Actor Alec Baldwin, best known these days for his lackluster Trump impression on Saturday Night Live, tweeted this weekend that the scene in Portland is just a preview of what the president will do to avoid losing to Joe Biden in November. In a remarkably unhinged series of messages, Baldwin said that the Department of Homeland Security’s actions to restore order in the Oregon city show how Trump could use military force to stop the election from happening.
“The ‘police’ activity in Portland, and lack of outrage over/resistance to it tells us how Trump could stop the election in November,” Baldwin wrote. “It’s his only hope.”
In a separate tweet, Baldwin linked to an article by Esquire quack Charles P. Pierce, who wrote that the federal intervention in Portland looked like a “dress rehearsal” for November.
“Read this,” Baldwin implored. “This is Trump’s election strategy.”
Democrats have come down hard on the Trump administration for their crackdown in Portland, accusing the president and Homeland Security of taking violent actions against peaceful protesters. However, DHS Secretary Chad Wolf said this weekend that the left’s narrative is far afield of reality.
“Let’s get this right,” Wolf tweeted. “’Protestors’ imply they were peacefully exercising their 1st amendment rights. Instead, DHS officers were assaulted with lasers and frozen water bottles from violent criminals attempting to tear down federal property. 2 officers were injured. Facts matter.”
But that hasn’t stopped Democrats and their celebrity supporters from engaging in hysteria. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Trump for sending “stormtroopers” into Portland, and actress Patricia Arquette said: “Trump is turning America into a true shithole country. Where Americans are being hunted by secret police who are tossing US citizens into rented vans and refusing to identify themselves.”
Arquette’s sister, Rosanna, tweeted, “The top story in the country right now should be unidentified men with Military killing machine GUNS are arresting and kidnapping peaceful protestors in Portland and we don’t know where they are taking them. This is Terrorism , GESTAPO tactics and incredibly illegal.”
Imagine being this clueless. We’re at the point now where liberal Hollywood and the Democratic leadership is so taken with Black Lives Matter that they will literally support anyone aligned with them, no matter what they’re doing. If they’re spouting anti-semitism, tearing down statues, throwing hammers at federal agents, spreading the coronavirus far and wide – none of it matters. They are the right ones. They are the heroes. Period.
That they are deeply confused is no surprise. What gets us is how so many “normal” Americans have fallen under the spell as well. What went wrong?