When it comes to rallies, Donald Trump is far from your average candidate, being well known for his aggressive messages and not-so-orthodox methods of convincing voters that he is the candidate that deserves to make America great again.
Still, lately, more and more of his gatherings with supporters are interrupted by protesters and Donald Trump was accused that he and his supporters have allowed rallies to be dominated by violence and injury, says Fox News.
Everything seems normal for Trump
“Nobody’s ever been hurt,” the GOP front-runner told “Fox News Sunday.” “Some of these protesters are bad dudes. They swing and they punch.”
These comments came after a weekend with rallies filled with more violence than ever, starting with a cancelled event on Friday, in Chicago, and culminating with arrests and clashes between supporters and Mr. Trump’s supporters. Not to mention than a man almost managed to reach the stage from which the Republican was speaking.
What’s surprising is that Donald Trump doesn’t seem bothered about all these interruptions, since he claims that his rallies draw tens of thousands of people, mentioning that recently, 35,000 people attended a rally in Alabama.
Launching accusations towards other candidates, as expected
Moving on, there’s wasn’t any doubt that Trump would accuse other candidates of being behind all these interruptions. Recently, he suggested that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is actually sending them!
“Many of these people come from Bernie,” Trump said on CBS’ Face The Nation when he was asked about what he called “professional disrupters” who are interrupting his rallies. Of course, he didn’t stopped here, being way more explicit on Twitter.
“Bernie Sanders is lying when he says his disruptors aren’t told to go to my events. Be careful Bernie, or my supporters will go to yours,” the Republican front-runner said.
Mr. Sanders replied to these attacks, saying on CNN’s State of the Union that Trump is actually the one creating a ‘toxic atmosphere’ – an opinion shared by Ohio Governor John Kasich – and rejecting any accusations of him having anything to do with all the protests. The Senator added that Trump, like always, is simply making things up.
“This man cannot stop lying about anything,” Sanders said.
Republicans don’t fancy Trump’s rallies either
And Bernie Sanders isn’t the only one criticizing the way Donald Trump‘s rallies are organized. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton said he is guilty of “political arson”. also adding that “the ugly, divisive rhetoric we are hearing from Donald Trump and the encouragement of violence and aggression is wrong, and it’s dangerous.”
Fellow Republican Marco Rubio also joined the discussion, saying that the real estate tycoon does nothing but exploit citizens’ anger and anxieties with conspiracy theories that would make sense just to those who are unbalanced.
“There are people out there that listen to this stuff and we don’t know how they’re going to react,” Rubio said on ABC’s This Week, quoted by USA Today. “And he keeps putting this stuff out there. We’re going to have an ugly scene here; we already have seen these ugly scenes.”
Ignoring the fact that all these statements were made by Donald Trump‘s competitors, we must admit that there’s more than just a trace of truth in them. Not once the Republican changed his mind between statements and presented false facts. Is there a possibility of him being the one orchestrating all these interruptions and acts of violence, in other to get even more attention?