TIME Reporter Scuffles With Secret Service During Black Lives Matter Protest At Trump Rally [VIDEO]

From the Daily Beast:

A reporter was allegedly kicked and choked by security Monday afternoon at a rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump in Radford, Virginia. Fellow reporters have identified the manhandled member of the press as Time photographer Chris Morris. Details on what led to the confrontation are scant.

Breitbart is claiming it was the Secret Service agent that was choked by Morris. In the video below, Morris does put his hand on the agent’s neck, apparently to demonstrate what had just been done to him.

UPDATE: There are now conflicting reports on whether the man in the suit was Trump security or Secret Service. I’ll update this post again when more is known. Morris has been arrested.

UPDATE II: CNN is reporting that the incident began when Morris left the media pen in an attempt to follow the protesters as they were being ejected.

  • Michael Smith

    These Trump rallies are scary as hell.

    • Todd20036

      Seig Heil! Seig Heil!
      Can’t go about reporting that to the apathetic masses come the general election, now can we?

      • canoebum

        I can easily picture him yelling at members of Congress or the Supreme Court during the State of the Union “Get him outta here! He’s a loser! Get him out! Throw the bum out!”

        • Todd20036

          That’s pretty much what a certain politician named Adolf (something or other) did once he was elected.

    • DutchBoy74

      He is a pied piper bringing out all the rats.

  • Hank

    I can see a lot of armed “Brownshirts” at them!! /s

  • DutchBoy74

    Yeah I’m going to with putting your hand on the neck of Secret Service person is a bad idea – even if it is to demonstrate. Those people have license to kill.

    Then kicking an obvious Secret Service member? WTF This guy is an idiot.

    As for BLM, it’s about damn time they start going after the Republicans.

    • DutchBoy74

      I also would like to point out the first video doesn’t show much context as to what caused the altercation in the first place.

      There were several times where I have met Secret Service or had run ins with them. They are usually quite nice and professional compared to street cops. I think this reporter did something to prompt a reaction. Then again Trump rallies don’t help the atmosphere.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Well, when he was kicking on the floor he prompted me to go find a diaper bag.

    • CJAS

      BLM has been protesting Trump for months. Where have you been?

  • Lazycrockett

    Wouldn’t SS be more blend in, I would think a purple tie would be like a soar thumb?

  • Lazycrockett

    Also watching the video, if that is how poorly trained the SS is, then gosh.

    • bambinoitaliano

      In this case if they are protected Drumpf, i rather them to be incompetent. They should be spending more time in the hotel with the hookers.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      After the photographer’s hand on his neck, alleged SS guy stayed cooler than I’ve ever been in my life.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Sit down and shut up, fool. There are thousands of cameras all over the place. YouTubes will be posted.

        All you’re doing is contributing to chaos.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Expect more of these to happen. Remember the Baltimore protest where journalists were arrested by the police? Now it’s the presidential rally. America you should be scare. The freedom of carrying a gun might still be around. i’m not sure the freedom of the press and the freedom to protest will be by the time this clown is sitting in the White House. The first they came for the Socialists, I did not speak out might not remain as a cliche for long.

  • Gustav2

    There the reporters go again, reporting on a story instead of staying in their pen where they belong. /s

    • sherman

      And if you’re an occupy demonstrator, in the pen where a cop can more easily pepper spray you.

      • olandp

        Why do they allow themselves to be put in a pen? the Donald needs reporters for his very existence. Without them Trump would wither and die.

        • Gustav2

          They are in the pen so they don’t interview Trump supporters.

          But they are in a pen for every candidates’ rallies

        • Todd20036

          Not quite. He needs complacent/apathetic press coverage, or interviews with softball questions.

          An interviewer who presses his inconsistences is part of the enemy.

          A reporter who displays the ugliness of his followers is the enemy.

          Anderson Cooper is going to need bigger stones than the ones he had with Katrina, if he is really going to report on Trump

          • GayOldLady

            All of MSNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, Fox News need to grow some balls and take on this Demagogue before he incites ignorant whites into doing unthinkable things. Trump is out-of-control and dangerous.

          • Bill_Perdue
          • GayOldLady

            ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

          • Bill_Perdue

            ADD.

          • Tigernan Quinn

            Is that it?

          • Todd20036

            What you call a lie, most people call an opinion.

            Are you suggesting she supported same sex marriage when she said she didn’t support same sex marriage, or are you saying she is doesn’t support same sex marriage when she says she does?

            Or are you saying that the only people who are for same sex marriage are those who said they were for it from age 5?

