Trump Allies Are More Angry About His Twitter Ban Than The Murder Of A Capitol Police Officer

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During the rise of the Black Lives Matter protests following the killing of George Floyd last summer, Donald Trump and his loyalists frequently shouted empty slogans like “law and order” and “blue lives matter” as their main counterpoints.

They claimed that anyone calling for a more accountable, equal justice system must be anti-police.

But after MAGA insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol in a violent coup attempt that killed five people, including Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, the phoniness of their law enforcement rhetoric has been exposed.

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At the White House, Trump hasn’t weighed in on the killing, and he has yet to order flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the fallen officer.

As CNN‘s Kaitlan Collins reported on Friday, “For unexplained reasons, the White House did not lower flags to half-staff today in honor of the Capitol Police officer, Brian Sicknick, who died last night from injuries he sustained while on duty responding to the pro-Trump mob.”

Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi immediately ordered flags to be flown at half-staff to honor Sicknick.

As Trump and other in the MAGA orbit either don’t weigh in at all on the officer’s murder, or drag their feet before issuing a half-hearted statement, they wasted no time in waging all-out war on Twitter for having the nerve to permanently ban Donald Trump.

Folks like Ted Cruz, one of the seditionists responsible for this week’s violent insurrection, lashed out on Twitter.

Donald Trump Jr., who also revved up the mob this week before they stormed the Capitol, threw a tantrum, saying, “Free-speech no longer exists in America.”

Others in the MAGA orbit, from QAnon congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene to gun-toting Rep. Lauren Boebert, didn’t hold back in condemning Twitter for taking away Donald Trump’s favorite microphone.

‘Blue Lives Matter’ was always an empty slogan

At the end of the day, it’s pretty clear that law enforcement officers never truly mattered to MAGA world. Like well-trained soldiers, they just repeated whatever Donald Trump shouted from his rally podium or Twitter feed.

All along, “blue lives matter” was actually just an empty slogan used to mask their own racism at a time when America’s systemic inequality was being exposed for the world to see.

After the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol this week – an attack that left one officer dead and dozens injured – Donald Trump and his band of MAGA extremists have made it clear just how little they truly care about those “blue” lives.

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