Like the guaranteed ritual of swallows returning to Capistrano, you can always count on certain Democrats to defend thugs, arsonists, and criminals even when those scum are burning down the cities those Democrats operate. You see, some Democrats hate this nation so much that any wanton violence against person or property is fine with them as long as it damages the country in any way.

What they don’t get, but President Trump does understand, is that a vast majority of the American people, regardless of color, are decent individuals who are disgusted by the antics of the thieves and looters afoot in many major cities in the U.S. President Trump, by calling these animals “thugs,” put himself on the side of that American majority (much like Richard Nixon did in 1968 in regards to violent New Left and hippie protests against American troops fighting in Vietnam) who recoil from rioting and looting no matter the supposed reason. By his accurate use of “thugs” Trump brilliantly baited the Democrats into coming to the visceral defense of said thugs. Well played, sir.

The president said this in a tweet on Friday, “These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!” A just and proper comment on the situation.

Here are some examples of Democrat Pavlovian responses. On Friday, Hillary Clinton smelled the chum and came to the surface: “The president of the United States is calling for violence against American citizens,“ the former secretary of state claimed. “That is so wrong. We need honest reckoning and reconciliation.” Conservative pundit Jack Posobiec had a brilliant retort.

Joe Biden, also on Friday: “I will not give him that amplification. But he is calling for violence against American citizens during a moment of pain for so many. I’m furious, and you should be too.” You see the mantra, the talking point? “Violence against American citizens.” That those American citizens are actually firebug mobs intent on mayhem and robbery doesn’t seem to faze Biden or Clinton in the slightest.

Twitter on the president’s tweet: “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.” Not a word about other tweets calling for violence against the president. Violence against the POTUS seems to be just fine with Jack Dorsey and his crew. If not, why no rule violation?

And my favorite, from the vulgar and irresponsible guttersnipe mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot on Friday: “Donald Trump’s comment last night was profoundly dangerous. And we must stand firm in solidarity and say this is totally unacceptable no matter who is the speaker. He wants to show failures on the part of Democratic local leaders, to throw red meat to his base. His goal is to polarize, to destabilize local government and inflame racist urges. We can absolutely not let him prevail. And I will code what I really want to say to Donald Trump. It’s two words. It begins with F and it ends with U.”

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Ah, and she even managed to get the tired old “racist” line in there too. The president and his team, realizing the political implications of Democrat responses, must be laughing at the coverage. This, as Biden comes close to Trump in polls, may be a turning point in favor of the president because the American people do not like looting arsonists or the politicians who protect them.