Following Donald Trump’s victory, liberal pundits predicted a surge in hate crimes, as if Trump being in office somehow means there’s no consequences for people’s actions.
Headlines about a rise in hate crimes have been common, but it’s questionable how real the figures are, especially given the fact that there’s no shortage of high-profile “pro-Trump” hate crimes that quickly turned out to be hoaxes.
The most ironic fact about post-election violence is that it’s been virtually exclusively from one side, the side chanting “love Trumps hate!”
As the Daily Caller noted, a wave of liberal rage has marked the last 11 months since the rise and subsequent election of President Donald Trump.
Antifa protestors clad in black masks shut down college campuses, destroy property and indiscriminately attack those they disagree with, whether women or the elderly. Meanwhile, CNN fires Kathy Griffin for taking photos with a bloody replica of the president’s decapitated head.
Amid this backdrop, The Huffington Post publishes an article calling for the execution of Trump and “everyone assisting his agenda.”
Then, shots ring out as a man gorged on media hysteria attempts to slaughter Republican congressmen while they practice for a charity baseball game.
The aggression since Trump’s nomination is difficult to enumerate, but nevertheless, The Daily Caller News Foundation pored over media reports to compile a close but non-exhaustive list of violent acts against conservatives in months following the Republican National Convention.
In creating the list, TheDCNF reviewed numerous articles detailing attacks and violent threats against conservatives and Trump supporters. While there are examples of anonymous threats, TheDCNF chose to include only those that resulted in the cancelling of events and two to members of Congress deemed credible. Some instances of violence between rival protestors were not included as it was difficult to ascertain who initiated the event.
They have a detailed account of every such event (35 in all) in their article (*here*).
Would it be fair to classify such attacks as hate crimes? The definition is “a crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence,” and they certainly are motivated by a sort of prejudice. Something tells me that regardless, these are a category of hate crimes that liberals would rather pretend doesn’t exist.