          • Bill_Perdue

            The proof that she’s a bigot and a racist are all there. You Democrats main problem is that your’e not uncomfortable with that.

          • Tigernan Quinn

            Okay. Thanks for letting us know. Anything else?

          • GayOldLady

            If you pay attention to his comments in any thread they’re almost exclusively directed at Hillary. Not Bernie (the worst he says about Bernie is he’s not a socialist) , not any of the GOP candidates. No comments on Cruz, Rubio or Trump, not even anyone else in politics (occasionally Obama). His outrage is almost exclusively focused on Hillary. He hates her with a vengeance to the point of obsession, to the extreme where I’m beginning to think it’s a woman thing versus a candidate thing. I made the mistake of responding to him earlier. When I do that he will follow me from thread to thread and attempt to instigate or incite me into responding to him again. I shouldn’t have responded to him this morning. He’s a world class copy & paste troll who behaves like a child having a tantrum. He’s best ignored!!!!

          • Lawerence Collins

            You couldn’t be more wrong about Bernie Sanders. Do you not know his record?? He’s been fighting for civil rights since the 60’s. He was one of just a handful to vote against Doma. He swears there was no plot by the GOP thugs. He’s been fighting for gay rights since the 70’s. Marriage Equality since the early 90’s at a time when no one else would. He voted against the Iraq war. Again one of only a few to vote no. I don’t hate Clinton. I just don’t trust her. If I have to I’ll vote for her.
            This country needs real change.

          • GayOldLady

            And if you watch that video on YouTube, you’ll see Ads for Ted Cruz sprinkled in among some consumer product Ads. I wonder why? I restarted it several times and saw 3 Ted Cruz ads.

          • ultragreen

            It’s because the targeted advertising algorithm of YouTube thinks you are a Republican. This isn’t very surprisingly, really, because Hillary supporters are not that different from Republicans.

            When I viewed the same video I saw an advertisement about digestive relief. This isn’t surprising either, because I have Crohn’s disease.

          • GayOldLady

            But who do you think that YouTube was made by and for? And why would a man who calls himself a Socialist be spamming that Video on a Gay blog? Do you think it might be because he isn’t a Socialist, but rather a Republican? Did that video just pop up in his inbox by accident, on his FB by accident or is he in the business of spamming anti-Hillary, anti Democratic Party propaganda? After watching this man for months my conclusion is the latter.

          • Tigernan Quinn

            I really want to be respectful here, because I’m trying to turn over a new leaf, but you can take what you just said about me and cram it. I support Hillary; how dare you compare me to a Republican. I’m a gay combat vet – what have you done with your time?

          • Lawerence Collins

            Those ads are random.

          • ultragreen

            Who knows what Hillary really believes? She’s another political weather vane.

          • Tigernan Quinn

            Is someone making you vote for her against your will? It’s time for you to grow up.

          • Lawerence Collins

            As much as it makes me shudder. Bully boys telling the truth. I used to be a huge supporter of hers. That was till I did my homework and opened my eyes. Go to YouTube and search Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton thru the years. Head to head Bernie Sanders beats all the GOP thugs that are left. Trump beats Clinton head to head. So many real progressives hate her so much and will vote for her instead. If I have to, I’d vote for her. Do you really want the orange scourge as president?

          • JesterRedPanda

            Exactly. my own mother didn’t support full equal marriage until she was fully educated on what the legal and social differences were.
            She came to that realization at age 40

          • Joseph Miceli

            Ha ha!! You fell for it. You treated a Bill Perdue post like it came from a reasoning adult. I thought you knew better;)

          • juanjo54

            Bill dear, look up tu quoque on the internet and do not do this any more. You are embarrassing yourself.

          • Lawerence Collins

            I’ve never ever agreed with Billy boy. A lot of what he’s saying is true. This time last year. Nina Turner, former Gov of Ohio was full out for Clinton. Then she did her homework. She soon switched to Bernie Sanders. Dr. Cornel West is also a supporter. As well as Freddy Grays Daughter. YouTube has a great piece. Clinton and Sanders thru the years in their own words.

          • Bill_Perdue

            Are you an ACLU attorney? NCLR. Lambda?

          • juanjo54

            Really? An attempt at an ad hominem! You just working your way through the list of local fallacies? Nothing substantive!?

          • Bill_Perdue

            Are you an ACLU attorney? NCLR? Lambda? SPLC?

          • Tigernan Quinn

            Gosh, with all of this evidence, surely you prosecuted her to the fullest extent of the oh what’s that you couldn’t because opinions are not facts? Whoopsee.

