Pipe Bombs Targeting Trump Opponents Show POTUS is Greatest Threat to the United States

Manny Otiko
4 min readOct 25, 2018
A Neo-Nazi protester in Charlottesville gives a Nazi salute. Trump said there were good people on both sides. (Evan Nesterak)

Yesterday America completed its fall to third-world country status. I wrote about the signs of this in a previous column. But now we have political violence, a staple of third world countries. On Wednesday, about nine opponents of President Donald Trump, including the Obamas, the Clintons, former Attorney General Eric Holder and CNN, were targeted with crudely-made pipe bombs.

The bombs were all targeted at former opponents or people who had been vocally critical of Trump. This was obviously an attempt at silencing critics.

The latest act of violence is the end result of a country that was stupid enough to elect a racist, sociopathic demagogue to the most powerful position in the world. Americans shouldn’t be surprised at the consequences of their ignorance and apathy. Trump has been stoking a tidal wave of violence for the past two years, now the wave has hit the shore.

As far back as 2016, we began to see inklings of what Trumpism meant. There were reports of increased anti-semitism, Jewish synagogues and homes were targeted with neo-Nazi graffiti and black protestors assaulted at Trump rallies. That was just a sign of what was to come.

Alexander Soros, son of George Soros, the billionaire philanthropist who was also targeted with an explosive device, agrees.

“Before that, the vitriol he (George Soros) faced was largely confined to the extremist fringes, among white supremacists and nationalists who sought to undermine the very foundations of democracy,” said Alexander Soros in a Daily Mail interview. “But with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, things got worse.”

Once Trump was elected president, he welcomed neo-Nazis into the White House and continued to rile up his easily-deluded supporters. In 2017, Heather Heyer was killed during a neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville. Trump failed to condemn this saying there were “good people on both sides.”

This was a wink to white nationalists who are a core part of his base. A few weeks ago the Proud Boys, a white nationalist gang, rampaged through the streets of New York, while police stood by. The Proud Boys were invited by a Republican group and have also provided security for…

Manny Otiko

Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.