Tuesday Open Thread | Trump Encourages Violence

Donald Trump this week issued a thinly veiled threat of violence against his opponents, saying that members of the police, military and biker gangs could “play it tough” if they “reach a certain point.”

It was a disturbing remark, but even more disturbing is the fact that it’s part of a long history of Trump encouraging his supporters to engage in violence. Largely unchecked by his party’s leadership, Trump’s rhetoric has become normalized despite its real-world ramifications.

“I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of Bikers for Trump,” Trump told Breitbart in the interview, which he later tweeted. “I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad.”

“I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of Bikers for Trump,” Trump told Breitbart in the interview, which he later tweeted. “I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough until they go to a certain point, and then it would be very bad, very bad.”

“I think it sounds very much to me like he’s encouraging them to engage in something that’s probably illegal such as assaulting people, you know behave in a dangerous way,” Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) told MSNBC. “That sounds like a threat to me. I think it’s appalling.”

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91 Responses to Tuesday Open Thread | Trump Encourages Violence

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  3. rikyrah says:

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  4. rikyrah says:

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  5. rikyrah says:

    soonergrunt 🇺🇸 (@soonergrunt) Tweeted:
    @Johngcole Briahna Joy Gray, late of the Intercept until today, is now the Sanders Campaign Press Secretary.
    She “covered the Democratic party” for them. Her work consisting mostly of snide attacks and other bullshit and proudly proclaimed in 2016 how she voted for Jill Stein. https://twitter.com/soonergrunt/status/1108132101029715974?s=17

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  6. rikyrah says:

    There are not any other angles 😒😒

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  7. rikyrah says:

    I love the image of “Criminal Tentacles”🤗

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  10. rikyrah says:

    Yep

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  15. rikyrah says:

    YOU KNOW that the original vote was corrupt as phuck….

    JUST CALL FOR A PHUCKING NEW VOTE ON IT!

    10 days to Brexit: what happens if the UK does not leave on 29 March?
    An extension now looks likely – how long will Brexit be delayed for and can it be stopped altogether?

    It is 10 days before the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union. Currently we do not know when, or if, Brexit will take place; if it does happen then under what, if any deal; or even, after John Bercow’s ruling, whether the government can put its plan again to MPs if it wants to do so. So what could happen next?

    What is the government’s next move?
    At the moment we don’t know: following the Speaker’s surprise intervention on Monday, the only ministerial response has been to say that the government needs to “look at the details of the ruling”, and see what can be done.

    What’s due to happen this week?
    Tuesday had been considered the possible date for Theresa May’s third attempt to get her Brexit plan through the Commons. Now, all attention is focused on the European council summit on Thursday and Friday, at which the prime minister will desperately try to seek a new concession from the EU – and also discuss the length and terms of the extension to the departure period. The next steps will depend on that.

    Could May just try for a third vote anyway?

    In theory, but it seems a tough ask. If the DUP suddenly agree to the plan, bringing some Conservative Brexiter MPs with them, meaning her deal could potentially pass the Commons, there would be a temptation for the government to present the motion and call Bercow’s bluff. On Tuesday the Brexit secretary, Stephen Barclay, said he believed even an extension to the departure deadline could be sufficient to allow a new vote. But Bercow had been seemingly clear – to circumvent his ruling would need more than just a change to the politics surrounding the deal, it would need something different within the actual motion.

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  16. rikyrah says:

    Lori Lightfoot targeted in homophobic flyers: ‘Hate has no place in Chicago.’
    By Gregory Pratt
    Chicago Tribune

    Chicago mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot denounced homophobic campaign flyers targeting her that surfaced around the South Side over the weekend, saying “hate has no place in Chicago.”

    Lightfoot, who is openly gay, made the comments at a City Hall news conference Monday morning where she accepted endorsements from several labor unions, including the organization that supports CTA workers.

    Lightfoot was responding to questions about the flyers, which show a photo of Lightfoot and her wife with their arms around each other. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle also denounced the flyers when asked Monday.

    The flyers read: “The Feminist and Gay Movement Have Come Full Circle!”

    Underneath their picture, they say, “The GAY EQUALITY ACT!!! ITS OUR TURN.” Below that, in red ink, are the words, “1st openly gay woman in City Hall.”

    The back of the flyers say Lightfoot is “pro law enforcement,” and add, “All contracts, jobs, and employment newly assigned exclusively to gay people!”

