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    President Donald Trump on Twitter Sunday lashed out against citizens who'd taken to the streets to exercise their First Amendment rights.

    While claiming that thousands of people who on Saturday demanded Trump finally release his full tax returns were "paid" protesters, Trump tweeted, "The election is over!"

    "Someone should look into who paid for the small organized rallies," Trump tweeted a day after thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in more than 150 cities across the country.

    An hour after wishing his 28 million followers a Happy Easter, Trump hailed his November win and called out those making his undisclosed tax history an issue.
    [MTP Panel: Trump Responds to Tax Return Rallies]
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    "I did what was an almost an impossible thing to do for a Republican-easily won the Electoral College! Now Tax Returns are brought up again?" Trump said on Twitter.

    The president then followed up by repeating an unsubstantiated claim he's made before that some of the protesters against him were "paid," an allegation that became popular in some right-wing circles in the build up to the 2016 presidential election, before noting that the election was "over."

    Trump himself used paid actors to pose as rally attendees during his campaign, and has talked at length about the election results since his victory while criticizing his former rival Hillary Clinton.

    More than four months after winning the presidency, Trump continued to attack Clinton at a rally in Nashville, Tennessee, this March.

    The Tax Day protesters called for Trump to release his tax returns — something nearly all major presidential candidates have done since the 1970s — and call on lawmakers to represent their interests over those of major corporations.

    Related: Tax Day Demonstrators Demand President Trump Produce Tax Returns

    Trump and his administration have repeatedly dismissed calls for him to release his taxes, first claiming he couldn't because he was being audited, then saying the issue was more of interest to journalists and liberal politicians.

    But a poll from the Pew Research Center in January found that more than two-thirds of all Americans believe the president has an obligation to release his tax returns.

    This is not the first time the president has tweeted such accusations in the wake of major demonstrations against him and his policies. On Nov. 10, Trump tweeted that protests against his victory were "unfair" and said "professional protesters, incited by the media" were turning out in the streets.

    And on Feb. 3, in the midst of major protests against Trump's first executive order on immigration, the president tweeted that "Professional anarchists, thugs and paid protesters are proving the point of millions of people who voted to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"
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    Trump's claim that nobody really cares about his taxes is plainly and obviously false, fake and just wrong. Far too many voters really do care that Trump's entanglements around the world might lead him into unnecessary conflicts where he can benefit while the country suffers.

    It seems remarkable that Trump calls for investigation over issues with zero real likelihood of illegal activity and yet claims investigation into his own activities somehow are illegitimate, where national security is at stake.
    "Any jackass can kick down a barn," former U.S. Houston Speaker Sam Rayburn once said with his famous Texas bluntness, "but it takes a good carpenter to build one."

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    The right has been repeating this "paid protestor" urban myth in regard to every protest by Americans against their agenda and ideology for a long time.
    Far right personal friends of mine claimed that people who protested gov Scott Walker of WI's pay cuts for teachers and cuts in education spending in 2010 were paid.
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    Jordan Klepper on the Daily show did an excellent report on that very issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste View Post
    Jordan Klepper on the Daily show did an excellent report on that very issue.
    Oh...a humor/satire/parody show on Comedy Central? Must be true then.....:eyeroll:
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    Klepper exposes the shear ignorance and imagination of some of the Trump supporters. Every sort of conspiracy theory is collected within the crowds gathering at a Trump event. How many Trump supporters really enjoy their freedom from evidence, they clearly dont even care if what they say is true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste View Post
    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/dona...n-over-n747101

    Trump's claim that nobody really cares about his taxes is plainly and obviously false, fake and just wrong. Far too many voters really do care that Trump's entanglements around the world might lead him into unnecessary conflicts where he can benefit while the country suffers.

    It seems remarkable that Trump calls for investigation over issues with zero real likelihood of illegal activity and yet claims investigation into his own activities somehow are illegitimate, where national security is at stake.
    I hate this frikkin piece of garbage more every day. He insults my intelligence left and right.

    Interesting, too, how Lord Dampnut's fanboys and fangirls don't see how they're being played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zathrus View Post
    The right has been repeating this "paid protestor" urban myth
    The Project Veritas video showed very clearly how it's done. The organizers are paid, the individual protestors generally are not.

    You can Google various 'social change' (protest) groups and find out who funds them. It's not hard.

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    The problem with that point of view Chris, "the organizers" consist of maybe ten people and the crowd that shows up consists in 10,000 people but when the story is "they are paid" makes it seem like it is the 10,000 were paid. A false impression deliberately created.

    btw the same was said about the T-party protests. Where the Koch brothers paid for the buses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste View Post
    The problem with that point of view Chris, "the organizers" consist of maybe ten people and the crowd that shows up consists in 10,000 people but when the story is "they are paid" makes it seem like it is the 10,000 were paid. A false impression deliberately created.

    btw the same was said about the T-party protests. Where the Koch brothers paid for the buses.
    The problem isn't necessarily that organizations are funding protests, rather, who owns the organizations and why they are funding them. And whether they train certain paid professionals to incite violence (they do) which is illegal.

    The Media should be reporting on this, do you agree?

    Rather than just saying 'massive protests against Trump everywhere guys!'

    shouldn't they say, 'Such and such group, owned by George Soros, organized large protests against Trump around the nation. In many cases violence erupted, but these groups are known to train professionals and insert them into crowds intending to incite such violence. That said, many voluntary protestors came out to these events in legitimate protest.'

    Well? Which is better reporting?

    And we are to believe that all of these multi-billion dollar media corporations are so utterly incompetent as to not be able to report accurately on these issues? No, far more likely that the media is owned by the same people as the protest groups, or people with the same interest, and therefore report the news purposely slanted, omitting facts which disagree with their narrative.

    And that is what you should be up in arms about. But you aren't, because you have a specific narrative which you love, and forwarding it is all that matters. In other words, 'the ends justify the means'.

    I disagree. People should be informed, not misled, no matter the ends desired.

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    If the protesters are paid that means they represent a cabal of unseen elites trying to control the media cycles and message in the larger culture...or perhaps some other unseen hand of conspirators like the Illuminati or Masons. The only problems is that the conspiracy authors won and they are in power which means they know the Truth. One wonders how conservative true believers can hold both that the power elites are still in control while their own conspirator creators hold elite positions...
    Theology is the fine art of making simple facts complex assertions...

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