On Sunday, Trump-hater extraordinaire Keith Olbermann trashed President Trump for not demanding that Devin Patrick Kelley, the gunman who killed over two dozen church goers in Southerland Springs, Texas, be executed.
@realDonaldTrump. If the shooter were a person of color and/or a Muslim you’d be heading home calling for the death penalty,” he said in response to a tweet the president issued in which he said he was monitoring the situation from Japan.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 6, 2017
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There may be a very good reason for that — Kelley is dead, having been shot by a good guy with a gun.
So, unless someone has developed a way to reanimate Kelley from the dead, it would be rather silly for Trump to advocate his execution.
One person told Olbermann: “Take your meds, Keith. Where is your outrage about the endless murders of minority citizens in Chicago, run by your filthy Dem cronies?”
Take your meds, Keith. Where is your outrage about the endless murders of minority citizens in Chicago, run by your filthy Dem cronies? #Trump
— ViveLaFrance 🇺🇸 (@vivelafra) November 6, 2017
Another person suggested: “Maybe because normal people with all their faculties usually don’t call for the death penalty when the person is already dead.”
Maybe because normal people with all their faculties usually don't call for the death penalty when the person is already dead.
— Jancy 🧡🌷🇺🇸 (@iJancy) November 6, 2017
Was that a back-handed swipe at Olbermann? Possibly. But this Twitter user hit on something very important here.
Since Trump’s election, Olbermann has exhibited extreme hate and rage, having been reduced to tweets filled with profanities entwined with “Nazi” and some form of the word “pig.”
On Tuesday, for example, he tweeted the same video over and over and over again — at least 10 times in 16 hours:
NEW VIDEO: Trump pretends he doesn’t know Russian-born Felix Sater. So why was Sater at his Election Victory Party? pic.twitter.com/m1zkp0qPGe
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 7, 2017
And he has a book called, “Trump is F*cking Crazy.” Seriously.
One person suggested Olbermann might even present a “clear and present danger” to the president.
Another person responded:
Calling for the death penalty on a dead person? Interesting take. pic.twitter.com/lS6DUxana5
— MAGA🇺🇸MCGA🇨🇦 (@CANAMgreat) November 6, 2017
Interesting, indeed. We can hardly wait to see his video on the subject. Who knows, maybe he’ll claim the Russians beamed Kelley out of his car before he died and saved his life.
Wow, Keith, you are a genius, Texas has the death penalty for all criminal killers, but the guy is dead already
— FIRE Them All🔥2020 (@SandraHartle) November 7, 2017
Shhh… Don’t let Keith know… We’re waiting for the video.
Breitbart noted that Olbermann was wrong on one other point as well:
A couple of points need to be made here. Number one: it would not be practical to call for the death penalty regardless of the person’s skin color because the gunman was killed. It has yet to be determined if he was killed by the armed citizen, by law enforcement, or a by a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but he was dead minutes after the attack either way.
Number two: in attacks like San Bernardino (December, 2, 2015), Orlando Pulse (June 12, 2016), and others where the gunmen were persons “of color and or Muslim,” President Trump responded by calling for more good guys with guns. He did not respond in the way Olbermann suggests he would have responded Sunday if the attacker had been other than white.
For example, on June 15, 2016, Breitbart News reported that President Trump responded to the Islamist attack on gun-free Orlando Pulse by saying:
If some of those great people that were in that club that night had guns strapped to their waist or strapped to their ankle–and if bullets were going in the other direction, aimed at that guy [for whom this was just] target practice–you would have had a situation which would have [been] horrible, but nothing like the carnage that we as a people suffered this weekend.
Facts, it seems, are a bit like Kryptonite to those who suffer from acute Trump Derangement Syndrome…
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