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Members of the political left, from Hollywood celebrities to staff members of presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign, have begun contributing money to help bail out the rioters responsible for vandalizing police cruisers, burning down businesses, and destroying lives.
The money is being funneled to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, a nonprofit that collects donations to pay off the bail of criminal suspects.
In a tweet posted early Sunday evening, virulently anti-Trump celebrity Chrissy Teigen vowed to contribute $100,000 to bailing out rioters, though she didn’t specifically cite the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
Look (*Language warning):
In celebration of whatever the fuck maga night is, I am committed to donating $100,000 to the bail outs of protestors across the country.
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) May 30, 2020
But it’s not clear whether she was just talking the talk.
Plenty of other celebrities have actually walked the walk by contributing amounts ranging from $50.00 to $1,000 directly to the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
— Steve Carell (@SteveCarell) May 28, 2020
Just matched you . 🤜🏾🤛🏾 https://t.co/lp0ZtdRvTX
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi Mayweather (@JanelleMonae) May 28, 2020
— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) May 28, 2020
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 28, 2020
The list of celebrities donating to the fund is too long to publish. Conversely, the list of celebrities who’ve donated to devastated business owners like Korboi Balla — a black Minneapolis firefighter whose bar was burnt to a crisp by rioters — is awfully short, as in not a single celebrity has donated to Balla or any other business owner.
It’s as if they don’t give a damn about the people who are actually suffering. And apparently, this apathy extends to Joe Biden’s campaign as well.
“At least 13 Biden campaign staff members posted on Twitter on Friday and Saturday that they made donations to the Minnesota Freedom Fund,” Reuters reported.
In a statement, a Biden campaign spokesperson seemed to express solitude with the staff members, telling Reuters that the former VP himself views cash bail as a “modern day debtors prison.”
As is the case with celebrities, there’s no record of Biden or anyone associated with him donating to business owners like Balla.
Instead, Biden and his Hollywood groupies are donating to — and thus “condoning and financially supporting” — the “mayhem that’s destroying businesses & ruining people’s life work,” as noted by President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign director of communications, Tim Murtaugh:
.@JoeBiden’s staff is donating to a fund that pays bail for people rioting in Minneapolis.
This is CONDONING & FINANCIALLY SUPPORTING mayhem that’s destroying businesses & ruining people’s life work.
The city is burning & Biden staff are funding it.https://t.co/K3KhjkFVqQ
— Tim Murtaugh – Download the Trump 2020 app today! (@TimMurtaugh) May 30, 2020
He’s not the only one who’s spoken out against this rush by members of the left to bless the lives of the wicked. So have countless others.
Yes, celebrities like @Sethrogen and @SteveCarell were rallying to raise funds to bailout the out-of-town rioters who were destroying predominantly minority neighborhoods while those who had their communities and businesses decimated are left with nothing. https://t.co/xrmmhSf0xt
— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) May 30, 2020
Democrats are now bailing out the domestic terrorists who burned down the livelihoods of blacks, Latinos, and immigrants because “Orange Man Bad”: https://t.co/mQddh8bQrG
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 31, 2020
Rich white dude bailing out thugs who are burning down black neighborhoods. https://t.co/10t5jltFKs
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) May 30, 2020
You are bailing out domestic terrorists who are burning down buildings and minority-owned businesses. Do celebrities even think about what they tweet or the actions they take? Sheep people.
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) May 31, 2020
Why don’t you donate the money to the black owned businesses that got torched and looted by the people you want to bail out?
— Shari Odell ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@ShariOdell) May 31, 2020
As you sit comfortable in your mansion, knowing your business won’t be affected. I wonder if you’d be supportive of looters making it past your gate, or graffiti on your home. Give the virtue signalling a rest.
— Burgess Owens (@BurgessOwens) May 31, 2020
do you realize how unhelpful this is? Why not promote justice, peace, love, unity? What exactly is your goal? To incite more pain? And, nobody’s arresting protesters. You want looters and rioters to go free? Those preying on residents and businesses? Help not hurt!
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) May 31, 2020
But no matter how much the righteous shriek, the left isn’t listening. The fact is that members of the left don’t care about Balla, just like they don’t care about Stephanie Wilford, a disabled Minneapolis woman who’s hurting.
“I have nowhere to go now [because so many businesses have been destroyed],” she cried in agony during an interview Saturday with local station KSTP.
“I have no way to get there now because the buses aren’t running. These people did this for no reason. It’s not going to bring George back here. George is in a better place than we are. And last night – I’m going to be honest – I wish I was where George was because this is ridiculous. These people are tearing up our livelihoods.”
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But you won’t hear a single peep about her from celebrities like Teigen, politicians like Biden or anyone in the national media.
#BlackLivesMatter? AS IF!