Donald Trump's First General Election Campaign Ad Is Overflowing with Propaganda
On Tuesday night in Olympia, Washington, a white supremacist stabbed an interracial couple. After his arrest, the man told authorities he wished to "stomp out" members of the Black Lives Matter movement at a nearby Donald Trump rally. According to the official police report and a local account from The Olympian, the perpetrator, 32-year-old Daniel B. Rowe, covered his body in tattoos that read phrases like "skinhead" and "white power," in addition to Confederate flag imagery. Rowe told the police he had taken a "blood oath" to fight on the street.
Two nights after Rowe's arrest, Donald Trump stood onstage in North Carolina and said he "regretted" some of the things he has said over the course of his historic presidential campaign. Trump did not specify which things. He admitted that some of his words "may have caused personal pain." Trump did not specify which words.
Rowe's racially motivated violence was far from an outlier over the past year that Trump has occupied the national stage. Here's a white guy cold-cocking a black guy at a Trump rally this past March. Here's another Trump rally cold-cocking, same month. Here's a black protester getting beat up at a Trump rally in Alabama. Here's violence outside a Trump rally in Chicago. Here's a Trump supporter giving a Nazi salute. Here's Trump telling a crowd he longs for the days when he, himself, could punch protesters in the face.
And here's Trump's first ad of the general election, in which he paints Hillary's America as a dangerous, violent place overrun with Syrian refugees and illegal immigrants, while painting Trump's America as "safe."
Also, it was an ad for those already voting for him. It doubled down on issues that have cost him votes. Kind of odd.
is that he's not ahead in the polls. I highly doubt he is capable of feeling remorse, and I mean that sincerely.
limited time he has to turn things around.
home to sulk.