Republicans and Democrats can both agree that the events on the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday were disgraceful at best. Unfortunately, leftists have the terrible habit of dividing people even in the worst circumstances. Case in point, former GOP governator turned leftist celebrity Arnold Schwarzenegger compares the events to Kristallnacht, calling Trump the “worst president ever.”
On January 10, Schwarzenegger took to Twitter to post a seven-minute video commenting on the storming of the U.S. Capitol. While he of course condemned the actions on January 6, he went even further to the point of comparing the event to Germany and Austria’s Kristallnacht or The Night of Broken Glass.
My message to my fellow Americans and friends around the world following this week's attack on the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/blOy35LWJ5— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) January 10, 2021
“Wednesday was the Night of Broken Glass right here in the United States. The broken glass was in the windows of the United States Capitol. But the mob did not just shatter the windows of the Capitol, they shattered the ideas we took for granted. They trampled the very principles on which our country was founded.”
Kristallnacht refers to the night on November 9, 1938 where Nazis across Germany and Austria vandalized Jewish homes, schools, and businesses at the height of Hitler’s power. While the actions on Wednesday were horrible, they do not represent a rising Nazi force. Unlike both Kristallnacht or even the BLM riots for that matter, these actions were widely condemned without any racial or Semitic targets. Considering Schwarzenegger references his father being present during Kristallnacht, one should think he would be more tactful in comparing them.
This led to the real target of this video: Donald Trump. Schwarzenegger emphasized how President Trump is a failed leader who “will go down in history as the worst president ever” following these events. Even further, he offers his support to President-Elect Joe Biden as he seeks “to bring us together.” Somehow, he believed calling a man who received 70 million votes ”the worst president ever” would bring people together. No wonder he supports Joe Biden.
America can hopefully move past the events of last week, but it definitely won’t be with the help of Conan the Barbarian.