CNN’s Camerota: Will Trump Give a ‘Foaming at the Mouth’ Speech Where People ‘Clamor for Violence’ on July 4th
CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota wondered aloud if Presidemt Donald Trump‘s planned 4th of July speech will be a “foaming at the mouth affair” at which people in the audience will “clamor for violence.”
On Monday morning’s edition of CNN’s New Day With Alisyn Camerota and John Berman, Camerota interviewed Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey about his lengthy report on Trump’s 4th of July plans, which include a speech at the Lincoln Memorial.
“The president very much wants to give this speech, it sounds like, from the Lincoln Memorial, and you write ‘The presidents starring role has the potential to turn what has long been a non-partisan celebration of the nation’s founding into another version of a Trump campaign rally,” Camerota said, and asked “I’m just wondering, Josh, I mean what kind of speech would he give?”
“Would he give a presidential speech, or would he give one of these sort of foaming at the mouth speech that we sometimes see at the rallies where they clamor, you know we heard it just last week, where people in the crowd clamor for violence?” she added.
“Well, I think his advisors themselves don’t know what he’s going to say before he gets up there,” Dawsey said. “The speech will supposedly be about America and patriotism and the economy and his administration’s accomplishments and kind of a rah-rah speech, but the president often goes off teleprompter as we’ve seen time and time again. So what you would actually say from the steps of Lincoln memorial with the assembled throngs out there It’s really hard to know.”
Camerota was referring to Trump’s speech at a rally in Florida last week, at which a member of the audience suggested shooting migrants attempting to cross the border, and Trump laughingly congratulated his supporter for being able to “get away with” the remark.
But Camerota’s question leaves out the third and fourth choices of Trump himself encouraging violence at a speech, which he has done repeatedly, and violence actually occurring at the speech, which has also happened repeatedly.
Watch the clip above, via CNN.
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