Solarbird (solarbird) wrote,
Solarbird
solarbird

  • Mood:

Mr. Trump prepares his base to reject the election outcome

This is really bad. His supporters also plan voter intimidation, and then violence if they lose. Mr. Trump is actively formenting both.

Trump says the election is rigged — and his supporters are furious

...

They believe what Trump has told them over and over, that this election is rigged, and if he loses, it will be because of a massive conspiracy to take him down...

Trump is actively stoking fears that a core tenet of American democracy is also in peril: that you can trust what happens at the ballot box. ... And if Trump doesn’t win, some are even openly talking about violent rebellion and assassination, as fantastical and unhinged as that may seem.

"If she’s in office, I hope we can start a coup. She should be in prison or shot. That’s how I feel about it," Dan Bowman, a 50-year-old contractor, said of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee. "We’re going to have a revolution and take them out of office if that’s what it takes. There’s going to be a lot of bloodshed. But that’s what it’s going to take. . . . I would do whatever I can for my country."

...

"Trump said to watch you precincts. I’m going to go, for sure," said Steve Webb, a 61-year-old carpenter from Fairfield, Ohio.

"I’ll look for . . . well, it’s called racial profiling. Mexicans. Syrians. People who can’t speak American," he said. "I’m going to go right up behind them. I’ll do everything legally. I want to see if they are accountable. I’m not going to do anything illegal. I’m going to make them a little bit nervous."


Also posted to ソ-ラ-バ-ド-のおん; comment count unavailable comments at Dreamwidth.

Tags: political
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 2 comments