Trump Rally Shirt Calls For Lynching Journalists

The Hill reports:

A Donald Trump supporter’s T-shirt calling for the lynching of journalists went viral Sunday, after it was spotted at the GOP nominee’s rally in Minnesota. “Rope. Tree. Journalist,” the shirt read. “Some assembly required.” The man wearing the shirt was photographed at a Trump rally in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sunday. Trump has frequently slammed the media, calling coverage of his campaign vs. that of his rival Hillary Clinton’s “rigged” and “dishonest.” At a rally in Pennsylvania later Sunday, the GOP nominee said journalists “are the most biased and dishonest people.”

The shirt had been available on Zazzle, but the seller’s account was deleted late last night.

  • bkmn
    • LackofFaithify

      Hmmmm, so me, tied to a tree by Anderson Cooper to get some ass…yes, please.

    • Oh’behr

      another asshole

      • Lena

        Merde! “Women for Trump” signs in St. Paul! What’s wrong with those people!

        • Lena

          OOPS! Rally was in Murderapolis, but no doubt such signs can be found and seen east of the River, too!?!

  • vorpal

    Trump. Paper. Tax Returns.
    Never gonna happen.

    • zhera

      Donnie. Short fingers. Pussies.
      Christians don’t care.

    • RoFaWh

      Drumpf’s returns may very well be submitted electronically.

  • Mark

    foot. nuts. trump supporter.

  • Ernest Endevor

    Make it stop. Please. Madam President, a weary nation calls out to you.

    • RoFaWh

      I hope Madam President Clinton makes it top priority at the justice department to charge, try, convict, and jail Drumpf. Gawd only knows how many unpunished crimes he has under his belt, and it’s now time to let those chickens come home to roost.

  • Texndoc

    You see little 65 year old suburban ladies “He says things we all think!” and you knew that instantly when on day one he called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. God, this nightmare is over in 48 hours!

    • Nax

      or becoming reality.

    • Ernest Endevor

      It’s never going to end. No matter what happens tomorrow. We are now in the middle of a public mania to rival the dancing manias of the 13th century. The only difference is that they didn’t have internet access.

      • Nax

        That’s the worst part. I don’t know how this toothpaste gets back in the tube.

      • Tiger Quinn

        We’ll get through it, chicken little. Never forget that there are more of us than of them – they would LIKE us to believe our numbers are equal, but they are not.

        • Ernest Endevor

          I know. And where I live I see very little of these nitwits in my day-to-day life. But they can’t be reasoned with. They can’t be educated. And they’ve learned how to make a very good living off this nonsense. Like the for-profit anti-gay brigade, they’ll never go away. They’ll merely form splinter groups and find new ways to fuck things up.

          • RoFaWh

            Sooner or later, some of the freedoms guaranteed by the US constitution are going to have to be curtailed because they are being grossly abused. Those freedoms don’t mean you can do any damned thing you want!

        • NancyP

          The issue is that a minority can rule if the majority is craven.

  • Gustav2

    Only the best people! /s

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Yeah, lets call for murder, because after giving Trump 2 billion dollars in free coverage, sometimes the media will repeat his actual words or comment on what he says or does. Totally rigged. Sad.

    • Mark Neé Fuzz

      So true. Without the free publicity he’d never be where he is today.

    • Many of the people that attend Trump rallies for entertainment and to spout intolerance…they do not go to be informed because he has not spoken to them in a manner that is informative other than to blame blame blame…this gets the people angry and disenfranchised so that their actions are justified…it is a vicious cycle…it is really a shame that NO ONE that supports him has said this to him in a collective voice…a DAMN shame…

  • fastlanestranger

    The Dunning Kruger effect has never been more real.

    • Oh’behr

      … (thanks for making me look up the meaning of it).

      • TuuxKabin

        Ditto. After all the times I’ve looked it up, I think it’s going to stay with me now. A little late, but still something learned.

  • Sam_Handwich

    bumped into two friends at a restaurant last night. sat down, started talking about the election. another guy near us started muttering all this bullshit about locking up Obama and Hillary, blah blah blah. we ignored him and he went away. 😀

    • clay

      Friday night, dinner at the bar of a restaurant, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune on mute (every single commercial was a political ad), watched the bartender kick out, and ban, two boomer men for being obnoxiously GOP.

