IF FAR-RIGHT PROTESTERS HAD DISRUPTED OBAMA RALLIES IN 2008, THEY’D HAVE BEEN CALLED NAZIS. WHEN FAR-LEFT PROTESTERS DISRUPT TRUMP RALLIES, TRUMP’S CALLED A NAZI.
As a general rule, far right-wing protesters did not systematically disrupt Sen. Obama’s rallies and, as a result, dominate press coverage of those events. Now, the far left-wing version of that disruption has become the story of many Trump gatherings.
In that sense, Trump’s rally at the Westgate was the most protested, the loudest, the rowdiest and most Trumpian rally yet.
The protesters who come to Trump’s events, many of them affiliated with some arm of the Black Lives Matter movement, have refined their techniques. It goes like this: They come to a rally, settle into the crowd, and then one of them begins yelling loudly, causing the crowd to react — usually with a chant of “Trump! Trump! Trump!” — and then the protester tries to make the inevitable security removal as long and as noisy as possible.
Only after all that is done does another protester repeat the process. Then yet another protester does it. With sequential removals, a small group of demonstrators can screw things up for quite a while.
Perhaps Trump will sue them. Meanwhile, the press would have been all over who was financing and training the protesters in 2008. Not so much in 2015.