          • Bill_Perdue

            The fact is that HRH HRC is a rabid racist, a warmonger and and a tool of the rich.

          • Tigernan Quinn

            No. That’s not how facts work. That’s how opinions work.

          • Bill_Perdue

            Tell us your opinion of HRH HRC’s rabid racsim, warmongering and her role as a tool or the rich.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dY77j6uBHI

          • Moonchalk

            You mean like how the Demagogue in the W.H. has done that to blacks?

          • Lawerence Collins

            They will not. They love the ratings he brings. All those stations are establishment owned. Money is money to these vultures.

          • GayOldLady

            On that we can agree!

        • Moonchalk

          Only the insane ones (liberals) are put in cages. As soon as one broke out it attacked a LEO. Maybe security should carry tasers..

    • Yixing’s Fluffer

      Press pens at Trump rallies are like the cages photographers use when trying to snap pictures of sharks.

    • ticklemepink

      Swear at Secret Service Agent

      >Ignore orders

      >Shove him

      >kick him

      >Go for neck

      >Get surprised when you end up on your ass.

      These people really are that stupid.

      • Gustav2

        a CITIZEN is treated like shit…

        but that’s OK with you.

  • Rex

    I wouldn’t be caught dead at a Trump rally.
    It’s looking more like that’s how I’d end up if I did attend one.

  • MB

    Your government tax-dollars at work.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Watched video #1. That’s a whole lotta stupid.

    • Tor

      It’s performance art, right? Please tell me this is an act.

      • Lazycrockett

        Art at a Trump Rally?!!

        • Tor

          I mean the entire Trump-thing.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        New “GoDaddy” commercial.

        “What happens next….?”

  • sherman

    OT. I was born without the fashion gene, but this is a mid-afternoon chuckle:
    https://twitter.com/rawhidevelvet/status/704144531323645952

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Does this photog “not have way” with words?

  • Lazycrockett

    Well I guess that’s one way to start stifling the press.

  • Rex

    This is going to happen more frequently the closer we get to November.
    (Notice the guy in the pink hat with his cell phone in the Protesters Removed vid – he’s losing it.)

    • canoebum

      His expression reminded me of the worst of what was seen during school integration and the civil rights struggles of the 1960s. Ugly, ugly, hatred.

    • olandp

      I saw that too, oh FSM, what have we come to?

  • oikos
    • Doug105

      As we learned this weekend with the tRump/KKK rally those flagpoles are handy to stab protesters with.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RPbJ6yo0Ec

      • danolgb

        Unfortunately, it was the protesters that started the violence. In reality, the Anaheim Police Department holds most of the blame for this. Apparently, they only assigned one officer to a KKK rally. Seriously!

  • Tor

    The only free media is the one that is penned up.

    • Octavio

      Or penciled in?

    • Rex

      Free Range Media! I say!

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Beatdown macht frei.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Sam_Handwich
      • Shaking my head in disgust at how every single trump rally contains violence. This is what his followers want? A press that is manhandled and “unwanted” people are beaten and forcibly removed? Welcome to the 1930’s, German style.

        • secretlab

          Astonishing. There will be some amazing commercials against Trump with this sort of footage, if (when) he gets to the General.

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Gustav2

      OK, someone is going to be off the Trump detail, but that is all that will happen.

    • Michael Alden

      Holy fuck wow I guess Trump’s people are getting ahead of themselves with the persecution of the media. Dang.

    • JustDucky

      Fuck. I hope the reporter presses charges. That goon could have killed him doing that. Horrifying.

    • Figured Out

      Identify and locate the security officer. Arrest. Charge with attempted murder and violation of civil rights. Convict. Sentence. Execute.

    • ticklemepink

      Pretty nice how Gawker edited that

    • ticklemepink
  • Joseph Miceli

    While I’m all for freedom of the press, the reporter does appear to be a flaming asshole. Now, does that merit a physical altercation? Maybe yes, maybe no, but I can certainly understand wanting to punch him in the face.

    • ByronK

      The physical altercation was maybe warranted? WTF? What act would warrant a choke (or for Trump, a chock) hold and slamming to the ground of a press photographer? What exactly did he do to aid your understanding of the desire to punch someone in the face?

      • Joseph Miceli

        Frankly, there are a LOT of inconsiderate assholes that I think could benefit from a punch in the face. No, I don’t advocate beating the press. I also don’t advocate the press cursing at the Secret
        Service. No, violence was not called for, no matter that the reporter was doing his best imitation of smegma. All I’m saying is that I understand why he’d WANT to hit him. I’m not saying it was acceptable that he did.

