For the Left, everything is politics, and politics is everything. An example of this ideology can be found in the fact that some Leftists on social media are criticizing a victim for expressing gratitude to President Trump.
The victim in question is Thomas Gunderson, who was shot in the leg last weekend in Las Vegas. Earlier this week, while President Trump and First Lady Melania visited Las Vegas, Gunderson made Yahoo headlines by deciding to stand and meet the president.
Gunderson was hailed by many for his show of courage and bravery in overcoming the pain in his wounded leg.
President Trump and the First Lady both seemed very touched by this gesture.
However, since no good deed goes unpunished, Leftists on Twitter have been quick condemn Gunderson for his actions.
When the 28-year-old Gunderson first received some negative feedback, he legitimized his actions by saying:
“There may be plenty of issues in this country but I will always respect my country, my president, and my flag. Shot in the leg or not, I will stand to show my president the respect he deserves!”
This caused even more ire from the Left.
One Facebook user named Page Elizabeth K wrote, “Should have saved his energy. Hopefully, he’s able to heal fast and return home before that ‘great president’ makes it impossible for nearly everyone to have healthcare,” while another user wrote, “Oh don’t turn your back to him phew!!!”
Some commentators also complained that Gunderson’s actions have been co-opted by critics of the NFL national anthem protests.
Facebook user Ke’Shaun Brown wrote, “People are kneeling for a cause for awareness, not to spite a flag and an old song. Why can’t people respect a peaceful protest? #godbless.”
Others also jumped on Gunderson for not using the opportunity to push for gun control. You see, for far-Left activists, every moment and every action should be used to push the left-wing narrative further.
The true nature of the modern Left was revealed when a former CBS legal executive, Hayley Geftman-Gold, wrote a social media post about how she did not feel sorry for the dead and wounded in Las Vegas.
“I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans are often Republican gun toters.”
Geftman-Gold has apologized for her actions, but she is now trying to make herself the victim after she received death threats and other nasty messages in the wake of her comments.
Whiny Libs still digging at Vegas victim who stood to meet the president. Is his statement more powerful?
So far, the Las Vegas shooting remains enmeshed in mystery. It appears as if Paddock originally planned on escaping his ordeal, and may very well have had help in the planning and execution of his massacre.
ISIS remains adamant that Paddock was one of their “soldiers,” while recent evidence has come to light showing that the federal government had flagged over two hundred of Paddock’s financial transactions as “covert terrorism financing.” So far, no official word has arrived as of yet identifying Paddock’s motives — or his possible political affiliations.
For people like Gunderson, such information is not as important as staying strong, in body, mind, and spirit.