Morning Greatness: Narrative Set on ‘Vigilante White Supremacist Militia’ Shooter

Good Thursday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president participates in a roundtable with supporters
  • President Trump delivers his Acceptance Speech to the 2020 Republican National Convention

Kenosha shooter arrested, media say he’s a white supremacist

Yesterday Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old accused of shooting three rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, killing two and injuring one, was arrested. He was charged with first-degree intentional homicide. President Trump has since sent in the feds and the national guard after the useless governor of Wisconsin previously turned down offers of support. Hooligans are rioting because a black man with a criminal record of violence was shot by cops when he resisted arrest, marched to his car and appeared to reach into grab something. A knife was found in the car. Was Jacob Blake was trying to grab a gun? I wouldn’t want to wait and find out.

A group of people headed to Kenosha after “social justice” rioters had set fires, looted and damaged the city and the businesses of innocent people. This is what happens when the police fail to protect residents and property. It will continue to happen. Kenosha’s violence is squarely on the elected officials who failed to do their jobs.

The media and the cultural elite are melting down because Tucker Carlson asked, “How shocked are we that 17-year-olds with rifles decided they had to maintain order when no one else would?” I am not shocked at all, Tucker.

“We do know why it happened, though. Kenosha devolved into anarchy because the authorities abandoned the people,” Carlson said. “Those in charge, from the governor on down, refused to enforce the law. They’ve stood back and watched Kenosha burn. Are we really surprised that looting and arson accelerated to murder?”

Tucker is right. Do you think the future victims of violence, arson, looting and destruction are overly sympathetic to the rioters who attacked this young man, the rioters who have been burning cars, businesses and destroying property? (Kenosha man, 71, fends off looters, suffers broken jaw, blow to head: report.) I bet they aren’t sympathetic at all, they are wondering why the hell isn’t anyone stopping this sh!t? People know the destruction and beatings can and will come to their neighborhoods. Who will protect them? (Crowd Honks Car Horns, Yells To Wake Up Residential Neighborhood In Kenosha.) The corporate media scum and the narrative bullhorns are out of touch with reality. They have to paint any attempt at self defense as vigilantism because they don’t want people to fight back against civil unrest. They want mobs terrifying the public to make them more compliant so just SHUT UP and wear your mask and social distance. Unless you are a rioter for “social justice” in which case, go right ahead.

Excuse me if I DGAF about people screaming “vigilantism” because the same crowd isn’t decrying violence, looting, beatings, or arson by these barbaric provocateurs. The condemnation only goes in one direction.

“But what I can say is prior to the first shooting that I witnessed I did see a number of individuals pursuing the 17-year-old alleged shooter, and actually the individual who was shot I did see him advance on him very closely,” [Daily Caller reporter] McGinniss described. “And you can see that in the video, although it’s a bit far away. I was actually, maybe, six or seven feet behind them. So I saw it up close.”

Here’s another good description of what happened, based on the bits and pieces collected so far.

In a video interview before the shooting, Rittenhouse said, “People are getting injured and our job is to protect this business,” Rittenhouse said in one clip. “And my job also is to protect people. If someone is hurt, I’m running into harm’s way. That’s why I have my rifle; I’ve gotta protect myself, obviously. But I also have my med kit.”

It’s time to nail down the narrative about Rittenhouse for the left, we can’t have people thinking they need to actively protect their communities. People need to think he’s an extremist who supports the hateful pro-police groups like Blue Lives Matter and, according to the snuff sheet Buzzfeed, Rittenhouse was at a Trump rally. OH THE HUMANITY! CNN wants you to know that Facebook refused to remove the page of the Kenosha Militia, a group Rittenhouse had no connection to because militia.

Here is some more information about the victims. They are all white.

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson stuns with comment on Kenosha shootings

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Trump says he wants drug tests before debates with Biden

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Kayleigh McEnany shares story of her mastectomy in convention speech, recalls Trump’s support

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Riots/protests/Black Lives Matter/violence:

Jacob Blake’s Mother Denounces Kenosha Riots

Shaun King’s Tweet Promising To Name Cops Who ‘May Or May Not’ Be Officer Who Shot Jacob Blake Doesn’t Violate Twitter Rules, Spokesman Says

Daily Caller Reporter Robbed At Gunpoint During Minneapolis Riots

Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville leads to 71 arrests

Cops ignored gunman during Kenosha riots as he seemingly tried to turn himself in

Cops who killed Breonna Taylor reportedly also botched 2018 raid

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Lincoln police officer shot serving warrant, suspects in custody

Bob Costas rips RNC for not expressing ‘basic sympathy’ to BLM movement

Piss off. Athletes across US sports take a stand, as games are called off in solidarity with Bucks’ boycott

Piss off harder. NBA, WNBA postpone all Wednesday games after players refused to play over Jacob Blake shooting

Good. Get rid of all these rich, entitled athletes. Biden, Obama back NBA boycott over Jacob Blake shooting

Chicago violence: Chilling video appears to show woman, 85, slammed during robbery

Hilarious. CNN panned for on-air graphic reading ‘fiery but mostly peaceful protest’ in front of Kenosha fire

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CDC warns workers to avoid arguing with anti-mask customers

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TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer quits following Trump’s threat to ban the app

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About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

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