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  17. rikyrah says:

    👏👏👏

    Tom Watson (@tomwatson) Tweeted:
    @reesetheone1 Yup. It’s a declaration of political war. They mean to destroy the Democratic Party. Honestly, I hope some of the best “kumbaya” folks recognize this and stand up. https://twitter.com/tomwatson/status/1108070652320329729?s=17

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  18. Signs and wonders? 😧

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  19. rikyrah says:

    Taniel (@Taniel) Tweeted:
    Amendment 4 got majorities in ALL congressional & legislative districts. Bill would restrict how it’s been implemented in January.

    James Grant is GOP chair of committee that passed bill today; he got angry at idea it’s a poll tax. https://t.co/9gW91VmHip
    https://t.co/HBBxRTwkXg https://twitter.com/Taniel/status/1108047505156161537?s=17

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  20. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh 😒

    Taniel (@Taniel) Tweeted:
    key detail: since January, people have been able to register to vote without this obstacle. Bill would restrict current registration process, and kick people off the rolls who’ve registered (and who may have already voted in this month’s local elections) https://t.co/tnuJy7bXFK https://twitter.com/Taniel/status/1108032380869246976?s=17

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  21. SHYT is about to get real……..

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  22. rikyrah says:

    Taniel (@Taniel) Tweeted:
    🚨news in Florida: a House committee has moved forward a bill to strip Floridians of right to vote if they haven’t been able to fully pay court fines & fees. Hundreds of thousands could be disenfranchised.

    Coups easier to pull off when universal suffrage devalued to start with. https://twitter.com/Taniel/status/1108030465699729408?s=17

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    Taniel (@Taniel) Tweeted:
    🚨news in Florida: a House committee has moved forward a bill to strip Floridians of right to vote if they haven’t been able to fully pay court fines & fees. Hundreds of thousands could be disenfranchised.

    Coups easier to pull off when universal suffrage devalued to start with. https://twitter.com/Taniel/status/1108030465699729408?s=17

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    Taniel (@Taniel) Tweeted:
    🚨news in Florida: a House committee has moved forward a bill to strip Floridians of right to vote if they haven’t been able to fully pay court fines & fees. Hundreds of thousands could be disenfranchised.

    Coups easier to pull off when universal suffrage devalued to start with. https://twitter.com/Taniel/status/1108030465699729408?s=17

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  25. Copy Chick says:

    At the beginning of this aberration’s reign someone told me that they fully expected the sooner-or-later result of the hatred, raciscm and division to be civil war. While I hope not with all my heart, nothing seems to be off the table anymore.

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    The Young And The Restless star Kristoff St. John, 52, died of HEART DISEASE, according to coroner’s report which lists actor’s death as ‘accidental’
    By DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER

    PUBLISHED: 13:18 EDT, 19 March 2019 | UPDATED: 13:25 EDT, 19 March 2019

    Kristoff St. John died of heart disease, the L.A. coroner’s office has reported.

    The Young and the Restless actor died aged 52 last month, on February 3, at his home in Los Angeles.

    The official cause of death has been revealed as hypertrophic heart disease and has been categorized as an accident, TMZ revealed on Tuesday.

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  28. rikyrah says:

    Maddow said that there were 53 pages in the report against Epstein.

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    Age of victim in Epstein deal eased sex offender penalties: WaPo
    Rachel Maddow explains new reporting from the Washington Post that because the age of the victim in the Jeffrey Epstein plea deal approved by current Labor Secretary Alex Acosta was 16 and not younger, Epstein was able to avoid registering as a sex offender in states where 16 is the age of consent.

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  31. FLORIDA Y’ALL

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  33. Please donate to Julian Castro’s presidential campaign. Donate whatever you can even if it’s $3 or $5 dollars. We must get his individual donor count up to the 65,000 threshold to participate in the first debate.

    https://www.julianforthefuture.com/

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    Nadler encouraged by document response; thousands from Bannon
    Rep. Jerry Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about the results of the committee’s prodigious document request, and why the American people deserve answers to the questions about Donald Trump regardless of whether Attorney General Bill Barr withholds some of the Mueller report.

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  36. rikyrah says:

    🙄🙄😒😒

    The Hill (@thehill) Tweeted:
    Beto O’Rourke: “If you own an AR-15, keep it. Continue to use it responsibly and safely. I just don’t think that we need to sell anymore weapons of war into this public.” https://t.co/uqMA1jWOTf https://twitter.com/thehill/status/1107069284356894720?s=17

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  37. rikyrah says:

    About AOC and that poll that has recently been released showing her underwater in her own district.
    I was reading the Twitters, and someone reminded me that this is post the fallout of Amazon deciding against putting its center in her district, due to the lobbying of the purity ponies.
    And, that 80 union leaders wrote to Bezos directly to ask him to reconsider the project.

