In case you missed it, the rock band Guns N’ Roses took their Trump Derangement Syndrome international.
At a concert in Mexico City, the band produced a Donald Trump piñata and invited fans to hit it with a stick. Lead singer Axl Rose said, “I want you to express yourselves, however you feel.” The video of of the concert was published by TMZ.
Fans took to the stage and took turns hitting the dummy until it was destroyed. The pieces were thrown to the audience.
Needless to say, President Trump is not popular in Mexico. His strong stance on illegal immigration has not made him any friends there. He has previously clashed with their president over the issue of illegal immigration.
Since taking office in January, the president has enabled the authorities to enforce the law. They have deported significant numbers of illegal immigrants who were engaged in other criminal activities during their time in the United States.
During the campaign, Trump also promised to build a wall on the Mexican border to stem the flow of illegal immigrants into the country. He also stated his intention to have Mexico pay for the wall. His approach to illegal immigration has been met with criticism and opposition from the Democratic Party, as well as Mexican government officials. Guns N’ Roses tapped into this resentment during their concert.
It is interesting to note that nobody on the left criticized the band for disrespecting the president. There wasn’t so much as a negative comment given by any Democrats. When people created and burned effigies of President Obama, the left came out in full force to condemn this behavior — and rightly so. Actions such as these are deserving of harsh criticism. But the left does not seem to believe this is the case when it is a Republican who is being disrespected in this way. The hypocrisy is staggering.
When someone shows flagrant disrespect for and especially infers potential violence against the president — whoever that may be — it should be roundly condemned by both sides. In order to capitalize upon anti-Trump fervor, Guns N’ Roses sent a dangerous message through this simulated “beating” of our president. It should not be tolerated by any of us, and we need to make that known through our pocketbooks.
As Americans, we should criticize our leaders when they take actions with which we disagree — it is part of our founding principles. But we should show a certain level of respect to the men and women who are elected by the people to run our country. One does not have to agree with the person who occupies the White House, but they can still defend the honor of the position as the leader of the free world.
The rioting and veiled threats against President Trump and Republicans need to end now — they should’ve never happened in the first place. We should all be encouraging civility in the political process and flatly refuse to engage in any activity that could send a violent message. We are better than the Guns N’ Roses of the world.