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Post Montage Links Trump Rhetoric To Suspicious Devices

On Friday, the Washington Post went beyond blaming President Trump for the suspicious devices that have been found in the mail of George Soros, the Clintons, John Brennan and other liberal icons to trying to force the president to take responsibility himself.

The paper’s politics section contained a montage, headlined [1], “Targets of Trump’s words become targets of bombs.”

It featured one paragraph that read: “President Trump did not accept responsibility for stoking political tensions, even after pipe bombs were mailed to individuals and organizations that are routinely targeted by Trump’s rhetoric.”

Beyond that, it presented a series of clips that it submits led to the “violence” of the mailing of the suspicious packages – none of which has exploded and none of which has even been confirmed to be a bomb by the FBI.

It opens with a clip of Trump speaking at a rally. “We’re all behaving very well,” the president says to cheers from the crowd. “And hopefully we can keep it that way, right?”

It then shifts to a clip of Trump from several years ago, in which he says in a sit-down TV interview: “If he wasn’t born in this country, which is a real possibility, then he has pulled one of the great cons in the history of politics,” an apparent reference to President Obama.

The next clip shows Trump talking about judicial appointments during a campaign speech in Wilmington, N.C., in 2016.

“If she gets to pick her judges,” Trump says, referring to his opponent, Hillary Clinton, “nothing you can do folks. Although the Second Amendment people … maybe there is, I don’t know …”

This is followed by a clip from a few months ago after former Vice-President Joe Biden said he wanted to beat up Trump over some of his statements. “I hear Biden wants to take me to the back of a barn,” Trump said laughing. “He would be in big trouble, I’ll tell you that.”

It then appears to move ahead in the speech, and Trump says, “With Biden, you go like this,” then blows a puff of air … “and he goes down.”

I hear Biden wants to take me to the back of a bar … he would be in big trouble, I’ll tell you that. You know, with Biden, you go like this … [and blows a puff of air] … and he goes down.

The next clip shows Trump calling Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who has called for harassing Republican politicians and officials whenever they are seen in public, “a seriously low-IQ person.”

Then it shifts to a sit-down TV interview in which the president says, “Oh, I have no confidence in a guy like Brennan. I think he’s a total lowlife.”

Then, at another rally, he took on Soros, who Republicans say has financed much of the resistance movement. “He’ll go to a person holding a sign who gets paid by Soros or somebody, right? … that’s what happens.”

Then, Trump is seen on the White House lawn preparing to board the presidential helicopter.

“The Democrats don’t like being called an angry mob,” the president said. “But really, that’s what they’ve become.”

The next clip shows the president having a hard time hearing a question, then saying, “I know fellow Americans that are evil. Are you saying that we shouldn’t say a fellow American is evil?”

In the next clip, President Trump refers to recent remarks by former Attorney General Eric Holder that “when they go low, we kick them,” [2] referring to Republicans. “You have to be careful with the rhetoric because it’s very dangerous what Holder says,” Trump tells a reporter. “When Holder was held in contempt by Congress, Holder is … he’s got some problems.”

A later clip shows another rally, where Trump says, “Fake news media … they are truly an enemy of the people … the fake news enemy of the people.”

One of the last clips shows Trump at a recent rally in Mississippi saying, “We better start as a country getting smart and getting tough and not letting that stuff right back there … all those cameras … tell us how to live our lives.”