Cuomo: If You’re Focused on the Violence, You Do It for a ‘Bad Reason’

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After encouraging violent protests back in early June by demanding “show me where it says that protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful,” CNN’s Chris “Fredo” Cuomo revisited his comments during Monday’s PrimeTime. By invoking the memory of the late John Lewis, Cuomo asserted that he was merely looking to create “good trouble” with his demand. But things took turn when he argued that anyone concerned about the extremist violence in Portland was going so for a “bad reason.”

I was borrowing from brother Lewis when I said ‘who says protests is supposed to be peace and quiet and polite.’ I know it says peaceful in the First Amendment,” he said, an apparent reference to the viral video of him getting utterly schooled on the subject by some random guy eating a brick of dry ramen noodles.

Further, he huffed: “But if you just go and sing your songs and go home nothing changes. And that’s what he was encouraging.”

But what Congressman Lewis (D-GA) supported, and was a part of in his youth, was non-violent protests. Going back years, Cuomo has supported a violent mob who threatened a St. Louis couple and has repeatedly shown his affinity for Antifa terrorists. That didn’t stop Cuomo from abusing Lewis’s memory for a political end.

After noting that Lewis’s “good trouble” in the form of “freedom rides, marches, arrests, blood” led to desegregation, Cuomo noted that Lewis was against the violence that was “cheapening” the message. Then out of nowhere, Fredo pivoted to smearing those who dared to point out the Antifa and Black Lives Matter violence.

“By those abhorrent acts is really bad trouble at work. You are ignoring the reality and you are picking on the aberrations for bad reason. And where do we see that? The other side in Portland,” he sneered. “This isn’t about calling out men and women being sent in. It’s about the man sending them in. President Trump is making bad trouble.”

Lashing out the President, Cuomo twisted reality. “He says the federal forces are protecting federal property from violent anarchists. Local officials say they didn’t ask. Local officials say they’re making it worse,” he exclaimed.

Cuomo was once again lying to his viewers. The federal agents were protecting a federal courthouse, so they didn’t need to be invited by local officials because the building was under their jurisdiction. Fredo liked to brag that he used to be a practicing lawyer; it’s just another example of him showing us why he doesn’t do that anymore.

He then went on to claim Trump was just defending the courthouse to pander to his racist white base:

So what’s gained? Well, for Trump we know what it is. This perverse pandering to white Americans about law and order. For the rest of us, nothing is gained. When you abuse your power, you hurt your power. You hurt all of us. Bad trouble. Same goes for the President’s will he or won’t he relationship with masks. Bad trouble.

By demanding that CNN viewers ignore the violence, he’s demanding that they ignore the fact that the leftist extremists he’s long supported were out of control.

Recently, Fredo’s Antifa terrorist buddies barricaded federal officers in the building and tried to murder them by setting it on fire. Late last week, three federal agents were permanently blinded by lasers used by rioters. Then over the weekend, Portland police discovered a cache of munitions, which included loaded magazines and Molotov cocktails. And in their Monday read-out, the Department of Homeland Security noted that “flaming projectiles” were launched at them as well as the confiscation of weapons.

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The transcript is below, click “expand” to read:

CNN’s Cuomo PrimeTime
July 27, 2020
9:54:25 p.m. Eastern

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CHRIS CUOMO: I was borrowing from brother Lewis when I said “who says protests is supposed to be peace and quiet and polite.” I know it says peaceful in the First Amendment. But if you just go and sing your songs and go home nothing changes. And that’s what he was encouraging.

So, what’s the difference? Between good trouble and what? Bad trouble. All right. I’ll tell you what the difference is. It’s a test of where the trouble leads. Yeah, that’s right. Ends and means. What’s gained by the trouble? Freedom rides, marches, arrests, blood. They led to desegregation, the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests. In one of his later interviews, Lewis called them good trouble.

Not the riots. Not touching to hurt. Not touching to destroy. That is criminal. That’s not what Lewis did.

And that’s not what he was espousing. And cheapening what we’re seeing now. By those abhorrent acts is really bad trouble at work. You are ignoring the reality and you are picking on the aberrations for bad reason.

And where do we see that? The other side in Portland. This isn’t about calling out men and women being sent in. It’s about the man sending them in. President Trump is making bad trouble. He says the federal forces are protecting federal property from violent anarchists. Local officials say they didn’t ask. Local officials say they’re making it worse.

So what’s gained? Well, for Trump we know what it is. This perverse pandering to white Americans about law and order. For the rest of us, nothing is gained. When you abuse your power, you hurt your power. You hurt all of us. Bad trouble. Same goes for the President’s will he or won’t he relationship with masks. Bad trouble.

Today he wore one. Yesterday he chucked MAGA hats into a crowd of supporters in Jersey. Why not toss masks? Why didn’t he even wear one? Why not? That’s the question. That would have been good trouble. A week ago he called wearing a mask patriotic. Now, who knows. Bad trouble.

John Lewis put his life on the line for the good fight. He made good trouble. There’s a difference between that and what we see with this President. And that difference means everything to our future. We’ll be right back.

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