BONOKOSKI: The conspiracy(?) that clipped Donald Trump’s wings
Depending on who or what you read, it’s becoming more apparent that Don Trump had the 2020 presidential election yanked out from under his feet — should you choose to drink the latest Kool-Aid, that is.
In journalist Mollie Hemingway’s new book, Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections, millions of Americans stunned by the election’s volatility and questioning what in the hell happened at least get a taste of what transpired.
As one review put it, “It was a devastating triple punch.”
“Capping their four-year campaign to destroy the Trump presidency, the media portrayed a Democratic victory as necessary and inevitable.
Sounds so simple.
“If you believe things went terribly wrong in the 2020 election, well, you’re not crazy, and you’re not alone,” writes Hemingway. “But most of all, you’re not wrong.”
That last bit, however, is a bit of a tough swallow.
In 2015, Hemingway branded Trump a “demagogue with no real solutions.” Now, like many Democrats, she’s suddenly a fan.
Hemingway now discounts Charlottesville, where on August 2017 far-right marchers earned kind words from the president as a “hoax.” She harangues those who denounce the events of Jan. 6, when Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol.
“People who call the few-hour riot at the Capitol by unarmed protesters an ‘insurrection’ are bad people who are harming the country,” she tweeted in July.