As we’ve said many a time, Donald Trump is not someone about whom people feel “neutral.” On the one hand, he has some of the most ardent supporters you can imagine, while on the other are vehement detractors. He draws huge crowds, often including a mix of both — and often laced with a dose of controversy and disruption.
Like the guy who rushed the stage earlier this spring.
And now, a bomb threat to a Trump rally in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
The New York Post reports:
A 20-year-old Connecticut man is facing charges after authorities say he tweeted out a bomb threat during a Donald Trump rally Saturday.Connecticut State Police say the U.S. Secret Service contacted them Saturday afternoon after they say posted on Twitter, “Is someone going to bomb the trump rally or am I going to have to?” Police say that tweet was followed by another warning a friend to have his family members leave the rally so they wouldn’t get hurt.
Authorities tracked the tweets to a Waterbury home, where they found Morkys. After determining he didn’t pose an immediate threat, he was taken into custody and released on $25,000 bond.
No one answered a phone number for the Waterbury home. Morkys didn’t immediately respond to a separate request for comment.
Whatever you feel personally about Donald Trump as a man or a candidate, this type of behavior is unwarranted for anyone. As are the threats to Trump’s family. Says way more about the sickness of the individuals perpetrating these actions than their target.
Freedom of speech, association and assembly are fundamental rights we should hold dear as Americans and each of us has a role in accommodating this for our fellow Americans. Even when — or perhaps, especially when — we disagree with what they are saying or representing.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]