Trump is ramping up the Gestapo tactics at his rallies to get us all used to the destruction of the first amendment when it's expressed in any form other than money, which will always be speech, especially to a white nationalist billionaire.
Trump first asked his supporters to pledge their allegiance at a weekend rally in Orlando. But the length of Saturday’s oath made it difficult for attendees to repeat it after Trump. The candidate had adjusted by Monday, when he had supporters raise their right hands and repeat a shorter oath.
Meanwhile, the Trump campaign appears to be ramping up efforts to prevent displays of dissent.
On Friday, two members of Trump’s private security team wore street clothes to a rally in New Orleans. One of them, Eddie Deck, explained to reporters that his duties were now weighted towards intelligence work researching potential protesters and assisting uniformed security personnel under the direction of Trump’s head of security.
Oooh, intel. Nothing like your own private FBI to chill that free speech, amirite?
I'm guessing that "Eddie Deck" is this guy -- Edward Jon Deck -- owner of XMark 2, LLC , a private security firm that was handling security at Trump events before the Secret Service took over.
There were several other protest incidents, including one in which a woman wearing a gold Star — modeled after those Jews were forced to wear in Nazi-occupied Europe — affixed to her jacket that read “Stop Islamaphobia” stood silently and was removed from the venue.
And now it's pre-emptive as well.
Before the start of the rally, they began assisting in the preemptive removal of potential dissenters, including a group of young people dressed in black who silently linked hands as they were jeered by Trump supporters and a man wearing a shirt that said “Fascist Trump” on the back.
Dissenting speech isn't okay if it challenges the bigots, after all.