        • ByronK

          Well, glad we cleared that up. And really. Smegma? Freedom of the press equals smegma for you?

          • Joseph Miceli

            I’d respond to that, but I have confidence in your ability to navigate to the Wikipedia entry for “strawman argument.”
            Do like Elsa and just let it go, Dear.

          • ByronK

            Let’s say we agree to disagree and avoid the disingenuous condescension. Dear.

          • Joseph Miceli

            We don’t disagree, you called me names so fuck you, Dear.

          • ByronK

            I called you names? When? Take your bat and ball and go home if you can’t be civil.

          • Joseph Miceli

            I’ve been here a VERY long time and I’m not going anywhere. The NEXT time you have a difference of opinion with someone who should be your ally, you might want to try not being such a dick. Now, go fuck yourself, Dear.

          • ByronK

            I meant leaving the conversation, not the site.You’re the one telling me to go fuck myself and I’m the one being the dick? You won’t even defend your own accusation that I called you names. Bu-bye.

    • GayOldLady

      Well, I get the security guard being offended, but a security guard isn’t suppose to punch people out for the words they say. What we didn’t hear was what the Security guard said to him before he said “fuck yourself”. You know “stick & stones” and all that stuff? As a trained professional he has to be able to take bad mouthing and maintain his composure otherwise he creates more problems than he prevents.

      • Joseph Miceli

        YOU I agree with. Yes, there was no reason for the incident to have degenerated the way it
        did. Heck, there’s no reason to keep the press in a “pen!” All I wrote was
        That I could understand the frustration of the agent having to deal with an asshole cursing at him when he can’t answer back and that the reporter was behaving like a dick. For recognizing that, some of our buddies on this site now think I am a lapdog of the corporate machine. It is to laugh….

        • GayOldLady

          The Trump campaign is so out of control that I sympathize with any sort of Security person who is charged with trying to implement the controls he’s put in place. What surprised me the most was that this guy was Secret Service officer. I would have expected more self control from a professional of that caliber. I have no doubt there will be consequences for the officers action, but the photographer was an asshole and he will likely not pay a price for instigating. As for anyone who would think you “a lapdog”, that’s nonsense. And I certainly don’t feel that way about you. I think emotions are just running high right now, I’ve felt it too, but we just need to roll on and forget about out. Peace 🙂

    • The Hard Way

      Well, I’m all for freedom of expression, though you yourself appear to be a flaming pig’s rectum. Now, does that merit incarcerating you in a sex crimes prison unit? Maybe yes, maybe no, but I can certainly understand wanting to see you disabused of your misapprehensions about liberty, police states and violence.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Well then, fuck you very much, too! Have a blessed day, my hot headed little jalapeño.

    • ultragreen

      The reporter with the camera was just trying to do what reporters normally do: follow news-worthy events as they happen. Unfortunately, this country has abandoned any pretense of respecting the 1st amendment of the Bill of Rights regarding the freedom of the press. Corralling reporters in a little box at a political event is NOT respecting freedom of the press. I am so sick and tired of the apologists for the police and prison state.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Yes, as someone who has spent his adult life apologizing for our police state, I am filled with shame. Excuse me, I have a new batch of seven year old orphans that I have to teach how to shovel coal into the furnace. They wear out SO fast!

  • Lumpy Gaga

    Every Trump rally includes a Two Minutes Hate directed at the press pen.

    Everybody knows that by now. EVERYBODY.

  • bkmn

    My money is on the Trumpstapo, not Secret Service.

    • Lazycrockett

      Yeah I would hope that the SS is more trained that a “Fuck You” wouldn’t release this amount of roid rage.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      My money is with you too. Back in the mid-90s I worked at DLJ and we did his bonds. One day I stepped into an elevator to head back to my desk on the trading floor. One of Trump’s goon squad grabbed my right arm, pulled me out of the elevator, and let Trump walk in so he would ride alone with his goons.

      I’ve hated Trump so much since that day and if looks could kill the glare I gave that pompous asshole as the elevator doors were closing would have made him spontaneously burst into flames.

      • ticklemepink

        kek

    • MaryOGrady

      No earpiece. No way that thug was Secret Service.

      • TrollopeReader

        he’s got the earpiece …. goes across back of his head (see beginning of video 1)

    • Henri205

      I’ve said it before but Trump is Buzz Windrip come to life. Scary.

    • ticklemepink

      pay up, sucka

  • Yixing’s Fluffer

    *Insert bligatory not enough booze/womenz Secret Service joke here.*

  • Rebecca Gardner

    This is a must read. This is a truly excellent article and lots of food for thought.

    https://twitter.com/BikerBecca/status/704325324410978305

    • Great article, thanks for posting the link! It totally explains why Trump is so popular and how hard an establishment candidate will have to work to defeat him.

