Thursday, August 4, 2016

New York Times compiles video of the ugly side of Trump rallies

Posted By on Thu, Aug 4, 2016 at 1:58 PM

The New York Times yesterday released a video showing examples of incendiary and toxic behavior and language — including heavy doses of overt bigotry — by some Donald Trump supporters at the candidate's rallies (a warning: the video above is full of obscenities and racial epithets). 

The Times argued that what they documented is highly unusual in mainstream American politics: 

New York Times reporters have spent over a year covering Donald J. Trump’s rallies, witnessing so many provocations and heated confrontations at them that the cumulative effect can be numbing: A sharp sting that quickly dulls from repetition.

But what struck us was the frequency with which some Trump supporters use coarse, vitriolic, even violent language — in the epithets they shout and chant, the signs they carry, the T-shirts they wear — a pattern not seen in connection with any other recent political candidate, in any party.

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