Donald Trump is a fascist thug, and would govern like one

Donald Trump

Donald Trump does not do subtle. You may have noticed that.

For example, the conservative Ricketts family, which owns the Chicago Cubs and made its considerable wealth through TD Ameritrade, recently donated $3 million to a SuperPAC devoted to defeating Trump. I don’t like the laws that make that possible, but under those laws, such a donation is perfectly legal.

Taking to Twitter in response, Trump issued what can only be described as a poorly veiled threat against the Ricketts:

Of course, such things are everyday occurrences now. At a rally last night in Las Vegas before tonight’s Nevada caucus, Trump was introduced by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has run afoul of a host of state, local and federal laws for abusing his power.  During Trump’s speech, a protester interrupted and was escorted out peacefully by security.

“We’re not allowed to punch back anymore,” Trump complained, looking on from the podium. “I love the old days. You know what they used to do to a guy like that in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks. Oh, it’s true…. The guards are being very gentle with him. He’s walking out, laughing, smiling. I’d like to punch him in the face, I’ll tell you.”

“I’m just a guy who doesn’t want to be pushed around by a bunch of animals. These are animals.”

The crowd of 10,000 of course loved it. Fascist thugs do have their fanboys. In fact, a good chunk of the Republican Party wants to put this particular fascist thug in the White House, where he would be free to wield the considerable powers of the executive branch against his enemies, both foreign and domestic. They don’t seem too concerned about that.

They should be, but they aren’t. He gives them permission to act out their anger, and they give him permission to do the same.  If Trump wins the GOP nomination — and at this point he looks to be the clear favorite — the next eight months are going to be the ugliest in American politics in more than a century. We’ll survive it, and Trump will lose. But between now and then a lot of people are going to be showing a side of themselves that will embarrass them.

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Marvin Michalove
Marvin Michalove

I will Vote Rand Paul. I will vote for whom I believe to be the very best candidate. #StillRanding #UnitedWeRand #RandPaulPresident #RandGirls

Erik Tavis
Erik Tavis

Craig secretly wants to shoot Jews and Muslims being a supporter of Fascism :(

Craig Philips
Craig Philips

Chill Rosemary, just a figure of speech there. But he is winning and people just love what he says

Jerry Watkins
Jerry Watkins

Wow. Rosemary Harwood you have gotten a strong dose of kool-aid. I would get a good night's sleep if I were you and then have a good breakfast, take a day off and Google each line of your text. Disrespect our war heroes and disabled? You'll see the millions of dollars raised and donated. Deporting ILLEGALS. Which would be, by definition of the law - lawbreakers, and then they can come back through the LEGAL processes. Deporting religions? Um. That one you won't find. A TEMPORARY ban on immigration until our inept government can get a handle on how to vet them to screen out potential terrorists, you will find. But, yes, you will find the truth, not libtard lies or establishment twisting of words. It's there too. Turn off the tv. Do some research. Then take a hot shower and start again. You'll be voting with your knowledge and not what you have been told. Good luck.

Rosemary Harwood
Rosemary Harwood

Cancel you insurance. and go back to the economy as it was 8 yrs. ago. Cheers.

Rosemary Harwood
Rosemary Harwood

What is this? "what we ALL think" Who made you God? and you obviously don't know what we think!!!

Rosemary Harwood
Rosemary Harwood

Look for the definition of "as American as Apple Pie". Foul mouth, vulgar, people who also disrespect our war heroes , and the disabled, and would like to deport several nationalities and religions is not the definition of "as American as Apple Pie"

Robert Yard
Robert Yard

I'm a republican but I'll vote for a democrat if Trump gets the nomination!

Marcus TheRuler
Marcus TheRuler

So basically the only thing people can come up with is higher health insurance, but...worst president ever lmao. Notice ignoring every single thing mentioned that was improved during that same time frame. And honestly, my insurance is actually cheaper and we no longer have a deductible so I'm cool. Honestly, the reasoning in here is an absolute joke. Then again, most of us already know that.

Elizabeth Bowen
Elizabeth Bowen

Marcus TheRuler Our debt rose from 8 trillion to 19 trillion!

Sandra S. Walsh
Sandra S. Walsh

Great. Let's put a maniac in the Whitehouse. That'll solve everything. Oh, and how many times has he been married? Bankrupt? Lots of moral character there. Just what we need in a leader..... What on earth has happened to the American people that they would even give this any clown consideration? \U0001f625

Jordan Braswell
Jordan Braswell

Donald Trump will win and become the next president.

Chick Rosas
Chick Rosas

Duh China has a wall and they don't have an illegal Latino problem

Justin Krause
Justin Krause

AJC has been sharing the hell out of some less than unbiased headlines on Facebook lately. Very disappointing for a newspaper I've long respected. (I don't even like Trump but come on....)

