Ever since Donald Trump was kinda-sorta elected by about 2 million fewer people than voted for his opponent, there has been a sense of despair among the more than half of us who have been fighting against his hatred. While some say to give fascism a chance until we see what kind of President he is going to be (he’s told us and shown us already) while others call us insane for thinking he will do the things he has said he will do, those fears were vindicated on Sunday when Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway revealed that he will absolutely be going after all who oppose him.
“I find Harry Reid’s public comments and insults about Donald Trump and other Republicans to be beyond the pale,” Conway said Sunday. “And he should be very careful about characterizing somebody in a legal sense. He thinks — he thinks he’s just being some kind of political pundit there, but I would say be very careful about the way you characterize it.”
Conway was responding to Reid’s recent condemnation of Trump, in which he called the “President-elect” a “sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate.” All of this is accurate, but Conway — on behalf of Trump — made it clear that The Donald will not tolerate any dissent whatsoever.
“No, I’m not suggesting that at all,” Conway responded when asked if her statement meant that Trump would sue. “I’m suggesting — I’m calling for responsibility and maturity and decency for somebody who has held one of the highest positions in our government, in a country of more than 300 million people.” Of course, if he’s not going to sue, there is only one thing Conway could have meant by her statement — and it rhymes with “rock bim cup.”
Reid was quick to point out that this chilling development is just a small sample of what we will see from President Pussygrabber:
“It only took five days for President-elect Trump to try to silence his critics with the threat of legal action. This should shock and concern all Americans.
“Trump has always used threats and intimidation to silence his critics. Now he wants to silence a discussion of the acts of hate and threats of violence being committed in his name across the country. Silencing this discussion normalizes hate and intimidates the victims.
“The facts are stark and shocking. Since Trump was elected, acts of hate against Muslims, Jews, women and people of color have spiked dramatically. The KKK is planning a parade to celebrate Trump’s victory because the KKK sees Trump as their champion. Today, a headline in one newspaper reads, ‘Popular neo-Nazi site urges readers to troll liberals into suicide,’ while another reads, ‘Post-election spate of hate crimes worse than 9-11.’
“But instead of rising to the responsibility of his office, Trump is hiding behind his Twitter account and sending his staff on TV to threaten his critics.
“If this is going to be a time of healing, Trump must take action immediately to stop the acts of hate and threats of violence that are being committed in his name across the country. Trump owes the nation leadership, not petty attempts to silence his critics.”
Recently, a Trump advisor confirmed that The Donald is keeping an enemies’ list — something that, as Reid said, Americans should find disconcerting.
Watch Conway’s chilling threat below:
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