The Quote

“I hope that…they (The Democrats) win the Senate, the House, and the presidency because, in that way, I won’t be murdered because Biden loses. I am being told that there will be blood everywhere, there will be riots, there will be demonstrations, people like me will be targeted.”

Why it Matters

The unrest across the U.S. following the killing in custody of George Floyd has thrown open the doors to a debate about racial injustice and police brutality that is a key plank of the election campaign. Trump aimed at Democratic leaders in Portland and Kenosha and presented himself as the candidate of law and order. He tweeted that if he didn’t win, America’s Suburbs would be overrun with Low-Income Projects, Anarchists, Agitators, Looters, and, of course, “Friendly Protesters.”

Last month, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden accused Trump of being a president “who sows chaos” and is seeking to “instill fear in America” and appealed to voters not to believe Trump’s re-election would lead to a cessation of violence.

Gutfield appears to be suggesting that should Biden lose, the unrest would switch from being fueled by racial injustice to being driven by a sense of grievance among Democrat supporters fed a left-leaning media diet of rancor against the GOP and Trump.

This is a theory being pushed by some right-wing websites, such as the Conservative Firing Line, which had one contributor predicting that Black Lives Matter protests and the pulling down of confederate monuments were a precursor to violence and that “leftists have deliberately pushed for a second bloody civil war in America.”

But Biden Won!

Wait a minute — not so fast. Biden has not won, YET. And that fact may be the gasoline poured on this fire of anger, anarchy, rioting, looting, and the destruction of our cities.

“President-elect” Joe Biden — who is NOT “President-elect” — made a pitch to President Trump’s supporters in his victory speech on Saturday night.

“I understand the disappointment tonight,” Biden said. “But now let’s give each other a chance. It’s time to put away the harsh rhetoric and lower the temperature.” Biden added: “And to make progress, we have to stop treating our opponents as our enemies. They are not our enemies. They’re Americans.”

The unity message in the president-elect’s address was consistent with much of his presidential campaign’s rhetoric. It was also in line with how Biden acted himself during his many years in the Senate — he was a dealmaking moderate, not a hard-left partisan. But some members of the party Biden is now set to lead for the next four years do not appear to have received his memo, as they lob angry rhetoric at those who have worked with and for, and even those who support, Trump.

“Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future?” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said in a tweet. “I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future.”

“You can’t heal or reform the GOP who are now an extremist party,” Wajahat Ali, a contributing writer for the New York Times, said. “They have to be broken, burned down and rebuilt. When Biden is in power treat them like the active threats to democracy they are. If those who committed crimes aren’t punished then they will be more emboldened.”

Heaven forbid what they might be saying if Donald Trump won the election!

Some have advocated for a “truth and reconciliation commission” to go after those who have worked for the president. In fact, a group to catalog those individuals already exists called the “Trump Accountability Project.” Michael Simon, who previously worked on the 2008 Obama campaign and in the former president’s administration, pledged the project would provide a “record of every staffer, appointee, donor, endorser,  and enabler.”

But some on the left attacked not only political types who might have worked with or for Trump and the Trump GOP, but also the president’s rank-and-file supporters.

But there’s always a nice guy in the room that cries, “Can’t we just all get along?” Billionaire Mark Cuban appeared to attempt to extend an olive branch to Trump supporters on Twitter, saying that “The overwhelming majority of Trump voters are NOT stupid, not racist, not anti-science. Mocking, gloating, and holding grudges divides us further. We need to start talking again and come together as Americans.”

Nice guy that Mark Cuban. In his tweet, he DID give credit to about half the Trump supporters who, according to him, “are NOT stupid, not racist, not anti-science…” That sounds eerily like, “you can put half of Trump supporters in a basket of deplorables,” doesn’t it? But, I guess for Leftists, being “kinda nice” is better than “Take ’em out and hang ’em high!”