      • Sam_Handwich

        it’s the year of angry white men behaving badly. and it won’t end in 36 hours.

        • jefe5084

          We have had 8 years of grumpy, old white men behaving badly. Listening to McCain and Gingrich–the archetype of that tribe–we will be in for at least 4 more, regardless of who gets in. Actually, haven’t we had this going on since about 1860 and before? Oh yeah, Christians, politicians, and industrialists… yeah, almost forgot. It’s a US tradition, I guess.

        • Todd20036

          36 hours? Longest I’ve behaved badly for was 7 hours.
          But I’m not a partier.

      • Joe in PA

        A local restaurant/bar-in Berks County- (owned by a gay guy believe it of not) bans all political discussion at the bar, and has turned off any news programs on the tv.

        AND I just found out, he discontinued Yuengling! Those old white dudes are going to like that! 🙂

        • DN

          I pine for the days when bars didn’t have TVs everywhere (sports bars fine haha)

          • Lena

            I pine for the days when we had men-only gay bars with a TV or two playing vintage gay porn!

        • n’t

    • Blake Mason

      So glad I do not have cable television…

      • Joe in PA

        broadcast TV ain’t much better. ;(

        • Blake Mason

          I don’t with that neither.

          • Blake Mason

            OK Joe… I am not criticizing you… but when did the F word become censored on there?

          • TuuxKabin


          • Blake Mason

            Every time I typed it in, it removed the word.

          • TuuxKabin

            Maybe it’s a ‘stand alone’ word. Let’s try, this: fuck is too good a word to waste on a fucker like the fucked up fuckhead in that photo.

          • Jeffrey

            Fuckity fuck.

          • Not on this set. Did you piss off Disqus?

          • Acronym Jim

            The fuck came through for me.

            I mean, well, you know…ah, fuck it.

        • Ray Taylor

          I love Netflix.

      • Oh’behr

        I’m so glad I don’t own a television.

        • Oh’behr

          Though as a Minnesotan, I am deeply embarrassed by this t-shirt wearing personage who I assume might be part human.

          • jefe5084

            Yes, my sister, who lives in Lake City, MN said the same thing to me yesterday. I live in Colorado, we have our own issues, I saw a guy with open carry at the grocery store yesterday. I think it makes them feel all manly and stuff. Dicks. Why a grocery they realize that the Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, was just made up? A grocery store?

          • Grumpy Old Man

            I was perusing books in the library in Tucson AZ and there was a guy with a 9 mil. on his hip!?

          • Lena

            Ja, not at all Minnesota Nice! If my Ole wore that, I’d make ‘im take it off and wear dat sensible flannel shirt instead.

          • Danieruw

            My second thought after reading this was “oh why did this have to be in Minnesota? They’re usually so sane and nice.”

        • BudClark

          I haven’t had one for years. Don’t miss it.

  • popebuck1

    It only says “journalists” because if they had just come out and said “black people,” it would have looked bad.


    That means all the propagandists at Faux News are safe.

    • Nax

      for a while. They always turn on their own. The purge is a necessary part to solidify the terror.

      • Oh’behr

        Same with Breitbart. In time, they’ll eat their own again. Glad I have more popcorn.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    Great idea. Let’s kill all the journalists that disagree with Donnie. That way he’ll get to have a real dictatorship./S

    • MichaelJ

      Why stop there. Imprison for life, execute or bomb the hell out of anyone who disagrees.

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        That’s step two, Michael. You’ve got to control the news and media first.


    First they came for …

  • houstonray

    OT: article just out about who Trump would put in his cabinet…hint, Gingrich for Secretary of State and it goes downhill from there…

    • Raising_Rlyeh

      Talk about a nightmare of a cabinet.

    • The_Wretched

      A cast of deplorables. Trump shouldn’t be president even merely on the basis of the level of dysfunction his cabinet would have.

  • clay

    But hold up a sign that says merely “Republicans against Trump” . . .

    • Rex

      Assassination Attempt!
      (Or, paper cut alert!)

  • greenmanTN

    This election season has been really charming, other than that whole “destroy any optimism you ever held about our country” thing.

