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  • Trump Complains 'Thugs' 'Stifled Our First Amendment Rights'

    "What ever happened to freedom of speech? What ever happened to the right to get together?" - Donald Trump 

    Reality star Donald Trump is sticking to his script this morning, accusing the thousands of protesters who frightened him into aborting his rally at the University of Illinois in Chicago last night, of violating his right of free speech.

    Trump is calling the protesters "thugs" this morning, and predicting the confrontation will just make him all the more popular, tweeting that events in Chicago have “totally energized America.”

     

     

    Trump phoned in to all the cable news networks last evening, claiming police suggested he cancel the UIC rally, though both Chicago and UIC campus police have told reporters they made no such suggestion and had plenty of manpower available for crowd control. 

    Trump steadfastly refuses to take any responsibility for the divisive campaign rhetoric that has brought his campaign to this new low point. 

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

    It seems to have escaped Donald Trump that none of the other candidates have had to worry about violence shutting down their get-togethers. In fact, Bernie Sanders spoke last evening to a large boisterous crowd - every bit as large as the ones Trump attracts - only a few miles from the UIC Pavilion where the aborted Trump rally was to be held, with no trouble at all. And Ted Cruz spoke in suburban Illinois yesterday to about a thousand people - including some who were there to protest his message - without incident. Yet in an interview with Fox News last night, Trump insisted the protesters were not targeting at him, proclaiming:

    "No, I think this is a demonstration against economic conditions on both sides."

    Asked by Chris Matthews whether Trump thought the undercurrent of violence that permeates his rallies would hurt his campaign, Trump gloated that he thought it would add to his vote total. 

     

     

     

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    • commented 2016-03-13 22:33:29 -0400
      Trump has been chumming the waters with his inflammatory rhetoric, and he has repeatedly encouraged his supporters to be violent with protesters at his rallies, lamenting the fact that he cannot join in on the mayhem.

      Oh and by the way, public protest is the ultimate expression of “free speech” as protected under the First Amendment.

    • commented 2016-03-12 15:10:46 -0500
      Unfortunately, it will make him more popular among the hateful, angry crowd who supports him. In the end, though, I think it will make him lose in the general election, because I think the majority of Americans see him for what he really is. I actually know two Republicans who have told me they don’t like him and fear him.

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