A Trump rally in Salem, Oregon took a nasty turn when one speaker, screaming through a mega-phone, called for the murder of LGBTQ+ allies.
The most disturbing thing about the incident, however, was that the gathered crowd appeared to be cheering after the unstable speaker said:
"Democrat leaders need to be shot dead."
You can watch video of the incident, shared on Twitter, below.
"Democrats need to be shot dead" and other Q crap demonizing LGBTQ. SALEM, OREGON https://t.co/8WVhPtMXnG— Cozca (@Cozca)1599509727.0
Twitter was disgusted and disturbed by the rally footage.
A video has emerged showing a speaker at a rally in Salem, Oregon, urging dem leaders to be "shot dead in the stree… https://t.co/ZJ8of0xVk5— 𝑩𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝑯𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒔𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎! Sanity is Back! (@𝑩𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏𝑯𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒔𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎! Sanity is Back!)1599587160.0
Isn’t calling for the murder of someone else a crime? https://t.co/7CT7tt5PbL— Floss Obama🙏🏿 (@Floss Obama🙏🏿)1599586398.0
And exactly when will he be arrested for making terrorist threats? Speaker at Salem Rally Urges Democrat Leaders… https://t.co/LIn5E3kftX— David Hunter ~ Reporting Live from the Titanic (@David Hunter ~ Reporting Live from the Titanic)1599631851.0
A frightening strain of extremist violence has been growing on the far right for many years.
#QAnon promoting violence, again. https://t.co/IZjIecjMTD— JaneDoeMD (@JaneDoeMD)1599631436.0
The reactionary and crazy are strong here. https://t.co/cngFwcibMX— ecosocialist musician (@ecosocialist musician)1599627928.0
Must be another of those "very fine people" we keep hearing about. Sounds like threat of violence to me.… https://t.co/g1coDVsP7r— MLK Rolling Over In His Grave BLM (@MLK Rolling Over In His Grave BLM)1599592690.0
President Donald Trump has continued to give violent groups a pass and even support if they're on his side politically.
But it's Antifa we need to be afraid of, right? #SalemOR https://t.co/1blvdmxNpG— Mike Gagle (@Mike Gagle)1599580305.0
This is the kind of dangerous rhetoric that Trump encourages with his own hateful rhetoric. He only cares that Q-an… https://t.co/oCLWsI5sCL— Jill Jones (@Jill Jones)1599577675.0
Threats like this should be denounced at every level by every self-respecting politician.
Why doesn't Trump say something about the violence HIS SUPPORTERS call for? Is he weak? Or just scared? Speaker at… https://t.co/NCMvmCqCsd— Monique Lowther (@Monique Lowther)1599673388.0
This is the same type of rhetoric they used against the Jewish people in Nazi Germany. https://t.co/FvIUcQt7fQ— Covfefe Emergy Hamberder : The Prince of Whales (@Covfefe Emergy Hamberder : The Prince of Whales)1599576730.0
This is awful. We need elected officials of all political stripes to condemn this sort of vile rhetoric: Speaker at… https://t.co/lQU3wjmwqi— Mason T. Becker (@Mason T. Becker)1599575991.0
Whichever side is calling for the death of a minority or marginalized group or those who support their right to exist is historically the wrong side to be on.
When people try to say both sides are equally bad, where's the clip of a Bernie supporter saying he wants to kill R… https://t.co/VKitscSfQ8— Miguel Chafen (@Miguel Chafen)1599684684.0
Right-wingers: “Democrats are the ones inciting violence!” Republican speaker: “These democratic leaders need to b… https://t.co/kR9sXBgtiB— The Sense & Theory Podcast (@The Sense & Theory Podcast)1599573912.0
This sort of hateful rhetoric has been on the rise ever since President Trump took office and it causes real harm to real people.
We must continue to make it clear these attitudes are unwelcome in a civilized society.