A leftist agitator in the employ of an organization associated with Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee admitted that a rally for Donald Trump in Chicago earlier this year was infiltrated and disrupted by leftists. An undercover video was released today by Project Veritas Action, in which several leftist agitators that are ultimately connected to the Clinton campaign. Activist videographer James O’Keefe narrates the video, which highlights the activities of several so-called “dark operatives” of the Democratic Party and the Clinton campaign. Among them are Scott Foval, Bob Creamer, and Aaron Black.
In March, an incident occurred at an event space on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago where Donald Trump was scheduled to speak. When disruption and fighting broke out at the auditorium, Trump cancelled the event out of concern for the safety of the attendees. Hundreds of leftists infiltrated the event and what by some accounts became a riot. Hundreds of supporters of MoveOn.org and Sen. Bernie Sanders primary bid assembled outside the venue and then entered the building, menacing Trump supporters.
Chicago police officer injured during melee
Aaron Black told an undercover reporter of Project Veritas, "So, the Chicago protest when they shut all that, that was us. It was more him (Bob Creamer) than me, but none of this is supposed to come back to us, because we want it coming from people. We don't want it to come from the party."
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"So if we do a protest and it's branded a DNC protest, right away the press is going to say its partisan. But if I'm in there coordinating with all the groups on the group and sort playing field general, but they are the ones talking to the cameras, then it's actually people. But if we send out press advisories with DNC on them and the Clinton campaign it doesn't have the same effect."
Later in the video, Scott Foval -- national field director of Americans United For Change -- says, "We have to really careful because what we don't need is for it to show up on CNN that the DNC paid for X people to, that's not going to happen."
These were just a few of the revelations that were made available in the video released by Project Veritas today.
Leftists tend to blame Trump himself and his rhetoric for spawning violence at his rallies. For example, Brent Staples wrote at the New York Times that the Republican candidate's rhetoric reminds him of Reconstruction-era politics. Staples wrote:
"Antigovernment and militia groups have grown rapidly since 2008. Shortly after Mr. Obama’s election, the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors extremist groups, reported that the antigovernment militia movement had undergone a resurgence, fueled partly “by fears of a black man in the White House.” And for proof of violence like that of the Reconstruction era, look no further than the young white supremacist who is charged with murdering nine African-Americans at a church in Charleston, S.C., last summer.
"This is the backdrop against which Donald Trump blew a kiss to the white supremacist movement during a television interview by refusing to disavow the support of the white nationalist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. Republican Party leaders in Congress wagged their fingers and delivered pro forma denunciations. What they need to understand is this: Racial hatred is a threat to the country and their party’s leading candidate is doing everything he can to profit from it."