    This person wrote that these Union Leaders have long memories…and that is absolutely true!

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  38. The media is worthless…..

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  39. rikyrah says:

    Investigations multiply as Trump scandals spiral wider
    Rachel Maddow looks at how investigations into Donald Trump business practices and ties to Russia have spun out new investigations of people and organizations that seem more peripheral to Trump.

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  40. rikyrah says:

    Lips pursed.

    Wisconsin focus group suggests Trump’s dishonesty is a problem
    03/19/19 10:06 AM
    By Steve Benen

    Democrats suffered a series of bitter disappointments in the last presidential election cycle, but Donald Trump’s narrow victory in Wisconsin was among the most severe. The Badger State had supported the Democratic ticket in each of the last seven presidential elections – Barack Obama carried Wisconsin with relative ease in both of his national races – but the state nevertheless backed Trump by about 0.7% of the statewide vote.

    It’s against this backdrop that Axios reported yesterday on a focus group conducted in Appleton, Wis., featuring a group of swing voters, most of whom voted for Obama in 2012, before switching to Trump in 2016. There were a variety of interesting takeaways, but one of the things that stood out for me was a common thread among some of the voters who backed the Republican, but who aren’t sure about voting for him again.

    “I think he’s a dirty crook that lies, cheats, and steals when he can,” said George Engelmann, a 49-year-old Obama/Trump voter. […]

    Adam K., a 47-year-old Obama/Trump voter, said he wishes Trump would own the things he’s lied about. “He’s been caught in a lot of lies. … You know, just admit that you made a mistake and say ‘I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said that.’”

    Amanda S., a 39-year-old Obama/Trump voter, said: “He’s getting stuff done, but he lies. I don’t think he’s a very good person, but he’s getting stuff done, so it’s hard.”

    What the PHUCK is he getting done? Just name 3 things that if you aren’t rich, he’s ‘gotten done’.
    Phuck outta here with that idiocy.

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  41. Do your time, bitchass murdering thug…………..

    Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Jason Van Dyke’s Prison Sentence

    The highest court in Illinois has rejected a petition filed by special prosecutors and state Attorney General Kwame Raoul that sought to contest the nearly seven-year prison sentence handed down to former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke for the 2014 murder of Laquan McDonald.

    The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a mandamus petition sought by Raoul and special prosecutor Joseph McMahon, who said Van Dyke received an “improper sentence” following his conviction in the high-profile murder case last year.

    Six of the seven Supreme Court justices heard the case. Justice Mary Jane Theis did not take part. Justice Thomas Kilbride concurred in part and dissented in part, while Justice P. Scott Neville Jr. dissented in full. All others concurred with the ruling.

    The court’s decision comes just over a month after McMahon and Raoul first filed their petition – an extremely rare move for prosecutors to take once a case is essentially finished.

    Van Dyke shot the 17-year-old McDonald 16 times in the middle of South Pulaski Road on Oct. 20, 2014. Police had learned McDonald was carrying a knife and had attacked a truck driver only minutes earlier. Prosecutors said at trial 14 to 15 seconds passed between Van Dyke’s first and last shots. McDonald was on the ground for 13 of those seconds.

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  42. Kellyann Conway and husband got game………

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  43. rikyrah says:

    😠😠😠

    Alex Seitz-Wald (@aseitzwald) Tweeted:
    New hires for Bernie Sanders’ comms shop: The Intercept’s Briahna Joy Gray joins as national press secretary, David Sirota comes on board as senior comms adviser and speechwriter. https://twitter.com/aseitzwald/status/1108014590019948544?s=17

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  46. Liza says:

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  47. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone.

    What I’d like to know is why is donald trump allowed to remain in office, as he clearly poses an incredibly dangerous THREAT to Americans and those around the globe.

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    • Liza says:

      I’ve had the same thought for quite some time.

      Why is this allowed to go on? Exactly WHAT is required to get a mad man out of the White House? How bad does it have to get? How does this end?

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  48. rikyrah says:

    For those of us who get DNC fundraising emails…..how about something different in response to them:

    satby says:
    March 19, 2019 at 6:31 am
    So in a thread below there was discussion about letting the DNC know that their party members expect that all candidates for the party’s nomination have released their tax returns. So my reply to Perez’s last email was this:

    The DNC will get no contributions from me unless they enforce a rule about candidates releasing their tax returns. All candidates need to release their tax returns of at least 5 years or they should not be allowed to be part of the Democratic debate.

