Trump spokesperson: Rally violence is ‘American people having a head-on collision with the truth’
Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson asserted over the weekend that the violence being repeatedly seen at the candidate’s rallies was a manifestation of how the American people were “having a head-on collision with the truth.”
After protesters temporarily shut down traffic and clashed with supporters at a rally in Arizona, Fox News host Jeannine Pirro asked Pierson on Saturday if the protests were a plot to nominate another candidate or simply an attempt to create anarchy.
“I think a lot of it is anarchy, but I think more importantly this is organized chaos,” Pierson explained. “They are trying to create a public perception of violence to scare people [away from] supporting Mr. Trump.”
Pierson argued that conservatism had been “absent in the community” since Ronald Reagan left office, giving rise to the “militant left in this political [sic] correct society where it’s okay for them to use violence as an intimidation tactic or just yell ‘racist’ or ‘Hitler’ to smear someone’s character.”
Pirro pointed out that if the protests were just about the failure of conservatism to stop the so-called “militant left” then demonstrators would also be targeting other GOP candidates.
“You have people like MoveOn.org and Black Lives Matter and some of these anarchy groups, that’s all they do is look for fights,” Pierson opined. “They’ve been provoking people all over the country long before Mr. Trump entered this race.”
Trump’s national spokesperson added that attempts to derail the her boss’ candidacy would only amplify his message.
“This is the American people having a head-on collision with the truth, which is that the Democratic side is not on the side of the people, and the militant left is their army,” Pierson remarked. “And what we’re seeing now is that people supporting Mr. Trump, they’re not afraid. They’re going to go out there and they’re going to fight for American values and American families because that’s who needs to come first.”
Watch the video below from Fox News, broadcast March 19, 2016.