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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:41 AM

Trump Again Threatens Violence If Democrats Don't Support Him

One of Donald Trump’s favorite riffs is a wish, cast as a warning, that his supporters inside and outside the state security services will unleash violence on his political opponents if they continue to oppose the administration. The specifics of the riff don’t vary much. Trump laments that his opponents are treating him unfairly, praises the toughness and strength of his supporters — a category that combines the police, military, and Bikers for Trump, which he apparently views as a Brownshirt-like militia — and a prediction that his supporters will at some point end their restraint.

He does it again in a new interview with Breitbart:

"I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher. Okay? I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump – I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough — until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad."

Early warnings that Trump could undermine the Constitution have not been borne out, which has produced a certain complacency about the issue. It is true that Trump is only an aspirational authoritarian, and to date has failed to bring his most illiberal dreams to life. He has used the government to punish independent media, prevailing upon the Post Office to raise rates on Amazon in retaliation for Jeff Bezos’s ownership of the Washington Post, and repeatedly told his staff to order the Justice Department to block a merger in order to punish CNN. So far, this has had little effect.

On the other hand, if Trump wins a second term — a prospect that, under current economic conditions, is close to a toss-up — his presidency will only be a quarter of the way through. Already his authoritarian rhetoric is so thoroughly normalized that it hardly even registers as news any more. Anybody whose political efforts involve helping Trump gain more power, rather than opposing that project, is playing Russian roulette with the Constitution.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/03/trump-threatens-violence-if-democrats-dont-support-him.html

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Reply Trump Again Threatens Violence If Democrats Don't Support Him (Original post)
New Deal Democrat Mar 15 OP
Grebbid Mar 15 #1
Charlie Mike Mar 15 #2
KittyCatIdiots Mar 15 #16
Valishin Mar 15 #3
foia Mar 15 #4
Mad Dog 20-20 Mar 15 #5
foia Mar 15 #7
Mad Dog 20-20 Mar 15 #19
foia Mar 15 #29
Mad Dog 20-20 Mar 15 #31
foia Mar 15 #34
Charlie Mike Mar 15 #11
Mad Dog 20-20 Mar 15 #20
Charlie Mike Mar 15 #22
Mad Dog 20-20 Mar 15 #24
Charlie Mike Mar 15 #28
Mad Dog 20-20 Mar 15 #32
Charlie Mike Mar 15 #33
Mad Dog 20-20 Mar 15 #35
Charlie Mike Mar 15 #36
Mad Dog 20-20 Mar 15 #37
Charlie Mike Mar 15 #38
Gunslinger201 Mar 15 #6
Mad Dog 20-20 Mar 15 #21
Charlie Mike Mar 15 #23
Mad Dog 20-20 Mar 15 #26
Charlie Mike Mar 15 #27
quad489 Mar 15 #8
Tolk Mar 15 #9
imwithfred Mar 15 #12
KittyCatIdiots Mar 15 #17
Tolk Mar 15 #25
Nostrings Mar 15 #10
Fred Sanford Mar 15 #13
Carl Mar 15 #14
KittyCatIdiots Mar 15 #15
shogun Mar 15 #18
nolidad Mar 15 #30
New Deal Democrat Mar 15 #39
nolidad Mar 17 #40
New Deal Democrat Mar 17 #42
nolidad Mar 18 #43
Salaam Mar 17 #41

Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:42 AM

1. nymag! Only the best fake news.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:43 AM

2. LOL @ lefty soy based lifeforms.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:45 AM

3. You do realize

he is referring to incidents like this one right?

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 10:46 AM

4. Your OP title is flat out WRONG. He did not threaten violence.

He said it would be very bad if that happened.

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Response to foia (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:02 AM

5. Can you define what "Very Bad" means?

At least in terms of the Presidents thoughts?

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Response to Mad Dog 20-20 (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:18 AM

7. Is English a second language for you?

If not then very bad means the same thing that your parents taught you at age three.

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Response to foia (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:19 PM

19. Actual, English is my primary language

and you danced around my question, which is typical for a Trump Supporter.

So, exactly what did Donald Trump mean by that statement?

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Response to Mad Dog 20-20 (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:18 PM

29. He meant it would be very bad.

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Response to foia (Reply #29)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:02 PM

31. Brown shirt time!

Make sure it is ironed before putting it on.

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Response to Mad Dog 20-20 (Reply #31)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:15 PM

34. The SA were anti-capitalist.

Godwin fail.

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Response to Mad Dog 20-20 (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:46 AM

11. What do you think would be an appropriate response to this...

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:32 PM

20. It sure in hell isn't this



This last time I check, anarchist weren't democrats or republicans, just anti-anything.

