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.
Spokesman for Chicago Police Department says agency never recommended Trump cancel campaign rally: https://t.co/xIlrg26p3gâ€” The Associated Press (@AP) March 12, 2016
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 momentÂ are on Donald Trump and how heÂ handles this situation inÂ Chicago, where his First Amendment free speech rightsÂ have been shut down."
Kelly clearly should take a look at the Constitution, as should Ben Carson:
This is the same Hannity who blamed BLM rhetoric for people being violent giving a pass to Trump's rhetoric. pic.twitter.com/C507ZgDQPEâ€” Richard W. (@IceManNYR) March 12, 2016
Trump also says his freedom of speech has been violated.
â€œWe 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 donâ€™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.â€
1â€”Trump calls entire race of people "rapists"â€” Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) March 12, 2016
2â€”Protesters picket rally
3â€”Trump shuts down own rally
4â€”Trump: "1st amendment under threat"
"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?"Â
Later on Fox News, Trump said AmericaÂ "is totally divided. In many ways itâ€™s divided, and one of the ways itâ€™s divided is white-black. We have so many different sets of divisions and hopefully weâ€™ll be able to bring it together. Iâ€™m a unifier. President Obama has not been a unifier, heâ€™s been a divider. Iâ€™m a unifier, Iâ€™ll bring people together."
Trump on Fox News' Hannity also made similar remarks:
[Protesters] really stifled our first amendment rights." - Trump on Hannity.â€” Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) March 12, 2016