Charles Barkley spoke out in angst about the events that went down in Capitol Hill on Wednesday on last night’s Inside the NBA.
The events that went down leading to the riots in Washington DC last night were unprecedented. Perhaps for the first time in American history, common people marched into the seat of its modern democracy with a relic of the past – a Confederate flag.
There was pandemonium in the Save America rally after Trump incited the crowd with one false claim after another. The President was clinging on to the very last bit of hope he had in his mind. But if anything, these events are doomed to consign him to a sticky ending to his tenure.
Trump has been taken off Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for an indefinite period of time.
Charles Barkley passionately laments the state of politics in USA
“I sit there and watched it, and I was in shock. Like, wow, this is the United States and they’re storming the Capitol. And I blame everybody in the Capitol, that’s who I blame. I blame that fool who’s up here in DC as President, first and foremost, but these politicians have divided this country into Republicans, Democrats, Conservative and Liberals.“
“And they happen to script the story in our country. We can’t have a civil debate anymore. You’ve got to be on one team or the other team. It was like this election down here in Georgia – ‘If we don’t put 2 Democrats or 2 Republicans in there it’s gonna end the world’.”
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Chuck’s concerns are valid, but such is the nature of the times we live in. Not taking sides is as bad – perhaps worse – than picking the wrong side sometimes. There comes a time in every nation’s history when it falls victim to divisive forces, and that’s when it becomes imperative to come out and act against them.