  • RaygunsGoZap

    How long until Alex Jones – OMG! He’s 4 years younger than me! Gurrrrl. – reports that this was an assassination attempt. BLM provides the distraction. “TIME photographer” uses CIA heart atteck gun disguised as camera.

    • oikos

      Thanks Obama!

  • TexasBoy

    I would say Trump Security, I mean…how dare a photographer actually document them removing protesters? And Trump has been advocating beating people up.

  • Gregory Peterson

    WrestleMania or Trump Rally?

  • GayOldLady

    Well, how dare reporters try to report! WTF are they thinking? I hope they’re not thinking we have a free press in this country that is able to report on what’s actually happening. They need to get into their bullpen and relax. The GOP will tell them what they want reported and when they want it reported. End of Story!

  • Bill_Perdue

    That’s pretty minor compared to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aeNJljuZcI

    Democrats and Republicans are the same.

    • JesterRedPanda

      just screw off and vote for trump if its all the same to you

      • Bill_Perdue

        No. Trump is just as bad as HRH HRC. Leftists and decent people will vote against both.

      • Max_1

        Bill doesn’t vote. PERIOD!

        • Bill_Perdue

          Max and the oinker – birds of a feather. Trying to ingratiate yourself, Max?

          • johncAtl

            You have an obsession with pigs. But it’s understandable that you would feel close to your relatives.

          • Bill_Perdue

            Not obsession, revulsion.

    • Can’t You Effin Read?

      Except Republicans are 50 years behind. (1968)

      • Bill_Perdue

        Make it 3 months and we can agree. If not, get an education.

    • johncAtl

      No they’re not. What was happening in 1968 is something that most Americans can’t relate to. And the reason they can’t is that most are too young, or were not alive yet, to see the Vietnam war played live on TV every night. And every night Cronkite, Huntley and Brinkley announced how many Americans were killed that day, and there was video of their bodies coming home. And there was video of the fighting that was happening in Vietnam. This is what I watched as a teenager. And it really was reality TV, unlike the fake crap that is on today.

      Fast forward ~30 years and Bush/Cheney start a war based on lies. And tell the American people that we would be greeted as liberators, and that the oil we would be receiving would pay for the war. Of course Bush/Cheney (actually it should be Cheney/Bush, or maybe Halliburton/Bush) were the liars-in-chief. And one of the most disgusting acts of the Bush administration was that they barred the press from covering the return of dead troops to the U.S.

      Eisenhower got us into Vietnam, and Kennedy expanded our role there. The world was very different in the early 60s because of the tension between the US and the USSR. We were on the brink of nuclear war. Since JFK was assassinated we’ll never know if he would have worked to get us out of Vietnam in his second term. By the time Nixon got us out of Vietnam the cold war was starting to come to an end.

      But the fact is that the right’s first answer to any foreign problem is that we should start bombing immediately. The Democratic party of 2016 definitely does not have a war first policy.

      And the video you linked….. seems analogous to a Trump rally today. But when in the last 50 years have you seen anything like that a Democratic convention, or Democratic candidate’s rally?

      • Bill_Perdue

        “Fast forward ~30 years and Bush/Cheney start a war based on lies.”

        These lies:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkS9y5t0tR0

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0f5u_0ytUs

        “The Democratic party of 2016 definitely does not have a war first policy.” That’s a lie. The proof lies in mounds of corpses in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Palestine, Bahrain, Iraq (again), Afghanistan (still) and Pakistan.

        • johncAtl

          Too bad the policy doesn’t include a trailer park in Nevada.

          You are such a loser. Too bad your buddy in NYC isn’t here to upvote you. But he’s at an all you can eat buffet right now.

          • Bill_Perdue

            You lost the argument because you’re abysmally ignorant of history, even very recent history.

            What a good little Hilbot you’re turning into. Dumb, obsequious, obedient… did I mention dumb?

          • johncAtl

            Only in your delusional mind did I lose the argument. Does it hurt being the pathetic loser that you are?

          • Bill_Perdue

            You forgot that the lies were made up by the Clintons, and I provided video proof that they were invented by the Clintons and then copied by Bush.

            You’re dumb, obsequious and an altogether obedient little troll. You can follow the Democrat/Republcian party line with the practiced ease of a lemming born to claw it’s way to the cliff and beyond.

