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Trump: I Have The Police, The Military, and The Trump Bikers

Added 03-15-19 12:55:02am EST - “President Donald Trump has caused another firestorm with a menacing statement to conservative outlet Breitbart that things will get "very bad, very bad" if his supporters among the mili?” - Jonathanturley.org


Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Jonathanturley.org: “Trump: I Have The Police, The Military, and The Trump Bikers”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Donald Trump has caused another firestorm with a menacing statement to conservative outlet Breitbart that things will get “very bad, very bad” if his supporters among the military, police, and bikers are pushed too far. Once again, while one can come up with a non-threatening meaning, the President’s comments were widely interpreted as countenancing violence. These are the type of comments that are driving a deep wedge into the electorate with roughly half of the voters saying that they are resolved to vote against the President.

In an  interview with Breitbart published on Wednesday, Trump stated “You know, the left plays a tougher game, it’s very funny. I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher. 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.”

It is certainly possible to argue that Trump was saying that left groups like Antifa are threatening people and they could push people too far. He could also argue that he was speaking purely politically that the groups are going to rise up in the polls to reject the rhetoric and policies on the left. However, that is not what was conveyed when you cite three groups who raise the image of physical force. Indeed, given the role of the police, military and bikers in the news in Venezuela, it was a uniquely poor time to make such a statement.

Whoaaa, everybody’s all upset yet again over something provocative that Trump has said. Let’s face the reality of this… The left has been responsible for a considerable amount of violence, with particular reference to the antifa goons. We have seen the left lie, calling those of us on the right racist, bigoted, etc., ad nauseum. Look at Jussie Smollett, look at the Covington kids issue. Look at Kavanaugh. Now go back, look at the behavior of the left with other presidents. With Trump, they’ve just ratcheted up their discreditable behavior by several degrees, but we’ve seen these false accusations before from them, we’ve seen this kind of behavior in the past. It’s just that now, with President Trump, many on the right feel emboldened to stand up for themselves finally, realized that it’s OK to stand up to the bullies.

A lot of us are fed up with this sort of behavior. I can safely say that every conservative reading this has taken some crap from someone on the left, undeserved crap. The left seems to be itching for a fight, and what I read in Trump’s words Is a warning that the left should perhaps face the reality that the people who are really tough are on the right. Trump has also made it clear that the right has been very patient, particularly given the treatment that we have received. Here’s a little story for you… I grew up in a small mining city in northern Ontario. One summer during the mid-70s, a biker gang indicated that it was going to come in to town and run roughshod over the community. On a legal basis, there was not a thing that the police could do to protect the city until these thugs broke the law. At that point it would be too late. So the word went out… There would be a great many men at the city limits, on an unofficial basis. No badges, no uniforms. My father was one of those men. It was made very clear to this gang that any biker who tried to cross that line would be thrown back across it in some degree of pain, along with their motorcycles. The bike gang did come north but stopped 5 miles short of the city limits. They took over an abandoned farm property, trashed it, burnt down the buildings, and left the area after the weekend was over. Were their rights violated? Damn right they were, they had a legal right to enter the city. Was what these men did wrong? I don’t believe it was. They were protecting their city and its people in the only way they had available to them.


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