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Trump: Yeah, I’d Like To Punch The DNC’s Speakers

   DailyWire.com

Speaking in Davenport Iowa on Thursday, Donald Trump resorted to violent rhetoric, as he has done in the past, to attack opponents, this time attacking speakers at the Democratic National Convention who criticized him. He blustered, “I was going to hit one guy in particular, a very little guy. I was going to hit this guy so hard his head would spin, he wouldn’t know what the hell happened.”

It appeared that the person Trump was referencing was former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is 5’8”.

Bloomberg, unlike Trump, is a self-made billionaire who came from poor circumstances. He targeted Trump in his speech by asserting, “I built a business, and I didn’t start it with a million-dollar check from my father,” He added, “I’m a New Yorker, and I know a con when I see one,” and “The richest thing about Donald Trump is his hypocrisy.”

Trump said the person he was targeting “came out of nowhere” and had worked with Trump in the past. Trump boasted, “He made deals with me. ‘Will you help me with this? Would you make this deal and solve the problem?’ I solved the problem.”

Trump said a friend of his, whom he described as a “very great governor,” told him to eschew attacking others and simply attack Hillary Clinton, but Trump acknowledged that he liked to attack people: “I said, ‘But I really want to. I don’t like what they’re saying because a lot of it is lies. Not all of it but a lot of it is.’ I said, ‘I just really … it makes me feel good.’”

What does seem interesting is that Trump always issues his personal threats from afar; he has yet to confront anyone mano a mano.

Despite the fact that Trump said he wanted to make opponents’ head spin from hitting them, he claimed he had decided to eschew attacking Democrats. But then he said, “But every once in a while I still wake up, I say ‘boy, I wanna.’ Someday!”

Trump is comfortable with talk of violence. He told a rally, “So if you see someone getting ready to throw a tomato, Knock the crap out of ‘em. Seriously. Just knock the hell … I promise you I will pay for the legal fees. I promise. I promise.” Another example: “We’re not allowed to punch back any more; I love the old days. You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks.”

What does seem interesting is that Trump always issues his personal threats from afar; he has yet to confront anyone mano a mano.