  • Big Gay Sam

    A little off topic (well not really considering the sentiment on that t-shirt), I’m deathly afraid there will be some type of disruption today that will target Hillary again. My anxiety levels are through the roof. I think i’m going to buy a bottle of Tequila for tomorrow night to help calm my nerves.

    This election has more triggers than a NRA convention. O. O

    • clay

      Her event tonight is guaranteed to have two levels of security, being on Independence Mall.

    • Nax

      My evening is planned. I’m turning off all media at 5PM, cooking a good supper, doing a marathon of “The Crown” and waking up to the news on Wednesday morning.

      • TuuxKabin

        Ditto, with a Wednesday morning celebratory champagne breakfast planned with a couple of friends/neighbors. I’m feeling confident thanks to JMG and the leads for more information provided.

        What are you cooking?

        • Nax

          I think a nice pad thai. One of the highlights will be the gnosh and beverage I pick out for the marathon–still considering those.

          • TuuxKabin

            Thai is king. We go once a week to a local place for their lunch specials. Gnoshes are good. We’ve been re-heating, pan roasting, slices of left over polenta with variou salsa crudas we whipped up. Plain and simple, and good.


        • Ragnar Lothbrok

          I will probably just have a box of Kraft Mac & Cheese.

          • TuuxKabin

            For breakfast? Yeah, kinda sad. For dinner, well, you can spice it up with some cayenne or sumsing. Where you at? Come to TOAST, B’dway & 105th Street, SW corner. 103rd stop on the #1 train. Doors open 11AM. My treat.

          • Ragnar Lothbrok

            Thank you for the invite ! But I am gridlocked in Iowa.
            Maybe someday….

          • vorpal

            Kraft Dinner is NEVER sad!!!! unless you have to share a box.

      • NMNative

        Exactly. No more news or ads. The TV is on Netflix or Hulu until Wednesday morning when we can all breath a big sigh of relief after Mrs Clinton becomes Mrs President!

        • Jeffrey

          The Crown is awesome. With a subtle subtext that a woman could lead a country…even in 1950.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada
    • TuuxKabin

      I picked up a bottle of tekillya last Thursday, or Thirstday as we call it ’round here. Still enough to get us thru, but we’re not watching returns. Wake up in the morning to find out. Enjoy that tequila. I think you’ll/we’ll be toasting Madame President Elect, Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton Wednesday morning.

      • charemor

        I hope that it will be over Wednesday morning, but would not be surprised if it wasn’t. Remember Dubya and Kerry.

        • TuuxKabin

          I remember that. But listening to the radio, reading JMG’s newest thread, and checking out other online news sources I’m optimistic la Hilaria will win. Then I brace myself for the aftermath. But she’s got so much experience in dealing with those goombahs in the Senate, I think she’ll put her ‘such a nasty woman’ skills to work and get stuff done. That’s what ‘nasty woman do’.

    • Jeffrey

      I read an article yesterday about election anxiety. Here is a list of things to do to help. Its too late to donate, but you could still volunteer. Otherwise, the list recommends you watch some porn and jack off or maybe meditate or possibly just get drunk. Husband and I are having our massage guy come over tonight and tomorrow night we are having a group over for game night.

      • Mark

        Or, jack off the massage guy?? Just thinking of all possibilities.

        • Jeffrey

          Whatever it takes to take your mind off these darned politics.

  • Silver Badger

    It has possibities

    ROPE – Big Tree – Pence/Trump
    Free Assembly

  • Teabaggers supporting the constitution one t-shirt at a time.

  • crewman


    Who knew. I can make t-shirts too.

  • JustDucky
  • marshlc

    I weep for your country.

    • Traxley Launderette

      Thank you. Many of us weep as well.

    • The_Wretched

      A good many of us are wondering how to get things headed in the right direction. This election is pointing out a river of travesty in our government.

  • Jeffrey

    Fox News created Donald Trump: The Candidate (not the entertainer, just the candidate part.) But CNN really grew his brand. With all the free media and always having the most disgusting fringe of religious gutter scumbags, like Tony Perkins, available for comment. As if his opinions were actually of some import on the job or running a country. Not to mention the rogues gallery of nincompoopery and batshittery that are Trump’s spokespersons. CNN always made time for a phone calls or an appearance from any one of them and treated their lies and their general ignorance with the same weight as the multiple world leaders and military generals and CIA heads and economic advisors who support Hillary Clinton. I blame CNN for so much of this that it will actually be hilarious when Trump creates his insane “news”network that will compete with them. Hopefully they all lose out on this one. OK end of rant. 🙂

    • TuuxKabin

      But a good rant.

