CNN Contributor Comment About The Peril of The Regan Library and Conservatives Ends Up Going Really Poorly
California is really struggling with wildfires right now due to the Santa Ana winds that are fueling them. Thousands of people are being evacuated and Gov. Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency.
In the path of one of the fires is the Reagan Presidential Library and the building is at risk of being consumed by the fire due to strong winds. The Wall Street Journal Reports:
Strong winds are expected to continue in Southern California, complicating efforts to contain a new 1,300-acre blaze, as the threat of even more wildfires rattles a state already on edge.
Firefighters on Wednesday were fighting a fast-spreading brush fire in the Simi Valley area, northwest of Los Angeles. The Easy Fire burned the hillside around the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and prompted mandatory evacuations in the immediate area.
Sparked just after 6 a.m. local time, the blaze grew to over 1,000 acres within four hours amid gusty winds and dry conditions, threatening around 7,000 homes.
“It was about the worst time it could happen,” Ventura County Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen said of the strong winds at the time the fire began. “Unfortunately for us, the winds are going to continue for another 24 hours.”
With all the history at stake not to mention the people that are also in the way of this fire that didn’t stop CNN contributor Keith Boykin who is a Trump critic and former Obama aide to attack the late great President Ronald Reagan and Conservatives. Boykin said, “For those who think God punishes sinners with natural disasters.” He also used a link from foxiness.com.
The tweet had all kinds of hateful comments against conservative and the former President and when things got out of hand Boykin deleted the tweet. Boykin later wrote, “Earlier today, I posted a tweet to make the point that God does not punish people with natural disasters. Unfortunately, many people interpreted my tweet to say the exact opposite. To clear up any confusion, I have deleted the tweet.”
Earlier today, I posted a tweet to make the point that God does not punish people with natural disasters. Unfortunately, many people interpreted my tweet to say the exact opposite. To clear up any confusion, I have deleted the tweet.
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 30, 2019
Yeah, he deleted the tweet because it was showing the hatred toward conservative and Reagan at the expensive of people losing all that they own and barely escaping with their lives.
This isn’t the first time Boykin has pulled a stunt like this, The Washington Times recalled:
CNN political commentator Keith Boykin and Daily Beast writer and frequent MSNBC guest Sam Stein have deleted tweets calling the deadly train crash in West Virginia a “metaphor” for Republican politics.
An Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers to a multi-day policy retreat in Greenbrier crashed into a truck en route Wednesday. At least one person in the truck was killed and some passengers reported minor injuries. None of the Congress members or their staff suffered any serious injuries.
Before any injuries were reported, Mr. Stein, formerly of The Huffington Post, tweeted, “Cmon. Did they stage this metaphor?” according to a screenshot posted by The Daily Caller.
Mr. Stein later deleted the tweet, saying he realized it was “insensitive.”
But if you believe God punishes and saves take a look at this picture of the Regan Library after the fire moved through.
God Bless the first responders that are working their butts off to protect those in danger.