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  • Donald Trump: My 'Freedom of Speech Has Been Violated Totally'

    Claims His Own Decision to Cancel Chicago Rally Violates His Freedom of Speech

    Donald Trump Friday night announced he was canceling his rally in Chicago after reportedly thousands of protestors showed up. Trump falsely suggested that the Chicago Police Dept. advised him to cancel the event, and the police issued a statement refuting the allegation.

    But Trump supporters, along with Ben Carson, and even Fox News' Megyn Kelly, are claiming their First Amendment rights have been violated, displaying just how little they know about the Constitution:

    Kelly on her Fox News show Friday night said, "all eyes for the moment are on Donald Trump and how he handles this situation in Chicago, where his First Amendment free speech rights have been shut down."

    Kelly clearly should take a look at the Constitution, as should Ben Carson:

    Trump also says his freedom of speech has been violated.

    “We made a decision, even though our freedom of speech has been violated totally, we made a decision not to go forward," Trump told CNN's Don Lemon Friday night. "I don’t want to see anybody get hurt. So I made the decision in conjunction with law enforcement not to do the rally, we postponed it.”

    "It's a little bit sad when you can't have a rally in a major city in this country," Trump told MSNBC's Chris Matthews. "What ever happened to freedom of speech? What ever happened to the right to get together?" 

    Later on Fox News, Trump said America "is totally divided. In many ways it’s divided, and one of the ways it’s divided is white-black. We have so many different sets of divisions and hopefully we’ll be able to bring it together. I’m a unifier. President Obama has not been a unifier, he’s been a divider. I’m a unifier, I’ll bring people together."

    Trump on Fox News' Hannity also made similar remarks:

     

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    • commented 2016-03-13 22:34:25 -0400
      Anyone with a high school civics class-level of knowledge understands that the First Amendment restricts the government from denying the citizen’s right to free speech, and that it actually protects one’s right to peacefully protest.

      Donald’s goons that have been instigating the physical altercations, shoving and sucker-punching protesters … and Trump has been explicitly sanctioning their violent behavior.

    • commented 2016-03-12 16:54:09 -0500
      This man cannot be more stupid.

    • commented 2016-03-12 13:29:59 -0500
      Hey Donald: If you don’t like it when others exercise their 1st Amendment rights, then why don’t you hire an army and impose Marshall Law? Just make sure they wear little Donald Patches instead of flags, because as you found out last week, you can’t buy OUR military.

    • commented 2016-03-12 09:13:56 -0500
      Trump and his fellow wingnuts believe that free speech means that they get to say anything they want and other people have to shut up. Whenever they are criticized, they whine that their free speech is violated. They get to call Mexicans rapists and Muslim-Americans unpatriotic and gay people perverts, but when anyone calls them fascists and bigots, they are being persecuted. Victimology circus.

    • commented 2016-03-12 07:57:56 -0500
      He has tapped into the white trash morons anger and encourages them to fight. What did he think he was going to get?! His freedom of speech has not been violated. The government didn’t shut him down. I wish they would. It is people like him, the anti-gay crowd and all other haters who can say what they want with impunity causing violence against non-white/female/gay/immigrant people. I hope he can’t have any more speeches because he caused this to happen and now it has gotten away from him.

    • commented 2016-03-12 07:57:48 -0500
      He has tapped into the white trash morons anger and encourages them to fight. What did he think he was going to get?! His freedom of speech has not been violated. The government didn’t shut him down. I wish they would. It is people like him, the anti-gay crowd and all other haters who can say what they want with impunity causing violence against non-white/female/gay/immigrant people. I hope he can’t have any more speeches because he caused this to happen and now it has gotten away from him.

    • commented 2016-03-12 07:46:07 -0500
      The pathetic thing is that their audiences are ignorant enough to buy it.

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