‘Bloodbath’ rhetoric could be easily taken as incitement

The letter to the editor “Column about Trump supporters confirmed far-left P-D bias” (April 2) includes a number of erroneous conclusions disguised as logic.

The writer asserts that former president Donald Trump’s supporters knew he was using “bloodbath” as a common expression to describe what would happen to the U.S. auto industry if President Biden is reelected. I seriously doubt the writer knows every Trump supporter and what they know or understand. He seems to have forgotten Jan. 6, 2021, and Trump’s oxymoronic instructions to the mob to “fight like hell … but peacefully.”

“Bloodbath” is not a common term used to describe economic outcomes. The dictionary defines bloodbath as an event or situation in which many people are killed in a violent manner.

To say “only people who believe Trump was calling for violence were left-wing extremists who get their news from biased sources like MSNBC” could just as easily be changed to describe right-wing extremists who only get their news from biased sources like Fox or OAN.

MSNBC knew former Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel was a conservative when she was hired. That is exactly why they hired her. She was not fired because they were suddenly afraid of her conservative points of view, but because of the backlash from MSNBC correspondents due to her staunch support of Trump in refusing to accept the results of the 2020 election and allegedly joining Trump in pressuring Michigan election officials not to certify the election.

Lastly, the Post-Dispatch did publish this letter writer’s conservative view.

Former president Donald Trump claimed warned of a ‘bloodbath’ if he loses in November as he in Ohio. ‘If this election, if this election isn’t won, I’m not sure that you’ll ever have another election in this country,’ Trump said.

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