Sally Kohn: Protesters ‘Highlighting’ Trump’s ‘Propensity’ to Incite Hate in Supporters

‘This is an angry group of supporters who have not been encouraged by their leader to channel that anger in a constructive direction but sometimes to channel it into violence’

COSTELLO: “...Jennifer Granholm, she’s Hillary Clinton supporter and also the senior adviser to Correct The Record a Super PAC associative with Mrs. Clinton. Also with me Sally Kohn a Daily Beast columnist. Welcome to both of you.”
GRANHOLM: “Thank you.”
KOHL: “Nice to see you.”
COSTELLO: “Nice to have you both here. So Sally, Trump has almost monopolized the media spotlight with sometimes outrageous behavior. But some say we are at this pivotal moment right now, either democracy works peacefully as it always has, or the world watches as the greatest democracy dissolves into chaos. Which will it be Sally?”
KOHL: “Well look, I mean, you can’t — this is very clear, the protesters are highlighting a fundamental problem at the center of Donald Trump and his message and his inciting not just violence but hate in his supporters or preying upon that hate. And you can’t really — it’s like — to blame the protesters is like, if yours dog with a propensity to bite people you can’t blame the people he bites. You know, this is — this is a angry, angry group of supporters who have not been encouraged by their leader to channel that anger in a constructive direction but instead to turn it in sometimes very violent rethoric and sometimes actual violence. And look, it’s giving the American people a very clear choice at this point, between protesters who are standing up for the American values of inclusion and tolerance and opportunity for all, and Donald Trump and his supporters who very plainly want to punch those values in the face.”
COSTELLO: “Well — well, still — and Jennifer I’ll pose this question to you. MoveOn.org seems intent on sending protesters —“

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