Liberal companies have been mobilizing against Donald Trump almost immediately after he was inaugurated. After Trump issued his executive order banning travel from seven Muslim countries, those liberal companies really went into overdrive, publicly opposing both the order, and Trump himself. But this liberal CEO? He just took it way too far.
Most liberal CEOs keep to opposing Trump in the usual way. Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, announced that he would hire 10,000 refugees in response to Trump’s executive order. It’s irritating to many Americans, but it’s not criminal. What Ted Kornblum just did, though, is.
Kornblum is the CEO of Magnatone Guitars and Amplifiers. And apparently, he isn’t very bright. Like a typical liberal, he opposes Donald Trump. But most liberals are at least smart enough to know that posting assassination fantasies online isn’t the best idea; at the very least, it will get the attention of the Secret Service rather quickly.
Yet Kornblum still went ahead and posted an assassination threat, on both Facebook and Twitter. He evidently really, really wanted to make sure everyone knew about it.
It didn’t take long for Twitter users to start bringing the threats to the attention of the Secret Service, and to call out the media for ignoring it:
— ViveLaFrance (@vivelafra) January 31, 2017
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) January 29, 2017
Can you imagine the reaction if the CEO of a right-wing company had said the same thing about Obama while he was in office? The media would have had a field day! But because it’s Trump, the media is silent.
Still, even without any media attention, Kornblum realized that he had stepped in it, big time, and put out an apology on Facebook:
Still, the damage may have already been done. The Magnatone Facebook page appears to have been yanked. Nothing about the assassination threat, including the apology, appears on the Magnatone website. Kornblum appears to have gone underground, possibly in fear of being arrested by the Secret Service.
It’s one thing to peacefully protest — but liberals don’t seem to understand that when you start advocating for violence, or rioting, or physically attacking people, you can no longer call what you’re doing a “protest”. And it certainly can’t be called peaceful, either. Calling for the president to be assassinated isn’t just an invalid form of protesting, it’s illegal and stupid.