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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:35 AM

ABC News finds 36 cases invoking 'Trump' in connection with violence, threats, alleged assaults

Oddly, they found none involving George w. Bush or Barrack Obama.

'No Blame'? ABC News finds 36 cases invoking 'Trump' in connection with violence, threats, alleged assaults.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly refused to accept any responsibility for inciting violence in American communities, dismissing critics who have pointed to his rhetoric as a potential source of inspiration for some citizens acting on even long-held beliefs of bigotry and hate.

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"I think my rhetoric brings people together," he said last week, four days after a 21-year-old allegedly posted an anti-immigrant screed online and then allegedly opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, killing 22 and injuring dozens of others.

But a nationwide review conducted by ABC News has identified at least 36 criminal cases where Trump was invoked in direct connection with violent acts, threats of violence or allegations of assault.

In nine cases, perpetrators hailed Trump in the midst or immediate aftermath of physically attacking innocent victims. In another 10 cases, perpetrators cheered or defended Trump while taunting or threatening others. And in another 10 cases, Trump and his rhetoric were cited in court to explain a defendant's violent or threatening behavior.

Seven cases involved violent or threatening acts perpetrated in defiance of Trump, with many of them targeting Trump's allies in Congress. But the vast majority of the cases -- 29 of the 36 -- reflect someone echoing presidential rhetoric, not protesting it.

ABC News could not find a single criminal case filed in federal or state court where an act of violence or threat was made in the name of President Barack Obama or President George W. Bush.

The 36 cases identified by ABC News are remarkable in that a link to the president is captured in court documents and police statements, under the penalty of perjury or contempt.

In many cases of assault or threat, charges are never filed, perpetrators are never identified or the incident is never even reported to authorities. And most criminal acts committed by Trump supporters or his detractors have nothing to do with the president. But in 36 cases, court records and police reports indicated some sort of link.

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Reply ABC News finds 36 cases invoking 'Trump' in connection with violence, threats, alleged assaults (Original post)
Julian Englis Wednesday OP
Dennis Donovan Wednesday #1
Arkansas Granny Wednesday #2
UpInArms Wednesday #3
Julian Englis Wednesday #5
UpInArms Wednesday #6
FakeNoose Wednesday #4
sigpooie Wednesday #7
CatWoman Wednesday #8
Initech Wednesday #9
MontanaMama Wednesday #10
sandensea Wednesday #11
durablend Wednesday #12
UTUSN Wednesday #13
NewJeffCT Wednesday #14
dalton99a Wednesday #15
Blue Owl Wednesday #16
smirkymonkey Wednesday #17
kentuck Thursday #18

Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:37 AM

1. Kick and recommended

Even Shrub, with all his faults, never provoked violence against another group of people - even after 9/11.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:42 AM

2. Trump's words are toxic. He knows that, but his base loves it so don't expect him to change.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:06 AM

3. He brings people together

🤦🏽‍♀️

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Response to UpInArms (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:16 AM

5. He does bring people together...

And when he does bring them together, it's called conspiring to commit violence.

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Response to Julian Englis (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:17 AM

6. This 👆🏼

Thank you for putting it so succinctly

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:13 AM

4. He definitely is the Divider in Chief

However I also believe it's a tactic being employed by certain lawyers who may see Chump as a convenient excuse for keeping their clients out of jail. Chump is becoming the "My dog ate my homework" excuse for adult criminals.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:33 AM

7. No, atty use this to establish motives

Moral suasion is in part, a legal ability of that branch of govt. This guy uses it daily. This is a legal form of operations, that most presidents would have used to help lift up, this asshole just uses it for personal gain.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:38 AM

8. k; r

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 09:45 AM

9. What a fine example he's setting.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:25 AM

10. Kick

for a MSM outfit doing its job.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:36 AM

11. He's trying to turn his Chumpkins into Brownshirts

We can only expect more of this as the election approaches.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:41 AM

12. Yup

"Doubling" and "Tripling" down may be an understatement. I'm still waiting for him to outright incite his deplorable masses to start shooting liberals.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:57 AM

13. *None* for OBAMA. But Shrub's are spared by the Hidden Hands of the B.F.E.E.

Before anybody asks, Bush Family Evil Empire.







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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:02 AM

14. You don't remember the infamous "Obama" violence?

the B girl? the girl that claimed she was assaulted by 3 black guys who carved the letter B (for Barack) into her cheek?

though, it turned out she was a Young Republican and carved the B into her own cheek and tried to blame it on Obama supporters.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:08 AM

15. Ashley Todd - she got probation with expungement




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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:29 PM

16. Those tiny hands are so threatening!!!

Seriously, he must have some hired goons to carry out his threats or something...

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:16 PM

17. K&R

and bookmarked.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:08 AM

18. Just put that on my tab, bartender.

The other Party will pay for it.

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