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Response to Mad Dog 20-20 (Reply #20)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:39 PM

22. I'm not white enough for them, so try again.

As to who owns ANTIFA, the propaganda wing of the Democratic party happily defends them:

https://www.bing.com/search?q=cnn+defends+antifa+violence&pc=MOZB&form=MOZMBA

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:49 PM

24. Oh, poor baby.

Sorry your not white enough. Maybe this group will let you join them. They are not aligned with any political party either.

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Response to Mad Dog 20-20 (Reply #24)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:58 PM

28. I'm not dark enough for them.

And they're standing there to make sure people voted for Obama.

And Obama's DOJ let them get away with it.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #28)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:08 PM

32. Their voter suppression didn't work either.

Don't feel bad. You'll find some friends to play with.

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Response to Mad Dog 20-20 (Reply #32)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:12 PM

33. So, you're okay with them doing that until someone does become disenfranchised.

Got it.



"You'll find some friends to play with."

Unlike lefty, I have no desire to run with bigots.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #33)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:17 PM

35. "I have no desire to run with bigots"

Most real bigots I have known can barely get out of their easy chairs to get another beer, let alone run.

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Response to Mad Dog 20-20 (Reply #35)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:18 PM

36. Apparently you hang with that crowd quite a bit.

You should try to be a better person.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #36)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:31 PM

37. Not really

I prefer to spend my time at the shooting range. Something about the Trump ass kissers mentioning a civil war all the time, makes me want to sharpen my skills.

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Response to Mad Dog 20-20 (Reply #37)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:36 PM

38. Not Trump supporters...

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:08 AM

6. Be Afwaid, Be Vewy Afwaid



Meanwhile are the Democrats disavowing these Assholes that are actually doing physical Violence?



If you can’t recognize the start of Civil War what will it take?

Your Resistance Jerkoffs started this

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:38 PM

21. Anarchist are not Democrats

They are not aligned with any political party. They are just plain jerk offs, just like the Sovereign Citizens.

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Response to Mad Dog 20-20 (Reply #21)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:39 PM

23. Commies are definitely at home amongst the Democrats.

That's why they rioted when Hillary lost.

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Response to Charlie Mike (Reply #23)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:52 PM

26. Then why did Putin show support for Trump and not Clinton?

Oh, that is right, he was actually afraid of Clinton becoming president.

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Response to Mad Dog 20-20 (Reply #26)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:56 PM

27. He was worried about Madame Reset von Uranium One?

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:22 AM

8. ''Trump Again Threatens Violence''...bummer your source doesn't prove your claim. SSDD.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:43 AM

9. Wow

Do you actually believe that?

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Response to Tolk (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:51 AM

12. ".....Wow Do you actually believe that?....."

You wouldn't believe what the snobbish elitist lorgnette-and-pearls crowd here believes.

One of their most outlandish beliefs is that they're smarter than us.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 01:51 PM

25. Well of course they are smarter than us

The same people that write the ignorant crap in the OP told them so.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:45 AM

10. "He has used the government to punish independent media"

This is, at best, an equivocation...most people would just call it a lie.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:54 AM

13. LOL @ Lefty!!!

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:19 PM

14. Did he advise his supporters that when opponents bring a knife they should bring a gun?

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:52 PM

18. So Trump removing subsidies for pro dem own company is authoritarian?

Bezos wasnt paying his fair share while advocating that other Americans pay their fair share.

http://fortune.com/2017/07/16/amazon-postal-service-subsidy/

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 04:38 PM

30. Well as the Postal Service did not raise rates on amazon a s a punishment I call

BS on the rest of the article

The rates for Amazon were raised as part of an across the board increase!!! And they did not get a much higher increase than any other class of mail!.

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Response to nolidad (Reply #30)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 08:37 PM

39. The article says he prevailed upon the Post Office to raise rates on Amazon.

He did. This is well known and beyond any credible claim to the contrary.

Trump personally pushed postmaster general to double rates on Amazon, other firms

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #39)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 01:25 PM

40. Well we didn't get any rate hikes.

so your article is lying to you! Amazon got a 10% hike like every other class of mail got!

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Response to nolidad (Reply #40)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 05:27 PM

42. Prevailed.

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Reply #42)

Mon Mar 18, 2019, 12:56 PM

43. f that is what you wish to believe- go for it!

But people with knowledge of the USPS know better!

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Response to New Deal Democrat (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2019, 01:32 PM

41. Donnie is a coward.

And a phony. He loves to hide behind his protection and try to act like a man.

And he fails every time.

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