Donald Trump was in rare form on Saturday night as he unleashed a number of politically charged comments in front of a Dayton, Ohio audience.

One comment in particular caught the attention of major news media and political opponents: His remark that seemed to portend a “bloodbath” should he not be elected.

“Trump: Now, If I don’t get elected, it’s gonna be a bloodbath. It’s going to be a bloodbath for the country,” noted Acyn of the left-wing activists at MeidasTouch.

“Trump isn’t making a prediction here. He’s giving an order. ‘If I don’t get elected, it’s gonna be a bloodbath. It’s gonna be a bloodbath for this country’,” said Nick Knudsen, a Huffington Post reported and Executive Director of left-wing activist group DemCast.

“Trump wants to talk about a ‘bloodbath’ if he loses,” remarked a “pro-DeSantis” account Cryptid Politics. “He bears the responsibility for the current bloodbath in this country for losing the easily-winnable 2020 election after caving to the Covid State.”

Biden and Harris even issued a campaign statement on the remark.

“Tonight, Donald Trump said there would be a ‘bloodbath’ if he wasn’t elected and that if he lost there would ne no more elections,” the statement claimed among other accusations.

Alas, this is yet another media hoax.

The transcript from the Trump rally video shows that the former president was talking about the automobile industry and not about stoking violence.

China now is building a couple of massive plants where they’re going to build the cars in Mexico and think they think that they’re going to sell those cars into the United States with no tax at the border. Let me tell you something to China. If you’re listening, president Xi, and you and I are friends, but he understands the way I deal. Those big monster car manufacturing plants that you’re building in Mexico right now, and you think you’re going to get that, you’re going to not hire Americans and you’re going to sell the cars to us. Now, we’re going to put a 100% tariff on every single car that comes across the line, and you’re not going to be able to sell those cars. If I get elected now, if I don’t get elected, it’s going to be a bloodbath for the whole… that’s going to be the least of it.

It’s going to be a bloodbath for the country. That’ll be the least of it, but they’re not going to sell those cars. They’re building massive factories. A friend of mine, all he does is build car manufacturing plants. He’s the biggest in the world. I mean, honestly, I joke about it. He can’t walk across the street in that way. He’s like, Biden, but for building a plant, he can do the greatest plants in the world, right? That’s all he cares about. I said, I’d like to see one of your plants recently. I said, I’d like to see where can we go? Well, we have to travel to Mexico. I said, why Mexico? He said, because that’s where the big plants are building. China’s building really big plants in Mexico and Mexico’s building. What about here? Well, we’re building much smaller plants here. Can you believe it?

What I can’t believe is that the media is still carrying out obvious and easily debunkable hoaxes in 2024 after eight years of Donald Trump being in politics.

Several political observers remarked on the left-wing’s desperate and deceptive tactics.

Jules on X said the following:

While discussing tariffs on car imports, Trump explains he won’t allow the US to be exploited by other countries and the cars won’t sell “if I get elected.” “Now, if I don’t get elected, it’s going to be a bloodbath…that’s going to be the least of it,” he added to summarize the mess that would be a second Biden term. Leftists are already taking this quote out of context to claim Trump is threatening violence if he loses. These people are sick.

Attorney Viva Frei picked up on the malicious framing of the Trump remark.

Viva Frei said:

Is @CommunityNotes going to fact check this video before the damage is done?

It’s going, viral, and idiots are repeating it as though Trump threatened a bloodbath if not reelected. @elonmusk are you paying attention?

Your community notes don’t work for shit, and they don’t work when they’re most needed.

Then Todd Starnes also talked about the Journalism 101 case on how to misrepresent the news.

Todd Starnes said the following on X:

Here’s a Journalism 101 tutorial on how leftist reporters misrepresent the news: @MyahWard From @politico wrote about Trump’s comments about a “bloodbath” if Biden wins. “While it was unclear what the former president meant exactly, the remarks came as Trump was complaining about the automobile industry,” the reporter wrote. That’s a load of Grade-A bull feces. She knew EXACTLY what Trump was talking about and if she really didn’t — Ms. Ward should find another line of work.

This is not only dishonest, it is extremely dangerous. Framing Donald Trump as a potentially violent dictator is blatant election interference.  Furthermore, it is putting a target on Donald Trump and potentially encouraging threats against his life.
This is the worst kind of media hoax. Those who knowingly perpetrate it are truly the enemies of the American people and a threat to “democracy.”


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