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    Trump's interview with Breitbart apparently threatens violence against his political opponents.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/14/opini...art/index.html

    Trump stated, in part:

    'I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of Bikers for Trump--I have tough people, but they don't play it tough until they go to a certain point and then it will be very, very bad.'

    What will be 'very, very bad'? The use of pejorative terms such as 'invasion' and 'coup' tend to lend to a culture of violence which is against the Constitution and US institutions. And some of that rhetoric, especially the use of the term 'coup' on this forum is not only detrimental to the political discussion but places Trump against the country.
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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    May I remind you about a certain DEMOCRAT congress person that actually calls for violence during her rallies.

    In her own words; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8-qXuAwS7A

    Keep fishing for anything that makes you happy in your quest to feed your TDS.
    “Breaking News,”

    “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”

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    • #3
      Originally posted by SRV Ron View Post
      May I remind you about a certain DEMOCRAT congress person that actually calls for violence during her rallies.

      In her own words; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8-qXuAwS7A

      Keep fishing for anything that makes you happy in your quest to feed your TDS.
      Nice dodge. But you didn't answer the question. Your inexpert use of deflection does not hide the fact of what Trump stated in an interview. And just to remind you, she's not the president and what Trump said is not expected by a president of the United States.
      We are not now that strength which in old days
      Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
      Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
      To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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      • #4
        I think that there is something that all TDS-ers seem to miss. That is - the fact that Donald Trump is not a politician. He's neither a republican nor democrat. (he took the sobriquet 'republican' merely as a vehicle to an end.) He is a businessman. As such he doesn't feel pressured to abide by any unwritten law or convention that compels him to act in a any particular idiom. With him it's tit-for-tat, eye for an eye, by whatever means it takes to get to what he sees as necessary to "Make America Great Again".
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        • #5
          *Again. Has Trump threatened violence again. The answer would be yes.
          "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
          - Benjamin Franklin

          The new right wing: hate Muslims, preaches tolerance for Nazis.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jose50 View Post
            ...Donald Trump is not a politician...
            That's no excuse.

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            • #7
              Something to keep in mind; it is an opinion piece, it carries as much weight as anyone's opinion on this forum.

              Something else, he is talking about retaliation, not initiating violence.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nichols View Post
                Something to keep in mind; it is an opinion piece, it carries as much weight as anyone's opinion on this forum.

                Something else, he is talking about retaliation, not initiating violence.
                Correct, such as what would a biker do if he was pepper-sprayed by Antifa protestors at a Trump rally

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Freebird View Post

                  Correct, such as what would a biker do if he was pepper-sprayed by Antifa protestors at a Trump rally
                  logical conclusion
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post
                    *Again. Has Trump threatened violence again. The answer would be yes.
                    Did he exhort his followers to damage cars where there is a VFH hat in ( Vote for Hillary )?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ljadw View Post

                      Did he exhort his followers to damage cars where there is a VFH hat in ( Vote for Hillary )?
                      No, but he encouraged his followers to punch people who don't agree with them.
                      "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
                      - Benjamin Franklin

                      The new right wing: hate Muslims, preaches tolerance for Nazis.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TactiKill J. View Post

                        No, but he encouraged his followers to punch people who don't agree with them.
                        No he encouraged his followers to punch people who were disturbing his meetings .

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Massena View Post
                          Trump's interview with Breitbart apparently threatens violence against his political opponents.

                          https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/14/opini...art/index.html

                          Trump stated, in part:

                          'I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of Bikers for Trump--I have tough people, but they don't play it tough until they go to a certain point and then it will be very, very bad.'

                          What will be 'very, very bad'? The use of pejorative terms such as 'invasion' and 'coup' tend to lend to a culture of violence which is against the Constitution and US institutions. And some of that rhetoric, especially the use of the term 'coup' on this forum is not only detrimental to the political discussion but places Trump against the country.
                          APPARENTLY

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Nichols View Post
                            Something to keep in mind; it is an opinion piece, it carries as much weight as anyone's opinion on this forum.

                            Something else, he is talking about retaliation, not initiating violence.
                            I think that it's partly speaking of retaliation, and partly opining something that quite frankly should be obvious to most of the progressive crowd, which is also relatively congruent to the 'never-trumpers' with some notable exceptions.

                            That while by and large the part of the US that supports Trump, and definitely the sort that supports a relatively conservative Constitutional Republic, are non-violent and reserved.....meekness and weakness should not be conflated. To the point, one person in Charlottesville killing one person with a car has been the sum total of proveable political violence (that did not start off defensively (IE Proud Boys in NYC) that's been pushed repeatedly for years at this point. However, the sort that's anti-Progressive tends to include a Massive capacity for violence only restrained by the morals, ethics, and oaths of those bearing that capacity. AntiFa exists because it is allowed to exist, because the Conservatives (not members of any 'wing') haven't been pushed to their breaking point.

                            I think Trump was rather inarticulately expressing to those who have made calls for political violence that if they start the war, they will likely find themselves on the opposite side of the war from those capable of winning it. That goes for either side, left or right.
                            Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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                            • #15
                              The dictator from Ankara, Adolf Erdogan,said that it was the fault of the racist west .Something that one could expect from him .
                              We are not pampering enough .

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