Trump incited violence we should have known

The signs were all there at least as early as 2016. Violence would follow Trump. He encouraged it. Now with the protests and the escalation of violence in reaction to the protests and social unrest we are reaping what we sowed by electing a misfit for the presidency.

During the Iowa caucuses in Feb. 1, 2016: Trump told a crowd he would pay the legal fees of supporters who fought with protestors. “If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously, okay? Just knock the hell … I promise you I will pay for the legal fees. I promise, I promise,” he said.

On Feb. 23, 2016: During a campaign rally in Las Vegas, Trump said of a man in the audience who was not a Trump backer and who was making that fact known and who was being ejected from the building, “He’s walking out with big high-fives, smiling, laughing. I’d like to punch him in the face, I’ll tell you.”

At a campaign rally In St. Louis, 2016: Trump lamented at the delays to interruptions in his remarks due to security escorting protesters out of the building, saying, “Part of the reason it takes so long is nobody wants to hurt each other anymore ..."

And at one of his campaign-style rallies on Oct. 18, 2018 Trump praised a Montana congressman’s assault on a reporter. “Any guy that can do a body slam, he is my type!” the president told a cheering audience.

And remember when Trump mocked the motions of a reporter with a disability by waving his arms erratically and mimicking with a crazed dumb wild eyed expression on his face.

That's who we elected President of the United States. Any wonder at this is what we got.

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