The national media has covered up much of the racist behavior at a recent Trump rally in Virginia. What the media left out of the story is that immigration protesters were physically attacked and spit on by Trump supporters.
Trump supporters began confronting the immigration protesters after they unfurled a banner. The Trump supporters started telling the protesters to, get the f–k out of here.” Trump protesters started calling the protesters disrupted and told the protesters to move on because they were interfering with Trump’s ability to speak.
Susie Grady the person who shot the video above says that she was repeatedly shoved and had her phone stolen at the end of the video.
CNN buried the violence against the protesters in the middle of their story, “But several of his supporters quickly became agitated, shouting “Go back to Mexico” as some of the protesters were escorted out. Another Trump supporter began hurling obscenities at two of the protesters, Ronald Sanchez and Maria Sanchez.”
One of the Trump supporters screamed, “F–k you at a protester, and spit on him.
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) October 14, 2015
The confrontation was much uglier than the national media reported it as. Donald Trump’s rhetoric is drawing the racists. It is worth repeating that Trump is leading in every Republican poll, and he is sowing the seeds that were planted by years of raced based attacks against President Obama.
The national press has turned a blind eye to the kind of supporters that Trump is attracting, but his thinly veiled white power message is working with Republican primary voters. The ugliness that is the Trump campaign isn’t limited to the just the billionaire himself.
As the video from the rally in Virginia shows, the ugliness of Trump is the Republican Party.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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