Democrats and other liberals repeatedly have threatened President Trump in recent months, including Joe Biden’s infamous expressed desire to “beat the hell” out of him.
Now the threats have been expanded to include Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
It was shortly after McConnell fell and broke his shoulder that protesters mobbed outside his home.
Fox News reported the threats came shortly after the deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
About 25 protesters gathered at McConnell’s Louisville home and shouted “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA” while others called him names such as “Murder Turtle,” the report said.
They banged on objects to make noise.
“The b— is home — we keep seeing the lights go on and off,” one can be heard shouting.
“This h– really thought he was going to get ready to be at home after he hurt his little punk a– shoulder. B—-, don’t nobody give a f—! F–k your thoughts and prayers, Mitch. F— you, f— your wife, f— everything you stand for.”
Louisville Metro police authorities said the protesters were allowed to be there because there was no violence.
When one man expressed hope for a voodoo doll, a woman said, “Just stab the mother—— in the heart, please.”
The previous threats mostly have focused on the president.
Hanson, the author of “The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won,” cited one of the more prominent threats to Trump.
That’s from Joe Biden, who said, “If we were in high school, I’d take him behind the gym and beat the hell out of him.”
Hanson noted that one year later, Biden “doubled down on his physical threats.”
Biden stated: “The idea that I’d be intimidated by Donald Trump? … He’s the bully that I’ve always stood up to. He’s the bully that used to make fun when I was a kid that I stutter, and I’d smack him in the mouth.”
“Had former Vice President Dick Cheney ever dared to say something similar of President Barack Obama, what would the media reaction have been?” Hanson speculated.
But then Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., took up Biden’s refrain: “Trump is a guy who you understand he hurts you, and my testosterone sometimes makes me want to feel like punching him, which would be bad for this elderly, out-of-shape man that he is if I did that. This physically weak specimen.”
But it’s Hollywood that is leading the parade.
“Actor Robert De Niro has repeatedly expressed a desire to physically assault Trump. A month before Trump was elected, De Niro said of him, ‘I’d like to punch him in the face.’ Later, De Niro doubled down with a series of ‘F— Trump’ outbursts.”
It was a Bernie Sanders supporter, James Hodgkinson, who in 2017 erupted in fury at Republicans. He tried to assassinate Republican members of Congress at a charity baseball game practice.
Nearly killed was Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.,
Even women have been at it.
“Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., just hours after she was sworn in, said at a rally that she had promised her young son that ‘we’re going to impeach the motherf—-r,’” Hanson wrote.
There were no reprisals, and such acceptance of threats is going to “haunt the country long after Trump is gone,” he said.
The image of entertainer Kathy Griffin holding up a facsimile of a decapitated Trump head still reverberates. And so does Madonna’s threat to blow up the White House.
“Celebrities such as Johnny Depp, Snoop Dogg, George Lopez, Moby, Rosie O’Donnell, Mickey Rourke, and Larry Wilmore seem to relish the media attention as they discuss or demonstrate what they consider to be creative ways to kill the president,” he wrote.