            “There is only one party in the United States, the Property Party … and it has two right wings: Republican and Democrat. Republicans are a bit stupider, more rigid, more doctrinaire in their laissez-faire capitalism than the Democrats, who are cuter, prettier, a bit more corrupt — until recently … and more willing than the Republicans to make small adjustments when the poor, the black, the anti-imperialists get out of hand. But, essentially, there is no difference between the two parties.” Gore Vidal

            Did I mention that you’re just plain dumb?

  • Kelly Lape

    What? There’s no designate “Free Speech” Pen set up? The GOP perfected that during the 2nd Bush Years.

  • chris10858

    I can understand the SS moving in to protect Donald Trump, if someone had a weapon, or something along those lines. That’s their job.

    But what are SS members doing handling crowd control and going after a press photographer who is following protesters leading AWAY from the candidate they are protecting. It’s like those stories where cops shoot someone in the back and then try to assert they were only defending themselves.

  • GayOldLady

    As the protesters were filing out I think I saw a young white man with a “make America great again” hat doing what
    appeared to be taunting or threatening a young black man, I also heard some of the Trump supporters chanting what sounded like “USA, USA”. Because protesters of color aren’t Americans? This shit needs to stop and Trump needs to get control of his acolytes during his rallies instead of encouraging their bad behavior. This is batshit crazy!!!!!

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    The kid with the red hate and pink phone seems VERY upset.

    ( typo -hat, leaving it )

  • KnownDonorDad

    “Are you Starfleet or private security? …Because you look like private security.”

  • Bungee
  • infidel1000

    Why doesn’t Trump the Chump just go all in, and recruit the Hell’s Angels for security like the Stones did at Altamont? That should provide the desired effect.

    • Moonchalk

      He might in order to control pavement apes that show up. Hopefully armed with large caliber weapons.

      • infidel1000

        Yeah, no doubt they’d fare about as well as those Bandidos did in Waco. Should serve him right.

  • Ray Butlers

    That necktie is the real crime. Did we learn nothing from watching the Oscars?

  • justmeeeee

    WWF. Rednecks love it.

  • charemor

    If Trump is so popular and so many people love him, why the hell are we providing him tax paid security?

    • Moonchalk

      Same reason it is applied to Bernie & Hillary. Did ya just blow in from Stupid Town?

      • charemor

        What’s the matter? Can’t you recognize sarcasm?

  • fuzzybits

    I’d love to know what the goober in the red baseball hat was yelling.

  • Remember the jack-boots and their para-military tactics against the Occupy protesters… ? Get ready. Those will only be a preview compared to what we’ll have if that asshole gets anywhere near the Oval Office.

    • Moonchalk

      Yep, lawbreakers WILL be dealt with…

  • JT

    I’m sure there are wingnuts in the Secret Service.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Hmmmmm, Secret Service…….I think the initials might be a clue………

  • Map

    Someone with photoshop talent please turn the secret service guy into a Nazi

  • zhera

    Wow. White kid in red cap: Dying to get his brown shirt and his licence to punch faces. So angry! What does he have to be angry about?

  • KQCA

    This is not surprising. Trump and his followers don’t understand the basic principles of democracy and the constitution. He and his Klan are nothing more than bullies with money.

  • Headline It

    Secret Service Trumps Freedom of Press

  • Friday

    So, in other words, someone might have done or showed something but no one knows who or what happened?

  • coram nobis
  • rickhfx

    Why was the Secret Service there?

  • Villager

    Why are credentialed photo journalists locked into a pen?

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Because, in the US, they are like sheep.

  • Steven Leahy

    ALL of the candidates remove disruptive protestors from their rallies and events, instead of allowing them to hijack the event, Including Hillary. Oh except Bernie.

    http://samuel-warde.com/2016/02/black-lives-matter-activist-ejected-hillary-clinton-fundraiser/

    • TimCA

      “ALL of the candidates remove disruptive protestors” including Bernie. 🙂

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWI6EyVGRow

      • Max_1

        And which one advocates beating them up?

        • TimCA

          Absolutely none.

          My point was simply that disruptive protesters are removed from Bernie’s rallies too.

          • Max_1

            I know… right?
            Now, color me surprised an “SS” agent became the next bully in the crowd beating people up.

        • johncAtl

          And what did Bernie do when two 20-something year old women, that were part of the BLM movement, disrupted his rally in Seattle last summer?

          He backed up and didn’t have a clue how to handle it. He looked weak, and anything but presidential. You want to run that against Trump or Cruz?

          • Max_1

            He showed up and shut up…

            But you make a good argument why escorting them out always makes a Clinton receptive to their issues…
            “O.K. Now, let’s get back to the issues that matter to…”

          • Max_1

            I still don’t get what your comment has to do with my inquiry of which candidate advocates assault as an answer… And how does BLM factor in… ?

