Multiple cities across the United States took extreme precautionary measures in an attempt to mitigate any damage caused by election-related riots, which were widely predicted by the mainstream media to happen, depending on the election results.
Democrats and Antifa have threatened violence if their candidate, Joe Biden, is not declared the winner of Tuesday’s election, but President Donald Trump had made clear, under no uncertain terms, that anyone caught rioting and looting in the wake of the election would be hammered with tough prosecution.
The president issued the threat in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on the last leg of his campaign rally blitz. The Wisconsin city experienced a brutal round of race-related looting and riots after the police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake.
“As I’m sure you’ve heard, [Democratic candidate Joe] Biden’s far-left supporters are threatening to loot and riot tomorrow if they don’t get their way,” Trump said, before dropping the hammer on any would-be post-election rioters.
“So rioting, looting and arson will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, I’m just telling you that right now,” the president said. “I hate to see where they put boards up on a window. This shouldn’t be that. It shouldn’t be that. … We are a country of law and order, we have to be and we are.”
Trump made a point at the rally to highlight the failures of Democrat-run cities where destructive and often violent rioters and looters were seemingly able to roam free of much fear of law enforcement intervention.
As Fox News reported, in anticipation of potential riots after the election, officials in charge of White House security spent the past weekend erecting the same type of “unscalable” fence that was used during the summer when tensions between law enforcement and rioters hit a peak in the nation’s capital.
Only time will tell if the violent demonstrators once again attempt to overrun American streets and businesses with their nonsense, but if they do, they’d better pray they aren’t apprehended because the government has made clear that they’re not going to take it easy on them.