Briebart News claims the "establishment media" led by CNN is deliberately spreading false news that Donald Trump believes his supporters may resort to violence his political opponents do not yield to the whims of the tweeter-in-chief.
BN is blowing smoke.
The conservative site counts 14 media outlets, including the Washington Post, New York, MSNBC, HuffPost, The Hill, Talking Points Memo and San Francisco Chronicle, that it says took a quote that Trump gave Amanda House, Breitbart's deputy political editor, about his impending executive order on campus free speech out of context.
Here's the quote:
“You know, the left plays a tougher game, it’s very funny. I actually think that the people on the right are tougher, but they don’t play it tougher. Okay? I can tell you I have the support of the police, the support of the military, the support of the Bikers for Trump – 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. But the left plays it cuter and tougher. Like with all the nonsense that they do in Congress … with all this invest[igations] — that’s all they want to do is — you know, they do things that are nasty. Republicans never played this.”
With all due respect to Briebart, in referencing Congress and all of its investigations, Trump was talking more than just college campuses.
Trump is the guy who famously tells his rally fans that it's okay to "beat the crap" out of protestors.
And if Trump felt "victimized" by the "enemies of the people," why did he remove a link to the Briebart piece just hours after the massacre of 49 Muslims in New Zealand? Where's there's smoke, there's fire.
Conservative lawyer and anti-Trumper George Conway, husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, told a Georgetown University conference that he fears America is in danger of becoming a "banana republic" under Trump.
And Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, testified in Congress: “Given my experience working for Mr. Trump, I fear that if he loses the election in 2020, that there will never be a peaceful transition of power.”
Tanks aren't rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue yet, but Trump is a big fan of military parades.