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Trump faces backlash after calling Tiananmen Square protest a 'riot'

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posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 08:58 AM
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Donald Trump faced a backlash after he described the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests as a “riot” amid accusations he had once endorsed the Chinese government’s infamous crackdown on the pro-democracy movement.

Forced on to the defensive in the Republican debate in Miami on Thursday, Trump said he had never endorsed the Beijing regime’s violent response which claimed the lives of hundreds or possibly even thousands by some estimates.

In 1990, Trump told Playboy magazine: “The Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength. That shows you the power of strength. Our country is right now perceived as weak.”

However, he appeared to dismiss the scale of the tragedy in the debate when he called protests a “riot”, sparking a storm of criticism on social media.
www.theguardian.com...

For those who were mere babes or did not exist in 1987 pls understand that the Tiananmen Square protests were comparable to the Arab spring in Egypt and the middle east, where the young took it on themselves to challenge the authoritarian order of that day, this is how Trump will deal with challenges to his authority , with brute force, he already gave his followers that wink and a nod that this is A..oK !! we have demonstrators holding up signs being beaten up and carted away by both people without uniform and in uniform, reference the protester who got sucker punched at Trump's rally by Trump's fan boy while he was being escorted out by officers, Fanboy did the assault but was not arrested until the day after, but the person being assaulted got thrown to the ground, handcuffed and arrested on the spot for the crime being assaulted.
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posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 09:06 AM
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So he wants his followers to inflict violence on protesters, he wants to sue news publishers who publish negative things about him, and he supported the violent response from the then-very-Communist government of China to the Tiananmen Square protests.

Yes, our freedom-loving Republicans were very wise to hitch their wagon to his star.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 09:17 AM
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a reply to: Spider879

So trump was responsible for the mess in Chicago last night then right?

Oh that's right, it was the left that did that.

But ya, Trump is the devil lol....



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 09:17 AM
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26 years ago. 26. Man , the Repubs went deep for that one. Gee , lets see . What type of person was I 26 years ago ? What did I believe in. What terrible things did I say...

Times change . People do too. Especially in 26 years.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 09:19 AM
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originally posted by: AshOnMyTomatoes
So he wants his followers to inflict violence on protesters, he wants to sue news publishers who publish negative things about him, and he supported the violent response from the then-very-Communist government of China to the Tiananmen Square protests.

Yes, our freedom-loving Republicans were very wise to hitch their wagon to his star.

Yes this is the same guy who have a man crush on Putin and btw he is not the only one
Why love-fest for Putin’s tactics from Republicans
www.washingtonmonthly.com...



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 09:22 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog
26 years ago. 26. Man , the Repubs went deep for that one. Gee , lets see . What type of person was I 26 years ago ? What did I believe in. What terrible things did I say...

Times change . People do too. Especially in 26 years.

Yeah except he doubled down on it a few days ago.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 09:24 AM
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a reply to: Spider879

But I thought he was anti establishment?

This cant be true....brrrrrrrrr

*head goes into hole in the sand, after placing Trump 2016 sign next to it...


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posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 09:39 AM
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originally posted by: Spider879

originally posted by: Gothmog
26 years ago. 26. Man , the Repubs went deep for that one. Gee , lets see . What type of person was I 26 years ago ? What did I believe in. What terrible things did I say...

Times change . People do too. Especially in 26 years.

Yeah except he doubled down on it a few days ago.

You gonna have to back that up . Who what when where and why. And from a reputable website or news agency. You do know why they kept on putting "riot" in quotes , right ? A sign of paraphrasing what someone said. And my word , the Guardian ? Almost as good as the stuff you find at the register aisle in a grocery store or a cheap mini-mart. Almost.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 09:43 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: Spider879

originally posted by: Gothmog
26 years ago. 26. Man , the Repubs went deep for that one. Gee , lets see . What type of person was I 26 years ago ? What did I believe in. What terrible things did I say...

Times change . People do too. Especially in 26 years.

Yeah except he doubled down on it a few days ago.

You gonna have to back that up . Who what when where and why. And from a reputable website or news agency. You do know why they kept on putting "riot" in quotes , right ? A sign of paraphrasing what someone said. And my word , the Guardian ? Almost as good as the stuff you find at the register aisle in a grocery store or a cheap mini-mart. Almost.

