It’s no secret that President Donald Trump doesn’t like protesters — specifically protesters who attack his own beliefs. Now, the President is suggesting that protests should be made illegal. The President’s comments, made during an interview with the Daily Caller, are a direct attack against the 1st Amendment.
Following a day that included protests against Supreme Court nominee, Brett M. Kavanaugh, Trump made the following disturbing comments:
“I don’t know why they don’t take care of a situation like that. I think it’s embarrassing for the country to allow protesters. You don’t even know what side the protesters are on.”
“In the old days, we used to throw them out. Today, I guess they just keep screaming,” the President added.
More than 70 people showed up outside of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing and they were arrested for civil disobedience. Among those arrested were actress Piper Perabo, who helped organize the sit-in against Kavanaugh.
This isn’t exactly a new thought process for President Trump, he has previously said protesters should lose their jobs. The President has also been sued for suggesting violence against protesters after his personal bodyguard allegedly roughed up several protesters who attended a Trump election campaign event.
In July 2018, Trump threw a fit just before he left for a trip to London. It was that trip that revealed the 20-foot-tall blimp depicting an angry baby Trump.
“I guess when they put out blimps to make me feel unwelcome, no reason for me to go to London,” Trump said. He later backtracked and said his plans to skip the trip had nothing to do with protests.
In the most shocking example of Trump’s mindset, he later praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un because when “He speaks, and his people sit up at attention. I want my people to do the same.”