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Trump's Response to Rally Heckler May Keep MSM from Covering This One

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President Donald Trump had the perfect response to a heckler during his Wednesday rally in Florida’s panhandle.

Trump held a rally in Panama City Beach, Florida, and vented his frustrations with the ongoing crisis at the southern border.

“You have 15,000 people marching up and you have hundreds and hundreds of people, and you have two or three border security people that are brave and great,” Trump told the Florida crowd.

There has been a huge surge in illegal border crossings, including the series of massive caravans, which has left border security and local communities overwhelmed.

Trump went on to point out that border security doesn’t use weapons on illegal immigrants, which is an important detail because the left has accused the Trump administration of mistreating illegal immigrants.

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“Don’t forget, we don’t let them use weapons,” Trump said. “We can’t. Other countries do. We can’t. I would never do that.”

“But how do you stop these people?” Trump asked.

Then one heckler attempted to undercut Trump’s message about dealing with illegal immigration in a nonviolent manner.

“Shoot them!” one attendee shouted.

Does Trump deal with hecklers well?

Trump had to respond to the heckler carefully because a bad response would have been jumped on by the media.

But Trump is not a stranger to hecklers, and he dealt with the Florida heckler perfectly by downplaying the comment and keeping the energy of the rally going.

“That’s only in the Panhandle you can get away with that statement. Only in the Panhandle,” Trump said.

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Trump acknowledged that the heckler’s comment was ridiculous by saying you can only “get away with that statement” in the panhandle.

Trump could have brought down the energy of the rally by condemning and apologizing for the heckler, but that would’ve been unnecessary — Trump’s response made it clear that he didn’t endorse the heckler’s message.

The heckler’s comment was ridiculous and didn’t deserve any recognition beyond Trump’s brief and effective response.

And there’s no doubt the media is disappointed with Trump’s good response. This could have been the establishment media’s opportunity to paint Trump as a “racist,” but not after such a good response.

This heckler situation is impossible for the media to spin. Trump said that he “would never” let border patrol agents use weapons and wasn’t swayed by a heckler.

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Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a background in history, education and philosophy. He has led multiple conservative groups and is dedicated to the principles of free speech, privacy and peace.
Malachi Bailey is a writer from Ohio with a passion for free speech, privacy and peace. He graduated from the College of Wooster with a B.A. in History. While at Wooster, he served as the Treasurer for the Wooster Conservatives and the Vice President for the Young Americans for Liberty.
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