Leaked audio from an anti-Trump protest group shows liberal activists plotting and scheming to overtake a town hall meeting for a local Republican lawmaker, and create a fake ‘hostile’ environment.
Senator Marco Rubio recently complained that town halls “are not town halls anymore” because liberal activists are hijacking the community meetings.
“They are designed to basically heckle and scream at me in front of cameras so that Channel 4 and other networks and other stations at night will report,” Rubio said.
The newly leaked audio from an anti-Trump group seems to corroborate those claims, at least in one particular case.
Via the Daily Caller:
Leaked audio from an anti-Trump protest group meeting reveals activists with anti-Trump group Indivisible plotting how to best manufacture a hostile environment at a town hall with Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana on Friday.
The audio, obtained by local radio station KPEL, reveals a coordinated effort to create the public impression that Cassidy’s support for Trump is unpopular with his constituents. The activists, who describe themselves as liberals in the audio, can be heard strategizing how to best turn a local town hall into a political victory.
The activists split up into an “inside team” — tasked with occupying “as many seats as we can” and an “outside team,” whose job was to “give [the media] the coverage they want” before joining the others inside. Activists were instructed to dress like conservatives and leave at home “any signifier that you’re a liberal” in order to blend in with constituents.
The leftist activists strategized how best to “dominate” the question-and-answer section of the town hall and keep anyone “sympathetic” to Cassidy from asking a question.
You can listen to the audio of the plot below …
If there was any thought that the activists taking over these town halls are concerned about the actual constituents each lawmaker represents, it’s quickly put to rest when the protesters mock the “poor people” who will be left out of the town hall because of their presence.
“Tough luck for them,” one organizer sneers.
That is an important reminder to the mainstream media when covering these town halls – the anger and vitriol you’re relaying to your viewers may be fake and manufactured, while the legitimate concerns of the people are being left out in the cold.
Of course, this is nothing new. It’s par for the course for the extreme left.
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