If there’s one thing Donald Trump is a master at, it’s inciting hate with his divisive speech. After calling for a temporary ban on Muslims entering America, a number of political and public figures criticized him while the majority of his supporters fully backed the Islamophobic policy.
But during a rally in Las Vegas on Monday night, supporters of the Republican hopeful continued the growing trend of advocating violence as protestors are being manhandled. In a video captured by BuzzFeed’sMcKay Coppin, a black protestor experienced those rough hands and then a Trump supporter called for him to be set on fire. No, this is not a scene from Mississippi Burning. It’s real life.
And about ten minutes into the Trump rally, this happens. pic.twitter.com/65pXHjsJ3x
Where have we seen such animosity and insensitivity to violence bred by hate speech before?
According to Coppin, this was the “5th or 6th scuffle” of the evening.