Read This Frightening Tweetstorm From Donald Trump’s Latest Rally

“Anger in here is palpable.”


During a campaign rally in Greensboro, North Carolina on Tuesday, Donald Trump continued to promote his plan to ban all Muslims from entering the country and insinuate that President Barack Obama is a terrorist sympathizer—two controversial points the real estate magnate has repeated in the aftermath of the Orlando mass shooting on Sunday. Trump’s return to his inflammatory talking points has since frustrated top Republicans, who hoped to see him soften his rhetoric after clinching the party’s nomination for president.

The event also saw a reemergence of the chaos that has characterized previous Trump rallies. While this didn’t get too much attention in the press, one man in attendance decided to live tweet the disturbing scenes that unfolded Tuesday evening—from the parking lot to the main event. Below is a sample of the worst:

The tweetstorm, which can be read in its entirety here, comes as Trump continues to add to his media blackout list—an unprecedented registry that as of this week includes the Washington Post.

DOES IT FEEL LIKE POLITICS IS AT A BREAKING POINT?

Headshot of Editor in Chief of Mother Jones, Clara Jeffery

It sure feels that way to me, and here at Mother Jones, we’ve been thinking a lot about what journalism needs to do differently, and how we can have the biggest impact.

We kept coming back to one word: corruption. Democracy and the rule of law being undermined by those with wealth and power for their own gain. So we're launching an ambitious Mother Jones Corruption Project to do deep, time-intensive reporting on systemic corruption, and asking the MoJo community to help crowdfund it.

We aim to hire, build a team, and give them the time and space needed to understand how we got here and how we might get out. We want to dig into the forces and decisions that have allowed massive conflicts of interest, influence peddling, and win-at-all-costs politics to flourish.

It's unlike anything we've done, and we have seed funding to get started, but we're looking to raise $500,000 from readers by July when we'll be making key budgeting decisions—and the more resources we have by then, the deeper we can dig. If our plan sounds good to you, please help kickstart it with a tax-deductible donation today.

Thanks for reading—whether or not you can pitch in today, or ever, I'm glad you're with us.

Signed by Clara Jeffery

Clara Jeffery, Editor-in-Chief

payment methods

We Recommend

Latest