Donald Trump’s rally in Ohio has drawn comparisons to cults and Nazis with some bizarre scenes.
Here is the video from Trump’s rally:
this is one of the most bizarre things I’ve seen at a Trump rally. All it is missing is passing around Kool-Aid right after. pic.twitter.com/BmPOztb7kA
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 18, 2022
On the left, a Nazi rally in New York City in 1939.
On the right, a Trump rally in Ohio in 2022. pic.twitter.com/rPiUZS1P8s
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) September 18, 2022
Andrew Weissmann tweeted:
— Andrew Weissmann 🌻 (@AWeissmann_) September 18, 2022
The hyponotic music and Trump’s mantra like repetition of lies and false statements all looked intentional. It appears that Trump is trying to transform his most loyal supporters into an army that will do his bidding.
It is impossible to watch the scene in Youngstown and not think of all of the criminal investigations that Trump is currently facing. Trump isn’t thinking about winning an election. He is trying to avoid being indicted by the Justice Department.
The signs and symbols are impossible to ignore, and it will be media malpractice if the corporate outlets continue to cover Donald Trump as normal politics as usual.
Trump is increasing his control tactics over his supporters. Part of the reason might be to keep them in the fold as the onslaught of bad news continues, but the same man who urged his supporters to attack the Capitol might be looking to use violence to get himself out of legal jeopardy.
mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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