The Sun reports,“Police said at least 500 people swarmed on streets in and around UCLA, some shouting ‘f**k Trump’ and others chanting “Not my president!” It was even reported that people from downtown Portland were burning an American Flag.
Anti-Trump rallies were also happening in downtown Athens, GA. A UGA student stated: “I’m just here to stand up for who I am as a person just because Trump has degraded females, hispanics and immigrants and I fall into all three of those categories among many other categories of people that he’s degraded who I would like to stand up for,”
With all of these rallies happening, how will Trump use his “law and order” rhetoric to protect the police and stop them? Will he give more power to the police in such cases like these? It will be interesting to find out as time will tell.
After the shooting in Charlotte that happened recently, North Carolina has been the location of many speeches regarding the second amendment and law and order. Recently, Donald Trump hosted a rally in Wilmington, North Carolina where he gave a speech about the second amendment, in which he used the phrase “restore law and order” three times in three sentences. Trump used short, persuasive messages to convince the people that he is the law and order candidate who will do what it takes to restore law and order to the country. Trump relied on using short sentences that would capture the attention of the audience. He used repetition to convey the idea that if he is elected into office, he truly will do what he says he will: restore law and order. He has effectively labeled himself the “law and order” candidate, but he has done little to explain what he will do if he is elected into office besides “restore law and order.”
In his speech, Trump began making statements about restoring order and how he will make changes with the police, but he failed to actually say what he would do. Trump could barely finish his thought when he said, “And the police are going to be careful and they’re going to be studied and they’re going to be — but we have to restore law and order.” Although he failed to back up his statements with evidence, Trump passionately declared that he would restore law and order to America. Trump said, “What happened in Dallas, where all of those people were shot down. Absolutely, absolutely for no reason. Viciously shot down, and so many others.” He tapped into the audience’s anxiety by referencing other shootings that have happened in America, and set himself up as the candidate for change. Rhetorically, Trump shaped his message and delivered it in a way that was exciting for the audience and made them feel that if he was elected, he really would do something to change the current state of America.
Tonight is the night. It all comes down to this. Presidential Candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have gone toe to toe till the very wire. Trump failed to put the nail in the coffin as the FBI Clinton was closed. While many of the polls still favor Clinton, one question lies on the mind of many on the democratic side. What happens if Trump loses and does not Concede?
Trumps rhetoric of a rigged election has created an atmosphere of tension as the candidate refused to commit to conceding if he loses the race. This controversial refusal directly butts heads with Trump’s demand for law and order within the country. A refusal to concede a loss to Clinton would spark outrage and uncertainty with the electoral process and the validity of the results in the eyes of some supporters. of the safety status in the United States.
“Polls show about 27 percent of Trump voters would not accept the results if their candidate lost”
This is a large percentage of Trump supporters that feel disenfranchised by the system. These people have lost trust in their government and without leadership from their candidate to ease the reality of a possible loss, could turn violent.
Trump needs to take charge of his supporters and demand law and order from them despite the outcome of the election. Although the result is not set in stone, it is important to both win and lose with grace. Trump as a future leader of this country needs to lay down the law and help bring the people together in the closing moments of the election. Win or lose we will all still wake up as Americans and together we shall find a way forward in order.
This is something that Trump has been trying to show on social media and through his most recent television ads. Even with early voting having already started there is still time and plenty of undecided voters who still can potentially influence the election outcomes. I personally believe that at this point being a day before the election that majority of undecided voters have made up their mind against Trump with the different messages in his campaign, policy, and lack of political experience, but only the polls will tell.
In the end, the nation will be watching the polls and new networks to see who our 2016 president will be, but before and after the results both sides will be discussing the actions and quotes of the other candidate saying which one is better, more presidential, and who they feel should be the president.
Throughout the entire political race, there has been quite a lot of media coverage of the violence that tends to surround Trump rallies. In fact, during the Iowa caucuses back in February, Donald Trump actually said that he’d pay for a lawyer for whoever “knocked the crap” out of the anti-Trump protesters that were present (See video below). So why is upholding “law and order” so important to him and his platform, yet when it comes to extreme Trump supporters engaging in physical altercations with other people, that value goes right out the window?
Regardless of whether Trump is right in defending his supporters, the “law and order” policies actually matter to a lot of people. If Trump wants the vote from people who have been affected by police violence, high crime rates, and other injustices in the United States, he needs to quit talking the talk and start walking the walk. If Trump wants to create a compelling narrative for himself as the “Law and Order Candidate”, he needs to adjust his rhetoric in a way that reflects that story. Rather than bragging about sexual assault or promoting violence at his own rallies, Trump needs to show his constituents that he values and upholds the law rather than hiring lawyers to find its loopholes.
Throughout the presidential election, Donald Trump has continued to use “law and order” as a tactic to achieve voters. He has uses this rhetoric mainly with the issue of police brutality but also has squeezed it into Hilary Clinton’s email scandal. Trump has continued to say that he will “Make America Safe Again” and that if elected president, he will have Hillary put in jail. Trump is channeling the law and order rhetoric into the viewer’s mind that if Hillary were to be elected, then America will not be safe and “put our national security at risk.
“The “October Surprise” was released last Friday stating that:
“FBI Director James Comey notified congressional leaders that the agency had discovered more emails as part of its probe into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system. The emails were discovered as part of an investigation into former Congress member Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. Abedin reportedly stored hundreds of thousands of emails on Weiner’s computer, which was seized by the FBI after Weiner allegedly sent illicit text messages to a 15-year-old girl.”
