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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Donald Trump made a promise — and perhaps a challenge — at his press conference Tuesday night, after being asked about the Black Lives Matter activists who recently disrupted a Bernie Sanders campaign event and took the microphone.

“I would never give up my microphone. I thought that was disgusting,” Trump told reporters gathered in Birch Run, Michigan. “That showed such weakness — the way he was taken away by two young women. The microphone — they just took the whole place over. And the audience, which liked him, I mean, they were him [sic] — they’re saying, ‘What’s going on? How could this happen?’

“That will never happen with me. I don’t know if I’ll do the fighting myself, or if other people will. But that was a disgrace. The way they — I felt badly for him. But it showed that he’s weak. You know what? He’s getting the biggest crowds, and I’m getting the biggest crowds. We’re the two getting the crowds. But believe me, that’s not gonna happen to Trump.”

Here is The Donald’s full press conference, via C-SPAN, with the key moment beginning at the 13:15 mark.

Photo: Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump gives the keynote speech at the Republican Party Lincoln Day event in Birch Run, Michigan, August 11, 2015. (REUTERS/Rebecca Cook)

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  • RED

    And once again the differences between the candidates and their thought processes are revealed. Although, I believe it was quite rude and obnoxious to interrupt Sanders, especially after listening to what the activist said. And don’t get me wrong, I’m full on with ending the rein of the terrorist blue thugs, for sure. But Sanders and his crowd is not a hostile crowd or candidate, these are most likely the people that support the BLM movement but these activists acted as if they were the enemy. However, with all that said, Bernie apparently allowed them to speak and address the crowd, in other words being ok with other voices. But Trump, oh no, not Trump. His entitled welfare life has conditioned to believe that the security forces are for the purpose of crushing any interference in his born to privilege world. Of course, the ignorant Con sickness afflicted followers of the Donald are far too stupid to realize that Trump would treat them exactly the same.

    • yabbed

      Well, we have seen Sanders use the police to arrest anti war protesters in 1999 and threaten to call the police on his constituents at a VT town hall meeting this year when he was challenged on his support for Israel’s war crimes in Gaza.

  • dtgraham

    Right. The next thing you know Trump will be cleaning up in the African-American vote in polls. The guy has broken every other political rule known to man. What the hell. Why stop now?

  • Daniel Jones

    The Donald has proven yet another way he is unsuited to be President of a flea circus, let alone the United States of America; he’ll never let anything rank higher than him.. including the country.

  • yabbed

    I don’t like either candidate as potential Presidents of the United States but in a match up Donald Trump would roll over Bernie Sanders in an election. Trump resonates with Americans’ idea of themselves and of America and Sanders’ socialism is alien and unacceptable to most Americans. And there are the two very different tax proposals: Sanders wants a 90% tax rate so his government can decide how to spend Americans’ earnings while Trump proposes a rate of 1% for incomes up to $30,000; 5% at $30,000 to $100,000; 10% at $100,000 to $1,000,000; and 15% at over $1,000,000. It’s easy to see how Middle America would vote if the Trump and Sanders were the candidates.

  • Tramp=RACIST