This spring, Donald Trump added a new phrase to the stock of improvised riffs he throws out at his rallies: “I love my protesters.” And if my Twitter mentions are any indication, there are a lot of people who think they know why: disruptions inside or outside Trump’s events just might help elect him president. But the people using my historical work to make this particular argument need to read it less selectively and more attentively.
Trump said that “professional agitators” bore much of the blame for violence at his rallies as video showed a protester being beaten and another apparently being grabbed by Trump’s campaign manager.
Trump was downcast that only one protester showed up and there was no big disruption of his speech. “In certain ways,” Trump said, “it makes it more exciting.”
The scenes in Chicago followed several weeks of violence at Trump rallies, in which protesters and journalists have been punched, tackled and hustled out of venues.
Violence has been trailing Donald Trump’s campaign, leaving those who dare challenge the GOP candidate shaken, banged up and bruised.
Following the fatal shooting of Walter Scott, State Senator Gerald Malloy’s body-camera bill is gaining the attention it needs from his fellow South Carolina pols to finally pass it.
In anticipation of a grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case, the governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency.
Jihadists linked to the Islamic State group beheaded a Frenchman that was abducted from a national park in Algeria after Paris ignored their demand to cease air strikes.
By Jessica Bock, St. Louis Post-Dispatch HAZELWOOD, Mo. — The scar on Chris Holmes’ left temple could be considered a marker of the measures he’ll take to make a lesson matter to his journalism students at Hazelwood West High School. After the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, Holmes attended what was supposed […]
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By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Washington Bureau After news broke Monday that the Baltimore Ravens had terminated the contract of Ray Rice after a video surfaced of him hitting his then-finance, Press Secretary Josh Earnest spoke to President Barack Obama about the case. “The president is the father of two daughters. And like any American, he […]
By Laura King, Los Angeles Times Egypt’s battle against Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula heated up Tuesday when a security convoy was ambushed, killing 11 members of the nation’s security forces and wounding four more, the state news agency reported. The attack came two days after Egyptian forces raided a village in the northern […]
San Francisco (AFP) — Hillary Clinton, a potential 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, has weighed in for the first time on the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, saying America can do better. The August 9 killing of Michael Brown, 18, and the subsequent crackdown on demonstrators in the St Louis suburb of Ferguson revived […]
dpa Moscow (dpa) — Russia is planning to send a second aid convoy to areas in eastern Ukraine held by pro-Russian separatist rebels, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. Despite widespread international criticism of the first convoy, a second convoy would make the journey this week, Lavrov said. The Ukrainian government was being informed […]