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Donald Trump Responds to Rally Cancellation: 'Thugs' Have 'Energized America'

Donald Trump Responds to Rally Cancellation: 'Thugs' Have 'Energized America'

Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to respond to his rally’s cancellation on Friday (March 11) in Chicago, Ill.

The 69-year-old Republican presidential frontrunner decided to cancel the event after violence broke out among supporters and protesters.

“The organized group of people, many of them thugs, who shut down our First Amendment rights in Chicago, have totally energized America!” Donald wrote.

In addition, Donald told CNN‘s Don Lemon, “I hope that my tone is not that of causing violence.”

Donald has commented on violence at his rallies in the past, stating, “They were swinging, they were hitting people and they were really doing damage and, frankly, the crowd turned on them or the police turned on them. In most cases it was the police.”

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  • gradybridges

    The only thugs are in the Trump campaign and they are led by the biggest thug of all-Donald Drumph.

  • smmy33

    The left’s goal is to shut down debate they do it in media, college campus,
    A political rally can’t be held in a area without them beating up cops or the average America citizen, who have the right to hold political rally.

    Crazy lefty thugs think will control politics in America with violence & intimidation.

  • MimiB

    Oh, that Donald supporter I saw slugging a black man for no reason wasn’t a thug?

    Incivility will rein as long as the Donald keeps whipping up people’s anger and hatred. He really needs to look in a mirror instead of blaming others.

  • smmy33

    The supporter that you saw in a 2 second video, giving the finger to everyone and screaming insults, he got exactly what he deserved.

    What would have happened if throughout Obama’s campaign, he couldn’t hold a rally without a bunch of thugs rushing the stage, screaming insults, pushing and shoving anyone that stopped them.

    The media would do stories day and night, how this isn’t acceptable, what’s wrong with the other party they have to resort to volience.

    Who the fuck told these people they decide who or what can hold political rallies in America.

  • Tommi

    This will strengthen Donald Trump. Americans have realized the country is going way in the wrong direction. Seeing how violent and repressive the oppostion is only reinforces it.
    America don’t like extremes ineither direction.

  • Sim

    They go to other parties political gathering to yell nasty shit and instigate fights and now your whining when someone fights back.

  • Von

    The left exposed their ugly, vicious, anarchic, intolerance in Chicago Whatever happened to Voltaire, philosopher of the Enlightenment,
    “I disagree with what you say, but I will fight to the death for your right to say it.”

  • Cruizin1960

    Not so fast buster. They do NOT do what was done in Chicago. They do not have someone like George Soros funding them. At most, you may have a dozen protesters show up. Hardly the same. And, the protesters who gained access to the building should be feeling very fortunate that Trump was not in the building…if he had been, they could have been arrested on federal charges since Trump is under Secret Service protection.

  • Sim

    They don’t know want they’re protesting, they are PAID THUGS by groups like left-wing billionaire George Soros. They are PAID to AGITATE American society.
    Before this they were “ANTI-WAR” protesters that disappeared with Obama’s Presidency, while 2009 he sends thousands of more troops to Afghanistan, 2011 he starts illegally bombing Libya. Then it was “OCCUPY WALLSTREET ” that got dropped once democrats protected Wallstreet / Banks instead of prosecuting them. Now it’s “BLACKLIVESMATTER” and next some illegal migrants advocacy, Left-wing groups and him have already started organizing $ funding.

  • Casey C

    The irony of the fact that at least half of these ‘thugs’ were his supporters. the protesters didn’t do it on their own.

  • smmy33

    The only irony is you actually believe that. Only one side in in this uses demagoguery to incite , ie racist, nazi, Hitler , fascist

    If remotly true, this would happen at Berin Sanders rallies, a actual socialist , Obama 9 years of campaigning and in office, a Black man campaigning to ” fundamentally transform” America or Hillary Clinton rallies.

    You can judge someone by their opponents, this display of intimidation and crude violence does not do the opponents of Trump any favours.

  • smmy33

    The only irony is you actually believe that. Only one side in in this uses demagoguery to incite , ie racist, nazi, Hitler , fascist

    If remotly true, this would happen at Berin Sanders rallies, a actual socialist , Obama 9 years of campaigning and in office, a Black man campaigning to ” fundamentally transform” America or Hillary Clinton rallies.

    You can judge someone by their opponents, this display of intimidation and crude violence does not do the opponents of Trump any favours.

  • Ariana

    Exactly. What are these protesters hoping to achieve by going to a candidate’s rally they don’t like? Those BLM protesters go specifically to cause trouble, and when they are kicked out or beaten, they cry racism! Unbelievable! This is all Obama and the Democratic party’s fault! They have caused serious racial tensions in the US and its not going to get better.

  • chipsnhow

    There are longer clips and different angles. An American no matter the race is not to be attacked for flipping the bird and being loud.

  • chipsnhow

    Peta protests outside of fashion shows, climate change activists protest outside of congress/senate, etc. What exactly is the problem with Americans protesting outside of a Trump rally? It’s one of those great rights us Americans have.

    They may be loud (it’s a protest), they may be many in number (it’s a protest) but if they are not physically harming anyone what’s the problem?

  • Lili

    Trump is a joke his movement is the new nazi movement. Sadly, history repeat itself… People war’ed is about this. If you are religious, then beliebe me, he’s the antichrist.

  • Casey C

    so your argument for the reason for it being democrats that started this is the fact that there’s been no such clashes at democrat rallies…okay, sure, that makes sense.
    You also seem to be ignoring the fact that these clashes haven’t come up at Cruz rallies, or any other Republican hopeful, even those were protesters are present.
    So in fact the only commonality is Trump, but sure he’s not the problem. the bombastic man that encourages and condones violence at his rallies. ” “If you see somebody getting ready to
    throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously. Okay?
    Just knock the hell — I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees.” that’s just one of his quotes on the subject. Trump has even threatened to personally get in on the action. “I’d like to punch him in the face I’ll tell ya” Or the Trump supporters video taped punching and kicking a Black Lives Matter protester.

    But you’re right, Trump is totally blameless and his supporters are the sweetest people.

  • Cruizin1960

    They were not just outside the event…they were inside as well. With PETA protests, you don’t get these numbers and they are not bent on violence. With protests outside Congress-there is ample protection and the public is not at risk. But, I saw bloodied police…I saw altercations inside. THAT IS NOT PEACEFUL folks.

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  • TEX

    you are a world class idiot… How on Earth did president Obama CREATE racial tensions? Racial tension has existed since the day white people decided to bring black people over to America on ships. Just bc you decided to sit in your nice little home ignorant of everything that was going on, doesn’t mean it wasn’t happening.

  • Ariana

    You are an idiot you nigor synptahizer! he has created racial tensions and its having an effect on American right npw.