Someone has finally stepped forward to take credit for the Trump protests held during Donald Trump’s rally in Chicago, Illinois, and it is Moveon.Org. The community of more than 8 million liberal Americans also promised more protests are to come.
Previous news outlets reported that Donald Trump planned to hold a rally in the heart of Chicago, Illinois. Such is a bold move for the GOP presidential hopeful, given the city is very liberal, often supporting the Democratic Party in all things. Nevertheless, Trump tried to hold the rally, only to be bombarded with thousands of anti-Trump protesters. The protests grew increasingly violent, which caused Trump to cancel or postpone the rally. For the anti-Trump protesters, they called it a “win” as “We stopped Trump” chants echoed through the streets.
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Initially, the first reports on the postponement or cancellation of Donald Trump’s rally in Chicago credited members of the Black Lives Matter movement, Gay Pride community, and Muslims, mostly within the college student age range, as the people behind the anti-Trump protests. However, more recent reports have found the anti-Trump protest to be far more organized than what was initially expected.
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According to InfoWars, former Illinois contender for Congress and executive director of MoveOn.org, Ilya Sheyman, is taking credit for the events that happened at the Donald Trump rally in Chicago.
“Mr. Trump and the Republican leaders who support him and his hate-filled rhetoric should be on notice after tonight’s events. To all of those who took to the streets of Chicago, we say thank you for standing up and saying enough is enough. To Donald Trump, and the GOP, we say, welcome to the general election.”
Though MoveOn.org calls itself a community for Americans to connect through internet, participate, and win campaigns for progressive change, it is often reported to be a front for wealthy progressive liberals. George Soros, the billionaire financier who is often known as “The Man who Broke the Bank of England,” donated $1.46 million to help initiate MoveOn.org. Linda Pritzker, a member of the Hyatt hotel family, donated $4 million to the group too.
“Last night, without consulting local police, Donald Trump abruptly cancelled a rally in Chicago in the face of massive and overwhelmingly peaceful student-led protests. We’re being flooded with aggressive emails and social media posts from Trump supporters. Some of them are threatening. We refuse to be intimidated by Donald Trump, Fox News, or anyone else.”
MoveOn.org then detailed their efforts in the recent months, which includes the support they gave to anti-Trump protesters in Chicago. They even promised to continue taking on Donald Trump in what they say is a non-violent way.
“We’ve been ramping up our efforts for months — from the ‘We Are Better Than This’ ad we helped organize in The New York Times in December, to our collective advocacy for refugees under attack from the GOP, to the support we provided students in Chicago last night by printing signs and a banner and recruiting MoveOn.org members to join their peaceful protest. We need to double-down in the face of direct attacks on our community.”
“So here’s the plan: We’ll support MoveOn.org members to call out and nonviolently protest Trump’s racist, bigoted, misogynistic, xenophobic, and violent behavior — and show the world that America rejects Trump’s hate,” the email read. “And to keep it going, we’re counting on you to donate whatever you can to cover the costs of everything involved — the organizers, signs, online recruitment ads, training, and more.”
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