People claim that Trump is promoting violence but do the facts really substantiate that story?
The media often accuses Donald Trump supporters of being violent or promoting violence. But what if Trumps intention was to make people intent on violence reconsider because the price of an attempt at violence might be too high?
Many will refuse to consider such a possibility because they “know” that Donald Trump is a Hitler figure in American politics. Since Hitler used violence in his ascent to power, it is obvious (to them) that Donald Trump is doing the same thing. And they accept reports of one or two violent incidents as proof of an alleged trend. It will never occur to them that, by equating Trump to Hitler, they are already justifying violence against him.
If you already know Trump is violent and evil, then you will be able to find the evidence you need.
But what if it is the other way around? What if the Left has a large number of people who are willing to use violence to disrupt your speaking and intimidate your supporters? What if you know the media will whitewash these violent thugs as “protesters”? That might lead you to strategies to discourage such violence—not by calling for violence but calling for active self-defense.
Maybe you don’t want to believe there are such people willing to use violence against Trump and his supporters. The liberal media will help you suppress such a belief. Below is footage from the Associated Press followed by footage from a Fox News broadcast. Notice that the protestors are portrayed as peaceful as possible by the AP. On Fox News we’re given a different perspective.
Back in March, CNS News pointed out that a left-wing organization was openly calling for violence against Trump supporters, and then using the outrage to portray themselves as victims!
After encouraging students and local community organizers to disrupt Donald Trump’s rally in Chicago on Friday, the liberal activists at MoveOn.org are using the disruption — and the outrage directed at them by Trump supporters — to raise funds.
In a Saturday email to supporters, MoveOn.org noted that Trump “abruptly cancelled” the Chicago rally “in the face of massive and overwhelmingly peaceful student-led protests.” (Those protests, far from being peaceful, required a massive police presence to keep violence to a minimum on both sides.)
“We’re being flooded with aggressive emails and social media posts from Trump supporters. Some of them are threatening,” MoveOn wrote on Saturday. “We refuse to be intimidated by Donald Trump, Fox News, or anyone else.”
So they shut down a political rally through intimidation and then declare themselves heroes for not being intimidated. And we’re supposed to believe Trump is the one being violent?
Of course, if left-wing groups are calling for violence against Trump, that leaves open the question of whether they are hiring the violent protestors. See the discussion below: