The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur accused GOP front runner Donald Trump of creating a dangerous “mob mentality” among his supporters after TYT reporter Jordan Chariton captured footage of supporters throwing people out of a rally, apparently for no reason.
The footage shows Trump supporters stand and surround a young woman who was sitting quietly at a rally in Burlington, Vermont on Tuesday. They loudly demand she be thrown out by security. As she is being forced out, the woman frantically insists she wasn’t doing anything except sitting in her seat.
“If you think this isn’t dangerous, you’re not paying attention,” Uygur cautions. “This is exactly what has happened in countries in the past… We haven’t even chosen if we’re going to go in this direction yet. But this is how it begins, when you start that mob and you empower that mob… This is exactly how fascism begins.”
In the video shot by the TYT crew, Trump tells his supporters, “We’ll get more and more angry as we go, is that okay?”
He then said his security would be “so tough and so nasty, and when that happens we’re not gonna have any more problems… Pretty soon they’re gonna get so nasty that we’re not gonna have any more protesting, you know that right?”
As one man is thrown out of the rally, Trump directs his security not to give him his coat, and to throw him out in 10-below weather.
“If it’s joking around, I’m no longer amused,” Uygur says. “This is exactly how fascism starts. You start roughing people up, and you get your own supporters to rough them up. You start taking their stuff, you start throwing them out in the cold.”
Chariton then describes how he and the rest of the TYT crew were treated by Trump rally staffers. Producer Eric Byler’s video shows police officers telling them they have to leave, because “they don’t want you here.”
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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."