When Franklin D Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, delivered the “Day of Infamy” speech to a joint session of Congress on December 8, 1941 Americans were united in the belief that Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany posed an existential threat to America. Decades later, December 7, is still a national day of mourning and remembrance that binds us together as a nation.
January 6, 2021 when a mob of Donald Trump supporters attacked the Capitol in Washington, D.C., seeking to overturn his defeat in the 2020 presidential election by disrupting the joint session of Congress assembled to count electoral votes that would formalize then President-elect Joe Biden’s landslide victory is also a day that should live in infamy.
But a year later only Democrats and a relative handful of Republicans perceive January 6, 2021 as a day of infamy when a safe and secure presidential election was almost overturned by an attempted coup.
Most Republicans accept Trump’s Big Lie that he won the election as the Gospel and they consider the violence of January 6, 2021 as a false flag event.
On December 6, 2022 the twice-impeached former president Donald Trump is going to hold a press conference at Mar-a-Lago, and he is expected to downplay the violent insurrection, reiterate his Big Lie and use the event as a kick-off for his 2024 presidential campaign.
It is critical that the cable news networks and broadcast stations do the right thing, and refuse to carry Trump’s shit show live. They should not give him a platform to promote his lies and disinformation.
Enough is enough!