Trump made the admission Friday night during a rally here on the Florida leg of his “Thank You” tour. During the campaign, he repeatedly downplayed violent outbursts his supporters displayed at times toward protesters and insisted that paid activists were instead responsible for inciting violence at his rallies. “You people were vicious, violent, screaming, ‘Where’s the wall? We want the wall!’ Screaming, ‘Prison! Prison! Lock her up!’ I mean you are going crazy. I mean, you were nasty and mean and vicious and you wanted to win, right?” Trump said Friday. “But now, you’re mellow and you’re cool and you’re not nearly as vicious or violent, right? Because we won, right?”
View this from the perspective of a liberal in high amygdala. This is what they would say to try and out-group Trump and his supporters. The idea of the aggression will freak them out, and they would assume it would freak out everyone else. This is their ace in the hole. Get people to see Trump and his supporters as violent, and surely everyone would out-group them, and that would be the end of Trump and everyone who supported him.
Yet here Trump is admitting it openly, and making a joke about it. He is even exaggerating it more than the liberal would think they could ever get away with – and everyone is laughing. It gives a subconscious impression that the entire nation is not just not repelled by Trump, they are laughing with him at the liberals.
Then he finishes the amygdala hijack by pointing out “we won.” The whole thing is cemented in a reality that the liberal is all too aware of.
I do not see a politician talking here. This isn’t a speech to me. It isn’t a joke, or even a message for the crowd. It is most definitely not an aimless stream of consciousness. To me, this is a purposefully organized mass of amygdala stimuli, custom tailored to trigger leftists, and acclimate them to the presence of unavoidable, uncomfortable stimuli.
Trump is something considerably more impressive than 99.999999% of the population is even capable of comprehending.