Two of President-elect Donald Trump’s closest advisers dismissed the thousands of people protesting his election victory as “professional” rabble-rousers and called on President Barack Obama and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to intervene.
“I’m not sure these are even Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama supporters,” former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani said Sunday on ABC’s This Week, citing an incident in which people were “banging on my car.”
Trump should publicly ask Clinton and Obama to call off the protestors. Those two thought it outrageous that Trump might not accept the election result because it was rigged, but their supporters are not even claiming it was rigged — just that they want a different result.
Alinsky’s rules of radicals number 4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.” If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.
Make Obama and Clinton either own or disown the protestors. Call Soros too.
What is the purpose of the protests? Does anyone think Trump is going to resign and somehow appoint Hillary President?
No, the purpose is to delegitimize the Trump administration, possibly even as a prelude for assassination or a coup. Soros-led protestors in the Ukraine demonstrated for three months, which eventually led to a coup that overthrew the Ukrainian government — shortly before an election! This is a power play, and if it is not nipped in the bud it could get rather nasty, even in that bastion of democracy, the USA.
UPDATE: Kellyanne Conway: It’s up to Clinton, Obama to calm anti-Trump protesters, by Amy Wang.
Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, said it is incumbent upon Hillary Clinton, President Obama and other Democratic leaders to calm their supporters and encourage a peaceful transition of power amid anti-Trump demonstrations that have swept U.S. cities since Election Day. …
In her concession speech to Trump, Clinton said, “We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.”
In a similar vein, Obama met with Trump at the White House on Thursday and has said that his priority is to ensure a smooth transition so that Trump’s presidency is successful.
Conway on Sunday also accused Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) of “acting like some garden-variety political pundit” and “egging people on” to protest Trump’s coming presidency. …
“If this is going to be a time of healing, we must first put the responsibility for healing where it belongs: at the feet of Donald Trump, a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate,” Reid’s statement read in part. “Winning the electoral college does not absolve Trump of the grave sins he committed against millions of Americans. Donald Trump may not possess the capacity to assuage those fears, but he owes it to this nation to try.”