It shouldn’t come as a surprise anymore from the guy who backs waterboarding, but every uncivil and alarming act at a Trump rally sure does come as a surprise, because the leader of an entire country should, ironically, have a great deal more class and tact than Donald Trump does. Not only did Trump say he’d like to punch a protester in the face at a rally in Las Vegas, Monday night, he also referred to voters—“we the people”—as “animals.”
“The guards are being very gentle with him. I’d like to punch him in the face, I’ll tell you that,” Trump said, spoken, no doubt, with the prudence of a true, world-renowned leader.
Trump did his best to incite his followers into a frenzy of disgust for the protester, anyway, claiming he was “throwing punches,” but even Trump’s own security at the event say that’s a writhing load of dung beetles. The Republican front-runner was just “over-exaggerating.” Nor did a Politico reporter see any punches thrown by the protester at South Point Arena.
That didn’t stop Trump from riding his own wave of malarkey on the matter, though, as he longed through the microphone to the audience for the “good old days.”
“We’re not allowed to punch back any more,” Trump whined, adding, “You know what they used to do to a guy like that in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks.”
How do these Trump supporters not understand that they will be treated exactly the same should they ever disagree on a single point with Trump? How do they not see that the right to dissent is one of the most prominent traits of American democracy, as they cheer Trump on or attack voices of opposition on Trump’s behalf, even though the protesters are well within their legal rights in their actions? How do Trump supporters not see that the “animals” Trump refers to when he says, “I’m just a guy who doesn’t want to be pushed around by a bunch of animals,” are them, as well. Trump followers are merely, in his eyes, friendly, domesticated animals—pets—but still very much “animals.”
This is from the guy who also thinks waterboarding is “great” but doesn’t go “far enough.”
How can Trump supporters not see the danger written on the wall? If the country is not careful, that writing will be done not only in Uncle Sam’s blood, but the blood of virtually every country out there that doesn’t bow down before Trump’s golden throne. This is the kind of candidate any country should run from, yet here he is as the Republican front-runner.
What can anyone who is not a sadist with daddy issues see in this man who clearly thinks he’s better than 99 percent of the worldwide population and above reproach in any form? One has to seriously stretch the imagination into the deepest depths of depravity to find something Trump could say that would finally turn his most devoted voters away. What would it take after the litany of bile he has given us since entering the presidential race? Trump might as well be called “the shepherd” for all the sheep he leads through his nine circles of bullsh*t every time he opens his mouth. In an 80’s coming of age film, Trump would be the blonde-haired, affluent villain who gets his goons to hold your arms while he beats the sh*t out of you.
If this is how we “make America great again,” it’s time to shut ‘er down and start from the beginning again.