Donald Trump's Not Scary These Protesters Are 'Bad Dudes'

Donald Trump: I’m Not Dangerous, These Protesters Are ‘Bad Dudes’ (VIDEO)

Violence keeps breaking out at Donald Trump rallies … But now that reporters, as well as protesters, have been on the receiving end of it, the chattering classes are getting a bit nervous.

And who can blame them? In February, Trump’s Secret Service agent choke-slammed Time photojournalist Christopher Morris for attempting to photograph Black Lives Matter activists being kicked out of a rally in Virginia. Then Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski (allegedly!) assaulted Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields after she asked the GOP candidate about his views on affirmative action. Ben Terris from the Washington Post, saw what (allegedly!) happened, and there was an audio recording of the incident and its aftermath.

Donald Trump denies violence at his rallies while defending it.

During Thursday’s GOP debate in Miami, CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Mein Trumpf if he believes he’s “done anything to create a tone where this kind of violence would be encouraged.” Naturally, Donald Trump solemnly answered, “I hope not, I truly hope not.”

Then the Donald went on to brag about the 25,000-30,000 folks packing his stadiums at his campaign events, people who “come with tremendous passion and love for the country.”

Because, really, they’re not mean and bigoted and violent, they just have this “deep love for America.” When they see horrible, un-American things happening — like bad trade deals, higher taxes, loss of jobs, Wall Street bailouts, and people who are unhappy enough about these and other injustices to actually take to the streets and protest these bad policies — they just go, “oooooooooooh!” and go all Hulk on us.

Like Donald Trump’s campaign manager, they have anger issues that can only be resolved by assaulting someone.

“They have anger. They love this country. They don’t like seeing bad trade deals, they don’t like seeing higher taxes, they don’t like seeing a loss of their jobs where our jobs have just been devastated. I know, and I see it.”

Jake Tapper then closes in on Donald Trump and cites some appalling quotes that Donald Trump has made, which could be seen as encouraging violence towards protesters and journalists at his rallies. But Donald Trump attempts to assure Tapper that his brownshirts aren’t the problem, the protesters are.

“We have some protesters that are bad dudes,” Donald Trump declares in the sing-song tone of some perverse Bizarro World version of a blank verse nursery rhyme.

“They have done bad things / They are swinging / They are really dangerous / They get in there / They start hitting people.”

Then Mein Trumpf goes on to explain:

“And we had a couple big, strong, powerful guys [Trump speak for “guys with brown or black skin”] doing damage to people — not only the loudness, the loudness I don’t mind — but doing serious damage. And if there are going to be taken out, I’m going to be honest and run something.”

Run something? Run what? But then Donald Trump insists that he has nothing to do with all those protesters who keep getting assaulted and manhandled at his rallies, because it’s not him, it’s the voice of the people. Plus all those cops.

“It’s not me, it’s the municipal government, the police, because I don’t have guards all over these stadiums. I mean, we fill up stadiums.”

Um, okay. Donald Trump’s followers aren’t really dangerous, they just fill up entire stadiums.

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Watch: Donald Trump tells CNN’s Jake Tapper at the GOP debate in Miami that he’s not really violent, his protesters are just some seriously “bad dudes.”

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Elisabeth Parker is a writer, web designer, mom, political junkie, and dilettante.

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