A large number of supporters of current U.S. President Trump, in order to express their dissatisfaction with the results of the 2020 U.S.
presidential election and complain about “serious fraud” election results, directly impacted the seat of the U.S. Congress after gathering in Washington this morning and disrupted the U.S. Congress at that time.
The final confirmation process of Trump’s defeat.
This scene not only shocked the public opinion of the whole United States, but also attracted onlookers all over the world.
Later, several mainstream media outlets in the United States, including the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, have used such a word “coincincently” to describe these Trump supporters in the front page headlines of their latest published newspaper: “thugs”.
As shown in the figure below, the three mainstream newspapers in the United States, The New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, all use the word “Mob” to describe Trump supporters who have impacted the U.S.
Congress on the front page of today’s latest newspaper.
Among them, the New York Times and The Washington Post also added an attributive to the “thugs” in the headlines, that is, “Trump’s thugs”.
Not only these mainstream newspapers in the United States, but also according to the British Daily Telegraph, other mainstream media in other Western countries have also used the word “thug” in the front page headlines to characterize these Trump supporters who came to the U.S. Congress to protest the election results and storm the Congress.
In addition to the word “thug”, some American media have more directly called the protests of Trump supporters “Insurrection”, such as the Oregonian, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Minnesota Star Tribune in the United States.
Of course, many Chinese netizens are also ironic that these American and Western media have also been ironic about how quickly and unifiedly called these Trump supporters and their actions “thugs” and their actions.
After all, when similar violence occurs in Hong Kong, China, these American and Western media use “democracy movements” to describe the rioters in Hong Kong and constantly encourage and praise their riots.
However, in the eyes of many Trump supporters, they are not mobs at all, but American patriots who “rebellish tyranny”.
For example, Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, two “famous mouthpieces” who are very supportive of Trump, said on their respective programs and social accounts respectively that these Trump supporters are so.
Discontent is that they believe that the democratic electoral system in the United States is problematic and full of fraud, which makes them no longer believe that they can change their country through the vote, which leads them to go to Washington to protest.
And the forces they protested also refused to listen to their dissatisfaction, suppressed them and shut them up, which led to today’s tragedy.
They also stressed that instead of inciting violence, Trump is constantly calling for peace and respect for law enforcement agencies.
After the shock to the U.S. Congress, in the subsequent meeting of the U.S. House of Representatives, Matt Gates, a right-wing Republican member of the United States, who is also very pro-Trump, also shifted the blame to the anti-Trump group, asking why there were riots in previous protests against racism in the United States.
When the elements and riots were carried out, the media did not say that these people were mobs and riots, but surprisingly claimed that it was not Trump’s supporters who caused the violent attack, but the impersonation of anti-Trump extreme leftists.
A video from the meeting showed that his speech also won applause from many Republicans in the House of Representatives, even if he did not produce any evidence that the mob was impersonating by anti-Trump forces.
Some people may be puzzled that these people insist on defending Trump and his fans when so many American and Western media are condemning them.
But as Geng Zhige said in his previous article about Trump’s refusal to admit defeat, in Trump’s view, they are just “repay others in their own way”, because after Trump won the presidential election in 2016, many Democratic supporters against Trump also made trouble by constantly In protest against his victory, the Democratic Party launched a “Russia” investigation against him for several years, although the investigation ended in the absence of evidence that Trump had been in Russia.
Moreover, the liberal media, which dominates mainstream opinion in the United States, do have obvious “bias” when reporting on anti-Trump and pro-Trump protests.
Therefore, even if the American media now presents a scene of “national condemnation” of Trump and his supporters, in the eyes of Trump supporters, this is just a “fake news” media that monopolizes mainstream American public opinion to scare them out, and they may not stop their behavior because of this “intimidation”. Move.