Just recently, the Denver Post published a “Letter to the Editor” from Suzanne Gagnon, a resident of Lakewood, Colorado, in which she basically called for the execution of President Donald Trump. Daring to publish this vile call to violence is not just utterly irresponsible and reprehensible, but is also something that should be investigated by the secret service.
According to reports, the comments, which targeted Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) in addition to President Trump, were published in the wake of the president’s summit with Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, in Helsinki, Finland. They were prompted by an article that the news outlet published several days prior arguing that Sen. Gardner “deserves credit” for reportedly “taking a tough stance against Russia and sponsoring legislation to add Russia to the state sponsor of terror list.”
“His words are always carefully chosen and, if challenged, their intent open to ‘spinning’ to his own advantage. No surprise here he didn’t call President Donald Trump out by name,” she explained.
“The legislation he has proposed is weak, not tough; it’s simply more wordsmithing,” she continued, adding, “Gardner is certainly not the only politician I take issue with, but I don’t see the Denver Post championing anyone else like you champion Gardner.”
After bashing the conservative lawmaker, Gagnon then went on to essentially call for the death of President Trump.
Specifically, she stated, “if it walks like a traitor, and talks like a traitor, and acts like a traitor…it is a traitor. Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed on a basis of far less evidence than is had on Trump and many in his administration.”
By saying this, Gagnon seems to be suggesting, quite absurdly, that Trump is a traitor who should be executed alongside other members of his administration. How someone could possibly think such a statement was wise to write, let alone publish, is completely beyond the grasp of human reason. Everyone involved should be investigated by the administration’s secret service to ensure that none of them pose a serious threat to the president’s well-being.
After making such a horrific comment, Gagnon went on to state, “besides being in agreement with the actions recommended in the editorial of July 19, I believe there are many more actions that can and should be taken against Trump to keep him from destroying the US.”
Sadly, her reasoning here is still completely confused and her ignorance is laughable. Instead of destroying the US, president Trump is, without a doubt, actively working to make this country as great as possible.
Before concluding her absurd letter, Gagnon, quite ludicrously, added, “if our leader doesn’t support any swift, significant pushback against Russian meddling, our votes aren’t worth much.”
Unsurprisingly, upon seeing such an abominable letter published by the news outlet, countless people were absolutely outraged.
For example, after reading Gagnon’s hateful comments, Compass Colorado, which is a conservative nonprofit organization, released a statement utterly condemning the Denver Post such a letter that included such violent rhetoric.
“The mere fact the Denver Post would publish a letter to the editor with this type of language speaks to both the increasingly violent tone of liberals in Colorado politics and the desperation of the Post for readership,” explained Kelly Maher, the executive director of Compass Colorado.
“This trend of violent language in Colorado is deeply concerning,” continued Maher.
“Just a few months ago the Boulder Daily Camera published a letter to the editor asking if citizens have a moral responsibility to take arms against oil and gas well workers, and the liberal group ProgressNow Colorado tweeted out a picture of Senator Cory Gardner with blood on his hands after a shooting, and now this Denver Post letter,” she added, noting, “this violent and divisive rhetoric will do nothing to change hearts or minds, it’s designed to entrench and inflame.”
“We would never run a letter suggesting that the president of the United States be executed,” argued Schrader.
“Upon reviewing this letter, I don’t think that was the letter writer’s intent.” she argued, adding, “she wrote to be critical of an editorial I wrote lauding Sen. Cory Gardner’s efforts to impose sanctions on Russia and supportive of another editorial we had run that suggested actions Congress could take to respond to the Helsinki press conference.”
Disturbingly, in addition to becoming increasingly violent, this type of hateful rhetoric also seems to be becoming increasingly common.
Several days ago, for instance, former President Barack Obama made a not-so-subtle jab at President Donald Trump by bashing national leaders who “completely make stuff up” because undermining facts could lead to democracy’s “undoing,” which is completely ridiculous.
Specifically, he stated, “we see the utter loss of shame in political leaders when they’re caught in a lie and they just double down and lie some more.” By saying this, the former president is basically suggesting that President Trump spends his time doubling down on lies when Trump actually spends his time repeatedly trying to correct all the factually misleading and inaccurate things that continuously get published by multiple extremely biased media outlets, like CNN.
And before that, Jennifer Rubin, who is an extremely outspoken anti-Trump journalist, and MSNBC contributor, essentially called on others to harass White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
To justify such harassment, Rubin apparently suggested that the press secretary receive a life sentence of discomfort for allegedly “inciting against the press” and “lying to the press” because, according to her, she doesn’t really have a right to live free of any fuss, which is a sickening thing to say.
In addition to the horrific rhetoric, some members of the Trump administration have even been harassed in public.
Apart from Conway, Steve Miller, who is a former Senate aide and current policy advisor for President Trump, was also the target of harassment while out in public.
Apparently, Miller was purportedly harassed by an unidentified bartender while picking up take-out sushi. According to reports, the bartender allegedly followed him outside, yelled his name, flipped him off, and cursed at him.
Without a doubt, the increasingly violent and hateful rhetoric of the authoritarian left is extremely alarming and appears to have led to actual harassment of people in public. To help ensure that this comes to an end, it is imperative that conservatives actively speak out against such disturbingly comments whenever they’re made.