This Thursday, President Trump threatened to “put … down very quickly” any riots that might take place on election night if he's victorious.
“We’ll put them down very quickly if they do that. We have the right to do that. We have the power to do that, if we want,” Trump told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro.
“Look, it’s called insurrection,” he added. “We just send in, and we do it very easy. I mean, it’s very easy. I’d rather not do that because there’s no reason for it, but if we had to, we’d do that and put it down within minutes.”
Reacting to his threat, Trump's critics on Twitter saw it as another manifestation of what they say are his fascistic tendencies.
Trump threatens America with his Gestapo. https://t.co/LFKbtSBtf8— Pitt Griffin (@Pitt Griffin)1599832546.0
Here is a much more likely event...a handful of racist trump supporters revolt at the massive loss of trump. … https://t.co/sQCWjMtYux— Prf (@Prf)1599833902.0
Trump’s secret police. Anyone have estimates on how many are now in their employ? ‘We’ll put them down very quick… https://t.co/f0Mj3EiYym— Frank HIll (@Frank HIll)1599836517.0
Let's get this sociopathic dictator wannabe out of the White House and into jail where he belongs. Vote! ‘We’ll pu… https://t.co/YE39jyJcsx— KnewNormal (@KnewNormal)1599835119.0
Actually, the only ones I have heard threatening violence are his MAGAts. https://t.co/jPysAuOBb2— suzyaz (@suzyaz)1599834549.0
Expect armed long gun militias to show up as poll watchers. If Trump runs out of ‘militia’ he can hire armed Blackw… https://t.co/Zw4ereNf2j— DougDooganuchi (@DougDooganuchi)1599835693.0