“Trump Has Never Encouraged Violence”, Here’s a List That Proves Sarah Huckabee Sanders Wrong
You’d probably thought that no one could possibly be worse at speaking for the President that Sean Spicer. I did. We were all so very wrong. Enter Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The Deputy White House Press Secretary was trotted out to defend President Trump’s misogynistic tweet attacking MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski on Thursday, and in the course of Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ statement, claimed that “The president in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence. If anything, quite the contrary.”
February 2016 Trump said after someone threw a tomato at a rally: “If you see somebody with a tomato, knock the crap out of them.”
March 2016 “We have had a couple [protesters] that were really violent, and the particular one when I said I’d like to bang him, that was a very — he was a guy who was swinging, very loud and started swinging at the audience and the audience swung back, and I thought it was very, very appropriate.”
March 2016, again Talking about someone rushing the stage: “I don’t know if I would have done well, but I would have been out there fighting, folks. I don’t know if I’d have done well, but I would’ve been — boom boom boom boom.”
March 2016, again “In the good old days this doesn’t happen because they used to treat them very, very rough.”
March 2016, again Trump suggested he would pay the legal fees of those who remove protesters if they get sued. “Get him out,” Trump said. “Try not to hurt him. If you do, I’ll defend you in court, don’t worry about it.”
That only goes to March of last year. There are undoubtedly more examples, such as when Trump semi-subtly encouraged “2nd amendment people” to “take care” of Hillary Clinton. Not only is the statement that Donald Trump does not encourage violence easily disprovable, it’s the exact opposite of the truth. And “The exact opposite of the truth” could be this administration’s slogan.