Watch Trump supporters attack silent protesters with "America Is Already Great" sign

America is quickly becoming an unrealistic, unbelievable film about how awful Americans will one day become


Scott Eric Kaufman
January 7, 2016 10:20PM (UTC)

Trump supporters at a rally in Lowell, Massachusetts harassed two protesters sitting quietly with signs that read "America Is Already Great" and "God Bless President Obama," Boston.com reports.

The incident, captured on video, begins with a man in front of the protesters asking them if they're at a Trump rally. "Are you at a Trump rally?" he asked, before demanding of their signs that they "Ditch them! Ditch them!"

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Another man walks up from behind, and despite the fact that the protesters have only asked whether people disagree with his sign, yells "Shut your mouth!" The two men both make a grab for the protesters' signs, while those surrounding yell "Trump! Trump! Trump!"

The GOP frontrunner apparently noticed the fracas, and asked the crowd whether it involved "friend or foe." He continued, saying "sometimes I'll tell people 'Get 'em out of here,' and the press will go, 'He's so mean.'"

Having washed his hands of any responsibility for what happens at a campaign event, he continued to speak about how he will make America great again, while security removed the protesters from the premises.

The crowd chanted "USA! USA! USA!" as the pair were escorted out.

Watch the entire video below via YouTube.

Trump Supporters Tear Up Protesters' Signs, Jeer as They Are Ejected From Rally


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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