There are few people in America who can match Donald Trump when it comes to shameless narcissism and self-promotion, but right-wing activist Wayne Allyn Root certainly shares many of those same traits, which is why it is not surprising that Root has been a vocal supporter of Trump’s presidential campaign and has been tapped to speak at Trump campaign rallies.
Earlier this week, Root appeared on One America News to defend Trump amid the criticism he’s been receiving for his various incoherent and contradictory stances on whether women should face “some form of punishment” for having abortions. Root dismissed the entire controversy on the grounds that abortion is not an important issue because it is settled law and the only thing that matters is jobs and the economy and that is all that Trump should be focusing on.
Eventually, the conversation turned toward the tendency for acts of violence to occur at Trump rallies, which Root blamed entirely upon liberals who are on welfare.
As Root explained, conservatives like him have jobs, homes and families to protect and so they would never act violently because they can’t afford to be sued or go to jail.
“But the liberal crowd,” he stated, “they’re all on welfare, they don’t own a home, they rent, they don’t own a business, they have nothing to protect. They get arrested, they’re out tomorrow, they don’t care. It’s not the Right that’s ever violent; that’s an absolutely ludicrous storyline.”