I have my beefs with Trump, and with the rationale of his supporters in backing his candidacy instead of the only true conservative since Ronald Reagan, but his supporters have NOT incited violence against themselves, instead, the idea of the violence was hatched within the marxist halls of the Bernie Sanders’ camp and the unions etc..
NOTE: And yes, Hillary Clinton is as happy about the violence (she is as radical as the loon leftist Sanders) as the perp thugs themselves who are attacking Trump rally goers. This is an outrage and a serious attack on the civil society. And no, these were not ”demonstrators”, but rioters.
Violence is never the answer
THERE IS only one acceptable response to Thursday’s violent outburst outside a San Jose Donald Trump rally: unreserved condemnation. Anti-Trump demonstrators chased peaceful Trump supporters, threw eggs, jumped on cars and even hit people leaving the campaign event. John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, quickly and rightly repudiated the episode,tweeting, “Violence against supporters of any candidate has no place in this election.” Unfortunately, others had trouble leaving it at that.
The violence was not, as some left-leaning politicians and commentators have argued, contextualized and therefore somewhat justified by Mr. Trump’s near-constant racial provocations. Nor was it the reflection of some new illiberalism on the left, as some right-leaning observers have claimed. They pointed the finger at out-of-control PC culture — as if there were no such thing as political riots before the invention of trigger warnings.
No, this was nothing more than run-of-the-mill thuggery. Journalists on the ground reported that some of it may have been the work of gang members or self-proclaimed anarchists. Some of it was undoubtedly perpetrated by people who were simply very angry at Mr. Trump but who, unlike nearly all Americans disgusted with the presumptive GOP nominee, were unable to control themselves.
Even some of those who criticized the protesters got the ethics of the situation wrong, stressing that anti-Trump violence is politically counterproductive. To be sure, the protesters diverted attention from the awful things Mr. Trump himself has said over the past several days. The candidate will now accuse his opponents of intimidation for the rest of the election season, ginning up support among those sympathetic to his message and encouraging a violent backlash against the protesters.