Trump’s “Go Home” Message to his MAGA Supporters was a War Cry
Trump manipulated his MAGA supporters by playing victim. A known narcissistic technique
After president-elect Joe Biden called for the US President Donald Trump to go on national TV and denounce the attacks on the Capitol and Senate grounds, Trump responded by a one-minute video on Twitter. Twitter immediately disabled the reply, retweet, and sharing options for the video.
In the “Go Home” video, Donald Trump called upon his supports to withdraw peacefully from the capitol, but he did it in such a way to ensure they will not.
“I know you’re in pain. I know you’re hurting. We had an election that was stolen from us.”
This is how Trump chose to start his message to his MAGA supporters occupying the capitol grounds.
With these words, Trump ensured that the feelings of injustice and entitlement of his supporters are enriched and fueled. He then asked them to go home in peace, before he continued his manipulation.
“It’s a very tough period of time. There has never been a time like this where such a thing happened when they can take it away from all of us. From me, from you, from our country. It was a fraudulent election. But we can’t play into the hands of these people.”
Trump again played on his MAGA supports feelings of injustice. He played the defeated victim, painting the democratic party, president-elect Joe Biden, and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris as villains who stole the elections.
By doing so, Trump enticed the Saviour persona he so carefully planted in his MAGA supporters for the past few years. In fact, Trump has been claiming that every election he had ever lost in the past decade, was fraudulent.
He was literally calling for people to step up and defend him, because he can’t defend himself anymore. He played the part of a hero who would rather lose than let his supporters suffer or get into trouble on his behalf.
He then ended the video with a very emotional message that carried a vague reference to people being mistreated:
“We love you. You’re very special. You’ve seen what happened. You’ve seen the way that others are treated that is so bad and so evil. I know how you feel. But go home and go home in peace.”
What others? Who was treated in a bad and evil way? No one knows. But in the heat of things, with his supporters on the ground, armed and trigger nervous, such a message could carry a thousand meanings for them.
Maybe other protesters were being attacked at this very moment by members of ANTIFA. Maybe they were being attacked by police, or even the national guard.
This vague message was so carefully constructed to entice panic and fear in his supporters so they would fight even more viciously. They are not just fighting for him now, but for their own lives as well.
An hour later, he tweeted again, still playing the same manipulative game. That tweet was deleted by Twitter for violating the platform’s policies.
Response to Trumps “Go Home” message
Within a few minutes, MAGA Trump cultist Brenden Dilley dismissed Trump’s call for peace in a video, shared by The Right-Wing Watch on Twitter.
Brenden’s words were exactly what Trump had hoped for. He rejected Trump’s call for them to go home, and said they were going to continue on the path they chose, to help Trump take back the stolen elections, and take revenge on Pence for backstabbing the president.
He sounded a bit disappointed, asking Trump, “What the fuck did you expect was going to happen when you called the core patriotic Americans to help you take back the country? We thought you had a plan to overthrow the government.”
Brenden then went on saying that he respects the call for peace, but that MAGA was not going to withdraw from the Capitol and the Senate grounds.