The headline on the article posted by the far-left ThinkProgress website claimed that Donald Trump said something he really didn’t say: “Trump Vows To Beat Up Black Lives Matter Protesters If They Try To Speak At His Campaign Events.”
The hyperbolic headline was, of course, an exaggeration intended to put words into the mouth of the current front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination. If you watch the video clip embedded in the ThinkProgress article — the segment in which the feisty real estate mogul explained how he would handle potential Black Lives Matter (BLM) disruptors at a campaign event — you can see for yourself that Trump never said he would “beat up” protesters if they “try to speak.”
The outspoken GOP candidate did say he would never allow BLM activists to storm his stage, commandeer his microphone, and bully him into the background; and that yes indeed, there might be fighting involved if they tried to hijack a Donald Trump campaign event.
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Trump made his forceful comments in response to a reporter’s question prompted by what happened at a campaign appearance by socialist Bernie Sanders in Seattle over the weekend. As Western Journal reported, the Vermont senator who’s challenging Hillary Clinton for the party’s presidential nomination shrank into the background as a couple of demanding women screaming about the Black Lives Matter movement stormed the stage on which Sanders was trying to speak.
At his news conference Tuesday in Michigan, Trump said of Sanders’ allowing his own campaign rally to be taken over by belligerent BLM activists: “I felt badly for him, but it showed that he’s weak,” BizPac Review quotes “The Donald” as saying.
“I would never give up my microphone,” he added. “I thought that was disgusting. That showed such weakness, the way he was taken away by two young women. The microphone! They just took the whole place over!”
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And if you’d guess there would be a social media firestorm over what many have suggested is Trump’s challenge to the Black Lives Matter movement, you’d be right. Below is just a small sampling of the Twitter explosion over The Donald’s saying there’d be a fight if BLM activists tried to take away his microphone.
By clicking on the video above, you can see the segment of the Trump news conference that set off the latest brouhaha to embroil the Trump presidential campaign.
What do you think? Should Donald Trump or his bodyguards physically prevent Black Lives Matters disruptors from storming his campaign stage? Weigh in on the conversation by commenting below.
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