          • johncAtl

            Some candidates may advocate assault (actually only one). And some candidates look really weak when confronted. Bernie looked really weak. He backed away and had no clue what to do.

          • Max_1

            Yo need to get a clue that the rally BLM interrupted where Bernie was at was NOT a campaign rally… He was a guest to speak for social security. Again, NOT a campaign rally.

            However, like I said below and will affirm now, you are making a good argument for not just escorting out the unruly who dare to interrupt, but also for assaulting reporters covering the disruption. There was no threat there. Even the one up close of the “F-U”. It wasn’t aggressive and didn’t warrant being thrown to the ground by the neck.

            Imagine had the reporter’s neck had been broken?
            Would you be defending that, too? He should’a obeyed?

  • Yann

    The media shouldn’t cover Trump at all, since he want to be a crazy-ass moron, they should just say : “In other news, Trump held another rally and like always, there was violence.” Then go to the more intelligent news…

    Trump would then throw a big tantrum(p) and show even more what a clown he is… Sure the ~30% republicans that follow him will continue, but the saner “independents” would maybe reconsider thinking about him.

    • Helen Damnation ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      The Trumpster is around 50% nationally. This can’t be just Republicans; lots of independent idiots gatherin’ ’round, it seems.

  • Ben Gillis

    Video is out there, reported tried to leave the pen, told -without contact- to get back in the pen. Reporter replies, “f*** you”.
    SS job, protect lives. Choke hold slam, too bad. Preventable by staying in the pen and not telling SS agents WHO PUT THEIR OWN LIVES ON THE LINE off.

    • Max_1

      “SS” agents at a Donald Trump rally…

    • Max_1

      See clip above.

      Your “video is out there” showing the assault. He was following the exiting students… he was no threat to anyone. The assailant was quick and extremely rough.

      See clip above.

  • Max_1

    It is scary to know that DJ Drumpf seeks to alter the First Amendment…
    … REMEMBER: THE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34oMd0bKRBo

    • TimCA

      Tax the churches! Then they can go lobby all they want, just not on the public dime. The state shouldn’t be subsidizing your religious beliefs.

      • Max_1

        Umm… I used to think ‘tax the churches’. But not anymore. Taxing them in return, validates their role in our Government; It gives them the permission to advocate Biblical Law. And a Theocracy is what we need to avoid because once we give validation to the church’s role within our Government, it becomes the moment we’ll be discussing which religion shall become the religion of the State. Then comes laws banning other religious beliefs. It’s messy and we really need to avoid that…

        What we need are tighter laws strengthening the separation clause of the First Amendment. Currently, there are front groups that lobby Congress (see FRC) seeking to instill certain protections for only certain religious beliefs, instead of widespread protectins that are equitable for the greater majority of this secular Nation as a whole.

        • TimCA

          I see your point but I wonder if by not taxing churches we’re somehow sending a message that religious institutions should continue to be held in an exalted role in society. Of course both you and I agree they shouldn’t.

  • Max_1

    The KKKlandidate and his “SS” henchmen…

  • Max_1

    Here’s another angle of these two incidents. You have to play ‘where’s waldo’ about the assault but it is there… conspicuously hidden down front and center. Look past the students being marched out toward the end of this fast clip…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKj5Op3OjhE

    • johncAtl

      Look at the closer videos where the reporter tells the Secret Service agent “fuck you.” The reporter was an idiot.

      • Max_1

        Look closer at this video… who was the reporter putting in so much danger that it required a ‘take down’ move?

        • johncAtl

          Go look at the video of Reagan being shot. One second difference and Reagan would have been killed. The Secret Service doesn’t have a lot of time to determine if someone is a threat or not. Getting into the agent’s face and saying “fuck you” makes you a threat.

          • Max_1

            Go look at the moon…

            You still can’t answer my question about threat…
            And I know why. Do you?

          • johncAtl

            Okay, let’s put the Secret Service agents protecting Bernie on a one second delay. Now evaluate the threat if someone says “fuck you.”

          • Max_1

            This isn’t about Bernie or South Carolina no matter how much you need it to be in order to fit your agenda… O.K.?

            Now, I know why you don’t know.
            … YOU WEREN’T THERE!!!

          • Max_1

            So, taking a picture is John Hinckley, Jr-esq, now?

          • johncAtl

            You’re still really butt-hurt about South Carolina. I can’t wait to see how many irrelevant pictures you post after Bernie gets his ass kicked today.

