James O’Keefe and Project Veritas released part 1 of an exposé on “dark” political operatives working for the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign to incite violence at rallies for Donald Trump. The YouTube video description explains:
In this explosive new video from Project Veritas Action, a Democratic dirty tricks operative unwittingly provides a dark money trail to the DNC and Clinton campaign. The video documents violence at Trump rallies that is traced to the Clinton campaign and the DNC through a process called birddogging.
A shady coordinated communications chain between the DNC, Clinton Campaign, Hillary Clinton’s Super PAC (Priorities) and other organizations are revealed. A key Clinton operative is on camera saying, “It doesn’t matter what the friggin’ legal and ethics people say, we need to win this motherf***er.”
The video exposes how these operatives from groups like Americans United for Change and Democracy Partners are employed by the DNC and the Clinton campaign in ways that preserve plausible deniability for those at the top. They admit on video to having large “built in” groups of agitators on the ground in most major cities who follow orders from paid campaign contractors to show up to provoke Trump supporters.
Some of these paid agitators are caught on camera bragging about how they shut down Trump’s rally in Chicago back in March of 2016.
Caleb Howe reported on how Marco Rubio reasoned that “some protesters are probably being PAID to do this.” Senator Rubio was on target.
So Senator Rubio is right on both counts. He’s also right about one other thing. Something Trump says all the time and that is totally accurate: people are angry. Of that, there can be little doubt.
People are indeed angry, some are angrier than they were at the start of the Tea Party movement. As someone who participated in many local and national Tea Party events, this is not surprising. While I had no concrete proof, I was certain that many counter protesters were there to deliberately spark violence. Most of the Tea Party folks seemed to recognize it too and responded with congenial conversation and smiles. Their anger was controlled because they seemed to instinctively know that the media fallout from any altercation would paint them as the bad guys.
Something has changed since then. There is an element among Trump supporters who will sometimes take the bait.