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Who Would Donald Trump Like To Punch In The Face Today?
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Donald Trump, the man who's working hard to make hyperbole redundant, is at it again. At a rally in Las Vegas Monday, the short-fingered fascist wannabe expressed disappointment at the climate of political correctness that won't allow him to personally beat the crap out of people he doesn't like. As a protester was removed from the South Point Arena by security, Trump said, "I'd like to punch him in the face," since apparently the guy wasn't contrite enough:
Here’s a guy, throwing punches, nasty as hell, screaming at everything else, when we’re talking...and we're not allowed -- you know, the guards are very gentle with him. He’s walking out, like, big high-fives, smiling, laughing. I’d like to punch him in the face, I tell ya.
CNN said that the man "did not appear to be fighting off" the security guards, and Politico reports:
According to multiple South Point security personnel, the man did not throw any punches. Trump "was just over-exaggerating," said one security guard, who asked that his name not be used.
It is believed the unnamed guard has taken his family and gone into hiding in another state until the Nevada Caucuses are over; Yr Wonkette expects Trump will threaten to sue him or have him shot, depending on his mood.
As the Republican primary race tightens, Trump has grown even more Trumpy, becoming enraged at stage lights at an Atlanta rally Sunday:
We don't even want to know what happens if you feed him after midnight.
At Monday's rally in Las Vegas, Trump, clearly in the mood for some of the ol' ultra-violence, did his best to stir up his droogs, musing:
“We’re not allowed to punch back any more,” Trump lamented. The billionaire said he missed the “good old days,” when the man would be treated differently.
“You know what they used to do to a guy like that in a place like this?” Trump said. “They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks.”
What a sad state American political discourse has fallen to, where we can't even beat the shit out of people because of political correctness. CNN notes that before Monday night's rally, the campaign actually omitted what had become a standard pre-rally announcement asking attendees to shout "Trump, Trump, Trump!" instead of going after protesters, so maybe the inexplicably mobile hair-sack will get what he's hoping for.
[contextly_sidebar id="BmtqBsScwRtwGS5W89TSCgzK1rMp3rn2"]That announcement had been added to the pre-riot festivities at Trump rallies after audience members at a Trump shivaree in November had kicked, punched, and spat on a Black Lives Matter protester; following that rally, Trump told
the Völkischer BeobachterFox News, "Maybe he should have been roughed up, because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing." Trump doesn't like people being disgusting, and interrupting a Trump rally is by definition disgusting.
[contextly_sidebar id="5DHQtLzZjflggD99SaXMdKnuXn181F6Z"]At another Las Vegas rally in December, where BuzzFeed reporter McKay Coppins said at least five or six scuffles broke out, various Trumptroopers yelled "Light the motherfucker on fire!" at one protester, "Kick his ass!" and "Shoot him!" at another, and even "Seig Heil!" at another, although we must of course note that the guymay have been saying it ironically.
[contextly_sidebar id="zUXAnUvqsdmwQ0MV3RiMZ23seMn9XlIj"]As far back as August 2015, when the Trump movement was just taking baby goose-steps across America, two Trump supporters in Boston beat up a homeless Hispanic man to emphasize that America must be made Great Again; one of the men told police, “Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported.” In response, Trump shrugged, said that violence is really a shame, but explained that "people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.”
So, look, while he might occasionally long to punch people in the face and say they deserve to be beaten, Donald Trump is absolutely not encouraging violence, and Trump's passionate supporters will curbstomp any motherfucker who says otherwise.