Trump threatens to send police, military, and bikers to make things ‘very bad’ for his opponents

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In an interview with Breitbart, Donald Trump had a not-at-all-subtle message for his opponents. “I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump,” he claimed. “I have the tough people, but they don’t play it tough—until they go to a certain point and then it would be very bad, very bad.”

Trump doesn’t make it clear who “they” are, or exactly what would have to happen before his collection of soldiers, officers, and bikers would be released to make things “very bad.” Not that details are required. Trump is making it clear he thinks he has the muscle on his side to get his way by brute force, no democracy required.

As the Toronto Star notes, this follows another statement Trump made in November in which he called protesters “weaklings” and added even more components to the mix of “tough guys” who were ready to smack down resisters. “You know, they’re tough guys, right. Where are the Bikers for Trump? Where are the police? Where are the military? Where are the ICE? Where are the Border Patrol? No. No. We’ve taken a lot. We’ve taken a lot, folks.”

These authoritarian calls to violence are just more of the same from a candidate who began by calling for violence against protesters at his rallies. And it’s far, far from certain that the military—which is far more wedded to the Constitution than Trump is—would obey an illegal order. Especially when Trump’s border “emergency” got its funds by taking away funding for homes, schools, and hospitals for military families.

In his testimony before Congress, Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen stated that he was concerned Trump wouldn’t leave the political stage even if he lost an election. Trump is certainly making that concern very easy to believe.

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Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

Please quit building Trump up like he’s some kind of indestructible being. Trump is nothing but a POS who can’t walk on water. Personally, I don’t give a crap about his threat. But the eyes of the world is on this country, who lets the so called leader, threaten the people in publicly and nothing is done about it. But if the public returned the favor, they would be arrested. Whos going to get some balls to shut this gut down.

Joseph
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Joseph

Insecure bully, it’s very obvious Trumpty dumpty can’t match wits with the opposition so the threat of violence is his call to Trumptards everywhere. He’s going to use the military, police and bikers? Really?

Nettie
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Nettie

Trump is playing with fire. He thinks he is king. The military, government officials take an oath to the US Constitution not Trump. He is mentally ill plus suffering from early dementia and will need to be removed in a straight jacket if he tries this stupid stunt.

David Sherman
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David Sherman

Trump sucks ass and swallows!

samtam
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samtam

As you note, he’s kinda pissed off the military. Come the civil war, I think he’d be on the losing side.

Lone Wolf
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Lone Wolf

Hey uh, he’s already on the losing side.

Elli
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Elli

The president threatening the public, what has this country come to. Get this criminal out of office and put him behind bars where he belongs. He cannot get away with this thread. That is going a bit too far.

Impeach trump
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Impeach trump

That is a statement of “toughness” from a narcissist who genuinely believes those groups of people will give their life to “fight” for him…over what?? He thrives on violence/toughness yet he was a scared pathetic baby landing in Afghanistan with lights out-trumper is mentally unfit for this office and so are the fuc**ng republicans who back him-Maybe his love of violence will backfire on him….this is proof he has gone to far to tolerate

David Bishop
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David Bishop

Bring it on, bozo!

Reeby
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Reeby

Just another of many clear ways he exhibits his unfitness for the high office of the presidency.