Trump certainty welcomed this information on his campaign trail and used it to his advantage. He recently displayed a nasty commercialsourcing from the FBI’s email announcement about “Crooked Hilary” which he refers to her as on Twitter.
Trump is now back on the FBI fan train because they are in favor of him and anti-Hillary. These emails have now created more controversy not only with Hillary but also with the FBI director, James Comey. Was it morally right for him to release this information just 11 days before the general election when it could have been a private matter? If the roles were reversed and information was released about Trump, he would be using “law and order” to say that the FBI is corrupt and out to get him but instead he gladly kept his mouth shut and used the information to his advantage.
According to a former FBI official, “There are lots of people who don’t think Trump is qualified, but also believe Clinton is corrupt…What you hear a lot is that it’s a bad choice, between an incompetent and a corrupt politician.” Has Trump done a good enough job at deflecting his unpredictable and unqualified persona onto the corrupt Hillary? Is this “October Surprise” enough to change last minute voter’s mind? We will see next week after the winner is revealed.
On October 26, 2016, Donald Trump delivered a speech in Charlotte, North Carolina. Trump wisely chose to speak in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he and Clinton are in a tight race to win the state. After the shootings that recently occurred in Charlotte, Trump tailored his speech to fit an African American audience. Trump declared his “New Deal for Black America” where making communities safe would be his first priority. Trump proclaimed his desire to include African Americans in the “American Dream.” Without looking at the context of Trump’s speech, his message is powerful and would appear to attract many African American voters. Trump gives specific moves he will make in office and how he will work with the police to solve the crime rates in Chicago and Charlotte; however, the audience Trump delivers his speech to is not the audience he should be targeting.
Interestingly, the crowd of supporters Trump delivered his speech to was mainly white middle-aged men. The message of Trump’s speech was powerful and motivating, but he failed to deliver it to the audience he was targeting. Early in the primaries, Trump’s success came from delivering his message to an audience who would respond to it. Trump has failed to deliver messages to gain African American voters to an audience with African Americans present. Unfortunately, this is not Trump’s first time speaking to a white audience in an attempt to gain African American voters. In Des Moines, Iowa, Trump asked African American’s to vote for him, but the audience was filled with white men. Persuasive campaign rhetoric has a coherent speaker, message, and audience. In order to gain the African American votes he needs, Trump needs to deliver compelling messages to an audience with African Americans actually present to hear his speech.
Throughout this election process Trump’s harsh rhetoric towards the FBI has been well documented when pertaining to the case involving Hilary Clinton and classified information being sent to and from a private server, “The FBI rolled over and the Department of Justic rolled over.”
Trump has consistently painted his opponent as an insider that holds a different standard when it comes to being judged by the law. The Republican Presidential Candidate has not been shy with this criticism of the Law and Order of the land – often stating that there are two types of justice, “the system is rigged when Hillary Clinton is allowed to run for president, because what she did is criminal.”
But with the new probe into the emails of the Democratic Presidential Candidate just 11 days before the election, it would appear Trump is singing a new tune:
“It might be not as rigged as I thought, right?”
FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress on Friday. Inside that letter was a statement saying that the bureau is further investigating additional emails that appear relevant to the Hillary Clinton email case. Moments after this announcement Trump took the stage at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, “Perhaps finally justice will be done.”
Trumps surrogates Paul Ryan, and Newt Gingrich stormed twitter and many major news stations to follow up on the madness
This bombshell has produced many ripples in the political pond and the tides may be changing. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are almost tied in the latest Washington Post ABC Poll as democratic enthusiasm is on the decline. The Clinton camp is floundering and blaming FBI Director James Comey for this October Surprise . By reopening the case against Clinton, the democrats claim Comey deliberately acted to influence the outcome of the election.
Whether it was deliberate or poorly timed, Trump would do best to freeze in his tracks and let his opponent try swimming in the deep end these last few days. It may be too little too late for the American voter’s minds to change, but with Trump’s continuous press on talks of double standards, maybe the public will look twice at this probe into law and order.
This weekend at a Donald Trump Rally in Las Vegas, Nevada, Trump spotted a sign we admittedly don’t see too often. The sign read “Latinas For Trump” and Mr. Trump actually stopped what he was saying to bring the woman with the sign up on the stage. The Latina woman, after stating that she was from Mexico, then started to speak about why she would be voting for Trump in November and it was because he is for law and order when it comes to legal immigration into the United States.
After a few seconds of her overexcited babbling about how much money Trump claims illegal immigrants take away from our government, Trump embraces her and claims that she said it better than he could have.
From a rhetorical perspective, I think it was smart to point out the Latina woman and bring her up on stage because it provides a tangible anecdote. Rather than just saying “Oh Latinas for Trump, we are doing so well with the Latinos!” like Trump normally does, he got a short story from this woman and people were able to put a face to the claim.
I also found it very interesting that in the video, you could see that there were signs that said “Gays for Trump” and “Women for Trump” and that they all seemed to be placed near the front (or at least in front of the camera angle”. Could this be strategic? It seems like Trump is trying to win back the people he has marginalized in the past. This may not be an October surprise, but these signs in the front row of a Trump rally sure did astound me!