Trump was holding a political rally.
Tad Blarney

I’m the One You Should Be Afraid Of

I Acted With Violence, Malice, and Spite against Donald Trump, Who Is No Fascist, Not Even Close

Throngs of my leftist peers decided that Trump — who’s a little crude, and a blowhard, but an otherwise regular dude— was not allowed to have his little private meeting in Chicago. I and my ilk use violence, malice, and spite to attack and assault Trump, who is no fascist, not even close. Yet I take the moral high ground, and blame Trump. I’m the one you should be afraid of.

Did I cover everything, Mr. Blarney? I tried in the paragraph above to capture all of the fantasy arguments you conjured up when you made Donald J. Trump into a victim of left-wing bullies. Our racist Republican presidential front-runner, who has repeatedly called for violent beatings of the protesters at his rallies, becomes in your telling a scared little boy who was not allowed to attend his own . . . what? What should we call the March 11 event Trump canceled in Chicago? First you called it a political rally, but then you changed it to a little private meeting, which is just the opposite.

I guess you didn’t hear that Trump lied about why he canceled the event? He said the Chicago police urged him to cancel it, to maintain order at the university where he clearly was not welcome. But the police said nobody from the Trump campaign ever talked to them about canceling the event. The police thought the rally — I mean the little private meeting — was still on.

Sorry to be so dense, but you may have to show me the moment when Trump got attacked because I’m 99.9% certain that he wasn’t actually at the Chicago event/nonevent. But no doubt you have sources who confirm your assertion that “throngs of people decided that he was not allowed to have his little private meeting, and attacked him and his peers.”

Next, I and my “ilk” (I love that word) acted “with violence, malice and spite, while taking the moral high ground.” Sorry to keep beating this dead horse, but the inside information you’re privy to is not being shared with the public at large. The protesters who decided to attend Trump’s little private event in Chicago no doubt frightened Trump into canceling, but at no point did they resort to violence. Spite? I’ll grant that they may have been spiteful. And they definitely claimed the moral high ground, as they should have.

Trump has grown accustomed to his supporters beating up protesters while he eggs them on and promises to pay their legal bills when they follow his advice and break the law. But in Chicago the protesters may well have outnumbered his supporters. And if there’s one thing Trump can’t stand, it’s a level playing field. Can you imagine where he would be now if he’d started life without that silver foot in his mouth? (With thanks and apologies to the late, great Ann Richards.) If he’d grown up poor, Trump would probably be a security guard, or a cop, or a mob enforcer —something that plays into his authoritarian bent.

It’s no wonder they call you Blarney. It’s the perfect name for a Trump apologist who does some pretty nifty doublespeak to turn the billionaire into a victim.

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