HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » 'Shoot them!': Trump laug...

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 06:03 PM

'Shoot them!': Trump laughs off a supporter's demand for violence against migrants

Source: Washington Post

‘Shoot them!’: Trump laughs off a supporter’s demand for violence against migrants

By Antonia Noori Farzan May 9

A roar rose from the crowd of thousands of Trump supporters in Panama City Beach on Wednesday night, as President Trump noted yet again that Border Patrol agents can’t use weapons to deter migrants. “How do you stop these people?” he asked.

“Shoot them!” someone yelled from the crowd, according to reporters on the scene and attendees.

The audience cheered. Supporters seated behind Trump and clad in white baseball caps bearing the letters “USA” laughed and applauded.

“That’s only in the Panhandle you can get away with that statement,” Trump replied, smiling and shaking his head. “Only in the Panhandle.”

Though Trump didn’t explicitly endorse the suggestion to shoot migrants, his joking response raised concerns that he was tacitly encouraging extrajudicial killings and brutality against asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants. The president has long been accused of endorsing acts of violence through his incendiary rhetoric and allusions to the potential for violence at his rallies, a charge that members of his administration deny.

-snip-


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/05/09/shoot-them-trump-laughs-off-supporters-demand-violence-against-migrants/

3 replies, 607 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 3 replies Author Time Post
Reply 'Shoot them!': Trump laughs off a supporter's demand for violence against migrants (Original post)
Eugene Aug 2019 OP
real Cannabis calm Aug 2019 #1
riversedge Aug 2019 #3
riversedge Aug 2019 #2

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 06:17 PM

1. here's a 5th recommendation with video proof

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to real Cannabis calm (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 06:36 PM

3. Thanks for video

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sun Aug 4, 2019, 06:34 PM

2. Trump really has no sense of self-awareness.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread