Donald Trump's presidency had a number of really terrifying moments. But worst or worst was the January 6 riot, which was inspired by Trump's false election claims.
Instead of taking responsibility for what happened that day, Fox News presenters are trying to blame everyone but Trump. Last night, Tucker Carlson claimed the riot was an FBI-inspired false flag operation.
During her Thursday night show, Erin Burnett slapped Carlson and any GOP lawmakers who followed this line of argument. She told her audience:
"Tucker Carlson now says the FBI was part of the uprising that attacked America's Capitol? That's incredible. It's incredibly irresponsible. Of course, Congressmen who refused to share their deeds and Trump actions before Jan.
The CNN host continued: "This means making something completely up and then telling people that they need to prove you are wrong instead of telling you that you are crazy. The officers did not lie in wait and planned to execute innocent bystanders. There was violence. It was perpetrated by the people there, the rioters, some of whom had guns, including metal pipes. They were the violent, not the officers trying to defend those in Congress and in the Capitol itself. "
Of course, the idea that someone other than Trump was responsible for 1/6 is insane. But the conservative lawmaker and right-wing media have no choice but to blame others.
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He enjoys sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the waterfront.