While threats of violence swirl around the Trump/Clinton campaigns, the DNC gets caught, red-handed, stirring the pot and intentionally manufacturing a violent/chaotic narrative in hopes of derailing the Trump Train.
Breitbart sums it up.
The point is to encourage the chaos — and blame Trump for it.
Here, Hillary accuses Trump of fomenting violence.
In deflecting that false charge, Trump’s own spokesperson, Katrina Pierson, made an interesting observation: that it has been the Democrats’ strategy all along to associate Trump with violence.
And for that purpose, it did not matter whether the violence was caused by Trump supporters, or by his opponents.
Pierson told The Kelly File (via rushlimbaugh.com):
If you go back to the WikiLeaks release of the DNC emails, this is on the PowerPoint playbook on the messaging — slide number 6 — with the messaging theme number 1: Violence. They were looking for an opportunity to pick up somewhere to continue this narrative that somehow Donald Trump is violent.
Here is the relevant slide, in full. Note the suggestion to tie Trump to “incidents of violence.”
WikiLeaks tweeted this DNC email:
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) July 24, 2016
And if Trump supporters retaliate at rallies from provocation, it only feeds the left’s narrative.
The left has recruited some Beltway Republicans — the NeverTrump faction — as a willing echo chamber for this meme. Mere hours before the San Jose riot, David French — then considering a third-party run for president to undermine Trump and give the election to Hillary Clinton — accused Trump of inciting violence.
Trump’s primary opponents, too, blamed Trump for the riot that closed down his Chicago rally in April — rather than blaming the organized left-wing groups that created the chaos.
All of that has helped the left establish the predicate for future spin, so that when Donald Trump cites the familiar refrain that gun owners will defend their rights, he is accused of wanting to assassinate Hillary Clinton, and large portions of the media — including conservative media — believe it.
What Wikileaks has uncovered is evidence that the strategy goes straight to the top-most levels of the Democratic National Committee — a plan to defeat Trump by sowing fear of violence by any means necessary, including, perhaps, the use of violence itself.
That is why the Clinton campaign has hitched itself to a violent, extremist movement like Black Lives Matter, even though the primary is over and she ought to be pivoting to the center.
If you can deflect with emotional falsehoods, no one will pay attention to the substantive differences between the candidates. As long as the focus stays on histrionics, Hillary doesn’t have to defend her “Obama’s third term” agenda.