Trump Triggers, Then Condones An Insurrection Against The United States Of America

He should be removed. Now.

Eric J Scholl
4 min readJan 7, 2021


I have nothing more to say today, because I could never say enough right now. You all know what happened at the Capitol following on to Trump egging a crowd on at a midday rally. In fact, he said he’d walk to the Capitol building with them. He didn’t. And if you don’t know, you can read about it here. Or here. (Although I’m sure I’ll have plenty more to say tomorrow.)

So for now, I will share some of the words of a few select others:

Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis:

Today’s violent assault on our Capitol, an effort to subjugate American democracy by mob rule, was fomented by Mr. Trump, His use of the Presidency to destroy trust in our election and to poison our respect for fellow citizens has been enabled by pseudo political leaders whose names will live in infamy as profiles in cowardice. Our Constitution and our Republic will overcome this stain and We the People will come together again in our never-ending effort to form a more perfect Union, while Mr. Trump will deservedly be left a man without a country.”

Former Secretary of Defense Mark Esper doesn’t mention Trump by name, but Tweets:

This afternoon’s assault on the US Capitol was appalling and un-American. This is not how citizens of the world’s greatest and oldest democracy behave. The perpetrators who committed this illegal act were inspired by partisan misinformation and patently false claims about the election. This must end now for the good of the republic. I commend Congressional leaders for meeting tonight to complete their Constitutional task of counting the electoral college votes that will affirm Joe Biden as the next president of the United States. As this transition plays out over the next two weeks, I am confident the U.S. military will stay out of politics, and remain true to its sworn oath to support and defend the Constitution, and the American people, as the most trusted and respected institution in the country.”

16-year Republican Washington Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers:

What happened today and continues to unfold in the nation’s capital is disgraceful and un-American…



Eric J Scholl

Peabody award winning journalist. Streaming media pioneer. Played @ CBGB back in the day. Editor-In-Chief "The Chaos Report"