Saturday, February 24, 2024

Insanity: Trump, Sniffing, Mistakes Toledo for Dayton in TV Speech as Site of Mass Shooting, Blames Video Games for Violence, Asks for Capital Punishment


This morning Donald Trump, who claims to be president of the United States, gave a speech about the terrible and tragic mass shootings that took place this weekend in Dayton, Ohio and in El Paso, Texas. But he urged prayers for Toledo, Ohio, not Dayton, as his sniffed his way through a dry mouthed delivery. He couldn’t read the TelePrompter, only this time– as opposed to July 4th– he couldn’t blame the rain.

If the reason for the speech weren’t so serious, it would be funny. But it’s not funny. Trump blamed social media, the internet, and video games for the violence that is now on an ongoing emergency in the United States. He called for capital punishment of potential attackers, even though most of them go into their killing sprees on suicide missions, and are so deranged that being sent to the electic chair is not a concern.

Trump did not mention gun control. He is completely out of touch with the country and the world. He can’t explain why every other country has the same video games, social media, and the internet, and that none of them– not one — has this problem. We are the only country with violent mass killings on a daily or weekly basis.

Today Rupert Murdoch’s NY Post, a conservative paper run by extreme conservatives, called for a ban on asaault weapons. We’ve gotten to that point. Will it matter? Will Murdoch’s Fox News carry that message? Probably not.

Two of the recent mass killings took place in Wal Marts. That’s Trump’s constituency. Wal Mart has said nothing. Their CEO has said nothing. Rifles are still on sale in all Wal Marts where states allow it. How long before those customers and those people realize Trump’s war on America is on them? The people who stand behind him at his idiotic rallies are the targets.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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