I Wonder What Trump has Up His Sleeve for Wednesday?

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  1. InTheLight

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    I'm beginning to wonder if the protests at Trump's Chicago rally Friday night was actually a planned event by his campaign. Trump has a history of pulling public relations stunts after a bad day of politicking.

    After he got whupped in the debate in Houston on February 25th, Trump had Chris Christie in the wings ready to endorse him the next day. The Christie endorsement totally overshadowed talk of Trump's extremely poor debate showing and Rubio's attacks on Trump.

    As a preemptive move, prior to the debate in Miami last Thursday, Trump's campaign leaked that Ben Carson was going to endorse him. Rubio had one of his best debate performances ever, and in his home state. As Friday dawned and the day wore on, apparently Carson's endorsement didn't hold the media's interest as much as Christie's, so Trump had to do something else to grab headlines and dominate the weekend news coverage. He either staged the protests, or used them to his advantage.

    Consider:
    The "rally" was held in Chicago, a city that hasn't had a Republican mayor for over 75 years. The demographics of the area where the rally was held is about 60% minority. William Daley, son of the famous Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago wondered about the choice of the location of the rally.

    Mr. Daley wondered aloud whether the Trump campaign had picked the site to provoke a reaction. “Whoever picked that location knew what they were doing as far as poking that sleeping dog there,” Mr. Daley said.
    http://www.nytimes.com/politics/fir...wonders-about-donald-trumps-choice-of-venues/

    Friday night and over this weekend Trump repeatedly claimed the Chicago police advised him to cancel the rally. This is a lie. (Big surprise!, Trump lies!)

    A Chicago Police Department spokesman told The Associated Press that the police did not suggest Donald Trump cancel his Friday night rally, contrary to what Trump has said in interviews.

    CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the AP that the department did not recommend Trump call off the event and said they had sufficent manpower to cover the rally. Guglielmi said that the decision to shut down the event was made "independently" by the Trump campaign.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/272760-police-say-they-didnt-advise-trump-to-cancel-rally-ap


    It will be interesting to see what Trump has cooked up for Wednesday after Trump loses Ohio, Florida, and possibly Missouri, plus has weak showings in Illinois and North Carolina (he might lose Illinois.). He's got to do something to take the spotlight off his rivals.

     
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    And here I was thinking that I was too cynical to think the same thing.
     
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    A group of Donald Trump supporters over the weekend called for volunteers to join a would-be militia aiming to protect voters against so-called “violent far-left agitators.”

    Hours after a protester rushed the stage at Trump’s Dayton rally, a Twitter group called “The Lion’s Guard” called on supporters of the GOP front-runner to join a make-shift militia.

    “Do you want to provide security protection to innocent people who are subject to harassment and assault by Far-left agitators?” Lion’s Guard asked in a call to action. “If so, you are welcome to join. That’s the mission — to protect innocents who can’t hire their own security guards.”

    Lion’s Guard said that their members would be unarmed, “but willing to forcefully protect people if need be.”
     

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