New video shows unfiltered voices from Donald Trump rallies
New York Times reporters have covered Donald Trump rallies for over a year, and today released video from those rallies.
This is why we’re afraid of Donald Trump.
There is just no way to separate his vocal, racist, supporters from the rest of his “cause” — whatever that is.
Those of us who are chilled to the core when watching video like this, simply cannot understand how anyone could ignore the most dangerous part of a Trump presidency: he emboldens racists, stokes the flames of hate, and leaves the world a worse place than before he started his campaign.
“Trump that bitch!” “Build a wall — kill them all.”
“Not everyone attending a Trump rally behaves this way. In fact, many are polite and well mannered,” the NYT writes. “But while protesters are often shouted down, crowds seldom express disapproval of the crude slogans and angry outbursts by Mr. Trump’s supporters.”
This is not okay.
Maybe you don’t care about “building a wall.” Maybe you simply hate Hillary. Or you think a Trump presidency will somehow ease your financial strife (spoiler alert: it won’t). No matter, we cannot ignore what he brings out in others.
Trump didn’t invent racism. He didn’t invent hatred and intolerance. But he’s made bigotry mainstream under the shroud of “anti-political correctness.” The thought of a Trump presidency is truly terrifying. And if we can ignore the deep hatred, ignorance, and anger he brings to the surface of this country and consider him electable — maybe we’re just getting what we deserve.
This article was originally published on