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In case you haven't figured it out, or even cared to acknowledge it, this is the same argument used by Hitler supporters to justify the Brownshirts in 1930's Germany, who regularly crashed peaceful protests and used violence to shut down political speech. This is a dark road to travel.
The First Amendment doesn't protect Donald Trump from being protested against nor does it protect protesters from being removed from his rallies. Completely irrelevant in both cases.
In all seriousness, nobody should be attacking anyone at any political rallies and we should universally denounce such behavior regardless of the perpetrator. Unfortunately, Donald Trump, a man who claims to be a leader who can unite the country, has not only failed to deescalate the situation, he's the loudest voice driving the escalation.
There was a protester shouting "Trump is a loser" who was quickly approached by the police. He didn't put up any resistance to being removed, gave a quick smile and was on his way out the door. Nobody around him was flipping out and a guy right next to him in turquoise was actually laughing.
Then some wanna be geriatric tough guy in sweats decided that he needed to inject himself into a situation that the authorities had well under control and one which was being dealt with in a quick and orderly fashion.
My takeaway? Some Trump supporters are easily offended by the dear leader being referred to as a loser and compelled to fight for his honor. Other than that, this is pretty much how things should have worked out given everyone's actions.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
originally posted by: Skywatcher2011
If Trump were president off to Gitmo this guy goes bam!
Is there any crime necessary? Or you know, the formality of a trial?
Or does President Trump just toss those that disagree with him in jail at will?
Awe-inspiring, either way.