It’s all so infantile isn’t it? Antifa jackals harass Donald Trump fans during their ‘million MAGA march’ on the streets of D.C. The ‘protestors’ steal Trump caps and set them on fire. They throw fireworks at people. Skirmishes break out, some people get hurt. There’s a stabbing.
Underpaid online reporters stalk the scenes with their iPhones, trying to record the violence and make it go viral. Social media users dutifully share scraps of aggro-porn. President Trump, sounding not unlike a teenager reporting on fisticuffs in high school, tweets: ‘ANTIFA SCUM ran for the hills today when they tried attacking the people at the Trump Rally, because those people aggressively fought back.’ Which hills?
Those underpaid reporters do catch some nasty scenes. An old man in a Trump T-shirt is abused and shoved to the ground. A woman holding an American flag is attacked. A girl screams as she and her boyfriend are targeted. It is ugly, but it isn’t quite The Passion Of The MAGA that some conservative social-media addicts are frantically clicking for. Nor is it some orgy of racist Proud Boy viciousness.