    • JD

      The USA has no national, non-commercial press other than PBS which is too “intellectual” for the masses. That’s a choice the USA made. The result is that all media competes for eyeballs, substance be dammed. The whole country is a reality TV show as a result. Canada beware: support an independent, well funded CBC.

      • Jeffrey


      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Yup. Thankfully, CBC’s funding is secure with a Trudeau at the helm. That and, surprisingly, the CBC is beginning to produce some solid shows that are being sold overseas which helps sustain its independence.

        • pierre denerome

          Thankfully,pour nous,we have TV5 MONDE.

      • Friday

        The problem is that PBS has been really gutted of its budget and dumbed-down/semi-gagged by Dubya administration appointees. They’ve been trying to do that for decades, ofcourse, but increasingly they have to do what the corporate media does, rely on newsfeeds and commenters rather than doing journalism and reporting, themselves. The corporate media’s been going downhill, of course, since REagan gutted the Fairnes DOctrine *and* made it so news departments had to turn profits, rather than the news services being the “rent” the networks paid for use of the public’s airwaves.

        • boatboy_srq

          It’s actually something of a minor miracle PBS functions at all with all the animus the GOTea directs at the CPB.

  • Richard

    The United States where freedom of the press assures freedom for all

  • Ninja0980

    You reap what you sow media.
    You helped create this monster, don’t be shocked you can’t control it anymore.

  • greenmanTN

    When I worked at one branch library, there were 3 men who were ALWAYS there, bitching about paying taxes while using free computer internet access paid for with taxes. They were there every day. I shit thee not, but I overheard them debating whether Obama was more like Hitler, Stalin, or Pol Pot.

    People have become seriously deranged, and the things they believe have no basis in fact. And you can’t change their minds because their ideology is fact-proof.

    • MaryOGrady

      I think we have always had these delusional souls all around us. It’s just that now, since they can communicate with each other via the Internet, they have a new-found sense of entitlement to blither forth at the rest of the world.

      • greenmanTN

        The Internet is a mixed blessing. It allows communities like JMG to form, with people separated by geographical distance, but it also allows hardcore racists and neo-nazis to find each other and congregate.

        On the whole I think it has been positive, but there are some really scary people out there.

    • boatboy_srq

      “Paid for with tax dollars” and “free” have been synonymous ever since the US learned that “deficits don’t matter.”

      • greenmanTN

        Yet government allows people to access information and books, have some protection from police, get health care when oldet, and basically not die from exposure on the street just because they’re old.

        Do yu have a beef with that?

        • boatboy_srq

          My “beef” is that the same people who resent taxation, and fight for lower taxes at every turn, are themselves dependent on – and/or high utilisers of – public services (as described in the earlier comment).

          BTW “protection from police” has implications beyond ensuring laws are enforced that in this election cycle are highly relevant.

          • greenmanTN

            Yet you also want bridges that don’t collapse, roadways that don’t have potholes the size of the Grand Canyon and are little better than a gravel road, not to be subject to looting on a daily basis, and have children that are able to read.

            But you don’t want to actually pay for those things because obviously the funds for them should come out of a unicorn’s ass.

          • boatboy_srq

            Where the BLEEP do you get that from anything in this discussion? Or indeed any other comments I have made elsewhere?

          • greenmanTN

            I may have read your comment in a way you didn’t intend, and if I did I apologize because i misunderstood you and got it wrong. And for the record you can say fuck if you want.

            But again, I apologize if I misunderstood you and got it wrong. It happens sometimes, because with the written word you can misinterpret things because you don’t have intonation or expression to make it clear. So mea culpa, I made a mistake.

          • boatboy_srq


            We’ve exchanged comments enough times I didn’t think I really needed “slash-S” in my first comment, especially with all the quotes. And the first commenter led with the Teahadis in the (public) library reading (library copies of) newspapers and surfing the (DARPA-initiated) Internet on (public, library equipment) computers while griping about Those People© and “taxes” and “free stuff”, so I thought the context was understood.

