Oath Keepers: "Communist" anti-Donald Trump protesters "completely unprepared to back up their bold assertions"

"Some are street thugs, but there is no military expertise within their ranks," says Oath Keepers fan Navy Jack

By Brendan Gauthier
November 16, 2016 9:59PM (UTC)
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Hundreds of high school students joined protests in Portland on Monday against Donald Trump’s election (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP) (Beth Nakamura/The Oregonian via AP)

The Oath Keepers — a fringe, right-wing vigilante group of current and former military personnel, police officers and first responders — is now bemoaning the "communist" and Mexican flag-wielding protesters organizing in major cities across the United States in response to President-elect Donald Trump's surprise victory last week.

"Protesters proudly carried red communist flags emblazoned with the Soviet hammer and sickle, as well as Mexican flags, while they in turn burned American flags," someone with the pseudonym Navy Jack whined in a Monday post on the Oath Keepers' website. "Protests have turned violent in Oakland, Los Angeles and Portland. Physical attacks have occurred against the supporters of the President Elect in many other cities."


Trump protestors "are not concerned that their actions could lead to armed conflict with those that they oppose. In fact, many would like nothing more than to instigate a conflict that they believe would result in the elimination of their opposition," Navy Jack added. "They are completely unprepared to back up their bold assertions. They have no idea how quickly their supporters will fold and their plan will fail. Most of their supporters are merely college students. Some are street thugs, but there is no military expertise within their ranks."

He suggested, however, that the Oath Keepers group temporarily refrain from taking to the streets in opposition because "that is EXACTLY what the Globalists, such as George Soros, are hoping for; images and news stories of patriots (right-wingers) armed to the teeth, using force against the rioters."

While violence against Trump supporters is a real thing, this account tells only half the story: Trump supporters — however goofy-looking — have proved they can dish it out just as well.

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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