    Bernie Sanders is not a Democratic Party member, and refusing to release his tax returns normalizes Trump not releasing his. This is completely unacceptable to your party members.

    Not a dime in contributions until the DNC steps up and does the right thing.

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    • Ametia says:

      This X’S MILLION!

      Bernie Sanders is not a Democratic Party member, and refusing to release his tax returns normalizes Trump not releasing his. This is completely unacceptable to your party members.

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  49. rikyrah says:

    Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) Tweeted:
    HORSELAUGH!: Deutsche Bank could only assess Trump’s net worth at $788 million. Despite Trump’s entire life as a “great negotiator” and a “savvy business man”, he’s essentially worth no more than his father left him…minus interest.

    https://t.co/xqSTbl4U3I https://twitter.com/TeaPainUSA/status/1107826097004130307?s=17

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  50. rikyrah says:

    CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) Tweeted:
    The State Department bars the press corps from a briefing with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and won’t release the list of attendees https://t.co/4YTKLffNR6 https://t.co/PUYmprmf33 https://twitter.com/CNNPolitics/status/1108003209447116802?s=17

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  51. rikyrah says:

    🤔🤔🤔

    Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) Tweeted:
    If elected president, @PeteButtigieg would try to rally support for constitutional amendment to scrap Electoral College, he tells me.

    We talked about this and other matters, including need for Dems to go big on Trump and white nationalism.

    Our interview: https://t.co/f5uzGTQjvq https://twitter.com/ThePlumLineGS/status/1108001337583849472?s=17

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  52. rikyrah says:

    This😠😠

    Tom Watson (@tomwatson) Tweeted:
    Note to Democratic progressives: it would be better to stop calling liberals “centrists.” It’s just a cheap slur. Doesn’t advance the ball. No justice in it. Boon to GOP and Trump. Hurts your cause. https://twitter.com/tomwatson/status/1108002707179274240?s=17

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  53. rikyrah says:

    Wakandan War Dog (@Kennymack1971) Tweeted:
    I’m dialing back the 2020 talk outside of “Fuck Bernie and Tulsi too” but I will say this….White Americans left, right and so called independent have another litmus test coming up. The cynic in me says they’ll fuck it up again but we shall see. https://twitter.com/Kennymack1971/status/1108002805485371396?s=17

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    Jason Elias (@Zebop) Tweeted:
    I don’t know one so called “centrist” who gives a damn about the GOP base, not ONE. https://t.co/ir7r0sPXVf https://twitter.com/Zebop/status/1107942314880712704?s=17

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  56. rikyrah says:

    Front page of the WSJ has that Bezos’ Sidepiece’s Brother sold the texts to the National Enquirer for $ 200,000

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  57. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh 😒

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    😠😠😠

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  61. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh 😒

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  64. rikyrah says:

    Amene (@Ange_Amene) Tweeted:
    Why else would the clear frontrunner use a running mate to sway voters ?

    Doesn’t make sense.

    And it’s pretty much what I’ve been saying…Biden is waiting so long to announce because he sees his problem areas and doesn’t know how to work past them. https://twitter.com/Ange_Amene/status/1107981334683836418?s=17

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  68. rikyrah says:

    Truth

    Zaki (@zakiedwards) Tweeted:
    @jemelehill The Electoral College is Affirmative Action for rural whites. Only instead of existing to *correct* an injustice, it exists to *further* an injustice. https://twitter.com/zakiedwards/status/1107975394618232832?s=17

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    👏👏👏

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  71. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh
    Uh huh 😒🤨

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  72. rikyrah says:

    Thread

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  73. rikyrah says:

    🤔🤔🤔

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    🤗🤗🤗

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  80. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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  81. peddiebill says:

    Until they work out what’s going on? Don’t hold your breath until the President works it out. Remember how long it took him to read and comprehend President Obama’s birth certificate!!

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  83. #WhiteSupremacy

    “Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on.”

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  84. #WhiteSupremacy brings DEATH & DESTRUCTION. It is why the family of 12 year old Tamir Rice can’t get justice in this country. White racists won’t allow it whether it’s prosecutors or juries. As much as I despise Trump, he didn’t start this shyt. America has always been this way since they set foot on Native land & sailed the ocean to kidnap Black people & enslaved them.

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