Donald Trump’s Extreme Rhetoric Is Worth Listening To – Donald Trump is no stranger to using language and rhetoric akin to a wartime leader – or sounding crazy in some respects, depending on your politics – trying to boost morale.
He’s often used strong language – occasionally of an offensive nature – to rally home his points to supporters. Friday’s rally in South Dakota, where he once again accused President Joe Biden of ordering all 91 of his criminal charges across four indictments, proved no exception.
It provides an interesting insight, if not a scary reminder of the events of January 6, 2021, into the political brutality set to dominate next year’s presidential election.
Democrats: The Real Threat to Democracy? Donald Trump Thinks So…
Former president Trump addressed supporters at a rally in South Dakota, urging them to “fight like hell” in order to regain their country. “I don’t think there’s ever been a darkness around our nation like there is now,” Trump said, in a speech where he accused Democrats of allowing an “invasion” on the southern border and recreating the COVID-19 “hysteria.”
With fears over the state of the nation’s democracy ever present, Trump stuck to his guns and blamed his Democratic opposition. The former president insisted that the true danger to America’s democracy came not from his attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, but the legal repercussions of him trying to do so.
“It’s really a threat to democracy while they trample our rights and liberties every single day of the year,” he told supporters. “This is a big moment in our country because we’re either going to go one way or the other, and if we go the other, we’re not going to have a country left. We will fight together, we will win together and then we will seek justice together.”
Take His Threats Seriously: Trump’s Tactical Use Of His Tongue
Trump’s rhetoric is distinctively different from his political opponents, and some question whether how it is reported in the media is taken too literally. That said, the 77-year-old is facing criminal charges accompanied by hundreds of pages of evidence, and his posts in all capital letters are unconventional by even today’s political standards.
Friday in South Dakota was no exception. He complained that he was the subject of “corrupt and blatant” victimization and “election interference,” while using the idea of a second presidential term to investigate political opponents. While many times sarcastic in nature in front of an overwhelmingly supportive crowd, Donald Trump tends to follow through on his threats.
Political adversaries are not only his targets. Judges, prosecutors, and potential jury pools have all been the target of public and private outbursts.
Donald Trump’s rhetoric ultimately rallies supporters, but he also speaks his mind. It’s not impossible that many of his threats are followed through should he be elected for a second term.
Shay Bottomley is a British journalist based in Canada. He has written for the Western Standard, Maidenhead Advertiser, Slough Express, Windsor Express, Berkshire Live and Southend Echo, and has covered notable events including the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.