Errr check the last Republican debate in Miami



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 09:44 AM
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history channel documentary Tiannamon square declassified

edit on 12-3-2016 by CaDreamer because: fix link



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 09:48 AM
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originally posted by: Spider879

originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: Spider879

originally posted by: Gothmog
26 years ago. 26. Man , the Repubs went deep for that one. Gee , lets see . What type of person was I 26 years ago ? What did I believe in. What terrible things did I say...

Times change . People do too. Especially in 26 years.

Yeah except he doubled down on it a few days ago.

You gonna have to back that up . Who what when where and why. And from a reputable website or news agency. You do know why they kept on putting "riot" in quotes , right ? A sign of paraphrasing what someone said. And my word , the Guardian ? Almost as good as the stuff you find at the register aisle in a grocery store or a cheap mini-mart. Almost.

Errr check the last Republican debate in Miami


Did . Did not find any "doubling down" on China. Perhaps you read that in the same "paraphrased" article from the Onion...oops , I mean Guardian ? Or was it The Star ?



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 09:50 AM
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a reply to: CaDreamer

Hi your vid is not coming through CaDreamer maybe you load it wrong when loading include = but not before through the end.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 10:02 AM
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originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: Spider879

originally posted by: Gothmog

originally posted by: Spider879

originally posted by: Gothmog
26 years ago. 26. Man , the Repubs went deep for that one. Gee , lets see . What type of person was I 26 years ago ? What did I believe in. What terrible things did I say...

Times change . People do too. Especially in 26 years.

Yeah except he doubled down on it a few days ago.

You gonna have to back that up . Who what when where and why. And from a reputable website or news agency. You do know why they kept on putting "riot" in quotes , right ? A sign of paraphrasing what someone said. And my word , the Guardian ? Almost as good as the stuff you find at the register aisle in a grocery store or a cheap mini-mart. Almost.

Errr check the last Republican debate in Miami


Did . Did not find any "doubling down" on China. Perhaps you read that in the same "paraphrased" article from the Onion...oops , I mean Guardian ? Or was it The Star ?

And the Lord said...Seek And You Shall Find!!
At GOP debate, Trump flounders, out of his depth
edition.cnn.com...
Kasich Defends Tiananmen Square Protesters Against Trump
time.com...
Trump stumbles at the GOP’s strange, statesmanlike Miami debate
www.washingtonpost.com...
Trump Called the Tiananmen Square Massacre a ‘Riot’, and That Tells You A Lot
www.redstate.com...
Unless there is a massive conspracy a foot it includes all the above and then some I did not bother to link



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: AshOnMyTomatoes

As have a large number of freedom loving Democrats. He appeals to all people, for reasons only the Lord knows.

I myself have no liking for Mr.T but admit his rise in the polls (when both parties scoffed and minimized his opportunity for success) draws my gaze in awe of his achievement.



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 10:08 AM
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originally posted by: CaDreamer
[yvid]https://youtu.be/
[/yvid] history channel documentary Tiannamon square declassified





posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 10:15 AM
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posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 10:16 AM
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a reply to: CaDreamer

thank you for the repost i fixed the link

edit on 12-3-2016 by CaDreamer because: update



posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 10:32 AM
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a reply to: Spider879


The guy is about as smooth as Biden.
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posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: Spider879
I have read every single article you linked. Nowhere did Trump "double down" on China. The fact is , he doesnt even mention anything about Beijing or the revolt there . The only time it is mentioned is by the article writers themselves referring back to the same old tired statement you keep speaking of in 1989-1990 . I am very much disappointed in your post , as I thought you might have came up with some new stuff. Disappointed , but not surprised.

But I also thought you may have been speaking of the tariffs and taxes on Chinese goods that Trump has spoken of. To try and balance the trade inequality between the two countries. I might have considered that as more of a challenge.But , of course , that would have meant you would have been slightly off-topic on your own thread. After all, it is about Trump ,"riot" and Beijing , yes ?




posted on Mar, 12 2016 @ 11:09 AM
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Trump "backlash" always = higher poll numbers. Rightly so.



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