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McEnany: Democrats Must Condemn Antifa In The Same Manner Trump Continues To Condemn White Supremacy

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany denounced Antifa and the media for lacking the journalistic curiously to report on violence caused by demonstrators.

"Ideas do not target police officers. Ideas do not burn down buildings. Ideas do not kill innocent Americans. Organizations do. And Democrats should condemn this shameful group in the same manner President Trump continues to condemn white supremacy," McEnany said Thursday.


KAYLEIGH MCENANY, WHITE HOUSE: I should say, in the plan, where he wants to prosecute the KKK as domestic terrorists and make lynching a federal crime, again all of that lost upon the media as they misreport, take out of context, ignore the verbatim words of this president when he denounced white supremacy yesterday, when he denounced it at the debate, when he's denounced it more than any other president in modern history.

And in fact, something else lost upon the media is the absolute turning of a blind eye to Antifa. Carrying the water for Democrats, the media apparently agrees with Jerry Nadler that Antifa violence is a myth. In August Senate hearings, Democrats refused to condemn Antifa. Again, no journalistic curiosity here despite the fact that Andy Ngo, who was a victim of Antifa, said Democrats have a mastered--Democrats, he should at the media too--have mastered the art of making it's violence appear innocuous.

Their violence is not innocuous. Antifa is not an idea. Andy Ngo can tell you that because he was beaten by a group of protesters, Antifa protesters, suffering brain bleed. Another man can tell you this, who in 2019, the victim--his name is Adam Kelly, suffered from a concussion and got 25 staples in his head. But still silence from Democrats, ignoring this group from Democrats.

And in fact, as we just saw recently, there was a Trump supporter who was killed by a 100 percent Antifa man. That is how he described himself. And again, no reporting here, but I guess I did the job of the media by getting this information myself.

This man, who was 100 percent Antifa, this man in fact had been arrested before at 2:00 A.M. on July 5th in a public protest carrying an illegal weapon. He resisted arrest. He was taken to jail, where he was merely given a citation, put back on the streets, and the very next month this 100 percent Antifa man was lying in wait before he killed an innocent Trump supporter.

Ideas do not target police officers. Ideas do not burn down buildings. Ideas do not kill innocent Americans. Organizations do. And Democrats should condemn this shameful group in the same manner President Trump continues to condemn white supremacy.
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