- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 18, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Democrats are warning of a racist uprising if Donald Trump loses the presidential election.

CNN media reporter Brian Stelter blamed Mr. Trump’s divisive rhetoric on why the Republican headquarters in Orange County, North Carolina was firebombed over the weekend. Hillary Clinton has called Mr. Trump’s supporters “irredeemable,” and a “basket of deplorables,” warning of the rise of an alt-right movement of racists, bigots and xenophobes.

The media, by in large, have picked up Mrs. Clinton’s narrative, depicting Mr. Trump’s supporters in her words, and covering whatever violence or disturbance that breaks out during a Trump rally in apocalyptic terms.

The left’s rhetoric has consequences too – encouraging their voters to demolish Trump lawn signs or vandalize cars with Trump bumper stickers. Yet these stories aren’t covered by the mainstream media. To the average person, it would seem almost like the left is cheering on this behavior – if not that, at least rationalizing it, because, after-all, Mr. Trump is a misogynist, likened to Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini, whose leadership would be dangerous for America.

Here are five documented cases – in just the last week – where Trump supporters – whose economic and political concerns have been largely overlooked by both their own party, the Democrats, and the Washington establishment – are being beat up by members of their own communities who feel emboldened by the anti-Trump hate being blasted by the mainstream media.

Trump signs vandalized in Cape Coral, Florida

According to local television station Fox4 Now Trump campaign signs in Southwest Florida were vandalized a day after the fire-bombing in North Carolina. The signs were spray-painted with orange swastikas.

Trump sign burned in Fredericksburg, Virginia

According to the local paper, over the weekend, someone burned two political signs, one for Mr. Trump and the other for U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R–1st District. There also was another incident where someone removed a portion of a 4-foot-by-8-foot Trump sign.

Trump sign torched in Bloomington, Michigan

Over the weekend, a Trump sign in Bloomington was decorated with women’s bras and lit on fire, according to a local Fox 9 report. The incident happened only a few feet from where vandals hit three weeks earlier, using road salt to kill the grass and spell out Mr. Trump’s name.

Streak of vandalized Trump signs “unprecedented” in Maryland

Large Trump signs have been burned, ripped and vandalized with the words “rapist” throughout Howard county, a streak local party leaders and elected officials said is indicative of an unprecedented divisive and polarizing political climate, the Baltimore Sun reported Tuesday. More than one-third of large Trump signs have been damaged over the past week, the paper reported.

Trumpmobile vandalized, hundreds of Trump signs stolen in Michigan

A camper decked out in Trump signs had its window-shield smashed in with rocks, and its doors were pried open as someone tried to break-in, a local Detroit news station reported. In addition, hundreds of Trump signs were stolen off multiple people’s lawns.

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