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Recently, in Seattle, Bernie Sanders was on stage at a pro-Social Security rally at which he was invited to speak.  Just before he could begin his remarks he was interrupted by two young women claiming to be from the local chapter of Black Lives Matter.  The women spoke and asked that a period of silence be observed for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri last August. When the women refused to let Sanders have the microphone after a few minutes of silence, Sanders went into the crowd and greeted supporters. That night, Sanders spoke to a crowd of about 15,000 – Trump has never drawn a crowd near that size.

Now, Donald Trump has weighed in on this matter. He has characterized Sanders’ actions as “weak”:

“I thought that was disgusting. That showed such weakness, the way he was taken away by two young women,” Trump said during a press conference in Michigan. “That will never happen with me. I don’t know if I’ll do the fighting myself, or if other people will, but that was a disgrace.”

Well, we know from Trump’s actions during the Vietnam era, when he collected numerous deferments, that Trump isn’t going to be fighting anyone.   This is a guy who reacted to a few (legitimate) debate questions which he deemed too difficult by whining to the boss of the moderators who asked them.

As one commentator put it:

So he might “fight” the women from Black Lives Matter himself? Trump has the bearings of a physical coward, who lets his money and his mouth fight his battles, so I don’t expect to see that. But again, he’s telling his insecure male followers about the way he’d tame women – particularly black women – if they make him president.

I agree.  Trump’s call for “other people”  to fight Black Lives Matter is the height of irresponsibility not worthy of a serious candidate for any political office, much less the Presidency.  But, so far at least, this isn’t an ordinary political year, is it?

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