Bernie Sanders protesters interrupted Donald Trump’s rally in Vermont, which led to Trump demanding the protesters’ coats be confiscated, and they be thrown out into the cold Burlington night.
After being interrupted by protesters chanting Bernie, Trump tried to play tough guy and have the protesters coats confiscated because it was “ten below outside” according to the Republican frontrunner.
Trump said, “Get them out. Take them out. Get them out there. Don’t give him his coat. Keep his coat. Confiscate his coat. It’s about ten below zero outside. You can keep his coat. Tell him we’ll send it to him in a couple of weeks.”
Trump then directed security to different sections of the venue to throw protesters out.
The problem with Trump is that he talks a big game, but when push comes to shove, he whines to security to remove any dissent. A real leader like Barack Obama never handles protesters this way. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders don’t have to hide behind their security, but Trump can’t take any heat at all, so at the first sign of jeering, he puffs his chest out and demands that protesters coats be confiscated so that they freeze.
It never seemed to occur to Trump that he does not have the authority to confiscate private property. Donald Trump and his private security team are not the law. What is more disturbing is the fact that Donald Trump would so thin skinned and petty that he would actually try to deprive people of their coats.
Trump is a trainwreck of a human being who is not fit to be president. The fact that he is attracting such a high level of support in the GOP primary speaks volumes about the collective insanity of a large segment of Republican primary voters.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and 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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