Trump Interview on Rally Cancellation

Trump was just interviewed on CNN. I missed the beginning because I had the TV on mute to block the last pundit I had listened to and didn't look up until he had already started talking. Here's the part I did hear.

Trump says he has no regrets for his remarks about illegal immigration. He has such an exaggerated view of himself. He says if he hadn't spoken out about illegal immigration in the campaign, the issue wouldn't have come up. [More...]

He tells Don, the CNN show host, "I know more about protesters than you'll ever know, Don."

He then praises his campaign for how it handled the protesters. "We did a good job tonight. 25,000 people wanted to come. We turned many away by telling them what we were going to be doing." (What did he do besides not show up?)

He said some of the protesters are very violent and "I'm not sure they can control themselves."

He said he has very large rallies and a lot of support. "There's a lot of love" in the room.

Don from CNN ends the interview with Trump by thanking him for coming on and telling him his show will always treat him fairly. Then he interviews a "political analyst" named Maggie (who is also with the New York Times) to give her biased opinion. She talks so fast and doesn't even take a breath between sentences. Listening to her is like reading one massive run-on paragraph that should be four paragraphs.

Don finally gets a journalist on (as opposed to a pundit) who says that what struck him was the "diversity" of the protesters. He says they were "Old and young" and racially and ethnically diverse. What I saw on TV was a bunch of young male protesters, with some young female ones, mostly white, with a few blacks. If he's right, CNN's visuals all afternoon and evening have been very unrepresentative.

I have to turn CNN off now because it has moved to a new segment with a biased Trumper bloviating, "balanced" by Bernie Sanders fanatic Van Jones.

As I was reaching for the channel changer, Don, the show host said he hasn't heard anyone criticize Donald Trump tonight. What? Did he not hear the his own network pundits, who for hours, have been criticizing Donald Trump for encouraging protesters at his rallies, welcoming them, making statements at earlier rallies inciting violence, and ignoring his "obligation", to set the tone for his campaign?

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    Trump protests (3.00 / 2) (#1)
    by thomas rogan on Sat Mar 12, 2016 at 07:10:26 AM EST
    There's all this "neoNazi" talk bandied about by those who dislike Trump, but crews of protesters who come to disrupt political rallies are the ones who most resemble the "brown shirts".  

    uhhh, you best not look (none / 0) (#6)
    by Towanda on Sat Mar 12, 2016 at 08:52:44 PM EST
    . . . at the conservative, Republican mouthpiece Chicago Tribune, which topped its page today with this.

    Then you should probably not look at (none / 0) (#8)
    by Mr Natural on Sun Mar 13, 2016 at 06:54:26 AM EST
    the explanation offered by the person photographed.

    Seems the other party threw the first straight arm salute.


    Trump has blamed (none / 0) (#2)
    by KeysDan on Sat Mar 12, 2016 at 03:21:38 PM EST
    Bernie Sander's supporters for  protests to shut down his Chicago rally, calling Sander's "our Communist friend."  Bernie, he says, should tell his people to stop, stop. Yes, Bernie should tell his supporters to keep their faces out of the way of Trump supporter's elbows.

    And (none / 0) (#3)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Mar 12, 2016 at 03:43:22 PM EST
    what was Sanders' response if anything?

    Senator Sander's (none / 0) (#4)
    by KeysDan on Sat Mar 12, 2016 at 05:30:48 PM EST
    interpreted Trump as saying that his campaign was responsible for the organization of the protests.  "As is the case virtually any day, Donald Trump is showing the American people that he is a pathological liar."   He also had comments about Trump's inflammatory rhetoric inciting violence.  

    I think it was OK, but he should have avoided the primary response of defending his campaign.  He could have explained that the First Amendment protects the right of free speech, but it does not provide protection against criticism or protests. I liked an earlier response by his campaign to the effect that if they responded every time Trump said something stupid, they would never get anything else done.


    Well, it was organized on sites (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Towanda on Sat Mar 12, 2016 at 08:55:18 PM EST
    of Sanders supporters -- as well as on other sites.  So what?  

    I thought (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by FlJoe on Sun Mar 13, 2016 at 08:25:13 AM EST
    it would be obvious by now, do not get in a name calling with Trump. He wins.

    Something to do with porcine wrestling I've been told.


    I thought (none / 0) (#5)
    by Ga6thDem on Sat Mar 12, 2016 at 07:45:49 PM EST
    his response was passive aggressive and very weak. I mean calling trump a liar? How lame is that? Like attempted character assassination is the best his campaign came come up with? I mean I think there are actually pictures of people carrying Bernie signs and ignoring the communist comment? It's out there after the Univision debate. Apparently he's going to ignore that one.

    Good technique, Keys (none / 0) (#9)
    by Mr Natural on Sun Mar 13, 2016 at 07:25:16 AM EST
    Although our host does not permit "name-calling," it's ok to quote public figures voicing similar opinions.  

    Your Sanders quote is in that category.  So were our Host's recent posts quoting both Mexico's ex-Presidents Calderón and Fox.