Trump Speaks Out of Both Sides of His Mouth

After watching people associated with his campaign assault anyone who disagrees with him and is willing to say so aloud, Donald Trump recently became acquainted with the other side of that equation when a planned rally in Chicago was canceled after his supporters clashed with people who came to the event determined to offer their two cents’ worth on the carnival barker’s latest rantings and ravings.

From there it was onto Air Trump – oh, that’s right, Trump’s airline venture failed – to Ohio, where at another rally his attempts to speak were interrupted by protesters, including one who jumped a barricade before being hauled away by local police.

Trump’s reaction?

“We cannot let our first amendment rights be taken away from us.”

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We don’t need no stinking constitution

That’s pretty rich, coming from a guy who just a few weeks ago was talking about weakening federal libel laws so he could abridge the free speech rights of reporters and chill their willingness to write critically of him.

In Trump’s world, the only good deal is a deal in which you fleece the other guy, so we probably shouldn’t be surprised when he views free speech as something to which he alone is entitled. This is still more proof that the guy who says he wants to make America great again doesn’t even understand what made America great in the first place.

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