Donald Trump is headed to Melbourne, Florida, this weekend for a campaign-style rally he hopes will “provide him with a chance to speak to a big, friendly crowd reminiscent of his Thank You tour during the transition.”
Things have changed since then, though, and a large crowd of protestors will likely be there as well.
Trumpsters on Twitter have begun ominously warning “libtards” not to try anything, or there will be trouble.
If there is violence, prepare for the Right to blame the Left. They’ve been trying to paint us as thuggish, hate-filled wackadoodles for some time. (Can you say “PROJECTING”?)
BuzzFeed has a fascinating exclusive about a group of alt-right agitators who have started a disinformation campaign intended to paint anti-Trump rallies as violent and out of control. To that end, they have started infiltrating anti-Trump events carrying hateful signs that say things like “Rape Melania!” and getting the crowd to chant “Assassinate Trump!” in hopes that the videos and images will go viral. It’s happened a number of times already, with media outlets (including – not surprisingly – Russia Today) and Republicans/Trump supporters delivering swift rebukes on Twitter of how bitter and evil Democrats have become in the wake of Trump’s ascendency.
“The current surge in the left’s propensity toward violence and mayhem should surprise no one,” wrote one InfoWars commenter.
BuzzFeed News has learned (the campaign) was the brainchild of a group of Trump supporters led by Jack Posobiec, one of the organizers of the controversial DeploraBall inauguration party and a prominent figure in the pro-Trump internet.
Posobiec, who is the special projects director of a grassroots organization called Citizens for Trump, has been at the center of several flareups of the new right media in recent weeks. In November, Posobiec was thrown out of Comet Ping Pong, the Washington, DC, pizza parlor made infamous by #pizzagate, for filming a children’s birthday party. And in December, Posobiec started the viral #DumpStarWars hashtag after claiming that Rogue One contained anti-Trump scenes.
Read the whole story here, it’s absolutely appalling. And terrifying. And a terrifying glimpse into the mindset of our enemies.
The lesson: Don’t fall for it.
Indeed, the time to “go high when they go low” maybe long past, but Democrats should never and will never sink THAT low.