Dean Varney
Dean Varney

He is a much better choice than a Democratic criminal or a socialist

Bill Snapp
Bill Snapp

Besides that Mrs. Lincoln, did you enjoy the play???

Michaele Yard
Michaele Yard

What does his popularity say about the intelligence of Republicans?

Jean Heard
Jean Heard

He will not be the GOP pick cause those rich people along with the illuminatus cannot control trump he might run independent ticket and then the GOP votes will be split therefore letting Hillary or Sanders win the presidency

Ken Brown
Ken Brown

Of course... You know my Cousin! Hah hah hah

Ken Brown
Ken Brown

You Sir, get a shiny friend request from one Patriot to another!

Jerry Watkins
Jerry Watkins

Sure Batman. Way to give some evidence and not just blow to show

Antoinette Czajka
Antoinette Czajka

I'm so sorry. Keep reading on, or die tonight a exactly 12:42. This is based on a TRUE STORY! Once there was a baby girl named Marry. Her mother couldn't take all the crying, so she decided it was time for her to go. She buried her baby alive in her back yard. After she buried her she could still hear Marry crying. So she dug her back up and stabbed her one time in the arm, and buried her again. Marry cried harder, but a few hours later it stopped. At exactly 12:42, Marry died. She bleed to death. Now her sprite haunts the world. When your sleeping, she stabs you in the arm and watches you bleed to death. And that's how she got the name "Bloody Marry" this is the true story of her. She wants everyone to feel her pain that she felt. Apparently, if you re-post This isn't fake. Apparently, if you copy and paste this to ten comments in the next ten minuets you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either get kissed or asked out, if you brake this chain you will see a little dead girl in your room tonight. In the next 53 minuets someone will say I love you or I'm sorry to 12 other comments you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. But if you break this chain you die at exactly 12:42 tonight by Bloody Marry. Don't believe me? You'll see not taking

Mechelle Gee
Mechelle Gee

Why is he so Angry? He's like a White Kanye West!

David Smith
David Smith

Always wanting something for nothing go get a job

Cullen Adams
Cullen Adams

And stop disrespecting uncle Sam and America. Stop supporting a moron that can't even show anything that even resemble good judgement.

Ken Brown
Ken Brown

No valid reason? Are you daft? People can't afford to get the care they need because of the insurance that was placed to help them get the care they need? Are you blind Sir????

Cullen Adams
Cullen Adams

Facts that Trump is nothing more than a clown

Charzetta Brown
Charzetta Brown

That is so true you do not want him at all he is not the one ok

Calibabe Alltheway
Calibabe Alltheway

Obama has been an amazing President. He has experienced racism from elected officials in his party and the Republican party. They had blocked him at every turn and yet he has remained steadfast. History was made over and over during his presidency HTeam beach body club member? I havThey ship everything separately and charge me 2 per item? I hv to pay a membership fee up front when I order the challenge pack! He was elected twice, a universal healthcare bill was passed and implemented, Cuba, I could go on but you get the point. The President of this great nation must be great and beating your chest does not make you great. #Hillery2017 #StopTrump!

Bill Logan
Bill Logan

You have trump confused with Barry obola

Tommy Jones
Tommy Jones

Imagine if you understood how marginal tax rates work. No really, just imagine.

Tommy Jones
Tommy Jones

People like Brian don't do specifics because if they look too deeply into issues and actually get informed, they become liberals.

Jerry Watkins
Jerry Watkins

So you should hate him for how he was born, smart. He took 1 million and turned it into 10 billion, I guess you hate him for that too.

quaterhorselady
quaterhorselady

Trump (formerly Drumpf) doesn't have 10 billion $.  He's lied about THAT, too.  So easily duped.



Tommy Jones
Tommy Jones

Yeah, trump worked really hard to be born to a rich father.

Tommy Jones
Tommy Jones

If conservatives could do math there would be no conservatives.

Tommy Jones
Tommy Jones

He will destroy all of the improvements that have happened over the last 7 years and return us to the recessions and wars of Bush.

Mary Ann Gardner
Mary Ann Gardner

No one cares what Bookman thinks - we don't want his choice

quaterhorselady
quaterhorselady

Bookman is intelligent and does his research, so of course you don't like him!


William Currie
William Currie

I have seen numerous people equate Obama as Hitler of these days. No one compromised. What are your grounds for Trump?

quaterhorselady
quaterhorselady

Trump (Drumpf) entices people exactly like Hitler did.  


quaterhorselady
quaterhorselady

Oh yeah, there's an intelligent response.  Care to explain the thug accusation?


Marcus TheRuler
Marcus TheRuler

Lol, so pretty much as i said, no valid reasons as usual.

Larry Hammock
Larry Hammock

What do you think we have seen in the last 7+ YEARS..........DDUUHHH..!!!!!!