Trump Inauguration Protest
January 19, 2017
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On March 11, Republican frontrunner Donald J. Trump abruptly cancelled his rally in Chicago after clashes with protesters inside and outside the Chicago Pavilion. The problem in this situation isn’t the protesters, but with what has flowed from Trump’s mouth.
Supporters and protesters have caused a ruckus at almost every rally that Trump has held in his presidential campaign. Chicago is the only rally that was forced to be cancelled due to security concerns. The thing is, there wouldn’t be these violent outbursts at his rallies if he didn’t repeatably promote that violent behavior.
Numerous protesters are forcibly dragged out of his rallies and beaten by supporters on the way. In Alabama a black protester was beaten by Trump supporters and Trump announced to the crowd that the protester “needed to be roughened up.” Comments like this promote a violent atmosphere during his rallies.
Trump has also said he would pay the legal fees of his supporters who attacked protesters. His campaign manager is seen on video multiple times forcibly yank and grab individuals. Trump and his team behind him are the driving force in negative and violent connotations at his rallies. Why vote for a man who’s only hope to gain supporters is only through eliciting violence and their deepest fears? Trump isn’t a politician and he’s made that known throughout his campaign.
Trump is the most dishonest person to run for the high office in our lifetime. All politicians stretch the truth, but Trump has a steady obliviousness to accuracy. Donald Trump is epically unprepared to be president. He has no realistic policies, no advisers, no capacity to learn. His vast narcissism makes him a closed fortress. When Trump appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and was asked who his foreign policy advisers were he said, “I’m speaking with myself.”
He is a childish man running for a job that requires maturity. He is an insecure boasting little boy whose desires were somehow arrested at age 12. He has already shredded the unspoken rules of political civility that make conversation possible.
As the founders would have understood, he is a threat to the long and glorious experiment of American self-government. He is precisely the kind of scapegoating, promise-making, fear-driving and deceiving demagogue they feared.