In this shocking video, Dan Cohen documents the toxic atmosphere of Trump’s political allies and most fervent supporters.
WOMAN: (singing)… O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light, what so proudly… DAN COHEN: On March 4th supporters of President Donald Trump gathered in Phoenix, Arizona, at the State Capital, as part of a nationwide March for Trump. SUPPORT SPEAKER: And I heard, “Lock her up. Lock her up. Lock her up.” And we still need to pursue that. DAN COHEN: Throughout his rise to the White House, Trump capitalized on fear and hatred of Muslims and Mexicans, promising to enact draconian measures against them. DONALD TRUMP: …Total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States. DAN COHEN: Perhaps nowhere is that xenophobia more pronounced than Maricopa County, Arizona, where Trump won more votes than any other county in the country. MAN: This is America. We don’t want Sharia law. It’s a Christian country. MAN: If you don’t like it here, go to Syria, go someplace else. DAN COHEN: The March for Trump drew Phoenix area locals, heavily armed militiamen, and white nationalists. Outspoken in preserving their narrow vision of American culture. MAN: I don’t want ’em! As a veteran, I don’t want them! Let them go back home, where their home is. And if they’re so… If they’ve got a problem, let Saudi Arabia take care of them. MAN: Yeah, I was the one who started to chant: Build the wall. That’s cool. DAN COHEN: How old are you? MALE: Thirteen. If she really is that Jewish, she should go back to her country, that girl right there. MAN: Where are the Gay Pride events in Gaza? I have a gay friend who’d like to go to one. MAN: I’m American, and the people coming, they need to assimilate. MAN: They do not want to assimilate… DAN COHEN: Why do think there are so few people of color here? MAN: Well, actually I haven’t noticed, but maybe if you point it out, maybe ’cause they’re scared. They don’t want to stand up for their white fellow people. It took white people standing up for us to get us through the Civil Rights Movement, and give us civil rights. It’s going to take black people, and colored people, standing up for white people. We have white people saying black lives matter, which is funded by George Soros. But they’re saying black lives matter, we got people out here supporting us colored people. MAN: They don’t assimilate. If you see my car and my truck, and I don’t have Mexico. MAN: What the hell, I’m American, yeah. MAN: The Mexican told to forget it… I’m still proud that I was born in Mexico, but you don’t see me waving the Mexican flag. You don’t see me out there saying, “Viva Mexico”. DAN COHEN: And you’re not burning an American flag. MAN: No. No. DAN COHEN: You’re happy to be here. MAN: Yes. And I do not– DAN COHEN: It’s a privilege– MAN: And I do not speak Spanish in public. DAN COHEN: Leading the incitement against the Latino immigrants, was former Sheriff of Pinal County, Paul Babeu. In 2012, Babeu allegedly threatened to deport his undocumented ex-lover, Jose Orozco, if he revealed the relationship. PAUL BABEU: More important than illegals coming across this border, more important than the drug cartels that we continue to fight, that Trump is going to put his foot on their neck. But it’s also an unsecured border; it stands to reason that people from countries of interest, people who have terrorist intentions, would use this unsecure border as a likely avenue of approach. WOMAN: You see our militias out here. They’re out here volunteering their time, when they could be working right now. Nobody has respect for our servicemen. They might not be government affiliated, but they’re still servicemen. And they still work their butts off to make sure this country is safe. They might not tell you who they are, and that’s because they’re protecting their people. So, and I stand behind them. DONALD TRUMP: …build a great, great wall for our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall… MAN: I’m as proud as can be. I’m as happy as I’ve been, almost in my lifetime. And so, I would do this every day for the rest of my life, to be honest with you. DAN COHEN: At the podium, speaker after speaker egged on racist, and paranoid fantasies of a communist take-over from within. TIM HORN: … Barack Obama, for heaven sake. Sheriff Joe, since he left, I don’t know if you saw it, but they showed the proof about the birth certificate. It’s out there. It clearly seems to be false. Well, I, for one, and I hope you, want the Trump administration to find out the rest. The Democratic Party is the socialist party in the United States, because they are anti-Americans, they’re not pro-Americans. They’re liars and misleaders, and they want to wipe us out. And we need to wipe them out. It started by putting people in prison that deserve to be there and freeing people that don’t… CROWD: …U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A… MAN: I’ve never like McCain too much, and his mask really came off. I think there’s reason to believe that he was working for the enemy when he was over at the Hanoi Hilton and– DAN COHEN: You think he’s a secret communist? MAN: Uh, yeah. I think there’s reason to believe that, yeah. Once they have control of the media, they can control what people think, and then they can move their agendas forward that way. DAN COHEN: We’re turning into sheeple with the fake news, huh? MAN: Exactly. It’s sad but true, but we’re changing that now. DAN COHEN: What do you think about Pizzagate? MAN: Oh, I think there’s a lot there. I haven’t looked into it, I mean, I’ve looked into it a fair amount, but I think there’s definitely enough there to warrant an investigation. MARK DEL MAESTRO: The enemies of freedom that realized during the Vietnam War, that they could destroy America, infiltrated our country. And they filled our colleges, our universities and our schools. They started infiltrating the colleges and the universities, and they started turning out, who I call, enemies of freedom. The liberals, the progressives, the socialists, the communists, and now the sharia law Muslims. Sharia law Muslims will go into a school and kill all the kids. Sharia law Muslims are already in America. Just like cancer. I still feel guilty of the people I killed in Vietnam. It’s still haunts me. But I’m not proud, and, “Guess what I did? I killed people.” Bullshit! So, I rather say I defended America. But the Muslims, “Look at all the people we kill. We just blew up that plane, we blew up that bus.” MAN: Fuckin’ idiot… MAN: What a dumb ass! MAN: Kick your ass! MAN: I just want to let them know that I can’t wait for the liberal genocide to begin. DAN COHEN: You were talking about liberal genocide… MAN: Well… that’s a way to make America great again, so it’s the liberals that are destroying the country. CROWD: (singing)… my home, sweet home… DAN COHEN: For The Real News I’m Dan Cohen. ————————- END