How Conservatives Would Respond if That Beaten Trump Protestor Were a White Guy at an Obama Rally

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A scuffle broke out this weekend at a Trump campaign stop in Birmingham, Alabama after local social activist Mercutio Southall Jr. shouted “Black Lives Matter” in the middle of the GOP frontrunner’s speech. His rally cry was met with not only Trump’s insistence to “get him the hell out” of the convention center, but the pushing, punching, and kicking of the Trump supporters surrounding him.

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The political right seems to think that the protester received his just desserts. But what would they say if this were, say, a vocal All Lives Matter advocate interrupting, let’s say, an Obama speech and then being assaulted by, oh I don’t know, a group of black people?

Instead of this,

 

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Breitbart would most likely run with this:

 

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Bill O’Reilly’s talking points commentary

 

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would be far less empathetic to the protestor.

 

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The Daily Caller

 

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would instead use this as their footage caption:

 

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Fox News Insider

 

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would insist there’s an attack on our freedoms, using dubious spelling:

 

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And finally, your uncle Herbert

 

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would continue to embarrass you on social media.

 

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