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Do you think Trump's base could get violent in the next little while over losing the election?

Asked by SQUEEKY2 (20604points) November 7th, 2020

I have a scary feeling it’s most likely, and Trump would only encourage it.
What is your opinion?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Definite maybe ! Or so says my Magic 8-Ball !

jca2's avatar

Since he told the Proud Boys to stand by and stand back, I’d say yes.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

That was sorta what I was referring to,thanks @jca2

jca2's avatar

Nothing he does surprises me. I have been saying he’ll be like the evicted tenant who will piss in the corner before he vacates the apartment.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

You mean more violent. There has been plenty of completed and attempted terrorism from the white nationalists. The most recent was the plot to murder governor Whitmer, by people inspired by Trump’s calls to “liberate Michigan”.

Stochastic terrorism – Public demonization of a person or group resulting in the incitement of a violent act, which is statistically probable but whose specifics cannot be predicted:

kritiper's avatar

It sure looks that way…

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

Here’s Trump stirring up the dullards on Twitter this afternoon:
‘THE OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE COUNTING ROOMS. I WON THE ELECTION, GOT 71,000,000 LEGAL VOTES. BAD THINGS HAPPENED WHICH OUR OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE. NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WERE SENT TO PEOPLE WHO NEVER ASKED FOR THEM!”

I heard a radio interview with angry Trump fans protesting outside in Vegas. One guy said he is ready to die in support of Donald Trump.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

These people are that freaking dumb??
Trump wouldn’t cross the street to piss on them if they were on fire unless there was something in it for him type thing.
And these Rep/cons are saying the democrats are the ones filled with violence and hate, uh sure.

Zaku's avatar

Some of them. Yes, deluded.

The general phenomenon seems to be buying into false messages of fear, and then false messages of hope, and the wishful idea that Trump isn’t the lying manipulator the rest of the world knows him as.

So they think Biden and Harris are dangerous to them, and Trump would save them from that danger, and bring them happiness.

LadyMarissa's avatar

I have NO doubt that things are getting ready to turn nasty before Inaugural Day arrives!!!

IF I’ve learned nothing else in the last 4 years, I’ve seen with my own 2 eyes who the fidiots are & I have a memory like an elephant!!!

MrGrimm888's avatar

I expect some problems. Not certain of what degree….

LadyMarissa's avatar

@SQUEEKY2 You might enjoy this…

The headline for tomorrow mornings newspaper in England will read…
Sleep Joe Woke Up America. I loved the way he ran out on stage tonight. Not perfect, but also not bad for a man his age

Nomore_lockout's avatar

Can’t say. I mean I don’t doubt it considering the mentality of the more extreme Trumpers, but I hope common sense and calm will prevail. I suppose for now it’s a wait and see game.

seawulf575's avatar

You’ve seen the left tearing apart cities and the right, the Trump supporters, have not taken any action of violence to stop it. It isn’t the right that are the problem children in this nation.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@seawulf575 Once again a baseless right wing claim, that the riots and unrest were left wing !

NOT SO Wulffie

seawulf575's avatar

@Tropical_Willie And the ones organizing the protests and riots? Yeah, that’s what I thought. they don’t mind influencing weak minds and using them as pawns, but try to face reality.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

The Fright wingers are arrested Wulfiie !

Are you on the mailing list for riots by the right wing?

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

the ones organizing the protests and riots?

NY Post – Falsely accused election worker in viral video forced to go into hiding – “An Atlanta-area election worker was threatened and is in hiding after he was falsely accused of throwing away ballots…[Fulton County Elections Supervisor] Barron said Fulton County, which includes Atlanta, is considering providing protection to the worker.

“He’s having to leave his house and go stay with friends,” Barron said. “He’s afraid to drive his car, because the information about his car and his license plate is out there.”

seawulf575's avatar

@Call_Me_Jay And where does it say he was threatened? It doesn’t. He saw the video and got edgy. I really don’t blame him, but how does that apply? Oh yeah…it doesn’t. As for your first citation, take a closer look at it. It says a text message instructed Trump supporters to show up at specific locations where protesters for the opposing candidate were already located. So it looks like what you are saying is that someone on the Left had already sent the troops to the polling station. Intimidation? Probably. It doesn’t say so it leaves it up to the reader to determine. But thanks for making my point for me.

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