            And “for the record”, redacting the cusswords is handy, because readers replace BLEEP with far more colorful terms than my not-insignificant vocabulary would supply. It adds to the fun, and this cycle we need all the fun we can get.

          • Nasty Girl Brianna

            Head. Ass. Remove before posting.

          • greenmanTN

            I have apologized as best I can, because I read a comment the wrong way, with an intent the author never meant. I made a mistake.

            But if I ever want your opinion I’ll ask for it, capiche?

          • Nasty Girl Brianna

            Well you apologized after my post so obviously I didn’t see it, and if you don’t want people’s opinions then maybe don’t post on a public forum, mmkay?

          • greenmanTN

            And I apologize to you as well. I’m unusually cranky today, probably due to the election, and even the cats are hiding from me, when all I want to do is pat their little heads, over and over and over.

          • Nasty Girl Brianna

            Oh man, tell me about it! I hate reading all the bad Trump news but I can’t take my eyes off of it. It’s like watching a bad car wreck in slow motion.

            Here, have a kitten.


          • greenmanTN

            Thanks! 😎

      • DoctorDJ
  • Martin

    FEMA Camp, Cramped Cell, Trump Supporter.
    Some assembly required.

    • Acronym Jim

      Formaldehyde trailer included.

  • Carl

    I’d like to interpret that as the wearer needing the rope and tree and the journalist was there to report the incident. Fixed that.

  • Oh’behr

    Wearer of the t-shirt:
    Compensating, small dick, enough said.

  • Marti386

    “Some assembly required”

    Too bad for him, the instructions are in Chinese, with really vague, blurry pictures.

    • boatboy_srq

      They’re not in Russian?

  • As a journalism graduate and one-time news reporter, I find this tremendously dismaying.

  • Mark Neé Fuzz

    He’s just a patriot expressing his love for the Constitution and all the principles therein. /s

    As if the /s is necessary

    • RoFaWh

      Around here, sarcasm is not always immediately recognizable.

  • John T

    Dear media:
    You built this. In your quest for novelty and shock and Jerry Springer-style confrontations, with your bizarre habit of always treating two sides of an argument “fairly” (facts be damned), and your fabulously generous donation of free airtime to Trump and his despicable, violent, creepy, know-nothing campaign staff and supporters, you built this.

  • KQCA

    Censorship isn’t the worst these clods would usher in under Trump.

  • The_Wretched

    You’d think that Trump’s violent anti-journalist tirades would have gotten more negative press. Instead, this shirt, the attacks on Katy Tur and similar are page fill niche items.

  • Friday

    Trumpism: Fascism without the snappy uniforms.

  • good shot green

    What do the Women for Trump think about the pussy grabbing? The multiple infidelities and divorces? The fat shaming of Miss Universe? The teen beauty queen dressing room incident? His comments about his daughter’s breasts?

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I know you can’t see his face but if I wonder if anybody could identify him from the back.

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Not me

  • RoFaWh

    Drumpf greatly dislikes the truth, not only when speaking but when hearing as well.

  • DaveMiller135

    I wonder how they think that would work, national politics without anyone reporting on it? Or do they still imagine a group of people who only ask questions they want to answer?

  • sword

    Probably from the outer suburbs or rural area around the Twin Cities. National trend…Liberal major cities surrounded by alt-Right areas.


    All that shirt is missing is the swastika.

    • edrex

      probably on the front.

  • DoctorDJ

    The Donald has drawn all manor of psychopathic miscreants unto him.

  • edrex

    In all seriousness: the alt right’s fear of transparency underscores the need for real and rigorous journalism. they can’t bear the light of reality shining on them.

  • Boy Elvis

    Conveniently ignoring that without all the press he gets, Trump never would’ve gotten out of the primaries.

  • edrex
  • JellyDonut

    Those whacky racist truth-hating Trump supporters.

  • Robert Anthony

    That’s one disgusting t shirt.

  • Large portions of the right are uncomfortable with reality, so they make up their own (Obama is from Kenya), deny it (climate change is a hoax), or attack the messenger (time to lynch journalists!).

  • Tor

    People like this are all around us, and are not going to go away after the election.