Donald Trump doesn’t mind when his fans beat, drag, punch or spit at protesters. In fact, he actually loves it.
Trump recently called onstage two supporters who tackled a middle-finger waving protester at a campaign rally in South Carolina and gave them a chance to express their views on U.S. politics.
(The spectacle is quite unsettling.)
"Do not let them intimidate you!" said the first man of anti-Trump protesters. "We need to get some fresh blood up there, some fresh thinking. Donald Trump, you're the best we've got by far!"
As the second supporter introduced himself as an Iraq war veteran, the audience erupted, chanting "USA! USA! USA!"
"If it wasn't for Mr. Trump right here, I don't think any of us would have the voice that we have,” he said. “This is the only man that's going to really bring America back," he said. "We need you."
The media mogul’s supporters are notorious for being violent in general. And it’s not remotely surprising — Trump is a bigot and people who cheer bigots are usually bigots themselves.
And there’s a good reason why the presidential candidate feels more comfortable in South Carolina than anywhere else.
As per recent Public Policy Polling results, Trump holds a lead in South Carolina by a broad margin: 35 percent to his closest rivals Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, who poll at 18 percent each. Of them, an astounding 38 percent of fans believe the South should have won the Civil War, 80 percent agreed with his Draconian ban on Muslims, 33 percent want to ban Islam in the U.S. and a disturbing 31 percent support a ban on homosexuals in the country.
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