Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

General Discussion

Showing Original Post only (View all)


(49,174 posts)
Sun Mar 17, 2024, 10:10 AM Mar 17

Ron Filipkowski is right about why Trump talked about a "bloodbath" - and IMO the auto industry was "the least of it" [View all]

First, what Ron Filipkowski posted on Twitter this morning:

Ron Filipkowski

If they asked MAGA cultists leaving the Trump rally yesterday what they thought he meant when he said “if I lose there will be a bloodbath in this country,” how many of them would say he was talking about the auto industry? He knows exactly what he’s doing and how they hear him.

Now, my thoughts. I've read the commentary, here and elsewhere, saying he was only talking about the auto industry when he said there will be a bloodbath if he doesn't win.

That IS the defense Republicans are trying to use. So are some in the media.

He made the "bloodbath" remarks in the middle of some remarks about the auto industry.

And as Politico said - https://www.politico.com/news/2024/03/16/trump-bloodbath-biden-november-00147453 - it was "unclear" what Trump meant.

“Now, if I don’t get elected, it’s gonna be a bloodbath. That’s going to be the least of it,” Trump said during a rally near Dayton, Ohio. “It’s going to be a bloodbath for the country.”

But it looks pretty clear that he's referring to auto industry problems as "the least of it" while he predicts "a bloodbath for the country" if he isn't elected.

For the country. Not for the auto industry. Not for "the entire economy" or some similar wording.

For the country.

29 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
Indeed. Night of the Long Knives. bucolic_frolic Mar 17 #1
Or Night of the Semi-Automatic Guns, as many RWNJs seem to be hoping for. highplainsdem Mar 17 #23
I was pleased that the Biden-Harris Campaign's response to the comment was... Hugin Mar 17 #2
From the beginning the trump-pets have said, "he is a straight talker, tells it like it is" sanatanadharma Mar 17 #3
As Republican focus group guru Frank Luntz famously said, "It's not what you say. It's what people hear." Midnight Writer Mar 17 #4
He keeps popping up LittleGirl Mar 17 #12
traitortrump knows about plausible deniability, and milks it. Hermit-The-Prog Mar 17 #5
Blood bath for the auto industry my ass. limbicnuminousity Mar 17 #6
Bat-Signal for the Tiki Torchers Kid Berwyn Mar 17 #7
Moon Bat Signal for the Tiki Torchers... Hugin Mar 17 #10
Thank you! One of the great fictional characters in literature... Kid Berwyn Mar 17 #25
Politico says it's unclear...oh so typical of them! PortTack Mar 17 #8
It's unclear what Politico meant by "unclear." dchill Mar 17 #16
We're at war. We need to use every tool available to defeat tRump. ecstatic Mar 17 #9
So how do they plan on doing it? I think it's clear that it's not "if" but "how" they will try. hadEnuf Mar 17 #21
The way his speeches jump from subject to subject all the time KS Toronado Mar 17 #11
Precisely malaise Mar 17 #13
The whole thing is just more media meritlessness. gulliver Mar 17 #14
There's always a meme (from 2019) Roy Rolling Mar 17 #15
Translation: clean your guns, stock up on ammo Wild blueberry Mar 17 #17
They heard him loud and clear - every single time. dalton99a Mar 17 #18
"Code", or "thinly veiled" it really isn't. Seems like a pretty direct call to violence. Evolve Dammit Mar 17 #19
He said "...the least of it" twice. I just heard it on the radio underpants Mar 17 #20
The more he feels the heat, the more threatening he becomes. kentuck Mar 17 #22
Kick dalton99a Mar 17 #24
For Him Abstractartist Mar 17 #26
Certainly Not Speaking Accidentally.. He Knows That Vapors Stick Around RunnoDeMille Mar 17 #27
That Orange Fuckface wants a bloodbath & people dying. He's a scumbag pedophile rapist turd. Piss on that fucking turd. SoFlaBro Mar 17 #28
That S.O.B. is trying to destroy everything. calimary Mar 18 #29
Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Ron Filipkowski is right ...