Biden’s fall sparked a slew of memes making fun of the incident
Joking about Joe Biden’s recent fall on the stairs of Air Force One could inspire an assassination attempt, according to MSNBC analyst Malcolm Nance.
Biden tripped up on the stairs while boarding Air Force One three times over the weekend, which spawned countless memes on social media.
The White House has blamed a “fresh breeze” for Biden’s fall.
But that didn’t help jokes about the incident, if anything, it made it worse.
Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., posted a hilarious video of his father hitting a golf ball that strikes Biden, triggering his fall.
“It wasn’t the wind, folks,” Trump Jr. tweeted.
It wasn’t the wind folks. pic.twitter.com/jYc01dBZCe
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 19, 2021
But MSNBC terrorism analyst was not amused.
Nance said Trump Jr.’s tweet was “dangerous” because it could inspire bad actors to harm Biden.
“Well, it’s dangerous because what he does is he makes light of the potential of injury people,” Nance alleged on Dean Obeidallah’s SiriusXM radio show.
Nance claimed that members of firearm forums could interpret the video as inspiration for their “long-range shooting skills” against Biden.
“Look, you know one of the things that I do is I monitor right-wing extremists’ internal communications,” Nance said.
“I watch their chats, I watch their telegram channels and their Parler tweets and go on the forums that they’re very prevalent on.”
“And some of the forums that are prevalent are gun forums.”
“And let me tell you, you want to see some seething hotbeds of violence — you know potential violence — and some of these people have long-range shooting skills.”
President Joe Biden trips climbing the stairs to Air Force 1 pic.twitter.com/x8UD7q0a48
— The Hill (@thehill) March 19, 2021
“And this is the sort of thing that they would you know they would see that video, and it would turn into a discussion of whether they use a .338 Lapua or whether they use .50 caliber BMG to get that shot, right?”
Nance claimed that Trump Jr.’s video somehow invokes murder jokes.
“That is joking about murder, and you know the thing is so long as it’s not directly stating you know ‘I want to do X,Y or Z to Joe Biden’ they can get away with that,” Nance said.
“But the point is [Trump Jr’s video] mainstreams the potential for danger,” Nance said.