John Legend to Trump & Son on Chicago Protests re: their Racism: ‘This isn’t Complicated’

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The back and forth began over the rally that gathered more than 10,000 protesters in Chicago forcing Trump to cancel his electoral event.

R&B singer John Legend, who regularly speaks out on mass incarceration and police brutality, defended the Chicago protesters that shut down Donald Trump’s rally after Donald Jr. complained about oversensitivity. He went on to call them both racists.

The son:

The response:

The angry rebuttals:

On Friday, over 10,000 anti-Trump protesters successfully shut down a Trump rally in Chicago. A diverse crowd started gathering early to protest Trump’s appearance.

"Mr. Trump just arrived in Chicago and after meeting with law enforcement has determined that for the safety of all of the tens of thousands of people that have gathered in and around the arena, tonight’s rally will be postponed to another date," the Trump campaign said in a statement.

Local sources reported clashes between Trump’s supporters and opponents inside the building where the meeting was due, but also outside, when the police forced Trump supporters to exit the building.

Protests continued into the night.

Earlier on Friday, the police had to escort a bloodied Black man out of a Trump rally in St. Louis, Missouri. Other violent incidents at the event were also reported on social media and local media . . .

The Republican candidate has been increasingly criticized for inciting violence among his supporters.

During the Republican debate the night before, he justified such violence, responding to CNN anchor: "I certainly do not condone that. When (rally attendees) see what’s going on in this country, they have anger … They love this country. We have some protesters who are bad dudes, they’ve done bad things."

Because of fears the rally could turn violent, over 200 university staffers launched a petition online demanding Trump rally be cancelled.

“Donald Trump is running on a platform of hate and dangerous intolerance. It has no place in Chicago but especially not at an institution of higher learning,” said the petition.

"In many instances Trump rallies have led to students, youth, and people of color being violently attacked by attendees,” the petition added.

Via TeleSur

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3 Responses

  1. In 1968, there were lots of protests, and Nixon won on a law and order platform. The silent majority gave him a landslide victory. In 2016, the democrats have in Sanders a contender that is way better than Hubert Humphrey was. And Clinton would be better than any of the Republicans. So the goal is to beat Trump on election day, not disrupting rallys. Televised clashes between pro and anti-Trump groups may increase his popularity with voters.

  2. The night of Trump’s cancellation of the Chicago rally, one of the cable networks– I believe I was watching CNN– reported that a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department was emphatic in denying that Trump consulted with anyone at the Department. Then that was the last I heard of the matter so I’m still unsure if Trump was telling the truth.

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