Trump campaign staffers took a vastly different route this week than a dozen Biden campaign staffers recently did, as the Biden staffers donated to a group in Minneapolis that pays bail fees after the city was devastated by violent rioters who looted businesses and burned down buildings.
Responding to the fact that Minneapolis firefighter Korboi “KB” Balla spent his entire life savings into opening a bar that violent rioters destroyed last week, at least 24 Trump campaign staffers donated to a GoFundMe page that was opened up to help Balla get his business back; the drive for donations was promoted by Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale to his over 623,000 followers on Twitter.
“Feel bad for Korboi Balla. This country is about making your dreams come true,” Parscale tweeted. “Before he could open his bar, rioters destroyed it. I just donated to his GoFundMe page. Korboi, hope you make an even better sports bar!”
“Balla’s initial open date in March had to be pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic,” Fox News reported. “He was ready to finally open his doors in June, but that plan came to a crashing halt when rioters destroyed his business last week.”
Since the GoFundMe page was set up on Thursday, it has already received well over $1 million in donations from 36,000 donors.
Feel bad for Korboi Balla. This country is about making your dreams come true.
Before he could open his bar, rioters destroyed it.
I just donated to his GoFundMe page.
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) June 1, 2020
Biden campaign staffers took a different route, deciding to donate money to a group in Minneapolis that pays bail fees, which comes as the city has been ravaged by violent riots that resulted in numerous businesses being looted, a public housing unit being burned down, and a police station being burned down.
“At least 13 Biden campaign staff members posted on Twitter on Friday and Saturday that they made donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which opposes the practice of cash bail, or people pay to avoid pre-trial imprisonment,” Reuters reported. “The group uses donations to pay bail fees in Minneapolis.”
Reuters added that the Biden campaign would not disclose whether their donations were coordinated with the campaign.
The Trump campaign responded to the move by the Biden staffers in a lengthy statement that they published on the same day as Reuters published their report:
Reuters reports that “At least 13 Biden campaign staff members posted on Twitter on Friday and Saturday that they made donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund,” a “group that pays bail fees in Minneapolis.” The city has been consumed by violent riots, destruction of property, and widespread arson, which is being carried out by – according to left-wing Mayor Jacob Frey – “white supremacists [and] members of organized crime.”
Of course, Democrat and media efforts to blame the riots on right-wing activists is absurd and obviously political. According to USA Today, “A security expert says intelligence reports indicate most of the hard-core protesters in Minneapolis are far-left or anarchists, and that far-right groups have not yet made a significant appearance.”
Anyone with a brain knows this. Among other left-wing groups, the Democratic Socialists of America are fueling violence in Minneapolis, and Antifa has been active across the country, including in Seattle, Mississippi and Los Angeles. In Washington, D.C, left-wing protesters outside the White House are using stickers to label Secret Service officers the face of “White Supremacy.”
As the U.S. Attorney General said today, “the voices of peaceful protest are being hijacked by violent radical elements… In many places, it appears the violence is planned, organized, and driven by anarchistic and far left extremists, using Antifa-like tactics, many of whom travel from out of state to promote the violence.”
Don’t expect Minnesota’s Attorney General, Antifa’s #1 fanboy Keith Ellison, to tell the truth about that any time soon.
It’s disturbing that Joe Biden’s team would financially support the mayhem that is hurting innocent people and destroying what good people spent their lives building.
It’s also troubling that Biden himself has failed to condemn the rioting in his public remarks. As Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said today, “Joe Biden should condemn Antifa thugs.”
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