The powerful addition of Donald Trump to our nation’s governance has been a triggering experience for the liberal left, whose radicalization has turned many normally-sane democrats into raging and violent lunatics.
The first few instances of what is now being referred to as “Trump Derangement Syndrome” began over a year ago, and culminated first last summer when Kathy Griffin’s gruesome beheading photo stunt pushed the normalization of political violence in America. Just two weeks later tragedy struck after James T. Hodgkinson set out to murder an entire baseball team worth of conservative congressmen at a practice field in Virginia. Hodgkinson’s social media background provided a glimpse into his fervor, as the Bernie Sanders campaign worker was involved with several Facebook groups that promoted violence against republicans.
“I’m going to say one thing, F— Trump,” De Niro said while pumping his fists in the air. “It’s no longer down with Trump. It’s f— Trump.”
The political sentiment earned De Niro a standing ovation from the crowd at Radio City Music Hall, while CBS scrambled to bleep the audio on the live telecast. After the audience settled, De Niro got back to talking about Springsteen, who received a special Tony Award during Sunday night. The intimate show, “Springsteen on Broadway” — or as De Niro referred to it, “Jersey Boy” — features the Boss performing his music and sharing stories from his 2016 autobiography “Born to Run.” Tickets to the exclusive concert residency, which has been extended twice, are upwards of $850.
Given the already vitriolic nature of our nation’s political narrative in mid-2018, we’re sure that De Niro’s nonsense will fall short of creating a productive conversation over on the left.
In fact, this sort of anger and unkempt rage is precisely the sort of “resistance” that sprung James Hodgkinson from the realm of sanity…will De Niro’s push to delegitimize the President have a similar effect on some malleable mind out there? Only time will tell.