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WATCH: C-SPAN Airs “Bloodshed” Threat Aimed at Trump Supporters, Federal Troops

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A Democrat caller on C-SPAN threatened Trump supporters and federal troops with “a lot of bloodshed” should they be deployed to America’s cities.

In yet another display of violence targeted at supporters of the President of the United States, the comments were especially ominous in light of the recent murder of Trump supporter Bernell Trammell in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which the caller references.

The remarks came during an interview with Boris Epshteyn, Strategic Advisor for Coalitions at the Trump 2020 campaign and former Special Assistant to President Trump.

The caller – “John,” from Wisconsin – threatened “bloodshed,” emphasizing those opposed to the President and deployment of federal troops to quell ongoing riots were armed:

“I just want to say to this guy this morning a Trump supporter was killed, was shot and killed in a drive-by in Milwaukee. I don’t know if you got that news, but the people in Milwaukee are waiting for those troops to come in because they got weapons, and there’s going to be a lot of bloodshed when they come. So that’s all I got to say.”

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Talking to the program host Jesse Holland, Epshteyn’s immediate response was: “What’s that supposed to mean, so now you have people on your air threatening our lives? Is that what it is Jesse?”

While Holland was keen to move to the next caller, Epshteyn followed up:

“I don’t think we should keep going. I mean you just had a caller call in [that said] shooting Trump supporters is right. I mean anybody who’s a Democrat or Independent should listen to what that gentleman just said and realize where the Democrats are in this country. They’re threatening our lives. It is disgusting, it’s despicable, and it’s criminal. And that sounded like a threat against the president and his campaign. I hope the Secret Service investigates it.”

The comments appearing on the nonpartisan C-SPAN, which bills itself as an “unfiltered view of government,” is perhaps a testament to the normalization of anti-Trump violence, already run amuck in mainstream media outlets. 

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Television and radio programming usually has a “dump” function built into the broadcast, whereby live footage is several seconds behind what really aired, so that producers can go to commercial or other programming in case of curse words, profanity, nudity, and threats.

It is unclear whether C-SPAN was not using a broadcast delay, which is highly unlikely, or whether they simply chose to air the threat regardless.


Staff Writer

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