Author Compares Trump Fans to Bin Laden, Calls for “Citizen Army” Against Them in New Twitter Video


New York Times best-selling author Don Winslow released a video calling for a “citizen army” to monitor supporters of President Trump before equating them to Osama Bin Laden.

“The greatest threat facing America today comes from within: radical extreme conservatives also known as domestic terrorists,” the two minute and 12 second video posted to Twitter on January 18th asserts.

“In the years ahead, Trump will lead his army of domestic terrorists. He will encourage and incite violence. He will play the role of arsonist and fireman. He will start a civil war and then say things were more peaceful when he was president,” the video adds.

Winslow, an award-winning novelist, calls for a “citizen army” to monitor loyal fans of President Trump before invoking Osama Bin Laden.

“This is what we need now more than ever: an army of citizen detectives. I’m proposing we form a citizen army. Our weapons will be computers and cellphones. We, who are monitoring extremists on the internet and reporting our findings to authorities. Remember, before the Navy Seals killed Osama Bin Laden, he had to be found. He was found by a CIA analyst working on a computer thousands of miles away.”

Despite the clear incitement against conservatives — with implications of executions in the style of Bin Laden — social media has allowed the video to remain up.


Natalie Winters

Natalie Winters is freelance reporter.

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