Tuesday, April 02, 2024

The dangers coming

 Supporting Trump Means Supporting a Culture of Violence

From the Atlantic: 

Over the weekend, Donald Trump sent out a video with an image of Joe Biden bound like a hostage, and linked to an article with a photo of the daughter of the judge in his hush-money trial in New York. The former president, running for his old office, knowingly transmitted a picture of the sitting president of the United States as a bound hostage.

From Heather Cox Richardson: 

A threat of violence has always been part of Trump’s political performance. In 2016 he urged rallygoers to “knock the crap out of” protesters, and they did. They also turned on people who weren’t protesters. Political scientists Ayal Feinberg, Regina Branton, and Valerie Martinez-Ebers studied the effects of Trump’s 2016 campaign rhetoric against marginalized Americans and found that counties where Trump held rallies had a significant increase in hate incidents in the month after that rally. 

This isn't normal. And it has to stop.  

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