Friday, March 11, 2016

Anderson Cooper 360 on Friday, March 11, 2016

 

With Anderson Cooper in Costa Mesa, CA tonight for an AC2 Live show with Andy Cohen, the very capable John Berman was in the AC360 anchor chair covering the cancellation of the Donald Trump rally in Chicago.  The rally was shut down by protesters.

While Donald Trump's campaign and various pundits expressed their views of what happened/was happening, we will offer a little background.   The rally was to be held at the University of Illinois - Chicago.  The campus is very diverse with little incident.  Pretty much since the rally was announced, efforts began to have it moved off campus.  Faculty and students have been speaking out for days and protesters began organizing as well.  If anyone in the media or the Trump campaign were surprised by the size of the protest, they haven't been following local media.   People are upset at Trump's divisive speech and didn't want him on their campus, but protesters were calling for a peaceful protest.  As of this writing there were no arrests and no one was hurt.

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4 comments:

aries moon said...

It seems to have taken a while for commentators like David Gergen to recognize that Trump IS responsible for the violent actions of his supporters because he validates their behavior, amping up their rage by saying he wants to punch the protestors out. David Gergen and Stuart Stevens had some very strong commentary about the danger of Trump and how he's taking this country down a frightening road. Gergen said that he's never seen the type of divisive behavior that Trump's engaging in by a presidential candidate, with the exception of George Wallace--you certainly didn't see it during Barack Obama's campaign and it's not happening at Clinton and Sanders rallies. It's not likely that Trump has the decency to clean up his act and control his crowds so more violence is probably to be expected. I have to say bravo to the brave protestors who have stood up to Trump in the face of violence and hate from his crowds.

Anonymous said...

NOT ONLY DID TRUMP ENCOURAGE THE PROTESTERS, HE HIRED THEM TO ENGAGE WITH "BLACK LIFE MATTERS"
DEMONSTRATORS AND THAT IS WHY DAVID GERGEN SAID WHAT HE SAID. HE WAS ALSO DENOUNCING THE STUPIDITY
OF JEFF LORD, THE PANELIST AND TRUMP SUPPORTER, WHO WILL ALWAYS COUNTER WITH SOME MINDLESS UNSUBSTANTIATED RIGHT WING RHETORIC.
POPPY HARLOW LOOKED AS THOUGH SHE WAS GOING TO "HIT" SOMEONE WHEN ANOTHER TRUMP COMMENTATOR BLAMED
THE HILLARY CAMP FOR STARTING THE"BIRTHER MOVEMENT" AGAINST OBAMA.
IT IS A COMPLETE LIE AND POPPY HELD THIS IMBECILE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS FALSE CLINTON ACCUSATION. SHE
RESPONDED BY SAYING, "WASN'T IT MR. TRUMP WHO STARTED THE BIRTHER MOVEMENT IN 08?"SHE DID NOT GET AN
ANSWER.
IS IT ME OR IS "THE DONALD" LOOKING A BIT WEARY AND SHALL I SAY, "FAT?" HE MUST BE EATING A WHOLE
LOT OF FAST FOODS.....GOOD. HE COULDN'T AGE FAST ENOUGH FOR ME.

Anonymous said...

HILLARY DID EXCEPTIONALLY WELL IN THE DEBATE IN OHIO. THE FIRE IN HER BELLY IS BACK! SHE TOOK
ON TRUMP AFTER BEING PROMPTED BY AN OBVIOUS ARRANGED QUESTION FROM SOMEONE CHOSEN IN THE AUDIENCE.
GOOD LUCK IN OHIO!

Anonymous said...

SOMEONE HAS TO TELL DONALD TRUMP JR. THAT HIS FATHER IS A RACIST AND HE IS A DISGRACE.
ACCORDING TO HUFFPOST, TRUMP'S SON IS LEARNING RACISM FROM HIS DADDY AND JOHN LEGEND ANSWERED
HIM ACCORDINGLY IN A TWEET.
WHEN TRUMP HAD HIS SHOW THE APPRENTICE, I USED TO WATCH AND THINK, 'WHAT WELL TRAINED CHILDREN.'
NOW THAT TRUMP IS SHOWING US ALL WHAT HE'S REALLY LIKE, I'VE LOST COMPLETE AND UTTER RESPECT FOR
HIM AND HIS FAMILY. IT IS OBVIOUS THAT HE PROBABLY HOLDS EVERYONE "IN CHECK" WITH HIS "FAMILY
FORTUNE." COULD MELANIA BE OUR FIRST LADY? MAYBE. BUT SHE'D NEVER BE BELIEVABLE. HER HUSBAND ISN'T
BELIEVABLE. NOTHING ABOUT THE TRUMPS IS BELIEVABLE EXCEPT THEIR CRASSNESS AND BIGOTRY.
HE IS AN AMERICAN DISGRACE.