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A resurfaced video comprised of clips of President Donald Trump shows him inciting and encouraging violence.
In the midst of the bomb scare that targeted several high-ranking Democrats and various organizations, many of which have been vocal about the president, a video has resurfaced that shows President Donald Trump encouraging his supporters to commit violent acts.
The video begins with a CNN sound bite, recorded while Trump was campaigning for the presidency. In the audio, he proclaims, “I certainly don’t incite violence,” before the video launches into a series of subsequent footage and audio of Trump telling his supporters to “knock the crap” out of protesters at his rallies.
Another piece of footage, dated Feb. 22, 2016, shows Trump stating, “I’d like to punch him in the face, I’ll tell ya,” in regards to a protestor who was thrown out of his Las Vegas rally for being disruptive, according to CNN.
The video, which clocks in at just under two minutes long, was posted by Mashable in 2016 but has since resurfaced following the bomb scares.
Trump attempted to scale back his normal tone by stating that there is “no place for political violence in the US” during a televised statement to address the suspicious packages (via CNN).
The Mashable supercut is a direct contradiction to the POTUS’ calls for peace, as it directly highlights his past history of violent rhetoric.
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