Do the Donald Trump rallies remind you of a political “Jerry Springer Show?” Trump insults everyone from women to war hero John McCain to a man with disabilities, and the crowd eats it up. That says a lot about his audience – they’re stupid. But it says a lot more about Trump.
Trump packs his rallies with people easily drawn to his coarse humor and easy answers. The press is there, but not above attack. When the candidate was in Lowell, Massachusetts, one of the people inside live-tweeted that Trump could only talk for about five minutes before a group of protestors startled heckling him.
That is when Trump comes into his best worst self. When protestors yelled “Bernie! Bernie!” in Vermont, The Donald ordered security to:
‘Throw ’em out into the cold.’
‘Don’t give him his coat. Keep his coat, confiscate his coat.’
‘It’s about 10 degrees below zero outside … You can keep his coat. Tell him we’ll send it to him in a couple of weeks.’
But, here’s the thing, most of the so-called protestors are just people who want an up-close-and-personal look at The Donald. The mob-inspired attendees surround innocent Trump supporters and eject them. One of the wrongly accused said, as she walked out of the room:
‘I didn’t do anything. I was just sitting there! I didn’t do anything!’
God forbid, you are a real protestor holding up a sign, because Trump hypes the mob-mentality until the escorts get pretty rough.
Trump is playing high-drama in his stump speeches, and the crowd loves to play along, cheering their puppet master and jeering so-called protestors. The candidate is profiting from the worst people have to offer.
The candidate talks about the press ignoring his crowds, when he actually tells the press to keep the cameras on him. A Trump volunteer shadows each member of the press, and should the camera stray, the press is immediately tossed out.
The 1st Amendment rights to free speech of the individuals and the press disappear, when they enter Trump’s auditorium.
People call Trump a fascist, but who knows what that means? A good example is a guy called Benito Mussolini, and the similarities between him and Trump are a little scary. Mussolini’s speeches were:
‘…a mix of melodramatic chest-puffing, hands at the waist swagger, hints of humor, hands to the crowd to calm themselves no matter how excited they are. Frankly, they’re almost operatic in nature. The mix of violent rhetoric with folksy hypotheticals and humorous jabs unites the two men [Trump and Mussolini] quite nicely.’
The Young Turks put together this disturbing video, showing what really happens inside of Trump events:
If you want to see how much Mussolini’s speeches resemble Trump’s, watch this:
Featured Image: Ryan Hutton, “Eagle Tribune.”