The mayor of Philadelphia went wild to blame President Donald Trump for a black doll found hanging by the neck in a city park. Naturally, like Democrats do, he went off without any facts at all.
When the doll was found hanging in a city park, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney stampeded to the media to blame it all on Trump.
“Sickened by what took place today at Weccacoe Playground,” the Democrat mayor tweeted. “This despicable act shows how far this country has fallen when people are inspired by hateful rhetoric. We’ll do everything we can to bring those responsible to justice.”
Sickened by what took place today at Weccacoe Playground. This despicable act shows how far this country has fallen when people are inspired by hateful rhetoric. We'll do everything we can to bring those responsible to justice: https://t.co/eHw87cgxBc
— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) August 2, 2018
Kenney later released a longer statement saying:
“I am sickened by what took place today at Weccacoe Playground. Although the investigation is still underway, I want to immediately condemn this despicable act. It demonstrates how far this country has fallen when people are inspired by the hateful rhetoric of our President. And it is particularly disgraceful to make a sacrilege out of a sacred burial ground, where thousands of African Americans are interred. The City will do everything in its power to bring the people responsible to justice for this disgusting act.”
Local activist minister Mark Tyler was another Democrat who immediately tried to make political hay out of the incident.
Tyler took to Facebook to say Facebook that “sadly” he was “not surprised” to see the racist display. “For a person of color in the country, I would say there’s really no place I would go and say, ‘Oh, in this place, I know I’m safe.’ It’s just not been my history,” Tyler added.
But eventually, Tyler admitted that he found out the truth.
According to Daily Wire:
But in an update to the post, Tyler revealed who was actually behind it: A group of kids, both black and white, under the age of 13, who just wanted to “creep people out.”
“Some young children came forward and confessed that they actually did it. Believe it or not, these children were under the age of 13. They were black and they were white and they live here in the neighborhood,” he said.
And there you have it. It was a pair of little kids. It had nothing at all to do with Trump, or politics, or any “racism.”
Imagine that. A Democrat lied to make political points. What a surprise.
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