, what the media tries to do to him every day,” the White House spokesperson complained. “The president wasn’t trying to compare himself to the horrific history in this country at all.”
“What he was trying to point out clearly was that he has been attacked relentlessly by the mainstream media without cause, without evidence since the day he took over in this office,” he concluded.
Watch the video below from Fox News.
Two Prominent Republicans Defend Trump’s Claim Impeachment Inquiry Is a ‘Lynching’ (Video)
Prominent Republican members of the House and Senate quickly got in front of news cameras not to denounce President Donald Trump’s vile and racist charge that House Democrats’ formal impeachment inquiry is a “lynching,” but to support those vile remarks barely more than an hour after Trump’s tweet.
U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), as Mediaite reported, defended the President’s remarks. Asked if calling the impeachment inquiry a “lynching” was “appropriate,” Jordan told reporters “the president’s frustrated.”
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) October 22, 2019
Congressman Jordan serves as the Ranking Member of the powerful House Oversight Committee, which is charged with investigating the federal government, including the executive branch.
Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican of South Carolina, was more specific with his support for President Trump.
“This is a lynching in every sense,” Graham told reporters. He called the impeachment inquiry “a sham, a joke,” and “un-American.”
.@LindseyGrahamSC defends the president’s use of the word ‘lynching.’
“This is a lynching in every sense. This is un-American.” pic.twitter.com/AqedkNHgrH
— Mariam Khan (@MKhan47) October 22, 2019
Senator Graham is the Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which literally is responsible for determining which judges sit on the federal bench, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
The U.S. Constitution clearly assigns the House of Representatives the responsibility of impeachment when it is deemed necessary.
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