  • Max_1
    • johncAtl

      Slammed to the ground after he told the Secret Service agent “fuck you.”

      • Max_1

        So you defend assault then…

        Again, who did he put in danger that required such a ‘take down’?
        Since when is taking photographs less than two fucking feet outside his ‘free reporting zone’ John Hinckley, Jr.-esq?

        And this isn’t South Carolina.
        You’re showing your antagonistic self.
        Not an attractive quality to parade around with, dear.
        Looks rather messy…

        • johncAtl

          The Secret Service agent was doing the job that he was trained to do. Read the article from Time that you posted. Morris knew that he was to stay within a certain area. The Trump campaign set the rules for the press. And when he chose to ignore them the agent stopped him. He told the agent “fuck you.” And he got taken down like he should have.

          You are very naive.

          Think George Wallace.

          Think Robert Kennedy.

          • Max_1

            Look at this angle…
            … There’s no threat there.
            https://twitter.com/TimJHanrahan/status/704438128837312512?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

          • johncAtl

            Sorry sweetie….that’s after Morris said “fuck you.”

          • Max_1

            I still can’t find that video… that YOU speak of.

          • Max_1

            Now sweetie… please be kind enough to provide the explanation as to what threat the reporter was presenting that caused all this? He stepped over a fucking line… Time is seeking an explanation, also. (link provided above). It appears that the agent was a bit too, heavy handed, so to speak. Especially in a press area. And, like I said below to someone else, this WAS a Trump rally where beating people up is acceptable behavior. Color me surprised the “SS” are getting in on the action.

            Now, imagine the First Amendment…

          • johncAtl

            Now imagine being the agent assigned to protect George Wallace or Robert Kennedy.

          • Max_1

            Now, since you sent me on the video goose chase, I’ve found many angles. However, of the first two pages of a Google search, I cannot find one where he’s seen/heard saying “Fuck You”. Now, I’m not saying it didn’t happen, but if it did, I’m sure

            Look at the closer videos where the reporter tells the Secret Service agent “fuck you.”

            they might be there. So, if you find one, just one, please post it for us…

          • johncAtl
          • Max_1

            The “fuck you” comes after being body blocked…

            Now, the tone of the “Fuck You”.
            Was it John Hinckley Jr.-esq?
            Like, “I’mma gonna get ya, ya motherfucker”
            Or, was it defiant as in, “Hey, how dare you body block me.”
            Maybe it was a free expression of speach by a reporter…

          • johncAtl

            You have a strange definition of being body blocked. Morris was stopped, but not body blocked. The video clearly shows Morris getting in the agent’s face before he is taken down.

            And do you think the agent knew Morris was a photographer for Time? There’s no reason he should since Time hasn’t been relevant for 10+ years.

            And since you keep mentioning Hinckley… how close was he to Reagan? The Secret Service failed that day, as they did with Wallace and Kennedy. Again, you’re naive.

          • Max_1

            So what you’re saying is that anyone who ‘get’s out of line’ is prime for an aggressive ‘take down’?

            Riddle me this?
            I guess all the protesting students weren’t a threat enough?
            They were out of line, too… So, assault them, too?

            You know who else supports assaulting protestors and reporters at political rallies?

            … Donald J. Drumpf

          • Max_1

            The Only Thing Necessary for the Trumpf of Evil is that Good Men Do Nothing…

            The assault was unnecessary and makes Trump look worse.

          • johncAtl

            It was not an assault. When attendees at Trump rallies have attacked protesters those were assaults. And people should have been arrested. And Trump should have denounced them.

            The Secret Service agent was doing his job. For all we know he may despise Trump, but his job is to protect him. And that’s all he did. And Morris walked away uninjured.

          • johncAtl

            No, I’m saying the Secret Service is there to do one job, and one job only. Their job is to make sure that the candidate isn’t hurt or killed.

            The agent didn’t beat Morris after taking him down. And he put Morris on the floor without any injury. In other words, he did his job.

  • Max_1

    TIME Responds to Confrontation With Secret Service at Trump Event
    http://time.com/4241899/donald-trump-rally-time-photographer-chris-morris/?xid=fbshare

  • SilasMarner

    It’s too bad that when the reporter kicked out at the security man who choked him didn’t connect with the assholes nuts.

    • infidel1000

      Seriously, I’m surprised he wasn’t beaten up and jailed for that. And especially when he grabbed the SS man by the throat to demonstrate what happened.

      I applaud this guy for his dedication to his job, and his courage at fighting back. He’s a tough little fucker.

  • rickhfx

    The SS just like in Hitler days.