Fox Guest: Trump Is "Being Victimized" By Violence At His Events
Wayne Allyn Root: Trump Is "Being Victimized" Like "If A Woman Gets Attacked In The Street." "You Don't Blame The Victim."
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From the March 14 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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STEVE DOOCY (HOST): What do you make of these disrupters? And Trump himself is taking a strong approach. You know, just get him out of here if they're causing trouble. What does that say, particularly for Ohio where there are a lot of late deciders? If you're a late decider and you see Trump doing that, what does it do to your head?
WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: Well, I think it's a positive in a long run. I can't tell you what's going to happen tomorrow, you know instantaneous decisions. But I do know that some of the effect you see in Florida, Marco Rubio's now in third place in the most recent polls and he's almost behind two-to-one to Trump. I mean, Ohio's a little different because the sitting governor is John Kasich and who knows how people react to him in their own state. But I do know that in general in the nation, I think people want someone who isn't a punching bag. Donald Trump is saying for the first time in seven and a half years under Barack Obama, we're not going to take it anymore. The middle class, the working class, conservatives, tea partiers, we're going to hit back a little bit. We're not a punching bag. And I think that's important. You don't blame the victim, Steve. This is, you know, if a woman gets attacked in the street, do you blame the woman? No, you don't. If you get mugged, if you get car-jacked, is it your fault that someone pulls you out of the car and kills you? Of course not. These are leftist radicals, most of them paid protesters by MoveOn.org, by George Soros, by the leftist ideology organizations. And they're trying to use Saul Alinsky tactics to slander Donald Trump and make him out to be a racist. It's not his fault that he's being victimized at rallies.
DOOCY: Sure, I mean the troublemakers are imported by, as you just detailed, those other organizations.