The reported facts are these: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul suffered several fractured ribs and other injuries after being assaulted in his yard by a neighbor. The neighbor in question is a Democrat who claims politics had nothing to do with it, and that Paul’s injuries were the result of a dispute about landscaping/yard issues that got out of control.
A piece in The New Yorker tried to connect even more dots when it comes to who’s ultimately responsible:
The attack on Rand Paul by his neighbor reveals a sinister banality of American life that, these days, is often emanating from Donald Trump. https://t.co/tTIPkEe9Ja
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) November 20, 2017
Confirmed: To the lefty media there’s nothing that can’t be traced back to Trump these days.
— LimitlessLiberal (@BarrySheck) November 20, 2017
Call off the investigation, it’s Trump’s fault!
— Jen DinNJ (@JenDinnj) November 20, 2017
For mental gymnastics the judges score: pic.twitter.com/ardppCzGWA
— Deana (@Rogue_40) November 20, 2017
I regret to inform you that this niche has already been filled by The Onion.
— JP Myers (@Testosticles) November 20, 2017
Leftie attacks Rand Paul…and the New Yorker finds a way to blame Trump…
— Andrew Follett (@AndrewCFollett) November 20, 2017
So a Russian operative didn't pummel him?
— SueStew (@PatentlySue) November 20, 2017
That's…quite a reach.
Violence fundamentally is a tool of the Left. https://t.co/dyGAWBBEFs
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) November 20, 2017
Paul was attacked by his liberal neighbor. This is why the public thinks the media is garbage. You are. https://t.co/ogSoTPQFIq
— Rev. Mauldin ? (@Reverend_Ducati) November 20, 2017
Solid gymnastics here. 7/10 https://t.co/T0h6ORjCka
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) November 20, 2017
An attack on a GOP senator by a staunch liberal is because of…..Trump.
That is some 4D circular logic right there, by golly. https://t.co/FmhZK323kX
— Blue State Snooze (@BlueSnoozeBlue) November 20, 2017
Sorry Hannah Arendt's not here to say, "WTF???" https://t.co/HCsycBEgyQ
— Joel Engel (@joelengel) November 20, 2017
Shorter version: I got no idea why he attacked Rand Paul, but Trump sucks, and it’s pro’ly his fault.
Saveed you the read. You’re welcome. https://t.co/mj4YjYrL3a
— Jubal E. Harshaw (@alimhaider) November 20, 2017
Anti-Trump blowhard assaults a Republican & it's Trump's fault.?????? https://t.co/ytGMC2vVip
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) November 20, 2017
No… It reveals a sinister, disturbing trend among leftists.
— Joan Marlow Cullen (@JoanieBaloney90) November 20, 2017