Trump Campaign Official Praises ‘Great Success’ Of Bundy Standoff

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Pensacola Bay Center in Pensacola, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Snyder)
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The head of veterans’ group founded by Donald Trump’s presidential campaign voiced hearty support for the armed militia currently occupying an Oregon wildfire refuge, a fight the billionaire Republican has said has gone on too long.

Jerry DeLemus, co-chair of Veterans for Trump in New Hampshire, said in a Tuesday interview with Reuters that Bundy and his allies have already seen “great success” in their fight against the “thug-like, terroristic” efforts of the federal government to wrest control of public lands from local ranchers.

DeLemus traveled to visit the occupation in Burns, Oregon earlier this month, and concluded the self-styled militia’s cause is “peaceful” and “constitutionally just.” According to Reuters, DeLemus also spent a month in 2014 at the Nevada ranch of Cliven Bundy, who staged his own armed showdown with the federal government over public grazing lands.

Despite Trump’s earlier remarks that “you have to maintain law and order, no matter what” and “you cannot let people take over federal property,” DeLemus said he wants the GOP frontrunner to know “the whole story.”

“It’s my intention to ensure that he has the whole story,” he said. “I think it’ll really arouse him, and once he understands, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him heading out West.”

DeLemus is no stranger to controversial far-right causes. In June 2015, he planned a “draw Muhammad” contest after a shooting on a similar event in Garland, Texas – a pet project that also brought Jon Ritzheimer, an organizer of the Oregon occupation, into the limelight.

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  1. Avatar for adamw adamw says:

    “It’s my intention to ensure that he has the whole story,” he said. “I think it’ll really arouse him, and once he understands, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him heading out West."


  2. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center there are 784 hate groups in the country as of 2014 they’ve been able to identify. I guess there’s more work for tRump to do then. He still has to get a few more to back him since apparently you never can be too sure you’ve got them all.

    Btw, if anyone thinks this campaign official doesn’t have the backing of the candidate in making this remark, they’re kidding themselves.

    The man is truly repugnant and reprehensible.

  3. Being a veteran does not exempt one from dipshitery!

  4. This man is a piece of work. There seems to be no limit to how low he will go. If we were electing an ignorant tyrant he would be our #1 choice. Hopefully the American electorate hasn’t become that stupid.

  5. Oh, if were only true that these guys were occupying “an Oregon wildfire refuge”.

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