President Obama, speaking at a press conference in Germany, passed up the opportunity to tamp down the anti-Donald Trump protests back home — urging those taking part not to remain “silent.”
The president fielded a question on the protests during a joint news conference in Berlin alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
“I suspect that there’s not a president in our history that hasn’t been subject to these protests,” he answered. “So, I would not advise people who feel strongly or who are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised during the course of the campaign, I wouldn’t advise them to be silent.”
He added: “Voting matters, organizing matters and being informed on the issues matter.”
Protests have broken out in cities across the country since Trump’s upset victory last Tuesday. Some have been peaceful, but there have been incidents of violence — and a demonstration last Thursday in Portland escalated into a destructive riot.
The often-violent demonstrations against the election of Donald Trump have rocked a number of U.S. cities from coast to coast, some descending into such mob-driven mayhem that police labeled them riots.
So remember how Twitter kicked out Milo Yiannopolis for being mean and censored the hashtag #HillaryforPrison?
Social media giant Twitter allowed the violent threat “Rape Melania” against incoming First Lady Melania Trump to trend after the site exploded with assassination threats against President-elect Donald Trump.
Anti-Trump protesters in Washington, D.C., crossed the line when no one seemed offended that a man was holding a sign that read “RAPE MELANIA.”
So where’s the liberal outrage?
Where are the social justice warriors who scream about the so-called “rape culture” on America’s college campuses? Why hasn’t crusading feminist lawyer Gloria Allred called an emergency news conference to demand the perpetrator of this horrid hate speech be tracked down and thrown in jail?
And how in the name of all that’s good and decent can Twitter allow such a vile, disgusting hashtag about the incoming first lady of the United States to trend when it delisted others that were anti-Hillary Clinton?
The fact that #rapemelania is trending on twitter makes liberals and Hillary supporters look demented, hypocritical, & cruel. Inexcusable.
The protests and riots have caused millions of dollars in property damage and have resulted in innocent people getting brutally assaulted simply for supporting Trump.
In addition to the call for Melania Trump’s rape, there have been numerous death threats against President-elect Trump and widespread vandalism. That’s not “protesting.” That’s criminal activity.